Current Projects - Funding Opportunities

Requests from our missionaries around the globe reach my desk every day. I am hoping and praying that we can send these missionaries the funds they need. Many needy youngsters would benefit from your generosity. Please see the list of unfunded projects below and consider sending a gift today.

Thank you for making our mission your mission and God bless you for caring,

Father Mark Hyde, S.D.B., Director

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP FUND ANY OF THESE SPECIAL PROJECTS AND/OR WOULD LIKE MORE DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT:

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Provide Food and Help Sustain a Farm

Replace a School's Athletic Field

Provide food and help sustain a farm Replace an athletic field at a school

PROJECT:
A Salesian Center in the Congo provides food, shelter and education for children who are victims of atrocities in a conflict-filled region of the world. The Center owns a large farm which is used to grow food for the community. This project will supplement the program by providing prepared meals for 300 children and supporting the farm, making the Center more self-sustainable in the future. 

WHERE:
Don Bosco Center Ngangi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa

COSTS:
To provide meals and upgrade the farm capacity = $58,656.00

PROJECT:
The Salesian Sisters at Don Bosco School Teuk Thia would like to renovate the athletic field, which is rocky and unsafe. A new grass field could be used by students during school hours and provide a safe place to play on weekends, away from the drugs and violence of the streets.

WHERE:
Don Bosco School Teuk Thia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

COSTS:
To replace the soil, plant new grass and install fencing = $29,047.00


Install a Field For Sports Programs

Summer Camp Courses for Underprivileged Youth

Install a field for sports programs

PROJECT:
The Don Bosco Youth Center is a family-style boys' home and vocational school for vulnerable youth. The Center needs to replace the sports field which has become an unsafe mud pit. The field is essential because it is used for sports and social activities, and it keeps youth safe and off the streets. 

WHERE:
Don Bosco Youth Center, Lviv, Ukraine

COSTS:
To install a field, fencing, lighting and bleachers for guests = $19,000.00

PROJECT:
This project is to start a summer camp for 150 marginalized and at-risk youth. The camp will offer courses that include: introductory education classes for street children who have never attended school, English language classes, including reading and writing, and basic computer skills. The classes will increase their confidence in their ability to learn, as well as aid them in their academic endeavors once they enter formal education.

WHERE:
Ongole Don Bosco Center - Andhra Pradesh, India

COSTS:
To implement a summer camp program and provide supplies, counselors, food and boarding expenses for 150 children = $3,808.00


Complete the Construction of a Village Chapel

Construct a Steel Roof to Protect Children

Complete construction of a village chappel Construct a steel roof to protect children

PROJECT:
To complete the construction of a small village chapel. Initial funding has depleted and the chapel is partially built; but stands incomplete, open to the elements. The community is hoping and praying that they will soon have a decent place to gather, pray and celebrate Mass. The poor of this community can contribute furniture and some materials but do not have enough to finish building the structure.

WHERE:
Salesian Province, Village of Miller, Northern Togo, Africa

COSTS:
To complete the construction of the chapel = $10,000.00

PROJECT:
The tropical weather in Cambodia reaches over 100 degrees, making the outdoor basketball court at the Don Bosco School hazardous and unsafe to use during the day. The Salesian Sisters would like to cover the basketball court with a steel roof to protect students from the sun and excessive heat, allowing a safe place to play during school hours and on weekends. 

WHERE:
Don Bosco School Teuk Thia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

COSTS:
To construct a protective steel roof over the basketball court = $19,824.00


Print and Distribute Bibles to Primary Schools

Purchase an Off-Road Vehicle for Transportation and Outreach Between Salesian Communities

Bibles for Paraguay Purchase off-road vehicle for transport between Salesian communities

PROJECT:
The intent of this project is to promote and encourage primary school age children (6-11) to read the bible. Using scripture and prayer contained in the bible, these children will hopefully learn positive life lessons and gain a moral, spiritual foundation. 22,000 students in 25 schools will benefit from this project.

WHERE:
Salesian primary schools in the country of Paraguay

COSTS:
Print and ship 2,500 bibles to Salesian primary schools throughout Paraguay = $51,500.00

Partial funding opportunity! Just $2,060.00 can fund the printing and shipping of 100 bibles to one school.

