On the 9th of October 2018 members and partners of the Don Bosco Network (DBN) including the Councilor for Missions Fr Guillermo Basanes, Economer General Bro Jean Paul Muller and the Coordinator of Mission Offices Fr George Menamparampil, met at the DBN headquarters in Rome for the Development Cooperation Working Group meeting.
Representatives of Don Bosco organizations from Europe, USA and Africa discussed best possible ways of support to young people education and skills training all over the world. Special attention was given to youth in developing countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Following the mission of Don Bosco, Don Bosco Network empowers young people to have their dreams of better life and access to job market fulfilled in their home countries. It is due to such programmes as Don Bosco Tech Africa which stands for 100 technical institutions in 34 countries in Africa the young people do not have to migrate in order to find better life. Through the education, skills training and job finding support they can realize their dreams and built better future in their own home countries and communities.Don Bosco Network provides this support through: professional capacity building programmes, effective humanitarian aid, resilience programmes, partnership building, cooperation and networking. DBN is using modern technics and means of communication. Don Bosco Network cares about the future for all engaging with partners in the innovative green energy programmes.
Inspired by Saint John Bosco we tackle the roots of the problems which force young people in troubled countries to seek refuge in foreign lands (like Venezuela, South Sudan and many others…). Don Bosco Network is committed to sustainable development agenda and we make sure that the young people in need “are not left behind”
The working group meeting was follow by DBN Board meeting on the 10th October with planning of network activities for the next year 2018/2019.