by Cleric Nevelle Coutinho
MUMBAI, FEB 22, 2017: Shelter Don Bosco organised the monthly Mela for street boys on the theme 'My Value' on February 20 at their institute in Wadala.
Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) students, Shruti and Gaurav, held a session for the boys on how valuable they are and how they can care for themselves better by avoiding addictions and instilling healthy habits.
Around 76 young men from the age group of 12 to 30 years participated in the mela. The sessions covered topics like health, money, Swachchha Bharat Abhiyan and nasha mukti.
The street children were divided into four groups and each group had to perform a short play on the above themes. After the street play, the staff members organised games and a dance session for them.
As it was also Municipal Election day, Father Gregory D'Almeida, Rector of Shelter Don Bosco told the boys the importance of elections, voting and choosing the right leaders.
The staff and management conducted a session on choosing the right values, inspiring some of the boys, who have opted to go to Maria Ashiana , Lonavla- a home for street drug addicts- to begin a new life.