02. Don Bosco Anbu Illam – COIMBATORE-DBAI

 A centre for rehabilitating the street children and child labor of Coimbatore
Profile

Don Bosco Anbu Illam at Coimbatore is in the service of the street children of Coimbatore district since 1999. The Salesians of Trichy Province provide basic education, Shelter, basic necessities and protection for the runaway boys. The street children are reunited with their families. The youth who are rehabilitated are imparted vocational training and guidance. Don Bosco collaborates with the NGOs, civic bodies and actively participates with the community – based agencies in their efforts to improve the conditions of the families and children. It plays the role of advocacy with and on behalf of children and youth to raise the awareness in the district about the pitiable condition of the street children and the unemployed youth

Vision

Aims at creating a child- and youth-friendly society in collaboration with governmental, non-governmental organizations and people’s movements to protect and promote rights of children and work for the integral development of young people especially of those at risk.

Mission

  • Bosco Anbu Illam is committed to enliven the lives of the neglected and less privileged children and young people through various initiatives and developmental programmes with the intention of ensuring them a better future.
  • To achieve this end, the center works with an open heart with other groups and organizations committed for social transformation. It empowers the young and makes them self sustainable by training them in different trades and life coping skills.
  • It promotes and protects the rights of children, by mobilizing the public to fight against child labour and various crimes against children through awareness campaigns.
  • It pledges to take care of the street and working children in particular by providing them their basic needs and help them grow as good citizens.
  • It networks with governmental, Non governmental organizations, civil bodies and community.

Activities

  1. Two ‘Home for children at risk’ (Ukkadam & Vellaikinar) for street children, orphans, semi-orphans, abandoned and HIV affected.
  2. Child helpline helps about 550 children per year.
  3. Vocational training: Don Bosco trains about 150 marginalized youth with vocational skills.
  4. More than 360 children are given supplementary education in 12 various locations.
  5. Every year nearly 50, 8th and 10th failed students from underprivileged families are helped to continue their education.
  6. Mobile non-formal educational facility benefits 200 children of non-formal workers.
  7. Don Bosco “Vazhikatti” job placement assistance for training the poor youth.

Details of Conferers 

NAME

ROLES & RESPONS-

IBILITIES

CELL NUMBER

E-MAIL ID

P Ryan David R/Dr

9442075065

ryandavid73@yahoo.com

S Santhanam Anantharaj PT 2

P Sesurajan Gabriel Raja A

8056743170

gabrilraja@gmail.com

P Singarayer Peter V/Ad/Ys

9698864833

petersdb97@gmail.com

1. Name of the institution: Coimbatore Don Bosco Anbu Illam Society History of CoimbatoreDBAI

2. Year of starting: 1999

3. Name of the location when it was started: G.M. Nagar, Ukkadam, Coimbatore

5. Original target group:

1.      Street and Working Children.

2.      Neglected and Abandoned Children.

3.      Child Labourers.

4.      Slum Children (Children of Conservancy Workers, Beggars, Cobblers and Coolies).

Original scope of the institution:

1.  To provide Shelter, basic necessities and protection for the run  away boys.

2.  To reunite the children with their families.

3.  To rehabilitate the street and working Children / Youth.

4.  To provide vocational training and guidance.

5.  To provide basic education, Non – formal education and medical care.

6.  To prevent vagrancy.

7.  To eradicate child labour.

8. To collaborate with the NGOs, Civic bodies and actively participate with the community – based agencies in their efforts to improve the conditions of the families and children.

Coimbatore – DBAI

1. Name of the society registered: Coimbatore Don Bosco Anbu Illam Social Service Societ

2. Year of starting: 08.12.1991

3. Address of the institution:

Don Bosco Anbu Illam

38, G.M. Nagar, P.Box No: 09,

By – pass Road, Ukkadam’

Coimbatore – 641 001.

