International Women's Day Children from Navajeevana Contributing to Floods in Kerala A Certification of Appreciation for Donating Blood - VTC Students, Trivandrum Don Bosco Mondo Visiting CDEW Society at Sacred Heart Convent, Bangalore Inauguration of  Skill Training in Wayanad, Kerala Income Generating Programme, Trivandrum International Girl Child Day

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Green Action Week India 2019

Inauguration of Organic Farming workshop, Maradyur

The Orientation Program on Innovative Learning


The Center for Development and Empowerment of Women (CDEW) Society celebrated World Environment Day on 5 th June 2019 at Sacred Heart Salesian Sisters Provincial House Bangalore. The celebration commenced with a special thanksgiving prayer conducted by Sr. Rosy Lopez, Directress. During which she invited the participants to be grateful to God Almighty. Read More

International Women's Day

"BALANCE FOR BETTER". The key focus of the theme given was on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure. All the centres celebrated the day with lot of activities like awareness programmes, cultural activities, talks etc. The resource persons Read More

Workshop on Social Ministry

3 days of workshop on Social Ministry was organized from 8 January to 10 January 2019 at Sacred Heart Provincial House, for the sisters in charge of social ministry in the province. All the superiors and sisters involved in social ministry from all the communities of the province took part in it. Dr. Joseph Xavier, SJ was the resource person Read More


Sr. Annecie and Ms. Mari Rita Pala from VIDES International visited CDEW Society, Bangalore and tuition centres in Maradiyur and Chamrajpet Read More

INCP Meet New Delhi

Sr. Mary Joseph and Ms. Dona Mariya Shaji representing CDEW Society from Bangalore Province participated in the INCP Meet (Inclusive National Children’s Parliament) at Delhi from 30th January- 1st February 2019. The focal point of the meet was to bring the brilliant young minds of our country at a united national forum where they could. Read More

Christmas Celebration

NCP groups (Neighbourhood Children Parliament) celebrate Christmas the birthday of the Child Jesus. The children put up various items and sing songs to make the celebration more meaningful. Read More

70th Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On 10th December, our schools, Vocational Training Centres, Supplementary Education centres and NCP groups celebrated 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The core theme of the celebration was “StandUp4HumanRights.” The day was celebrated in a different manner with various activities like seminars. Read More

Certification day at Auxilium Vocational Training Centre, Trivandrum, Kerala

On 22 January 2019, Auxilium Vocational Training Centre Puthiyathura celebrated Certification day for the Students, who successfully completed the four months training in Retail. Fr Thomas S J - Principal and Director of Loyola institute of Commerce from Poovar inaugurated the event and delivered inaugural speech. Read More

Annual Review by Quest Alliance

SHG women in Income Generating Programmes

Through IGP and SHG movements many women have come up in their life entering into the new threshold of the society. As a result there are successful women who got into the different enterprises such as Tailoring, animal husbandry, fish selling, cultivation, and medicine making etc. Read More

Children in NCP groups involved in various activities

Children's Mela

Children's Mela was organized in all the centres for NCP and tuition children. Various sessions and activities were organized for them to make them realize different hidden talents they have within. The children enjoyed the sessions and learned to identify their talents and skills. The children participated in the various competitions. Read More

Environment Day

World Environment Day is a campaign celebrated in the month of June in the schools to inspire people around to stop negative environmental changes. The celebration of Environment Day took place in our centres through various activities especially planting the saplings. Read More

Girl Child Day

Girl child day was celebrated in all the schools and supplementary education centres in the month of September. Different activities were organized to represent and highlight the theme of the day. The children delivered it through speech, mono act and skits with regard to empowerment of girls and the need of educating them. Read More

Life Skill Education

Seminar on Life Skill Education was conducted for tuition children in all the 10 centres. The major goal of this seminar was to make them understand the pillars of Education. These skills helped them to find new ways of thinking and solving problems and make rational decisions. Read More

Vocational Training Centres

There are 4 Vocational Training centres (VTC) Nirmal Jyothi and Fides in Karnataka, Auxilium Training centre Wayanad and Auxilium Vocational Training centre Puthiyathura, Kerala. These training centres offer 8 different long term and short term courses for the upliftment of poor and rural youth. Read More

Training on SDGs

A session on Sustainable Development Goals was conducted for NCP and tuition children at Hassan & Maradiyur in the month of September. The 17 SDGS were introduced to the children in a creative way. 'Leaving no one behind.' Was the call given to everyone to identify the last one in our locality/society and include him/her in our groups. Read More

