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BOSCO- Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota

BOSCO is an acronym for "Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota" "the Organization of those who serve on the streets of Bangalore", or literally - "the Association of those who serve youngsters on the streets of Bangalore". BOSCO is working with children who lands up in the city in search of work, trapped...

Child Welfare

About Us

BOSCO is an acronym for "Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota" "the Organization of those who serve on the streets of Bangalore", or literally - "the Association of those who serve youngsters on the streets of Bangalore". BOSCO is working with children who lands up in the city in search of work, trapped by traffickers, run away from home due to various reasons, eloped, abandoned by the family, pushed into begging, child marriage, child sexual abuse, drug abuse etc. Primarily the organization invest its expertise in rescuing these children from the vulnerable situations following the legal procedures with the support of Child line 1098 service, Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU), Child Welfare Committee (CWC), District Child Protection Unit (DCPU), Indian Railways, Railway Protection Force, Railway Police, Transport Corporation, Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) and other NGOs. Annually BOSCO rescue about 7000 children from difficult situations from the city of Bangalore.

Our Mission

To encourage the young at risk to join the mainstream of society as educated and productive citizens by partnering with the children in their daily struggle to grow off the streets.

Our Vision

To build a community that will unreservedly care for its children through a preventive and promotional approach which supports children and activates forces in the society that favour them.

Our Background

Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO) is a voluntary organization working with street and working children in Bangalore city for the last thirty years, we derive our inspiration from BOSCO the priest Don Bosco of Turin (1815 - 1888), an educationalist who worked tirelessly for the betterment of destitute and needy youth who lived on the streets during his lifetime.

It was in the year 1980 that some Salesian students of Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore felt a strong inclination to reach out to the neglected children and youth on the streets of Bangalore. In the process, they discovered the harsh reality of the thousands of children/youth who struggled on the streets for survival and felt compelled to start an initiative called Project outreach. The initial weekly programme grew to daily interactions with ad hoc service components like recreation, study, outings etc.

The next logical step was to set up a permanent shelter - to serve as a nodal point for all activities and where caring adults could build better relationships with street children. Five years later, in July 1985, the Bangalore Salesian Society bought a small two-storey building at Magadi Road, located two kilometres from the City Bus Stand and Railway station to serve as a contact point, night shelter and doubled up as a training unit as well. Fr. George Kollashany SDB patronised the project for the first nine long years and laid the foundation for the success that BOSCO is today. In the year 1986, BOSCO was registered under the Society