PROJECT:
Salesians in this remote area of Africa serve a population from many communities. Some outlying villages are a great distance away and most roads are unpaved, making it hard to provide supplies and pastoral activities. An off-road vehicle would also enable Salesians to safely transport youngsters to schools and facilities throughout the province.

WHERE:
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Africa

COSTS:
To purchase a 4X4 off-road vehicle = $28,000.00


Help Graduates of a Salesian Training Center Start and Operate a Small Business Enterprise

Provide Solar Panels for Electricity to 23 Remote, Poor Communities

Solar Panels Needed

PROJECT:
The project will train former students from a Salesian vocational training center in management, operations and the development of a plan to establish a construction business. The Salesians will work to network and connect this new business within the community to help the young entrepreneurs acquire customers. In the meantime, the Salesians will employ them to repair and restore sections of the training center where they actually learned their skills.

WHERE:
Salesian Mission of Fianarantsoa - Madagascar, Africa

COSTS:
To assist 10 former students in creating a small business enterprise and integrate them into the local job market = $13,934.00

PROJECT:
23 communities in the remote jungles of Peru need a supply of electricity. The most cost effective solution is to purchase and set up solar panel systems. This would provide electricity to the homes of hundreds of families for lighting, cooking equipment and hot water. The electricity would also light the community chapels and improve the Salesian health centers.

WHERE:
23 remote communities in the districts of Andoas and Morona, Peru

COSTS:
Total cost for all equipment and installation = $54,518.00


Provide Funding for Evening Tutoring Centers for Marginalized Youth

Instruments for a School Band

PROJECT:
These evening tutoring centers will assist poor youth with their homework and provide counseling, recreation facilities and evening meals. The hope is that these centers will reduce the school drop-out rate and result in contributing members of society. About 500 children would receive assistance.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Nagar - Hyderabad, India

COSTS:
To provide supplies and teachers to run 10 centers for 2 years = $10,650.00

PROJECT:
This project will provide musical instruments to poor children in our Salesian school to start a band. It is believed that an extra-curricular program in music and entertainment will bring relief and healing from the trauma that exists in the post-Ebola, post-civil war world. 

WHERE:
St. Augustine's Agricultural Secondary School- Lungi, Sierra Leone, Africa

COSTS:
To provide a set of brass band instruments for holistic education = $6,103.40


Renovate a 60-year-old church

Complete the Construction of a Church

PROJECT:
This project is to renovate a Catholic church in a poor community that serves over 1,860 families, Since its construction in 1956, no updates have been made and it needs many repairs to provide a place fir this large and growing community to worship. Once renovated, the parish community will be responsible for maintenance, repairs and cleaning.

WHERE:
St. Mary's Catholic Mission - Rundu, Namibia, Africa

COSTS:
Costs to renovate Sauyemwa Church = $7,500.00

PROJECT:
The Salesians began building the Mary Help of Christians Church in 2013 and are at 80% completion. All that's needed to make their dream a reality are pews for the community of 3,000 people, and tiles to cover the walls and floor.

WHERE:
Mary Help of Christians Church, Libreville, Gabon, Africa

COSTS:
To provide 250 pews and tiles to cover the walls and floor = $53,417.75

Partial Funding Opportunities:

a. 250 pews = $26,709.00
b. Tiles to cover floor and walls = $26,709.00


Support a Home for Street Children

Restore a Back-up Electricity Generating System to a Vocational School

Electricity Generating System to Vocational School in Haiti

PROJECT:
The Don Bosco Home in Kandi houses children who have been abused, abandoned and exploited. They have fled and live on the city streets. The Don Bosco Home provides them with food, shelter and an education. Due to a reduction of local private and government funding, they cannot continue to operate this life-saving facility. Dozens of children are at risk of losing this sanctuary.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Home - Kandi, Benin

COSTS:
To maintain the home, including supplies, staff and activities for one year = $71,162.00

An extraordinary gift of $142,324.00 would keep it open and available to the children for over 2 years.