Kerala Flood Relief Work

Training of Trainers

Training of trainers (TOT) was conducted for the tuition teachers in all the supplementary education centres. The topics dealt were Child Rights, Child Protection Policy (CPP), UNO and UNCRC. The training added more knowledge on the topic and helped the teachers to be child friendly. Read More

Back to School

34 children from the Bridge course are sent to Auxilium English Medium school of Yeleswaram, Ongole and Mittappally this year. 17 Rag pickers children are in the Bridge course in Ongole. Read More

Annual Report 2017 - 2018

Training on SDGs in view of Children's Parliament

Three days of training (16th – 18th September 2018) was organized by NDF FMA on Sustainable Development Goals in view of NCP at Sesrch Ashram, Mannivakkam, Chennai. Sr. Mary Joseph, Sr. Nirmala Rodda. Read More

Workshop on Social Ministry Policy

CDEW Society, Bangalore organized 2 days of workshop on 28th and 29th July 2018 at Sacred Heart Provincial House, for the sisters in charge of social ministry in the province. 39 sisters from all the communities of the province took part in it. Read More

NCP Leaders Kerala Region Training Programme

Three days (16.4.2018 to 18.4.2018) training programme for “Neighbourhood Children’s Parliament Leaders Kerala Regional level” was organized at Auxilium Puthupally. CDEW Society took initiative to impart deeper knowledge and orientation. Read More

NCP Leaders Karnataka Region Training Programme

NCP Leaders Regional Level Training Programme was conducted at Auxilium Convent, Yeleswaram, Andhra Pradesh from 10.03.2018 to 11.03.2018. There were 60 in number. The objectives of the training were to create awareness on NCP... Read More

The International Women’s Day celebrated on 8th March with the theme

“PRESS FOR PROGRESS”. The main focus was given on gender equality and to work hard to close the gender parity gaps to attain equality. All the centres under CDEW Society celebrated the day with lot of festivity... Read More

NCP Leaders Karnataka Region Training Programme

Two days (3.3.2018 to 4.3.2018) training programme for “NCP Leaders at Regional” was organized at Auxilium Preethi Nivas, Maradiyur. It was an initiative taken by the CDEW Society, Bangalore, to provide deeper knowledge and orientation... Read More

FMA – NDF-14th Annual Meet

The 14th Annual Meet was held at Atma Darshan in Aluva, Kerala from 15th to 18th December, 2017. The chief Guest Rev. Fr. Philip Parakatt SDB, the former member of Kerala State Commission for protection of Child Rights... Read More

Workshop on Personality Development Skills for Women - Puthiyathura

CDEW Society organized one day of workshop for SHG women on Personality Development on 14th of October at Auxilium Puthiyathura, Kerala. There were 60 women took part in it. Sr. Rosy Lopez and Sr. Josmy were the resource .... Read More

Workshop on Personality Development Skills for Youth - Puthiyathura

CDEW Society conducted one day workshop for Youth on 13th of October on Personality Development Skills at Auxilium Puthiyathura, Trivandrum, Kerala.There were 51 youth took part in it. Sr. Rosy Lopez and Sr. Josmy were the .... Read More

Certification day of 4th batch

Certification day of 4th batch, Quest Alliance, Skill Training Auxilium Puthiyathura,
Kerala. .... Read More

Inauguration of 5th batch

Inauguration of 5th batch, Quest Alliance, Skill Training Auxilium Puthiyathura, Kerala. .... Read More

Exposure programme for SHG women- Maradiyur

CDEW organized one day of exposure programme on 27th of September for SHG women of Maradiyur. This exposure was as part of the two days of workshop on Organic Farming and Alternative Livelihood which was held on 11th and 12th Sept. .... Read More

Workshop on Neuro Linguistic Programming

CDEW Society organized three day workshop (29-9-2017 to 1-10-2017) on Neuro Linguistic Programming for the sisters and teachers. Around 34 sisters and teachers along with CDEW staff participated in the programme. .... Read More

SHG Management and Organic Farming (Terrace Gardening)

On 14th September 2017 a workshop was organized at FIDES, Avalahalli, Bangalore for SHG women on Financial Management and Organic Farming (Terrace Gardening) by CDEW Society. There were 52 women from Kaveri nagar,.... Read More

SHG Management and Alternative Livelihood for SHG Women

Two days workshop was organized by CDEW Society on 11th & 12th of September for the SHG women on Organic Farming and Alternative Livelihood at Auxilium Preethinivas, Maradiyur. There were 50 SHG women.... Read More

Workshop on Life coping skills on 17th Sep

CDEW Society conducted one day workshop on 17th of September on Life Coping Skills for the youth from Ulsoor, Kaverinagar, Avalahalli and Bandapura villages at FIDES, Avalahalli, Bangalore. 47 youth benefitted from this workshop.... Read More

