Don Bosco Anbu Illam - Chennai:
In 1906 Salesians came to India, Tanjore. Thus, the work for the poor and abandoned youth began in Tamil Nadu. In 1985 Don Bosco Anbu Illam was started in Chennai for the street children. Don Bosco Anbu Illam Chennai is a Child Rights organization Started by Salesians of Don Bosco in 1985 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, South India. It’s a globally well-networked organization which serves the young at risk, drawing Inspiration from Don Bosco, a Catholic priest from Italy. It Offers Residential care for street and working children and family-based care for vulnerable children in the slums and pavements. It is Registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration act 27 of 1975 S. No. 34/1986. Income tax exemption is available under 80G.
We have altogether 3 shelter homes for the children, 2 shelter homes for boys and 1 for girls. In the shelter home, we have 130 children, we are providing food, shelter, cloth, and education to the children. Through our non-formal education center, 167 children are getting benefitted. There are 10 Evening Study Centers where 500 children are regular for Supplementary education.