27 March, 2017
-Ms. Shahnaaz Abbas
In its Platinum Jubilee year, Don Bosco Matunga has organized different events and activities. One of the events that caught the eye of many was the outreach program by the Primary section of the school. It was a unique way to reach out to the marginalized, as is the charism of all Don Bosco institutions. The thought was to provide teaching aids to the less privileged schools in the neighbouring area. We partnered with Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) that tied up with BMC schools for such projects.
The students of Stds 1 to 4 prepared charts and models on Mathematics and Environmental Studies topics as Project work. These were then sent across to Don Bosco Development Society after a prior understanding with Fr. Rolvin D’mello the Executive Director. DBDS in turn shared these projects with the Municipal schools in the neighbouring areas who willingly accepted these projects to be used as teaching aids in their classrooms. In a sense this is a “student helping a student” activity. On one hand it promotes curiosity, creativity, problem solving and team work in students; on the other hand it helps in better understanding of scientific and natural phenomena, aids teachers is communication, explanation and evaluation.
Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) said, “We are extremely grateful to the students of Don Bosco Matunga; if not of their efforts, the underprivileged kids from the slums would never have access to such good project models for their learning.” So far DBDS has donated these models to Sion Municipal school, Korabaaa Mithagar BMC school at Wadala, and MHADA BMC school at Antophill.