PROJECT:
The Salesian Diocesan Center of Arts and Trades (MASC) is a vocational school which lost its back-up electrical system during Hurricane Matthew. This back-up system is essential to the operation of the school due to Haiti's unreliable electricity supply and frequent blackouts. This project is to restore the electrical system to power the computer lab and classrooms when the city electricity is down.

WHERE:
Salesian Diocesan Center of Arts and Trades (MASC) - Les Cayes, Haiti

COSTS:
To restore a back-up electricity generating system for the vocational school = $8,892.00


Construct a New Community Center

Provide Irrigation Systems for Agricultural Centers

Irrigation Systems in Congo

PROJECT:
There is a critical need to build a new parish center to accommodate a larger number of poor youth and families. The center will be used for seminars, educational workshops and recreational activities. 

WHERE:
Salesian Parish in Las Charcas, Guatemala

COSTS:
For materials and labor = $90,000.00

PROJECT:
Salesian communities are working in the area to achieve the large agricultural and farming potential of youth and young adults. Improvements in irrigation at five Don Bosco centers will provide clean water and give students and residents improved nutrition, as well as improve agricultural production for increased income generation and self-sufficiency.

WHERE:
Lubumbashi, Katanga Province - Democratic Republic of Congo

COSTS:
To enhance irrigation systems at five centers = $21,000.00

Partial Funding Opportunities:

a. Irrigation systems for greenhouse and boarding house kitchen gardens = $7,000.00
c. Initiate replacement of irrigation system in agricultural vocational school = $8,000.00


Offer Youth Counseling Classes

Renovate Hazardous Area That Exposes Children to Health Risks 

Youth Counseling - India

PROJECT:
This Salesian parish in India is a primary community center that provides support and services to poor young people and their families. This project will offer counseling to young adults, focusing on marriage preparedness and sound life choices. 

WHERE:
Assumption Church, Don Bosco Youth Center, Vijayawada, Krishna District, India

COSTS:
For personnel and materials to implement courses for 100 participants = $2,302.00

PROJECT:
A dangerous, polluted canal runs along the community parish property. It carries waste and sewage from a local factory. Young children and families who attend the parish are exposed to noxious fumes and the risk of falling in. Funds are needed to build a concrete slab over the canal to cover it. This will minimize the hazards and also create a new safe and useful space for the parish. 

WHERE:
St. Paul's Chapel and Parish - Cité Soleil - Haiti

COSTS:
Labor, cement and other construction material = $122,800.00


Continue Program to Care for HIV Positive Children

Renovate Gymnasium and Extra-Curricular Area of Salesian Sisters' School

Renovate Gym in Poland

PROJECT:
Supply funding for Salesian program which helps poor children suffering from HIV/AIDS. The funding will help provide educational courses, medical treatment, medicines and nutritional meals. 

WHERE:
Don Bosco CALM Program - Namugongo - Kampala, Uganda

COSTS:
To help provide for the children's needs for 8 months = $8,000.00

PROJECT:
The Salesian Sisters operate a Catholic school serving over 350 students. Natural disasters and flooding have led to the destruction of the infrastructure and they must rebuild their gymnasium to meet safety requirements. Without the gym, the school can't offer physical education or open it to extra-curricular activities for students and events for the local community. Rebuilding the gym would serve the students and community, and allow for 100 additional students to attend. 

WHERE:
The Institute of the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians - Wroclaw, Poland

COSTS: 

This is a major project for the Salesian sisters. The total cost for demolition and constructing a brand new gymnasium is $1,647,961.38. This is surely an astronomical amount! -- But even partial funding would help answer the sisters' prayers:

a. Improvement and Covering of Roof = $53,726.00
b. Install Fire Hydrants = $35,498.00
c. Install Central Heating System = $46,371.00


Complete Construction of New Chapel

Repair 4 Village Chapels in Danger of Collapsing

Nigeria Chapel Completion Repairing Chapels

PROJECT:
Funding for the final phase of construction for a chapel is needed. The basic structure is complete but a roof has to be added. The parishoners are now using the chapel structure but without a roof, they are many times exposed to harsh weather conditions.

