Who are the Beneficiaries :


Children in over 150 communities in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the age group of 6-14.

Brief description of the project :

  1. Children’s Right to Participation is the focus of the project. “The neighborhood Children’s Parliament” is a forum for child participation
  2. Members of the Children’s Parliament, learn to express their opinion, on the development of the neighborhood, needs and problems of children
  3. The children develop a sense of ownership of their environment and think creatively to make the neighborhood a better place, involving elders of the community in their initiatives.
  4. Democratic values are practiced within the Parliament. The elected ministers and members adopt a democratic process in expressing opinions, arriving at a consensus and an executable resolution. They then approach the local authorities for support
  5. The Children’s Parliament is based on the nature of children who are selfless, sharing all with their friends, exhibiting non-stop enthusiasm, creativity and a spontaneous love of their village / neighborhood
  6. The Children’s Parliament will have immediate impact on the adults of the neighborhood and in the long term as the children grow up as participating citizens
  7. The parents are keen to send their children for “tuitions” which supplement the learning process in school. These are children from the neighborhood. We use these tuition centers to start neighborhood children’s Parliaments. Each parliament consists of around 30 children. The children attend daily tuitions – once a week Parliament meeting at the same venue
  8. The tuition masters / teachers are trained as Children Parliament animators
Mar, 19 2019

Annual Tuition Centres’ Day Celebration at Ongole

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. The annual Children’s Fest for Don Bosco Tuition Centres was held at Don Bosco Ongole on 28 th January fostering holistic formation to the students. The day is graced by Fr. Thomas Santiagu , Fr. Sebastian, the administrator, Fr. Sleeva, Dean of studies Sr. Philo, the superior of the Auxilium convent and Sr. Rosy, the Director of Development Of

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Jan, 14 2016

Summer Camp for Tuition Centre Students

A summer camp was organized for students of the evening tuition centres in the Bowenpally cluster. 40 children from NTR Nagar Phases I & II, Mutyalamma Temple Area & Banjara Colony tuition centres, and some members with special needs from SKY Special school participated. The camp was organized from 01 May to 31st May, 2016 by LIGHT, field partner organisation.   Resource pe

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Mar, 04 2016

Children lead a rally against Alcohol and Smoking

Members of Children’s Parliament in NTR Nagar organised a rally in their locality with total support from their teachers and Program Coordinators. The messages they carried was ‘Alcohol takes you away from family and society’, ‘Smoking harms not only you but others around you’. CWC Chairperson, Ms.P Syamala briefed the participants on these two evils and commended

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Jan, 29 2016

Children Parliament Ministers at BSK has done it again!

Tuition centers of Nacharam and Erukulavada suffer from the menace of mosquitoes in their area. The children parliament members held a meeting and decided to do something about it.   They thought it would be a good idea carry out a rally in order to gain the attention of the area’s political leaders who were campaigning for the municipal elections. They got immediate approval and

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Dec, 15 2016

Year-end review for Children’s Parliament

Teachers and animators of the Tuition Centres and Children’s Parliament programs had a review meeting at the Don Bosco Provincial House on Saturday, 12 December 2015. After sessions on sharing, learning, planning, the team had a short pre-christmas celebration.

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Nov, 16 2015

Children’s Day Celebrations at DBHRDC, Gagillapuram

110 children from three villages around Gagillapuram – Lakshmipatigudem, Vavirala and Annaram – participated in the Children’s Day celebrations organized on Sunday, 15th November 2015. The day was full of fun, learning and entertainment with a chirpy group of over 250 children in the age group of 10 to 16. Apart from the children of BSK-run tuition centres, there were 20

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Sep, 15 2015

Building Capacities of Trainers

Quarterly Review cum Training of staff of BSK’s Children’s Parliament Program was conducted on 12 September, 2015 at BIRDY, Hyderabad. 26 teachers of BSK-run tuition centres that double up as Children’s Parliaments participated in the meeting along with their co-ordinator Mr.S Ambedkar.  Each of the teachers presented their report of preceding quarter and shared important

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May, 12 2015

ACTION/2015 Postcard Campaign

Action/2015 is a global mass mobilization campaign to pressurize the national governments to represent development needs from marginalized communities and civil society at the UN General Assembly to be held in September, and at the UN conferences to be held on Financing for Development in July and on Climate Change in December this year. It is a global movement to address Insecurity, Inequality an

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Mar, 07 2015

Tuition Centre’s Parent’s meet at Ongole

Parents Meet Don Bosco Navajeevan Tuition Centers organized a Parents’ Meet on 17th of February, 2015 in Don Bosco, Ongole. The Parents of our tuition children from ten slums of Ongole, namely, 1.  Balaram Colony ;  2. Papa Colony ; 3. Kesvarajkunta ; 4. Indira Colony ; 5. Joshuva Colony ;     6. Balaji ST Colony ; 7. Dattraya ST Colony ; 8.  ST

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