Monday 19 Feb 2018

Don Bosco Missions - East Africa

Journeying with the young; Supporting Salesian Missionaries in East Africa

  • Sponsor a street child
    Sponsor a street child

    Thousands (if not millions!) children in Kenya live in the slum, in the setting with less thatn 1$ to spend per day. They often end up on the street, which gives them only way of survival. Bosco Boys gives them new opportunity.
    This is where you come in. For less than one dollar a day ($30 monthly, $360 annually), you too can support a child in his quest for education. This monthly pledge will help a child go to school, receive necessary medical treatment, and be a part of activities that will give him/her an opportunity to have a future. You will be sent a photo and bio about the child you are sponsoring. As a sponsor you will be able to communicate with the child through our organization. The length of the sponsorship is yearly, but maybe discontinued at the donor's request at any time. 

  • South Sudan: Don Bosco Juba attacked
    South Sudan: Don Bosco Juba attacked
    On 24th of May 6 robbers entered our delegation house, around 2 pm and started shooting, they shot one of the police, the bullet went through his jacket, and fortunately nothing happened to him. They were shooting, almost hit Father David, but protection of Mother Mary nobody was hurt. Thanks be to God! They stole though everything that was of any value, so we are all called to help them in any possible way.
  • Let's build fence in Don Bosco EMBU so that robbers will not come again
    Let's build fence in Don Bosco EMBU so that robbers will not come again
    On Easter Monday night robbers attended to hurt Don Bosco Embu. They entered by beating the watchman, they attacked Fathers responsible for the school, robbed what they could and destroyed many facilities. We are searching for financial help in order to improve security system in Don Bosco Embu, particularlyl to build a fence around the compound, so that students will be better protected.
  • financial help
    financial help
    We are asking for financial help to replace out-dated machines in Don Bosco technical institutes: Boys' Town, Embu, Kakuma and Makuyu
  • Sponsor a student of primary or secondary school
    Sponsor a student of primary or secondary school
    Sponsor a student of primary or secondary school and help him to have better future!
  • financial help to replace out-dated machine
    financial help to replace out-dated machine
    we are asking for financial help to replace out-dated machines in Don Bosco technical institutes: Boys' Town, Embu, Kakuma and Makuyu

Don Bosco Missions - East Africa

Dar Es Salaam

DAR ES SALAAM:
 
1. Oyster bay: Vocational Training Centre:

the graduates 2011

The students undergo a three year course which is equated to level III of CBET system of VETA. Students train in the following trades:

- Welding & fabrication
- Machine Fitter
- Bolts & Nuts
- Gear turning
- Electrical Wire-man
- Electrical Fitter
- Carpentry & Joinery
- Secretarial course
- Computer Applications

In Don Bosco Secretarial Institute students undergo a full year training course leading to level II of CBET certificate in typing, office procedures, secretarial duties, computer (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft power point and Microsoft Publisher), English, life-choices and other related courses are also offered.

2. Upanga: Youth centre - http://upangayouthcenter.wordpress.com/

students in study 'hall'

The Centre which is run by the Catholic Priests and Brothers and lay collaborators characterized by their outstanding youth charisma was opened in October, 1982. For a long time this center has been associated with empowerment programmes for Youth in Dar es Salaam and in particular for our Upanga neighborhood. It is located at the heart of the city of Dar es Salaam. Everyday a big number of young people especially secondary school students visit the campus for assistance in their studies.

They avail their hall as a place to study from 7.30am to 6.30pm. Students come from many schools looking for a quiet place to study in their free time. There they find a welcoming and a youth friendly environment. They also have sports in the afternoon. The compound is small so we have a small football ground and two basketball courts (one in door and one outdoor). They also have HIV/AIDS awareness program.

The problem they face as a center is that we do not have any stable source of income so we rely on well-wishers and benefactors for most of our financial assistance. Right now they are faced with the problem of completing our toilets and landscaping the front part of our compound which is like a basin in a sense that there is no outlet for rainy water, so people cannot get in or out of the compound without removing their shoes when there is a heavy rain.

These two together with improving our compound wall that is short and allows thieves to come in at night is what is our preoccupation right now. In fact concerning the wall the part that is adjacent to the football ground is old and worn out and this part and another part near the toilets is almost falling down. There are also other smaller problems like buying balls and other sports facilities and paying for electricity bills because those who play at night have to use the sport lights which consume a lot of electricity. Shortage of tables and books for studying is a challenge to face in the future.

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  YM Delegate
inaguration of basketball field