The Home offers vocational guidance to the children in home and helps them to make life choices. Various soft skills trainings are offered to them according to their physical and psychological growth. To the children at home and school who are not able to enjoy the academic education after their high school are given formal and non-formal trainings in carpentry and other NSDC programmes at Thattanchavady.
At Don Bosco Boys Home we consider mental wellness as an important factor for the wholistic growth of the children
At regular intervals outings are arranged for the children at Home. Games, music, spiritual activities, yoga, manual work due to their age form part of their regular growth oriented programmes.
St. Joseph’s non-formal carpentry
Carpentry trainees are grownup dropouts (aged between 15
– 20 years) from different remote villages. They are trained in our St. Joseph’s
non-formal carpentry training center. This training centre was started during the
year 2000-2001 with seven boys. The strength was increased slowly year by year until
the outbreak of Covid-19. After they master the trade, they move fruitfully for
their jobs and they have a decent job and live a satisfied life.
DB Tech programmes
was initiated to skill the marginalized youth of our surrounding area. It is
run with the help of Accenture CSR project. Through this skilling and coaching
under few trades are also availed. We also register the resume from unemployed
youth and we approach the nearby industries, factories etc., for the job
opportunities and request for their placements.Though we struggle with
insufficient space, we keep open our hands to reach more needy and poor
Neighborhood apostolate for the
poor and underprivileged:
We are running two night study center at Thattanchavady
and jeevandhapuram to facilitate special coaching and supervised study in the
evening for neighboring children those who are under privileged. As the
surrounding are slums the children don’t have enough facilities to follow their
school works. We have 12 tuition teachers who are engaged in coaching them. As
these children hail from very poor and deserving background we provide them all
these facilities due to the generosity of friends and benefactors. It has
become difficult now due to pandemic situation.
The History of the House Don Bosco Boys' home, Thattanchavady is a home for the orphans, destitute, school dropouts, street children and young at risk. This is a public welfare, service oriented, non-profitable institution started in the year 1986 for the school dropouts in and around Pondicherry and the nearby villages, irrespective of caste, creed and colour. It accepts them with open arms and gives them education, guidance, love, attention and calls for their individual capacity and inclination. Besides their educational needs food, shelter and clothes are provided.