by Cleric Mukesh Garasiya
MUMBAI, DEC 13, 2017: Twenty girls and boys from Don Bosco Parish, Borivli, preparing to receive their First Holy Communion, visited Bosco Boys Home, a non formal technical school catering to the needs of school dropouts, economically marginalised and orphans with little opportunities in making a living, on December 10.
Teachers, Veena Prabhu and Sabina D'Silva, accompanied the youth on the visit. The group from the parish arrived at 11.30am. Father Lloyd Rodrigues, the vice rector welcomed them. Thereafter, Prabhu began the programme by asking a few children to come forward and to sing Christmas carols. She then played a video on the theme of love and hope.
All children were then divided into four groups namely; Love, Peace, Joy and Hope. The purpose of the visit was to encourage interaction among the children. Youth were asked the names of friends that they had made. Prizes were given to those who answered correctly. The parish group also brought some stationery for the boys. Towards the end, another video was shown on the story of Christmas. Prabhu reiterated the message presented in the video saying, "Great things have humble beginnings."