Youth Chapter - a unique initiative as a preparation for the Provincial Chapter
There were two participants from each presence along with the office bearers of the Salesian Youth Movement. Together there were 75 Youth Chapter participants. The former youth directors were present as observers. Father Amos Gandhi was the youth chapter moderator and Father Barnabas, the youth services Director along with his team organized the event.
The youth expressed that it was the first of its kind experience and that they all felt as if they were part of the Provincial Chapter. They were extremely happy to know that their voices will be heard in the Provincial and General Chapters. The day was filled with group discussions and interactions from the young people.
The entire youth chapter was planned already by the youth leaders. The young people were involved in every stage of the preparations for the Youth Chapter as well as the Provincial Chapter. The organizers discussed in all the stages the questionnaire given by the General Chapter Moderator as part of LISTNEING to the young people. In the end, Father A. Raj SDB, the Moderator of the Provincial Chapter addressed and concluded the Youth Chapter, and announced the two names of the youth who will be attending the Provincial Chapter in January 2019.
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.