by Clement Coutinho
MOKHADA, JULY 5, 2017: The mission and work in the remote villages of Mokhada taluka began with an orientation programme for the brothers of Divyadaan at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Walvanda on June 17 and 18.
Father Anaclete D'Mello, the director of the institute, explained to the brothers the out-reach programmes that the Salesians were involved in. He shared in-depth information about the socio-economic and cultural background and situation of the tribal communities living in Mokhada.
Father Kiran Salve, along with other social workers met the brothers and drew up a study-plan for the forthcoming Sunday tuition classes in the ashram shalas in the english language. The brothers and the coordinators decided to publish a basic english grammar booklet for the children of standard 10.
The main goal was to enable the students to understand the language and thereby pass their SSC exams. The participants then took a tour of the institute and were briefed on the projects of the check dams. A rich experience of fellowship was shared with the view of bringing quality education to the children staying in the tribal belt so close to Mumbai city.