Nerul Correspondent

NERUL, MARCH 8, 2010: The Salesian Cooperators of the Don Bosco, Nerul unit is just a couple of months old and has fifteen members at present. Ten members of this group undertook a trip to the Vaduz Bal Ashram at Panvel, on February 28, 2010. This Ashram, belonging to the MSFS Fathers, and run by the Sisters, houses 25 underprivileged girls, who attend the St. Joseph’s School, nearby. The Cooperators had collected/bought several items of clothing, toiletries, food etc. and handed them over to the Sisters. More than this, they played with the children and even organized a very interesting and competitive ‘Antakshari’ which pitted the children against the Cooperators. This not only made the evening very lively but also created a bonding, wherein the children asked the group to come again for a whole day.

The Salesian Cooperators were happy at this experience and some expressed a desire to bring their families over or take a couple of children to their homes for a day or two. A Lenten Recollection to be held on March 14, 2010 is one of the programmes in the pipeline for Don Bosco, Nerul.