Bicentenary of Don Bosco's birth 1815-2015


“We are approaching the bicentennial of Don Bosco’s birth, which will be celebrated on August 16, 2015. It is a very special event for us, for all the Salesian Family, and for the whole Salesian Movement, which requires an intense and profound process of preparation, so that it may prove fruitful for all of us, for the Church, for the young, and for society.” Read More

Salesian Family Bulletin

The Salesians of Don Bosco are a religious congregation of Brothers and Priests. The organization was founded in 1859 by Saint John Bosco. Don Bosco’s mission was clear and simple: to be a friend to young people who were poor, abandoned or at risk, and in so doing to be a friend to Christ. Wherever the Salesians work, our mission is the same, but its expression changes to suit the particular context. From schools, youth clubs, children’s homes working with street children; missionaries; chaplains in schools, colleges and universities and in parish work. Salesians of Don Bosco work in approximately 131 countries.

The Salesians of Don Bosco arrived in East Africa in 1980 and formed what is known today as the Salesians of Don Bosco East Africa Province (SDBAFE)

History of Don Bosco