Don Bosco Youth India

The Don Bosco Youth Movement - a special expression of Don Bosco's pedagogy. Don Bosco realised the importance of getting together to form groups. In Don Bosco's life that seemed to arise spontaneously, as an expression of his temperament which was naturally inclined towards being open to people and making friends. Bringing young people together in groups is a kind of preventive project that Don Bosco wanted to establish. The Don Bosco Youth Movement India, is part of Youth Animation of South Asia and is a member of the International Salesian Youth Movement.


YAT Programme Report: Hyderabad, Sep 13th-14th

Don Bosco Youth Animation (DBYA) - South Asia (SA) Groups and Movements conducted a training programme for Youth Animators and Leaders in Salesian Pedagogy and Forming Youth Animating Teams. This Seminar was held at Don Bosco Provincial House, Hyderabad on the 13th and 14th September, 2014. The programme witnessed the active participation of 32 Youth Leaders and Youth Animators from Tiruchy, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkatta.

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Da Mihi Animas: Theme song for the Bicentenary of St. John Bosco

Oh oh... oh oh... oh oh oh oh oh oh
Da mihi animas...
Oh oh... oh oh... oh oh oh oh oh oh

You were fighting, you were praying
Ever since you were a child you were dreaming
And you found that only kindness can get us anywhere.
Like a father, you gave shelter
And hope to the young who were lost in a cold world
Through your eyes and through your hands, they knew God was there.

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SYM Rocks!

SYM Rocks! is a musical written for boys between the ages of 9 and 16 years. It is themed around Don Bosco's world-renowned pedagogical method, the "Preventive System". While presenting the Preventive System to the audience, the musical also intentionally publicizes the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM), a special expression of Don Bosco's pedagogy. The story unfolds in an interesting and gripping manner, with characters and situations that the audience can easily and immediately identify with. There is never really a dull moment, with emotions running high throughout the duration of the musical.

SYM Rocks has been scripted by Haydn Dias, a past pupil of St. Dominic Savio High School. Haydn also wrote the lyrics, the vocal arrangements and produced the backing tracks.

To Empower and Build Youth Groups

“Youth Space” a handbook for Don Bosco Youth Groups authored by Fr. Edwin Colaco South Asian Coordinator for Don Bosco Groups and Movements was released on 2nd Nov 2013 by Fr. Fabio Attard, General Councillor of Youth Pastoral at the Don Bosco Youth Animation South Asia (DBYASA) annual meeting at Don Bosco, Aluva in Kerla.

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Work done by dbyasa groups and movements 2013-14

Dear Fathers, Animators and Friends,

Greetings to you.

I feel happy to tell u that we have succeeded in quite a few of the plans that we have put into action already at the DBYSA – Groups and Movements.

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Salesian Youth Movement Gains Momentum in Mumbai

Don Bosco Youth Services (DBYS) took the Salesian Province of Mumbai a step closer 'TOWARDS 2015' by launching the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) at Our Lady of Dolours Parish, Wadala on July 8, 2012. Seventy Two Core Group Leaders representing twelve communities/parishes, from Nerul to Vasai, assembled together to be beacons in promoting the SYM.

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