WHERE:
Ijebu-Ode Diocese, Ikoto, Ogun State, Nigeria

COSTS:
Total for all materials, equipment and labor = $31,702.00

PROJECT:
Parishioners of St. John Bosco's Parish in Boko are spread out over 29 villages; almost every village has a local chapel. Many of the chapels are in urgent need of serious repair. Leaking roofs, ceilings, and windows and severely damaged structures make it very difficult and unsafe for the villagers to attend Mass and other community gatherings. Four village chapels need immediate repairs and are at risk of collapsing.

WHERE:
The villages of Badalipara, Burahara, Machynakhuwa, and Shantipur in the South Kamrup District of Assam, India

COSTS:
Repair roofing, ceilings, windows, and paint in four chapels in most dire need = $9,380.00

Please note: even partial funding for this life changing project would be welcome:


Start a 2-Week Summer Camp Program for Disadvantaged Children

Complete Construction  of Parish Church

Ghana Summer Camp Program Complete Church

PROJECT:
Start a 2-week summer camp program for disadvantaged children.

WHERE:
Salesian Province of West Africa, Ashaiman, Ghana

COSTS:
Establish program, staff, sporting goods and meals to feed the children for a 2 week period = $4,000.00

PROJECT:
A beautiful, new parish church is very near completion -- but funding has run out. The structure is finished but it needs to be painted and the inside of the church is bare and empty. The ceiling has to be constructed, overhead fans installed, plumbing completed, and most importantly, pews and an altar are essential for the parishioners.

WHERE:
Bishramgani, Tripura, India

COSTS:
Enitre cost to complete the parish church = $20,000.00 -- though even partial funding to acquire paint, fans, pews, an altar and other items would be greatly appreciated.


 Provide Piano for Students

Create Safe Recreation Area for Children and Families

Jerusalem Recreation Center

PROJECT:
Purchase a piano for advanced music students

WHERE:
Don Bosco Cultural Center - Kerala, India

COSTS:
Purchase a Grand Piano for the Music and Fine Arts Class to further the music talents of impoverished children = $30,000.00

PROJECT:
Rehabilitate and create a community "green space". Situated within the historic grounds of a Salesian Monastery, this area will be a family-friendly gathering place for children to play and socialize. The project plans include installing a protective gate, adequate lighting, video cameras and on-site security guards to keep the children safe. 

WHERE:
The Cremisan Monastery located on the border between Jerusalem and the West Bank

COSTS:
Total cost to create and rehabilitate recreational grounds for the area, install protective gate, lighting, video cameras and hire 4 security guards for 1 year = $52,458.00


Acquire a New Jeep to Transport Handicapped Children

Renovate and Refurbish Existing Church

New Jeep for Handicapped Children Renovate and Refurbish Church

PROJECT:
This mission in India educates and cares for abandoned or orphaned children, most of whom are physically challenged or disabled. They currently use an unsafe, unreliable and rundown 15+ year old four wheeler to pick up homeless street children and transport children to medical care facilities. They need to acquire a newer, dependable jeep vehicle that can navigate the rough terrain and transport more children safely. 

WHERE:
Don Bosco Premnivas Home for Physically Challenged Children, Mangalagiri, Guntur District, India

COSTS:
To purchase a new jeep vehicle = $15,610.17

PROJECT:
The Salesian church that has served this poor community is in need of extensive repairs. Walls and floors are cracked. Floor tiles are broken and stairs have collapsed creating a dangerous environment for the parishioners. The pillars holding up the main ceiling structure are in terrible condition. A major renovation is necessary to restore the church. 

WHERE:
Mary Help of Christians Shrine, Amsam, Tamil Nadu State, India

COSTS:
A complete restoration of the church = $40,630.00


Finalize Construction of Parish Church

Increase Educational Opportunities for Poor, Indigenous Children

Completion of Church in Ecuador Educational Opportunities for Indigenous Children

PROJECT:
Thanks to local funding, a new church was built for this community - but funding ran out for its final completion. The church still needs some lighting and other electric wiring, a new ceiling to replace the temporary one and finishing of the rough concrete floor that is uneven and creates the risk of tripping, especially for the frail and elderly.

