Youth Services


Don Bosco South Asia Forum for the Young at Risk (DBF-YaR) is a body, under the aegis of the Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia (SPCSA), for reflection, sharing and coordination among Salesians and their collaborators involved in the ministry with the Young at Risk.

By “Young at Risk” (YaR), we mean children and young adults* who are in or have been through life-situations or experiences that jeopardize or negatively impact their safety, growth and development, and are in need of care and protection. Young persons living or working on streets, child labourers, orphaned, abandoned, homeless, vagrant, or run-away young persons, young persons in conflict with the law or in prison, migrant or displaced young persons without means of livelihood, those eking out livelihoods through occupations not suited to their age, through begging or petty crime, “school dropouts”, those who have been deprived of basic educational opportunities, young persons affected by wars, violent conflicts or socio-political upheavals, young substance abusers, those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, young persons involved in or associated with commercial sex work, trafficked young persons, victims of abuse, third gender young persons, differently abled young persons, and urban or rural young persons in extreme poverty are among those we refer to as “Young atRisk”.

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