Consultation workshop on Foster Care OrganizedSubmitted by bosconrd on Sep 29, 2017 Half-day Consultation workshop on Foster Care, was organized by Foster Care Program, BOSCO, Bangalore for the NGOs of Bangalore Urban at BOSCO Mane, Chamarajpet, Bangalore on September 23, 2017. Fr. Mathew Thomas, Executive Director, BOSCO, Bangalore, said that the workshop was organized at a significant time when children are cared for and protected through the efficient implementation of the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS).
Fr. Regi Jacob, Director, BOSCO Nilaya, introduced the group to the concept of Foster Care and the importance of coming together as NGOs and working as a group towards rendering better services to the children and providing them with alternate family care. Jyothi, Counselor, Foster Care Program, explained the legal process involved, types, and experience of Foster Care in BOSCO, successes, achievements and challenges with a promo video on Foster Care.
Fr. Edward, Director, Missing Child Bureau (MCB) presented the mementos to the NGO representatives. Akshita, Social Mobilizer, Foster Care Program, proposed the vote of thanks. Makkhan Goyal, Director, Hindu Seva Pratishthana, Bangalore and Fr. Binny, Director, Foster Care Program, BOSCO, Bangalore were present in the workshop. Twenty-seven participants representing twenty-four NGOs of Bangalore Urban attended the workshop.