WHERE:
The Barrio Pucacocha in the city of Loja, Ecuador

COSTS:
Total cost for the entire project = $47,305 though even partial funding would be a Godsend: 
1. Electrical Work: $9,900.00
2. Ceiling: $15,000.00
3. Floor: $22,405.00

PROJECT:
A Salesian Youth Center and Trade School already exist in this remote area to benefit the children, though there are a large number of other children in outlying villages that need these services. The goal of this project is to expand the existing facilities to allow for more children to participate and learn about the moral principals of Don Bosco and attain a worthy job skill. Funds are needed to transport children, expand the physical structure and increase the staff. A permanent housing structure is also needed to keep the Salesians present on site at all times.

WHERE:
Salesian Community in Shasha & Masisi in the Eastern Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo

COSTS:
Expansion of programs, staff and educators. Supply transportation and provide for the needs of additional children from outlying communities. Construct a simple shelter to house the Salesians and keep their presence on site. Total cost = $51,792.00

Partially funded - thank you! Total cost still needed = $42,000.00 


Build a School

Expand and Upgrade Vocational School

Build a School in India Congo School

PROJECT:
Build a new school to help educate and empower tribal youth. This would be the first formal school building constructed in this remote area.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Center - Jamtoli Village, Jharkhandi State, India

COSTS:
Build, furnish and support operation for one year = $240,144.00

Please note: Even partial funding for this life changing project would be welcome. For instance:

a. Cost for construction of 1st phase = $135,725.00
b. Cost of furniture for the school = $24,521.00
c. Teachers/staff salary for the first year = $7,500.00

PROJECT:
Existing vocational school needs to upgrade dated classrooms and expand programs to accomodate more students. There is a real need to offer vocational and life skills to empower poor young women.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Vocational Center - Uvira, The Democratic Republic of Congo

COSTS:
Total project cost = $88,580.00

Please note: These partial funding opportunities are available:


b. Tuition for 3 years for 250 students = $36,000.00
c. Expansion of program courses - equipment, teachers, books, etc. = $32,580.00


Build a Chapel and Auditorium for College Students

Supply Electricity to Remote Villages

Build Chapel & Auditorium for College Students Supply electricity to remote villages

PROJECT:
Construct a new chapel and auditorium for students attending the Don Bosco Institute of Higher Education.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Institute of Higher Education in Kerala, India

COSTS:
Total cost for construction: building materials, electrical, plumbing, labor, interior fixtures and furniture = $94,850.00

PROJECT:
Install solar electricity systems to supply electricity to homes and provide street lights. This would replace the cost and dangers of using kerosene lamps - and youngsters will be able to study and do homework in adequate lighting.

WHERE:
Khasi-Jaintia Hills District - Meghalaya, India. The Salesian St. Joseph Training Center in Meghalaya is the project coordinator.

COSTS:
Purchase and install solar electricity systems to supply over 100 marginalized families with house and street lights = $25,403.00


Implement a Training Seminar for Salesian Missionaries 

(funded 6/20/2017)

Construct a Security Wall Around a School 

(funded 5/24/2017)

Construct Security Wall Around a School in Congo

PROJECT:
An intensive 4-day seminar for Salesians that will help them enhance their missionary service to 25,000 at-risk children in 14 mission sites.

WHERE:
The Salesians of the ATE Province - Yaunde, Cameroon, Africa

PROJECT:
There is a critical need to build a security wall on the grounds around the Holy Spirit Catholic School. The security wall would help protect the 600+ students and staff from the dangers of the surrounding community.

WHERE:
Holy Spirit Catholic School, Diocese of Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo, Africa


Construct a Security Wall for a School 

(funded 5/24/2017)

Provide Electricity to a School 

(funded 5/24/2017)

Construct Security Wall Around St. Pierre School Provide Electricity to a school, pointe-noire, congo

PROJECT:
The Saint Pierre Catholic School has been plagued by acts of vandalism and violence, damaging the school property and threatening the safety of its students, faculty and administration. A security wall will help protect the property and the well-being of the 400+ students and staff.

WHERE:
Saint Pierre Catholic School, Republic of Congo, Africa

PROJECT:
A Salesian school, which serves primary and secondary school students, has no electricity. Bringing power to the school's classrooms and administrative building will expand the hours of operation and enable them to incorporate technology into programs. It will also provide lighting, which they have never had.