Workshop on Life coping skills

CDEW Society conducted one day workshop on 6th of September on Life Coping skills at FIDES, Avalahalli, Bangalore. There were 60 youth and 2 trainers took part in it. Mr. Maria Anthony and Mr. Shiva Pandiyan... Read More

Life Skills

CDEW Society organized one day Workshop on Life Coping Skills for DB Tech, Avalahalli, Bangalore on 6th September, 2017. 56 youth participated in the workshop. The main topics were Positive Attitude,... Read More

Visiting the tuition centres

Sr. Rosy Lopez and team visited 4 tuition centres on 2nd and 3rd of August, 2017 in Yeleswaram, Andhra Pradesh. There were 164 children and 4 teachers from the four centres. We had an interaction... Read More

Quest Vaduvanchal

Inauguration of 6th batch of Retail course under Quest Alliance at Auxilium Technical Centre Vaduvanchal, Wayanad. Mock Interview was conducted for the trainees.Exposure visit to super markets, textiles... Read More

Back to School Children

50 children from the Bridge course are sent to Auxilium English Medium school of Yeleswaram, Ongole, Mittappally and Khammam. 35 Rag pickers children are in the Bridge course in Ongole... Read More

Neighbourhood Children’s Parliament

CDEW Society, conducted one day workshop for NCP groups and teachers on Neighbourhood Children’s Parliament on 3rd, 5th and 12th August, 2017 at Auxilium Centers of Yeleswaram, Gavaravaram and Ongole... Read More

Workshop On Human Rights And Formation Of Human Right Clubs

Workshop on Human Rights Education was organized by CDEW Society for the Auxilium Schools of Yeleswaram, Gavaravaram and Ongole, Andhra Pradesh on 3rd 5th 11th&12 of August, 2017. 200 children from class 6th... Read More

Inauguration of BPO and Retail course at FIDES Avalahalli, Bangalore

On 14th August 2017, DB Tech, Avalahalli centre had the inauguration of BPO and Retail courses. Fr. Joby, Director of DBTech, Bangalore, was the chief guest. Mr. Bhuvaneshwara, regional co ordinator DB Tech... Read More

Training programme for the sisters

CDEW Society organized two days of Training programme for the sisters working in the field of Social Ministry from all the centres of Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra and Telangana regions at Sacred Heart Convent, Bangalore... Read More

Auxilium Technical Training Centre at Vaduvanchal

Auxilium Technical Training Centre at Vaduvanchal with the support of Quest Alliance trained 133 youth in skill development and placed 106 in different famous companies for the job. Congrats to the management.. Read More

Avalahalli Tailoring Centre

Avalahalli Tailoring Centre had their annual day celebration on 22-4-2017. All the students from the 3 batches were present for the celebration. They had many games, input sessions and cultural programmes.. Read More

Auxilium Technical Centre Certificate Distribution

24th March 2017 was a red letter day for the Vaduvanchal Auxilium Technical centre. It was the day of distribution of the certificates to the 3 batches of students who completed their skill training under the Quest Alliance Skill.. Read More

Women’s Day

The International women’s day was celebrated on 8th March 2017 with the theme : “Be Bold for Change”. All the centers under CDEW society celebrated women’s day with different awareness programmes, rallies.. Read More

Orange Day

Orange Day was commenced with meaningful framework. CDEW has taken the initiative to animate all the centres to celebrate the Orange day. The different centres performed various cultural activities, rallies providing.. Read More

Environmental Day

The environmental day was celebrated by the students under the guidance of Teachers and parents. The awareness rallies and cultural programmes formulated by the students on the need of the environmental protection.. Read More

Human Rights Education Programme

Human Rights Education programme was organized for the different groups of School Children, Tuition Children, NCP children, School Staff and the Tuition Staff of various schools and tuition centers. The focus of the.. Read More

Neighbourhood Children's Parliament Training at Hassan

12th January 2017 a training programme for the NCP was organized. 50 members were present. 64 children attend this coaching centre. Out of them 30 children come under the catogory of very poor children who have never.. Read More

FMA - NDF 13th Annual Meet 2016

FMA NDF 13th Annual Meet was held from 27th to 30th November 2016 at Shillong of the 6 Provinces of Salesian sisters. The first day commenced with prayer conducted by the Bangalore Province followed by Holy Mass.. Read More

NLP Training Program - 2016

A Neuro Linguistic Programming Training was held in Different states and centers under the leadership and coordination of Sr. Rosy Lopez, CDEW. The well equipped and known resource persons led the Training in different.. Read More

Say “YES” to Keep Children Safe...