Phone ( 0422 ) 2399758 / 2399778

4. Head of the institution : P. Xavier Michael

Specific objective of the institution:

  1. To gather the run away children irrespective of religion, caste or language who are homeless.
  2. To gather the poor and vagrant youth in difficult circumstances, irrespective of religion, caste and creed.
  3. To provide formal and non – formal education, recreation medical and awareness programmes to street children who are living in the streets.
  4. To provide formal and non – formal education to the children living in the slums in order to prevent the vagrancy.
  5. To eliminate the child labourers working in all kinds of work.

Activities and programme details :

S .No 
Name of the Activity
Year of Starting
No. of.
Beneficiaries Now
Expenses per year
Funded by Govt., Foreign, Province
1
Integrated Programme for Street Children, for the rehabilitation of street children
1996
120 – for Shelter 180- for Centers
 Rs. 9 lakh
Govt. of India
2
Community Based Rehabilitation Programme for Child Laborers
1996
Rs. 15 lakh
CORDAID
Netherlands
3
CHILDLINE – 1098 – Under the Intergrated Programme for Street Children, Ministry of Social Justice % Empowerment
1999
Rs. 4.5 lakh
Govt. of India
4
Vocational Training Centre for Rehabilitaion of Child laborers
1999
140 per Year
Rs. 20 lakh
Tere des homes Germany (G)

Details of the sub centres:

S.No Name of the Activity Year of Starting No. of.
Beneficiaries Now
Expenses per year Funded by Govt., Foreign, Province
1 Formal Education Centers 1995 750 per year Rs. 50000 Through Project
2 Non-Formal Education Centers 1995 350 per Year Rs. 1 lakh and above Through Project

Extensions service :

S. No Name of the Activity Year of Starting No. of.
Beneficiaries Now
Expenses per year Funded by Govt., Foreign, Province
1 CFCA 1997 15 per Year Rs. 146400 By Foreign
2 Women’s Group 1998 155 per year Rs. 25,000 Through Project
3 Formal Education Centers 1995 750 per Year Rs. 50000 Through Project
4 Non-Formal Education Centers 1995 350 per Year Rs. 1 lakh and above Through Project
5 Children Club 2000 250 per Year Rs. 25000 Through Project
6 Youth Group 2002 145 per Year Rs. 5000 Through Project
7 Task Force Group for AutoDrivers Association 2001 70 existing Rs. 5000 Through Project

The Staff details:

S. No Name Designation Qualification and experience Years of
Exp. Total
Present Post No. of. Years Temporary/ Permanent
1 Sr. Sheela Coordinator M.S.W 12 12 Temporary
2 Miss. Aradana Coordinator M.S.W 1st Year 1st Year Temporary
3 Balamurugan Contact Center Incharge MA 10 10 Temporary
4 Samson Observation Home BA 10 10 Temporary
5 Krishnaraj CBOs +2 5 5 Temporary
6 Caroline Vocational Trainer DTC 11 11 Temporary
7 Angeline Childline Team Member +2 10 10 Temporary
8 Suganthi Bai Street Educator BSc 6 6 Temporary
9 Karthic Home Link Coordinator 10 10 Temporary
10 Raja Childline Team Member BA 6 6 Temporary
11 Uma Devi Childline Para Professioner M.Com 8 8 Temporary
12 Selvi Street Educator +2 6 6 Temporary
13 Sophia Street Educator BSc 3 3 Temporary
14 Edward Street Educator MA 3 3 Temporary
15 Muniappan Driver +2 12 12 Temporary
16 Hemnath Roche Counselor MA 6 6 Temporary
17 Balamuralidharan Office Assistant BBA 1 1 Temporary
18 Pachatsaram Contact Center In charge BA 3 3 Temporary
19 Peter Paul Accountant BA 8 8 Temporary
20 Velankanni Home Link Staff BA 2 2 Temporary
21 Thangadurai Coordinator – Vazhikatti MSW 1st Year 1st Year Temporary
22 Arul Kani Office Assistant DT. Ed. 1st Year 1st Year Temporary
23 Pushpalilly Cook 8 8 Temporary
24 Pushparajam Cook 8 8 Temporary
25 Kumari Cook 4 4 Temporary
26 Albert Computer Operator BSc 2 2 Temporary

