Monday 19 Feb 2018

Don Bosco Missions - East Africa

Journeying with the young; Supporting Salesian Missionaries in East Africa


The Missionaries in Kenya offer pastoral services in nine houses, and in Tanzania in eight houses. Besides pastoral activities the missionaries also look for ways to support people in daily activities, like Basic education, livelihood, emergency interventions, food relief, basic agriculture, refugee assistance and training, vocational and technical education, water, hygiene and sanitation. To keep services available to the most vulnerable youth we mainly depend on donations. We also run a street children program in our centre called Bosco Boys Nairobi. Currently around 200 children are in our care. About each mission particularly you can read more by clicking on the particular house below.

1.    KORR
Korr is a desert area, one of the driest in Kenya, so people face long dry seasons, followed by famine. Besides the missionary parish salesians also run:
•    Dispensary
•    Boarding for children who would otherwise not go to school
•    2 Nursery schools with more than 100 children each
•    Helping two primary schools
korr desert parish
•    Full haemogram for the dispensary: 450,000.00 ksh
•    Medicine (any amount)
•    Volunteers for school and dispensary
•    Food
•    Sanitary equipment, particularly for women

In Bosco Boys rehabilitation the boys who were living on the street get basic education and empowerment to achieve something more in their life. From there we support them to continue in higher level of education, in secondary school or in one of our technical school. There are about 200 formal street boys in boarding in two houses, and we receive day-scholars from the slums around. More on:

•    Financial assistance for the running cost; could be covered by sponsoring a particular child. One child costs us about 3000 ksh per month.
•    Food: BREAD, vegetables, fruit. Any amount is welcome, but per day (for breakfast) they were used to use about 100 loafs.


Don Bosco Boys Town was established in the year 1985, with an initial aim of reaching out to the poorest of the poor in Nairobi, mostly from the slums. This is realized through training in 8 different trades: plumbing, masonry, tailoring, mvm, welding, carpentry, computer, electric;

•    Construction of facilities for girls: 2,000,000.00 ksh
•    Machines: hand drill heavy duty: 40.000,00 ksh, Rooter cutters: 13,000.00 ksh per set
•    Tools: screw drivers (4,800.00 ksh per set), grinding disk carbide (2000 ksh), sash clamps 2 meters (6,000.00 ksh)
•    Music instruments: guitar (7,000 ksh per piece), keyboard (30,000.00 ksh)…
•    Balls for football and basketball

Don Bosco technical secondary school Embu is the biggest and the best equipped technical institute in Embu county, and secondary school, with all together around 300 students.  Students can get skills in: general fitting, carpentry and joinery, Plumbing, masonry, motor vehicle mechanic, wiring and Computer department.
embu boys
•    Tools for metal (grinding, chilser, strip edge, cutting blades…): 60,000.00 ksh
•    Bench grinding machine: 30,000.00 ksh
•    Welding machine: 120,000.00 ksh
•    Tig welding machine: 100,000.00 ksh
•    Electric tools: phase controls, phase control timers, control level timers, contol timer, overload switchers: 5,000 ksh each
•    Mason tools: mason hammer (1,200.00 ksh), spirit level (1,800.00 ksh), mason trowel (800 ksh), mason plumb bob (500 ksh), square (2,800 ksh), mason hand-saw (1,200 ksh)
•    Tyre lever: 2000 ksh
•    Wheel balancing weights: @250
•    Piston ring squeezer: 2,000.00 ksh
•    Piston ring compressor: 5.000,00 ksh
•    Internal micrometer: 5000 ksh
•    Equipment for solar technology training: 50,000.00 ksh for basic
•    Teaching models: alternator, starter motor, electrical wiring board, electrical fuel pump: @ 50,000.00 ksh each

Mission parish with several nursery schools, dispensary, technical school with boarding facilities.
makuyu workshop
•    Food
•    Learning materials for nursery school: charts
•    Microfon: 8.000,00 ksh
•    Replacement of machines: see as Embu
•    Music instruments: guitar (7,000 ksh per piece), keyboard (30,000.00 ksh)…
•    Balls for football and basketball
•    Equipment for solar technology training: 50,000.00 ksh for basic equip.

6. DON BOSCO NZAIKONI: mission parish

•    FOOD, for sick and elderly (about 250 individuals)
•    Programs for empowering families (many are disintegrated due to alcohol abuse and poverty)
•    Needs for more sponsorships for students, especially to send them to secondary or at least VTC
•    Subsidized Trainings for catechists and animators (which are in each outstation), parish leaders
•    Subsidies for group events: retreats, youth camps etc.
•    beds and mattresses (at least 100 more to fill the halls)
•    Small workshops for skills, especially for more needy
•    Greenhouse for the parish: for the sustainability of the parish (place and water is there, but investment is not)
•    Need for learning materials in schools

Don Bosco is in charge of providing Technical Training to the refugees in the camp.Trainings given: Agriculture, Aarc-welding, Cabinet-making, arpentry/joinery, Tailoring/dressmaking, Electrical,Masonry, Motor vehicle mechanics, Plumbing, Secretarial/typing, Computer Training.
NEEDS: Food, stationeries, financial help for maintaining the school and the parish.
Here is a video about Kakuma and the role Don Bosco Missions is playing:

waiting for food