Education  India Project #27580

Back to School - 300 Children in India

by Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu Society
Play Video
Back to School - 300 Children in India
Back to School - 300 Children in India
Back to School - 300 Children in India
Child receiving a notebook from the Director
Child receiving a notebook from the Director

Children who are from underprivileged communities lack the financial capability to buy school materials at times of need. Don Bosco provides notebooks for children in need. Around 40 children participated in the event where the Director of Don Bosco distributed the books. Children were also given the opportunity to participate in games and score points, for which they received gifts.

During an academic year, children would need books and other materials for their regular use. Lack of these necessary materials may lead to them not being interested in studies, increased absenteeism, and an increase in drop-out rates. To protect the future of these children, Don Bosco Veedu identified the children in need and intervened. This helps to ensure their freedom to dream big.

Kids expressing their joy after receiving books
Kids expressing their joy after receiving books
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

In August, a ‘Back to School’ program was organized in a nearby slum and 35 children participated enthusiastically. The idea was to make the transition from summer vacation to the school year easier and smoother. It was an excellent program intended to start building engagement among the students. All the students who participated in the event were given files consisting of all the stationary essentials needed for a new academic year.

Education certainly determines the quality of an individual’s life. It improves one’s knowledge and skills and develops their personality and attitude. Most importantly, education enhances the chances of employment for people and completely transforms their lives. But the chances of receiving proper education for many children in our nation is very low. They live in slums and grow up in families who do not understand the value of education as the caregivers are uneducated themselves.

Don Bosco Trivandrum identifies such areas in the city and provides to those children what their caregivers cannot provide. The children in these areas who needs care and attention are sponsored by the organization in order to give them a better life.

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

It’s school reopening time! On this time of the year, the first thing that comes to a child’s mind is nothing other than new stationaries, neat and tidy uniforms, colourful pouches, the smell of new notebooks and much more.


However, there are young minds in our community, who are unpriviledged. All they have is a bunch of colourful dreams to go back to school like every other kid.


Don Bosco Trivandrum was able to support 35 underprivilaged children by providing educational kits that contains notebooks, bag, pouch, stationaries, umbrella and nutritional kits that contains a sanitizer, mask and nutrition supplements. All the kids were happy and excited.


The need to support these underpriviledged children stems from the belief that education is the vehicle to help poor families out of poverty. Properly utilising these opportunities would enable them to gain employment and bring financial help to their families.



Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Don bosco representative hand over the phones
Don bosco representative hand over the phones

The Don Bosco veedu organisation has always supported children's education. We recently found 10 children who were having difficulty attending online classes owing to a shortage of smart phones, which have been the primary means of accessing online education platforms since the epidemic began. The children were discovered as part of one of our projects, MIRACLE, which aims to provide financial assistance for schooling to children who lack primary caregivers. Students were using their father's or mother's or a neighbor's phone for courses, and they were frequently unable to attend due to a lack of availability during class time.

With the support of GlobalGiving contributors and local sponsors, the Don Bosco Veedu Society was able to raise enough money to purchase ten smart phones for each of them, allowing them to attend every educational session without skipping a beat. Each smart phones cost around 8000 INR.

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Don Bosco Veedu society has been working for the children who are at risk since 1991. The organisation has been rescuing the children who are found to be vulnerable in streets and other life situations with risk factors such as child labour, poverty, malnourishment etc. These children were rescued from such situations and were given shelter at the temporary  homes of Don Bosco Veedu Society.

Most of these children lack education since they have not been provided with an opportunity for schooling. We facilitate these children with better opportunity for getting educated. During the current year we were able to admit around 40 children to school. They are provided with new clothes and new notebooks for them to begin their saga for getting educated. As the process of imparting them a feeling of thirst to get educated the organisation has organised a function which was titled as “Praveshanolsavam – 2021” (praveshanam - entry, ulsavam – Fest) and the education materials were gifted to the children during the function.

The mass provision of notebooks were only made possible only by the kind donation of GlobalGiving donors due to which the children were benefited by the education supplies and are ready

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu Society

Location: Trivandrum, Kerala - India
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Fr. Saji SDB
Trivandrum, Kerala India
$5,864 raised of $10,000 goal
14 donations
$4,136 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu Society has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.