Details of the Project :

S. No Name of the Project Name of the Area covered Funded by Govt., Abroad, Province Years of implementation
1 Integrated Programme for Street Children Coimbatore City
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment – Govt. of India

 

1996
2 Rehabilitation Programme for Child Laborers Coimbatore District CORDAID – Netherlands 1996
3 Coimbatore CHILDLINE – 1098 Coimbatore District Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment – Govt. of India 1999
4 Vocational TrainingCenter for Child laborers Tirupur Tere des homes    – Germany 1999

Details of the NGOs Present in the Area: 

S. No
Name of the NGO
Name of the Area covered
Activities
Area/activity Co – operation
Contact person
1
Mariyalaya
Coimbatore City
Shelter Home for Street Girls
Good
Rev.Sr.Arul
2
Families for children
Coimbatore District
Shelter, VocationalTrainingCenter, Mentally Retarted Children’s Home, Adoption, etc.,.
Good
Mr.Sunbem
3
Thayagam
Coimbatore District
Short Stay Home for Destitute, Vocational TrainingCenter for Girls
Good
Rev.Sr.Glory
4
Jeeva Jothi
Coimbatore City
Shelter Home for Children
Good
Director
5
Kovai – class
Coimbatore District
Elimination of Child Laborers
Good
Director
6
CSED
Avinashi
Child labor and Child Trafficking
Good
Mr.Na,bi
7
Saranalayam
Pollachi
Shelter Home for Street Children and Mentally retarted Children
Good
Ms. Vanitha
8
SAVE
Tirupur
Child labor and Trade Unions
Good
Mr. Aloysius
9
STAR
Coimbatore
Deaf and Dumb
Good
Sr.Arockiamary
10
United Handicapped children’s home
Coimbatore
Handicapped
Good
Children’s Home
Mr.Rajasekar

Details of the Government Department :

S. No Name of the Govt. Department Name and Designation of the Contact person Area / activity
Co – operation
Future Prospect
1 District Administrating District Collector Good
2 Police Department
Commisoner of Police Distirct Supt. Of Police Deputy Commisoner of Police (Law and Order and Traffic and Crime
Good
3 Corporation of Coimbatore Commisoner of Corporation Good
4 Dept. of Telecommunication Principal General Manager Good
5 District Social Welfare office Director
6 Govt. MedicalCollegeHospital Dean Good
7 Educational department Director Good
8 Sarva Syksya Abiyan (SSA) Director Good
9 Regional Transport Office RTO Fair

Socio – Economic Profile of Coimbatore DBAI 

1.  Location of the institution District: Coimbatore
              Taluk: Coimbatore South / North Tirupur Palladam, Pollachi
           Corporation : Coimbatore
           Town / City : Coimbatore / Tirupur
           Municipality :  Tirupur 
2. Geographical area covered by the services of the institution :
              Geographical area in
Kms     :50 Kms around Coimbatore City.
Taluks -Coimbatore South, Coimbatore North,Palladam, Pollachi and Tirupur.
Blocks -P.N.Palayam, Tirupur, adukkarai, Pongalur, Pollachi South and Palladam.Demographic details :
Caste Religion No. of Families Assets Occupation Status
Nayakars Hindu Textile mills, Hospitals Educational Institutions Own business
Kongu Vellalars Hindu Textile mills, Hospitals, Educational Institutions Own business
Chettiars Hindu, Christians Textile mills, Hospitals, Educational Institutions
Malayalies Hindu, Christian and Muslims Hotels, Bakery and Middle level business establishments
Pallars Hindu, Christians Private Job
Arunthathiar (SC) Hindu Conservancy work