In India, rapid urban growth and sprawling slums put urban child into “difficult circumstances” which poses a menace to his/her physical, social and emotional development. These conditions are inextricable.. Read More


Workshop on FMA Child Protection Policy organized by CDEW Society at Sacred Heart Convent, Bangalore on 25th & 26th September 2015 CDEW organized two day’s workshop on FMA child protection policy for province of Bangalore.. Read More

Girl Child day celebration (8th September 2015)

Auxilium Akhila Vikas, Ongole: Word girl child day celebrated in Auxilium Akhila Vikas Ongole, Jyothi Supriya the assistant District child welfare officer was the chief guest for the day. Along with the girl child day the Feast of Mother Mary.. Read More

Summer camp of Neighbourhood Children’s Parliament (NCP)

Summer is the time children get long holiday from their regular school life. Some use the holidays productively and some do not. But our NCP children made use of the holidays in a productive manner. A summer camp was organised.. Read More

Annual Report 2014


SR. SUNI ANOTONY OF PUTHIYATHURA Received the National Award for training and placing the highest number of girls under the DB TECH Training programme conducted for 3 months. Read More


The International Women’s Day celebrated in all our centres of INK Province under the direction of CDEW with the theme: MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Orange Day Celebration Auxilium Gavaravaram- 25th Nov 2014

The day was made remarkable by the very presence of Staff and students because almost everyone turned Orange in their costume!!! The Orange colored environment already boosted every inmate of Auxilium School, Gavaravaram to celebrate the Orange Day - A day against... Read More

Orange Day Celebration

Maria Nivas Nandigama celebrated ORANGE DAY on 25th Nov 2014. The theme was based on the slogan “We Stand for Anti - Human Trafficking”. This occasion provided an opportunity to know the lives of various young... Read More

Children’s Day Celebration And Campaign Against Child Abuse

Drum out Poverty

The children of Auxilium School Yeleswaram celebrated “Drum Out Poverty Day” under “Nine is Mine” programme. This is meant to create awareness among the children about the depth of poverty in... Read More

Workshop on Child Protection Dynamics

As per the need of the time, CDEW Society in collaboration with FMA-NDF conducted 3 days workshop on Child Protection Dynamics to the Principals and Sisters of different schools of Karnataka,... Read More

Child Protection Dynamics

FMA- NDF conducted a 3 days’ workshop on Child Protection Act at Karl Kubel Institute Coimbatore from 22nd to 24th September 2014. Fr. Edward Thomas, Chairman……and Mr. Tom Jose Head Training department Karl Kubel were the... Read More

Inauguration of DB - Tech Course

On 13th October 2014 under the patronage of CDEW Society Bangalore, in collaboration with DB Tec. a Vocational Training Course was started at Bandapura Auxilium campus for the development of the youth.... Read More

Joy of giving week celebrated

CDEW society in collaboration with KGD architecture Indiranagar, Bangalore celebrated the Joy of giving. The staff of KGD shared their JOY by contributing to the Children of Auxilum Navajeevana, (a Home for street children) Chamarajpet, Bangalore. Read More

Home for children at risk

Auxilium Navajeevana is a “HOME” run by Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco Bangalore Province which is situated in Secunderabad at Krishanagar Colony, Bholakpur.This “HOME” is meant to provide value based... Read More

Training on counseling

At the beginning of the new academic year 2014-2015 CDEW society initiated training on counseling to the teachers of our schools in Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Read More

Congratulations to CDEW

CDEW (Centre for Development and Empowerment of Women) of the Bangalore Province (INK) is proud of its achievements in the recent past. Congratulations to Sr. Rosy Lopez, the Director and her collaborators. Read More

Women’s Day celebration – 2014

Motivated by CDEW and keeping the theme “Inspiring Change for Women’s Empowerment” the International Women’s Day was celebrated in different centers of the Bangalore Province in a grand way. As we present the reports of those communities who had the celebration, we also congratulate them for taking pains to celebrate this great day and thus honouring our women.

As at no other time, the world was looking at the International Day of Women with anxiety and excitement. What is happening to the women all over the world?

“Inspiring Change for Women Empowerment”

Inspiring change for what purpose?

Today we need to:

* inspire the young women and girls on their rights,
* inspire more leadership roles,
* inspire for equal recognition in all the sectors
* inspire to change their gender stereotypes.
* Inspire change in their lives who have lost their faith, who are facing the challenges of life and live in inhuman situations, who have negative experiences of love.
* Inspire change in those who are living in rural culture, who are victims of male-dominated rituals and traditions, child labour and child abuse.
* We need to empower young women and girls to become messengers of peace and justice.

Women’s Day Celebration in Different Place

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