Friday, June 18, 2010
BIS #1871 SHELTER BOYS CRACK THE SSC BOARDS!!!
MUMBAI, JUNE 18, 2010: Yells, screams and shouts of joy by the children at Shelter, a party with a big bang is inevitable with cent percent results in the SSC boards. This year being the fourth consecutive year with an excellent score board, the five shelter boys who appeared this year for the boards have passed. Given the odds, it is no small victory. Functioning for the past twenty four years Shelter Don Bosco specializes in taking on children at risk with a history of drug abuse.
Rehabilitating vulnerable children from Mumbai, helping them with education, vocational training, savings, learning to live independently, job placements and helping them become honest and productive citizens of our society. With outreach programs ten field officers and many recreational activities, we have created a space for these children, who have a native intelligence that is being brought to good use.
Twelve boys appeared for NIOS exams of standard tenth of which seven boys cleared all the subjects. This year twenty new boys have taken admission in schools, out of which ten have taken admission in English medium schools. These boys were trained on their English speaking during their summer vacations.
Shailesh from St. Dominic Savio Andheri (English Medium) scored 74%. He says “I am happy to be at Shelter and I know I will become what I want to become”. He aspires to join the Navy.
Chetan Prakash scoring 59%, Madhu & Salim scored 57% and Imraan scored 58% respectively. Salim says “I have reached new heights today because of the support I gained from the teachers and family at Shelter.
The efforts have paid off by the teachers, supporters, peer educators and especially the hard work put together by our boys. This year too Shelter is preparing seven boys for the SSC exams 2011. Shelter Don Bosco continues its reach to the unreached to help these children achieve their dreams ”This not as a Service ,but as their Right”