St. John Bosco; (1993) 1999: Madurai
We will opt to work for poor and marginalized youth, to prevent child labourers and commit ourselves to the integral and religious education of the young. We creatively and daringly respond to the signs of the times bearing witness to Salesian Charism and aim towards total literacy, making the young good and honest citizens and agents of social transformation and empowerment.
Don Bosco Melanmarainadu Confreres are committed to enliven the lives of the neglected and rural less privileged children and young people through various initiatives and developmental programmers with the intention of ensuring them a better future.
We pledge to empower the young and make them strong through the life coping skills and soft skills. We promote and protect the rights of children and young by mobilizing the public to fight against child labour and various crimes against children through awareness campaigns.
The Pioneers Fr. S. Vincent Sdb and Fr. M. John Louis Sdb were staying in Alangulam from June 1993 and establishing the Salesian mission. The Madurai Arch-Diocese gave to the Salesians 10 acres and 45 cent of land at Bosco Nagar (called Athupalam) in Melanmarainadu. A small shelter home with three students namely Robert, Raveendiran & Aarumugam was functioning from 1980 in the village. The Salesians shifted it to Bosco Nagar. A small tiled shed was provided for the boarders. The home began to function from 1996 in Bosco Nagar in a small tiled shed. Bro. Bosco Sdb was the first assistant. Sr. Magdalene FMA who was the Head Mistress of the School from 2000 to 2003 used to reside in Melanmarainadu and go to Melanmarainadu Village to look after the School and afterwards when the school was shifted to Bosco Nagar.
ANTONY’S HIGH SCHOOL – has 304 students (186 boys and 118 girls) for this academic year. There are 25 Catholics and 279 non-Catholics studying in the School. The school has got 8 teaching staff and 2 non-teaching staff members. 3 are management staff and 7 are Govt aided staff. Scholl has got various groups and movements like Scouts, Guides, JRC, Eco clubs, consumer clubs etc. These groups have their regular meetings and their minutes are recorded.
R.C.PRIMARY SCHOOL – has got 57 students with 3 aided staff. There are three staff working under mid-day meal scheme.
CHILDREN HOME: Don Bosco Children Home is registered under JJ act. There are 39 students this year. There is a full-time lay warden appointed to take care of the boys.
REACH-OUT MINISTRY: The Community is reaching to ten villages to serve the children through evening tuition centres. There are 363 children benefitting from these centres. There are 5 eco clubs with 90 members. There are 9 Self Help Groups with 146 members.
PAST PUPIL UNIT: Students who go out of the School are enrolled under the Past Pupil unit. Efforts are taken to organise them in a better way.
SALESIAN CO-OPERATORS: There is a unit of Salesian Co-operators with 13 members. The Rector of the community animates them regularly.
St. Antony’s High School
Don Bosco Boys Home, Bosco Nagar
T.N.C. Alangulam Via, Melanmarainadu PO
Vembakkottai (TK) VIRUDUNAGAR DT – 626 127
Phone: (04562) 293 261 School
94424 13838 Head Master
77086 84022 House