by Jittin Mathew for BISMumbai

"There is no greater violence than to deny the dreams of children,” said Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Awardee-Child Rights activist-founder Bachpan Bachao Andolan. Inspired by this quote, the students of classes 5 and 6 of VIBGYOR High School, Borivali organised a 02 hour outreach-cum-field trip to Bosco Boys Home (BBH), on 28 January 2020.

Coordinated by Niharika Singh - Staff at VIBGYOR High School on behalf of the Principal Diana Isabel in collaboration with Bosco Boys Home, this outreach was intended as an awareness creation on 'Child labour’, to enthuse, enlighten and empower the students with the message to dream big and achieve it. This was also to gain real life experience of the work done by various service providers in society to protect innocent poor and abandoned children, helping them fulfill their dreams.

Talks on ‘Child labour’ in English and Hindi with songs, dances and gifts were part of the event, the theme for which was “Dream big and strive to achieve it.” The songs: 'You’re an Overcomer' and 'Hum Hoge Kamiyab' delighted and motivated all with the added entertainment of a fusion dance “Taal se Taal.” The Boys of Bosco Boys Home also joined in with a freestyle hip-hop fusion dance. 02 of the students then to shared in brief, the life story of Kailash Satyarthi.

Father Xavier Bandya thanked the staff and students, and also briefed them about the Institute and the work done here at BBH, sharing the dream of Don Bosco. “A big thank you to the management, staff and boys of Bosco Boys Home for sharing with us these wonderful, joyful and fruitful moments. It is the right of every child to dream big and to strive to fulfill his dream. So do not give up to the struggles but overcome it with perseverance and hard work.” shared Singh, the event coordinator.