Welcome to YaR Forum India

Don Bosco National Forum for the Young at Risk


Established by Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia for reflection, sharing and coordination among those involved in the Salesian ministry for the Young at Risk in South Asia, to network with likeminded persons and organizations on behalf of YaR, to influence policies related to the Young at Risk at the state, national and international levels.

 

I am Rich but hungry for days….

I am Rich but hungry for days….

“Become like Mukesh Ambani, who owns an empire, built an expensive home…. Katrina Kaif is spending ₹50 lakh to dye…
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Shelter Boys part of UN Consultation

Shelter Boys part of UN Consultation

Twelve NGO’s took part in the three-day long meeting, which highlighted the problems children faced and underlined steps that Governments…
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National Convention of Human Rights Clubs in Schools

National Convention of Human Rights Clubs in Schools

They came from the districts of the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana; they who were elected to the district…
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Target Group

Target Group

Young persons living or working on streets Child labourers, orphaned, abandoned, homeless Vagrant, or run-away young persons Young persons in…
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Organogram of YaR Forum

Organogram of YaR Forum

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YaR Interest Groups

YaR Interest Groups

YaR Interest Groups represent the essential dimensions of YaR Ministry. A need was strongly felt that we at YaR Forum…
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Caring Community Project

Caring Community Project

India is home to the largest child population in the world. The Children in the nation comprise more than 40%…
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Don Bosco Our Inspiration

Don Bosco Our Inspiration

April 1, 1934. Thousands of young men sang joyfully as they accompanied the vehicle carrying the mortal remains of a…
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  • I am Rich but hungry for days….

    I am Rich but hungry for days….

    I am rich“Become like Mukesh Ambani, who owns an empire, built an expensive home…. Katrina Kaif is spending ₹50 lakh to dye her hair correctly…. Need a Denim Jeans like what…. Khan wore to be with your colleagues….” These are the instructions our children and youth receive from the media and at times from elders too.
    We provide them with biryani, chicken and sweets 5 times a week, because the sponsor wants it that way (respecting the intention of the donor). A movie whenever there is free time and a free day. Multinational companies walk into our homes in the name of charity to train our children to eat pizzas, burgers with coke. A dress at hand whenever a child loses them, because our stores are full of them. A new ball when there is little problem with a stitch. A computer class every day. We want the best for them when it comes to food, dress, recreation, facilities and infrastructure. Who says you are wrong? I too feel that they deserve it because they have no one but us. We are ready to beg, borrow and work hard to get them these.
    “Happy Birthday, you are 18. You are an adult. You need to pass out into the world to begin your journey alone…”. But my boy/girl is used to biryani, chicken and sweets 5 times a week. A movie whenever he/she is free. Pizza huts and burger shops are inviting because I have learnt it that way. The Jeans shops and attractive T-shirts are what he needs to wear to cope with. Mobile phones and laptops can’t be ruled out in this list. The partying world expects them for every salary hike to sprint from roti-sabji toburger-coke and further towards cheese-champagne and happy hour. That is what they call status.
    We have provided them the best. But are we teaching them to manage without? We teach them in our homes to excel one better than the other. But are we teaching our children to live in harmony as husband and wife in life? The tempting urban show-biz life style sometimes challenges our children to appear smarter; don’t be sure if they are walking around hungry for days together. Let them learn the story of Dhirubhai Ambani before reading about Mukesh. Are we preparing them for life?

    Fr. Thomas Aquinas
    National Director
    Homelink Network

  • Shelter Boys part of UN Consultation

    Shelter Boys part of UN Consultation

    Twelve NGO’s took part in the three-day long meeting, which highlighted the problems children faced and underlined steps that Governments could take to resolve these problems.

    The first day began with the introductory session. The children were introduced to the idea of the consultation. The children were then divided in groups and given various activities with the idea of depicting the present situation of street children; after which each group had to share what they prepared.

    The second day, mainly focused on the problems of street children using the ‘tree of life’ module. The ‘tree of life’ module was used to know the present situation, the root causes, the effects and the dreams of a street child.

    The presentation helped highlight a host of issues that children face. There was also a session by two members of the UN Committee for the Rights of the Child. They explained and also got to know the problems of street children from them, first-hand.

    On the third day, the focus moved to what the government could do to improve the lives of children on the streets. Many children came forward and shared their experiences and problems. The children were given an exercise on bringing about change, with regard to the issue of street children.

    The consultation ended with the assurance by the members from the UN, who took down the various issues raised by the children and promised that something will be done with regards to the same.

  • National Convention of Human Rights Clubs in Schools

    National Convention of Human Rights Clubs in Schools

    They came from the districts of the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana; they who were elected to the district committees by block level functionaries of human rights clubs set up by People’s Action For Rural Awakening in over 587 government schools across the two states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. They came together to elect their leaders for the state level committees of the federation of human rights clubs in government schools guided by FatherJohn Tharakan. The Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state committees were set up and from these the National Committee of Human Rights Clubs Federation.

  • Organogram of YaR Forum

    Organogram of YaR Forum

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  • Street Presence

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