Tuesday, April 10, 2012

BIS #2897 DON BOSCO BALPRAFULTA ORGANIZES PARENTS MEETING

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BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #2897


DON BOSCO BALPRAFULTA ORGANIZES PARENTS MEETING

Aarti  

ANDHERI, APRIL 10, 2012: Don Bosco Balprafulta has been diligently working with repatriation of street children since a decade. Over the past few years, Don Bosco Balprafulta has realised the need, for a holistic approach to reduce the probability of runaway children.  This approach entails working with the parents of the runaway children. For this purpose Don Bosco Balprafulta organized a Parents meeting on April 04, 2012. As Govandi is identified as a major source area of runway children, the meeting was held in Govandi. A total of twenty parents (of rehabilitated run away children) attended the meeting. The main purpose of this meeting was to acquaint the parents with the local NGOs in the area and help them better understand their children and how to take care that they do not come back to the streets.

 

The meeting commenced with an ice-breaker session for the parents of the runaway children. After which a session was conducted on 'Moving out of the cycle of poverty' wherein the parents were advised that coming out of poverty could be possible by making lifestyle changes. They were also told that it could be made possible through regular efforts, knowledge, power and assistance.

 

As most of these parents do not possess identity documents, an official from Apnalaya (NGO working in Govandi) and from Connect All India of the Research Centre were invited to explain the need of and how to make Ration Cards and Birth Certificates. They also illustrated the procedure and technique to apply for the same. The parents appreciated the skills imparted. Don Bosco Balprafulta is conducting such workshops in other slums such as Andheri plot, cheetah Camp and Dharavi, Wherein much of the children have been repatriated form the Observation home.


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