Operational Strategy to introduce and promote BOSCO YOUTH
A small Team of Salesians and Lay will meet and prepare the training materials for the Animators.
Training programmes for Salesians/Lay Collaborators (the Coordinator for Groups and Movement in the Provinces and two more members from each province) at the National level.
Each Province will conduct a Training Program for the potential Animators of BOSCO YOUTH GROUPS in our settings. These will be conducted by those trained at the National Training Program. The Province may invite the National Resource Team Members if they feel the need.
These trained animators will start one or two groups ( BOSCO YOUTH ) in each setting from where they have come.
There will be a training Program for the youth leaders of BOSCO YOUTH by the middle of the year.
Every year there will be an going Training Program for the Animators of BOSCO YOUTH.
There will be annual Training Program for the new /potential animators.
There will be training program for the Youth Leaders BOSCO YOUTH.
After one year we will start such groups in settings outside Salesian Circles, but animators will be trained by us.
Fr. Jude Anand visited 36 Catholic schools in Bangalore and explained to the HMs the idea.
Asked to appoint animators
58 animators were gathered in the p.h. for a day and explained the whole day. 10-11-2007
These animators started the groups where Fr. Anand visited and explained the whole idea.
As a result 36 groups in 36 schools were started by
A convention on 15- 2- 2008 – 315members with 65 animators.
As of now 20-6-2009 – 204 units in 175 schools – with a total membership of 6000 ( 44 Salesian unorganised, others are in Catholic schools – in Bangalore city 60 schools- other places 71 centres like Raichur, Bellary, Hospet, Chitra durga , Tummkur.
Majority of the members are non Christians.
All the units are managed by the trained animators.