The Future is Female
Millions of girls are still discouraged to get education because of discrimination, poverty, emergencies and culture. They are exploited, abused and simply disregarded in many countries.
Despite universal recognition of the right to education for everyone, girls are still more likely than boys never to attend school. About 32 million girls of primary school age and 29 million of lower secondary school age are not getting an education (UNICEF)
Don Bosco Network has been actively involved in working for the welfare and rehabilitation of marginalized girl children and youth for decades while imparting quality education to the rural and tribal students in India.
After the COVID-19 Pandemic shut down the schools, a lot of children were forced to drop out. To provide socio-economic support to them, Don Bosco Network, in collaboration with Hitachi provided care, nutrition, shelter, education, and rehabilitative services to 80 marginalized girl children and youth in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. These were the children and youth who were parentless, abandoned, and/or belonged to low-income families.
The support was extremely critical owing to the pandemic induced school dropouts, who were able to continue their education.
The Don Bosco Network in India comprises of 11 Planning and Development Organisations (PDOs), each dedicated to the development of the Salesian provinces they serve. The Don Bosco network is spread across 29 states and 354 NGOs, reaching more than 10 lakh people.