German Consulate supports Bosco in up-grading the screen printing vocational training center at BengaluruEnlarge image The Consul General Mr. Rohde, Father Mathew of Bosco and Ms. Silvy Director of the center along with the trainees during the inauguration (© BOSCO)
BOSCO Yuvakendra, situated in Magadi Road, has been rendering its services to the street children and youth for the past 10 years. It is the first of seven centers of BOSCO in Bangalore. In its endeavor to support street and runaway adolescent boys, the German Consulate assists BOSCO in upgrading and purchasing new offset screen printing machines. The German Consulate in Bengaluru supports many projects under its micro-project scheme.
The six month course in vocational training at the center is offered to the youth to handle the offset machines as well improve their chances of employability. Such a rehabilitation process not only provides sustainable earnings; but also promotes integration of marginalized or traumatized youth to the society.
BOSCO Yuvakendra concentrates on adolescent boys between the age group of 14-18 years and is mainly to support them to secure employment, apprenticeship or acquire a vocational skill leading to job placements. It serves as a residential rehabilitation centre, a centre for job placement, home placement, and day-and-night open shelter.
The Consul General, Mr. Rohde was happy to interact with the young trainees who gave him a traditional welcome. He thanked Father Mathew of Bosco for the wonderful work that is being done and said that vocational training is an important turning point in the lives of these children. He was impressed by the enthusiasm and energy at the Bosco Yuvakendra, he wished the youth the very best in life and a wonderful future.