REACHING THE UNREACHED
The Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu Society organized two days National Seminar on the 4th and 5th of February 2016 on the theme “Reaching the Unreached” focus on the 18+ age group young at Risk categories (Young Prsioners, Senior Children of Juvenile Homes and Migrant Young labourers) . The Seminar was inaugurated by Adv R.V Rajesh, the Chairperson of Kerala Youth Commission, in the esteemed presence of Rev Fr. Stephen Mukkattil, the Rector of Don Bosco Veedu Society, Trivandrum, and Rev Fr Thomas Koshy, Fr Maria Charles, Fr Mathew Thomas and Fr Thomas P.D.
122 delegates and speakers from different parts of the country participated in the seminar. The five sessions were: Migrant youth in unorganized sectors by Mr. Kshithij Urs, Action Aid India; Young prisoners – Leading them to freedom and dignity by Mr. Vikas Kadam, Prayas, TISS; Social Integration of senior children in Juvenile Homes and special homes by Ms Arlene Manoharan, Programme Co-ordinator - Juvenile Justice, CCL, NLSIU; Human Rights Education in schools by Fr Thomas Pallithanam SDB; and Skilling as strategy to empower the target groups by Fr A.M Hose, ED, Don Bosco Tech, India.
The National YaR Seminar 2016 witnessed the prestigious YaR awards under various categories to celebrate outstanding organizations and personalities that have rendered their services to the Young at risk across India.