WHERE:
Saint Jean Baptiste Catholic School, Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo, Africa


 

Refurbish and Upgrade Clean Water System

(funded 5/5/2017)

Replace the Engine in a Truck that is Shared by 4 Salesian Communities

(funded 4/7/2017)

Replace Truck Engine in Ghana

PROJECT:
Several remote, drought-prone villages need help de-silting wells and canals, constructing pipelines and installing tanks to store clean drinking water.

WHERE:

Marathwada Region, Maharashtra State, Mumbai, India

PROJECT:
Four Salesian communities in Ghana share the use of one truck for all social and pastoral purposes: child protection, education, youth and parish movements, and healthcare. Currently, the truck is inoperable. A second-hand engine would get it on the road again so that the Salesians can continue to serve their communities. 

WHERE:
St. Francis de Sales Salesian Community, Ashaiman, Ghana - West Africa

COSTS:


Provide a clean water supply to a poor community

(funded 3/28/2017)

Upgrade and Expand an Educational Facility

(funded 3/3/2017)

Water for Katanga Educational facility in Liberia

PROJECT:
The Katanga province has a very young population -- most are uneducated and unemployed. A comprehensive development program is planned with a new Vocational Center that will teach vital job skills. The objective of this project is to provide for the long term: safe water for the students and surrounding community.

WHERE:

Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

Partial Funding Opportunities:

a. Drilling of 80-foot well = $14,400.00
b. Build tower with a water tank = $6,500.00
c. Installation of water piping and electrical connections = $3,500.00

PROJECT:
Recovery from the civil war and a deadly Ebola epidemic requires solving the problems of poverty and illiteracy; the education of youth is critical to long-lasting peace and progress. This project will enable the Salesian school to build and equip a new science lab and expand courses to accomodate more students.

WHERE:

Mary Help of Christians Catholic School (MHCCS) - Matadi, Monrovia, Liberia


Expand Medical Care for Marginalized Youth

Renovation and Extension for a Growing Church in India

Expand Medical Care Church Renovations in India

PROJECT:
This facility is already operating several "Medical Assistance Booths," which have provided medical assistance and intervention to over 22,000 children to date, including nutritious meals, awareness campaigns, specialized care, surgeries, and follow up. The goal of this project is to expand these services to at least 800 more children each year.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Navajeevan Rehabilitation Centers, Hyderabad, India

Partially funded for 1 year: $12,149.00 Thank you!

PROJECT:
The number of parishioners attending services, sacraments, and social events at Mary Help of Christians Church has increased tremendously. Many stand outside the church during services because there is no more room inside. The church building needs to be expanded and a damaged compound wall has to be replaced. 

WHERE:
Church of Mary Help of Christians, Don Bosco Mission, Ravulapalem, India


Renovation of Village Church

Provide Computer Education for Marginalized Youth

Church Renovation Computer Education in Inida

PROJECT:

The people in this village began renovating their beloved church, but have run out of funds. There are holes in the roof, the floor needs to be replaced, and the walls are rotting. Parishioners are praying and worshipping in an unsafe, shabby structure.

Please note: The village will be celebrating its 75th year of existence. The villagers are hoping and praying that a new church can be ready for their special celebration.

WHERE:
Khasia Pather Village, Assam, India

PROJECT:
Computer training and education can provide a way out of poverty for youth from the lowest strata of society. Don Bosco Academy would like to create a computer training center for local marginalized youngsters. With the skills acquired, students will be prepared to enter the competitive job market. 

WHERE:
Don Bosco Academy, Nalgonda District, Telangana, India


Life Counseling Program for At-Risk Youth

Improve Sanitary Conditions at Home for Street Children

Malawi Youth Center Improve Sanitary Conditions

PROJECT:
The Don Bosco Youth Center in this impoverished area is a positive gathering place for many troubled youth. The center would like to set up a new program that offers counseling workshops, seminars and educational literature that addresses the multitude of challenges these young people encounter every day. The program would focus on life skills training and the avoidance of high risk behavior such as substance abuse and gang participation. The project plan is to enroll 2,500 at-risk youth. 

