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

KAKUMA

In the remote, hot and sandy Turkana District in Northern Kenya, lies Kakuma Refugee camp. The camp is home to over eighty thousand refugees running away from turmoil in neighboring countries. It is mainly inhabited by refugees from Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia Eritrea, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda and even a few from Kenya. Among the first refugees to settle in Kakuma Refugee Camp were the Sudanese, currently they are the largest community in the camp.
 
The refugee camp is under the mandate of the UNHCR, while different implementing agencies are in charge of different initiatives in the camp. On average, the camp receives about 150 to 200 new arrivals weekly, therefore the population at the camp continues to increase despite various problems afflicting the refugees.
 
Due to a limited amount of available natural resources in region, which have further been overstretched by the influx in refugee population over the years, tension between the refugees and the local Turkana community if usually high, as they compete over the limited resources.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbiuEisqNJ4
 
Activities:
The Salesian presence in Kakuma Refugee Camp has major settings for its ministry:
 
1. Vocational Training Centers
 
2. Holy Cross Parish

VTC Kakuma

Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre

Don Bosco started its activities at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in May 1993. The vocational training centers in Kakuma Refugee Camp owe their name to St. John Bosco who was born in Turin Italy (1815-1888) a pioneer in education especially in Vocational Training. St. John Bosco had dedicated his entire life in educating the young people especially those who are poor- Giving hope to the lost ones!

Don Bosco is in charge of providing Technical Training to the refugees in the camp. Currently there are three centers in the camp, which, are however still not able to meet the high demand for technical training. The first school was started in the year 1993 with 153 students. Due to the high demand for the technical training, the center opened the second school in 1997 introducing trades like, Typing and Tailoring mainly for the girls. By this time the two schools were able to train more than 355 boys and girls per year. In the year 2000, the center again opened the third school in Kakuma II, mainly targeting the Somali and Sudanese community.

Activities carried out in the VTC

 - Agriculture

 - Aarc-welding

 - Cabinet-making

 - Carpentry/joinery

 - Tailoring/dressmaking

 - Electrical

 - Masonry

 - Motor vehicle mechanics

 - Plumbing,

 - Secretarial/typing

 - Computer Training.

Apart from technical training, the center also offers Income Generating program to the past pupils with three production units namely carpentry, metal work and tailoring/dressmaking. 

 

CONTACTS:

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Food relief