Don Bosco, Vaduthala is the first Don Bosco institution in the state of Kerala. It began in 1956 as a Youth Centre. From the start, the Youth Centre has an impact on the lives of the people of the neighbourhood. In 1966, a non-formal technical school was started. It received Government approval as a formal I.T.I. in 1971. In 1985 an English medium High School was added, which got recognition from the ICSE Board, Delhi in March 2000. There is also the Malayalam medium Lower Primary School for very poor children. The Integrated Youth Development Centre (IYDC) offers courses of animation for the youth.
1. Youth Centre
This programme was started in this area for the spiritual, cultural, psychological and social development of the youth. The centre has a good library, reading room and opportunities to learn music, dancing, acting, sports and games. At present the Youth Centre has around 578 members. Training in musical instruments is provided to those who are interested. The library enables the people to develop their reading habits.
2. Technical School
There are five trades offered in the technical school. The Technical school is an authorized study centre of Bharathi Dasan University, Thiruchirappally, Tamil Nadu. With this collaboration, the university MCA programme is conducted here. There are 157 students under going training in ITI courses.
The workshop was started as part of the Technical School. But now it is functioning as a separate wing. It works as a production unit and at the same time provides apprentice training to some youth. It also gives practical training to the ITI Machinist Students.
There are 950 students in the Higher Secondary and High School. 717 students are studying in the Kindergarten and Lower Primary school (ICSE syllabus). In the Kindergarten and Lower Primary school (Malayalam medium, aided) there are 190 students.
5. Semi Parish
There is a chapel entrusted to the Salesians. This quasi parish takes care of the spiritual needs of the Catholics in the area.
6. Don Bosco Life Line
Career guidance and job placement cell referred to as Don Bosco Life Line is for school and college students. Job seekers register themselves and they are contacted when suitable job opportunities arise. This initiative was taken up to provide employment opportunities for the many young people of the locality.
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