Major occupation of the target area population :

1.    Textile and Spinning mills    2.   Agriculture    3.   Bakery and Hotels

4.    Hosieries      5.   Foundry Industries  6.   Poultry industries

7.    Engineering industries   8.   Conservancy work   9.   Coir fiber industries

10.  Wet grinder manufacturing   11.  Coolies in different small scale industries

Ancillary occupation of the target area population :

1.    Construction Work            2.   Rag Picking             3.   Textile allied industries

Geographical details of the area :

Major rivers or lakes :

1.       Bhavani River        2.   Valangulam Lake           3.   Noyyal River

4.    Kurichi Lake             5.  Muthanamkulam Lake        6.  SinganallurLake

Major factories :

1.    Textile Mills           2.   Motor pumps manufacturing                         

3.    Textile Machines manufacturing industries

 Major government departments operating :

1.    Dist. Collectorate   2.   Police (City and Rural) Offices  3.   Forest Department offices

4.    Govt.MedicalCollege  5.  Agricultural University  6.  BharathiarUniversity

7.    IFG and TB  8.  Govt.EngineeringCollege  9.  Income Tax and Customs Offices

Major local feast :

            1.    Koniamman Feast  2.   Deepavali 3.  Thandu Mariamman Festival

4.    Karamadai Temple Feast

Name the major socio, cultural, economic problem faced by the target area :
Social : The Community is divided after the communal violence. The Hindu extremist groups are getting strengthened day by day. Coimbatore is one of the highly child labour prone area.
 Economical : Employees lost their jobs. After the communal Violence in Coimbatore the new business initiatives were paralyzed.
Cultural : The people is general spend lot of money on festivals and other recreational activities.Religion : Communal violence between Hindu extremist groups and Muslims. 
SWOT Analysis of Coimbatore –

 1. No.ofConfreres : Temporarily professed   :  Perpetually professed

9. Socio – Economic Profile of Coimbatore District Statistics Provided by the Government of Tamil Nadu

POPULATION, SOCIO – ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION :

