A Request...

...for help with our work in the Pacific

BullaBosco

St John Bosco, our founder, said: “Without you I can do nothing” and his words still ring true today.

Together we can break the cycle of poverty and ignorance that destroys so many young lives.

As followers of St John Bosco we are committed to helping youth build a better future. Education and training is central to the true development of each individual to achieve their full potential.

The Salesians are working in 132 countries with a global contingent of 30,000 committed religious men, women and volunteers.

In Samoa there are two Don Bosco schools:

  • Don Bosco Technical Centre, Alafua
  • Don Bosco Co-educational Colleges & Vocational Centre, Salelologa

Both schools require ongoing support to cover running costs, teacher’s salaries, maintenance and workshop materials.

In Fiji there is our Salesian House of Studies. In 2016 we were asked to open a new Parish in the Suva suburb of Nasinu, where a multi-purpose community and youth centre will be constructed. Outdoor sports facilities are also planned. To date the land has been purchased and cleared.

Don Bosco’s Salesians have established their presence in both Samoa and Fiji. With the help of our friends we are hoping to raise over $100,000 to strengthen this base and extend our service and commitment to the youth in both nations.

We are your hands reaching out to the less fortunate… Can I count on your support today? I hope I can.

Even the smallest gift makes a significant difference.


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Join us on our Journey

In Samoa where there is high youth unemployment, the students from Don Bosco schools are securing jobs.

Samoa



Four students Timoteo, Francis, Loimata and Tulua in the Plumbing and Sheet Metal class in 2017 – completed their six-week ‘work experience’ program at the Samoa Water Authority. Their skills and attitude to work were so impressive, they were all offered a position once they have graduated from Don Bosco.


Samoa



Mauluulu graduated from Don Bosco 20 years ago. He was raised by his unemployed grandparents and is the third child of ten siblings. His mother was the only worker in the family. He completed the welding program at Don Bosco and immediately secured work in the building industry; today he is Operations Manager of Silva Constructions.


Samoa



Matagi is the eldest of three. His mother was unemployed and his grandparents, subsistence farmers, supported his education at Don Bosco where he studied motor mechanics. Currently he is employed by a Government Department as their Senior Mechanic.



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Please note that the Australian Salesian Missions Overseas Aid Fund (ASMOAF) is a registered fund owned and operated by the Salesian Society (Vic) Inc. It has Australian Taxation Office approval for tax deductibility for donations given for the relief of poverty in developing countries.

ASMOAF supports various Salesian projects in developing countries in accordance with the wishes of donors.