WHERE:
Don Bosco Youth Center - Lilongwe, Malawi - Africa

PROJECT:
This project will improve conditions at a home for 200 rescued street and working children -- double the number it was originally built to serve. Bathroom facilities at the center are old and dilapidated, and unable to meet the demands of the number of inhabitants. Proper sanitation facilities and education on personal hygiene will promote a healthy environment for children and staff, and decrease the likelihood of disease.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Navajeevan Center, Ramanthapur; Telangana State, India


Provide Computer Literacy Training to At-Risk Youth

(funded 1/17/2017)

Restoration and Improvement of a Water System

(funded 1/17/2017)

Computers for Argentina School Zambia Borehole

PROJECT:
In a world where computer literacy equals the way to knowledge and job opportunities, more than 1,200 at-risk children are left behind. The Salesian Educational Center that serves this impoverished community is using outdated, deficient computers donated over 15 years ago. The government will not give this facility any funding. Twelve (12) new computers are needed to upgrade the computer lab.

WHERE:
The Sacred Heart Vicariate (a Salesian Educational Center consisting of 5 schools), Ludueña, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina

PROJECT:
The Don Bosco Youth Center empowers poor and marginaized youth by providing secondary and vocational education. Their current water system is old and collapsing. A new borehole, pump, piping, and tanks are needed to provide a sufficient, clean water supply.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Youth Center, Chingola, Zambia


Bicycles for Students

Purchase a Medical Van

Bicycles for Students Medical Van Needed

PROJECT:
The Kansebula Training Institute of Saint-Jean Bosco offers formal education, including trade skills and spiritual growth. Students attending this school live in scattered, isolated villages, many of which are miles away. The best form of transportation in this undeveloped rural area is a bicycle. 50 students are in need of bicycles to get to school each day and run errands for their families. 

WHERE:
Lubumbashi, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo

PROJECT:
A medical van is needed to drive to remote villages to treat sick children and family members. It would also be used as an ambulance to transport the sick to a hospital that is over 100 miles away. In this undeveloped region malaria, malnutrition and especially snake bites are prevalent.

WHERE:
Iloo Jargo, West Bengal - New Delhi Province, India


Phase 2 of a Clean Water Project at Two Vocational Schools

Provide Youngsters with Musical Instruments

Clean Water Project Musical Instruments for Liberia

PROJECT:
Thanks to local funding and the generosity of good people like you, new water tanks and all the necessary plumbing were installed at two Salesian vocational schools. This provided accessible clean water to the students and staff at these remote, isolated locations. In the past, they had to walk a long distance to carry water back to the schools. Due to the growing population of students, the schools now need an additional water tank and an upgrade to the water filtration system. 

WHERE:
2 Salesian schools in the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

PROJECT:
The Salesians in this community want to offer young people another skill set to enrich their lives and to hopefully inspire them and give them some joy. By supplying musical instruments and the lessons needed to play them, the Salesian vision is to create a school band that will encourage, motivate - and lift the spirit of the entire community. 

WHERE:
Don Bosco Matadi School and Youth Center - Liberia West Africa Province


Replace Dilapidated Classrooms

Rebuild Dilapidated Section of Building and Repair Recreation Area

PROJECT:
The current school classrooms consist of dilapidated sheds. A new structure is needed that would provide decent space for 8 classrooms. 

WHERE:
Don Bosco Literacy Center - Mizoram (Bualpui), India (on the Myanmar border)

PROJECT:
The Don Bosco Home for Troubled Youth needs to renovate a dilapidated part of the building to add a storage area. They also need to repair their basketball court/recreation area. At present, these sections of the home pose a safety risk to the youth using the facilities.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Home in Calca, Peru


 


Complete Construction of Youth Hostel

Complete Building of Offices and Classrooms at Vocational School

Complete Construction of Youth Hostel

PROJECT:
Complete construction of a youth hostel that will provide dormitories for students who have a lengthy and arduous journey to school each day.