Units
Units
Headquarters:
COIMBATORE
Total Area:
7469.0
Sq. Kms.
Forest Area :
1615.42
Sq. Kms.
Net Sown Area:
3585.48
Sq. Kms.
Occupied House:
858.57
‘000
Net Irrigation Area :
1420.27
Sq. Kms.
Total Population
3508.37
‘000
Total Literates
2075.02
‘000
Total Male
1797.19
‘000
Total Female
1711.18
‘000
Urban Population
1844.99
‘000
Rural Population
1663.38
‘000
Rural Population – Male
846.18
‘000
Rural Population – Female
817.2
‘000
Urban Population – Male
951.01
‘000
Urban Population – Female
893.99
‘000
Total SC Population
575.28
‘000
Total ST Population
26.16
‘000
SC Population – Rural
338.49
‘000
ST Population – Rural
22.84
‘000
SC Population – Urban
236.79
‘000
ST Population – Urban
3.31
‘000
Total Male Literacy
1225.78
‘000
Total Female Literacy
849.24
‘000
Rural Literates
813.54
‘000
Urban Literates
1261.49
‘000
Rural Literates – Male
503.27
‘000
Rural Literates – Female
310.27
‘000
Urban Literates – Male
722.52
‘000
Urban Literates – Female
538.97
‘000
Rural Male Literacy %
66.4 %
Rural Female Literacy %
42.36 %
Urban Male Literacy %
85.46 %
Urban Female Literacy %
68.09 %
Total Workers (‘000)
Male Workers (‘000)
Description
Units
District
State
India
Relative CMIE Index of Development
Index
196.0
135.0
100.0
Population Growth per annum
%
1.44
1.4
2.14
Population density(persons / Sq.km)
Nos
469.0
429.0
273.0
Urbanization
%
52.59
34.15
25.73
Literacy
%
66.35
62.66
52.21
Male literacy
%
76.45
73.75
64.13
Female literacy
%
55.73
51.33
39.29
Urban literacy
%
77.06
77.99
73.08
Rural literacy
%
54.59
54.59
44.69
Workers as % of total population
%
45.13
43.31
37.46
As % of main workers
Agriculture & allied activ.
%
44.5
61.51
66.92
Mining & quarrying
%
0.14
0.3
0.61
Mfg.(non-household) industries
%
23.65
10.51
7.65
Households industries
%
2.97
3.52
2.38
Construction workers
%
Other services
%
25.31
22.01
20.5
sFores area as % of reporting area
%
21.56
Net sown area as % of reporting area
%
47.86
43.85
46.3
Gross Irri.area as % of reporting area
%
40.83
47.51
30.72
Average size of operational holding
Hect
2.2
1.01
1.69
Fertiliser consumption per Hect.
Kgs.
153.0
124.0
72.0
Value of output of major crops per hectare
Rs.
6479.0
6622.0
3576.0
Value of output of major crops per capita
Rs.
809.0
758.0
Per capita food grains production
Kgs
50.0
124.0
173.0
Road length per 100 sq.kms
Kms
136.03
128.44
60.14
Railway route length per 100 sq.kms
Kms
0.0
3.08
2.04
Post offices per lakh population
Nos.
0.0
21.57
17.93
TelegrapTelephones per lakh population
Nos.
0.0
9.91
4.93
Telephones per lakh population
Nos.
0.0
1016.0
800.0
Bank branches per lakh population
Nos.
9.24
7.82
7.3
Per capita bank deposits
Rs.
5294.0
3356.0
3269.0
Per capita bank credit
Rs.
5097.0
2925.0
1978.0
Per capita bank credit to agriculture
Rs.
397.0
365.0
222.0
Per hectare bank credit to agriculture
Rs.
3669.0
2985.0
1046.0
Per capita bank credit to SSI
Rs.
1005.0
312.0
185.0
Per capita bank credit to industries
Rs.
2630.0
1190.0
705.0
a.1 Goals of the Institution: 
a.2. Objectives of the Institution
1.  To Gather the run away children irrespective of religion, caste or language who are homeless.
2.    To Gather the poor and vagrant youth in difficult circumstances, irrespective of religion, cast and creed.
3.  To Provide formal and non-formal education, recreation medical and awareness programmes to street children who are living in the streets.
4. To Provide for and non-formal education to the children living in the slums in order to prevent the vagrancy.
5.  To eliminate the child laborers working in all kinds of work.
Fact Points

Problems of child drop outs.

Prevalence of child labor in various sectors of the industry.

Lack of employable skills among the youth.

No organization of poor women at the District level.

High prevalence of HIV and AIDS among the people of Coimbatore.

Intervention

180 Street and the working children of the Coimbatore District are involved in the process of rehabilitation at Don Bosco Anbu Illam.

100 Street children and Working children are given formal and non formal education each year.

100 children are trained in various vocational skills each year.

Capacity building for 50 dropouts is imparted to youth thrice in a year.

Medical and Health care is given to 100 street children annually and in times of emergency.

Career guidance and job placement opportunities are provided to 200 poor youth each year.

The Need

There is a need for scientific data collection mechanism of the child drop outs in the district of Coimbatore.

Prevent and protect the child labor in various sectors of the industry

Make available for the poor youth employable skills at Coimbatore and in the near by towns.

Create employment opportunities for the youth.

Creation of facilities for placement of the skilled youth.

There is a need for the Organization of the youth at the district level.

There is a need for the organization of poor women at the District level.

Impart awareness education on various health issues like HIV and AIDS among the people of the district.

Organize inter-religious youth cultural programs to bring in harmony among different communities.

Address

Don Bosco Anbu Illam
38, G.M.Nagar, P.Box 409
Bypass Road, Ukkadam
Coimbatore – 641001

Ph: 0422 2260758