by BIS Correspondent
MUMBAI, AUG 22, 201 : Shelter Don Bosco, Wadala hosted a Monthly Mela on the theme,'Health and Hygiene' for street boys to help them become responsible individuals. Around 50 street children participated at the behest of the Shelter's outreach staff who have a good rapport with them.
The Mela started with registration and breakfast and a small prayer service. Father Gregory Almeida, Rector of Shelter Don Bosco spoke about the importance of cleanliness with examples. The children were then shown Power Point and Video presentations on hygiene.
The boys were then divided into groups and were given health and hygienic care with activities like haircuts, nail cutting, dressing wounds, bath and distribution of clean clothes.
Their hidden talent was rekindled with arts and craft, by making the best of waste. This was followed by a dance session. The Salesian Cooperators helped in cooking and serving food. A Bollywood movie was also shown as part of recreation.
A follow-up to the previous Mela on Vocation Training, was done. Two boys have been sent to Don Bosco Yuva Sansthan, Karjat for Vocational Training, to better their lives and become a responsible citizens.
The Mela concluded with the distribution of biscuits and chocolates.