WHERE:
Don Bosco School - Ramfalbil, Assam, India


 

PROJECT:
Finish the construction of a new wing to the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center. The wing will consist of offices for 17 staff members and classrooms for 186 students. Students will be able to receive more job training courses such as carpentry, plumbing and tailoring. 

WHERE:
Don Bosco Vocational Training Center - Namaliga, (Bombo) - Uganda


School Needs Furniture for Students

Refurbish a Seminarian Chapel

India School Needs Furniture for Students Seminarian Chapel

PROJECT:
10 new classrooms need desks, chairs, benches and blackboards.

WHERE:
Don Bosco School - Nalgonda, India

PROJECT:
A chapel used by Salesian Seminarians needs a new roof and other major repairs.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Seminary, Manila, Philippines


Provide Tuition for Poor Youngsters

Coaching Classes for Drop-Outs

Provide Tuition for Poor Youngsters in India Provide Coaching Classes for Drop-Outs

PROJECT:
Salesian School needs funds to continue providing various educational classes to poor, troubled teenagers.

WHERE:
Don Bosco School - Tipura, India

COSTS:

PROJECT:
Provide coaching classes for drop-outs at the Don Bosco Youth Center.

WHERE:
Peace Center - the Don Bosco Youth Center at the Don Bosco School in Tripura, India

COSTS:


Build a Proper Kitchen for Students

Expand an Elementary School and Refurbish Outdated Classrooms

Build a proper kitchen for students Expand School and Refurbish Classrooms in Madagascar

PROJECT:
Students are provided lunch every day. The food preparation kitchen is inadequate and unsanitary. A proper kitchen is needed where lunches can be prepared.

WHERE:
Salesian Vocational Training Center, Burundi, Africa

PROJECT:
Build 8 new classrooms and refurbish old classrooms to accomodate more needy children.

WHERE:
Salesians of Don Bosco in Mahajanga, Madagascar


Build a New Kindergarten Classroom

Provide Wheelchairs and Elevator for Handicapped Students

Build a New Kindergarten Classroom in Bombo Provide wheelchairs and elevator in Cambodia

PROJECT:
Young children are trying to learn in a small, crammed room. There is a need to build an additional classroom to accomodate the children.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Elementary School, Bombo Namaliga Province, East Africa

PROJECT:
Provide wheelchairs and elevator for handicapped students.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Technical School - Kep City, Cambodia


Complete Construction of Chapel at Refugee Camp

Provide Acoustic Piano for Salesian Music Academy

Construct Chapel in Kenya Provide Acoustic Piano for Salesian Music Academy

PROJECT:
Construction of a chapel has started in a new area of a Salesian-run Refugee Camp. Families and children are sitting on a dirt floor during Mass and the roof is still open to the elements. Funding is needed to complete the Chapel.

WHERE:
Kakuma, Kenya (Africa) - Refugee Camp run by Salesians from Holy Cross Catholic Church

PROJECT:
Provide acoustic piano for Salesian Music Academy - to offer advanced vocal music courses to promising youth.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Cultural Center Vennala - Kerala, India


Build New Bathrooms in Salesian Youth Center

Provide Classrooms and Scholarships to Poor Tribal Children

Build New Bathrooms in Salesian Youth Center Provide Classrooms and Scholarships to Poor Tribal Children

PROJECT:
Build new bathrooms in Salesian Youth Center. Toilets, sinks and a sewage system are to be installed for the youngsters who use the center everyday.

WHERE:
Tumba Sector, Huye District - Rwanda, Africa

PROJECT:
Village school needs benches and desks for classrooms and scholarship assistance for impoverished students.

WHERE:
Don Bosco School - Rangajan, Assam, India


Refurbish Classrooms That are Old and Worn

Complete Construction of New Schools and Recruit and Train Teachers

Refurbish classrooms in India Complete Construction of New Schools and Recruit and Train Teachers

PROJECT:
Refurbish classrooms that are old and worn.

WHERE:
Don Bosco Premnivas School - Mangalagiri, India

COSTS:
a. Classroom desks for students = $5,000.00

PROJECT:
Complete construction of new schools and recruit and train teachers.

WHERE:
Salesian Province of Assam, Guwahati, India

COSTS:

b. Recruit and train teachers to give poor children a quality education = $13,000.00