|Project:||Don Bosco Boys Home|
|Date of foundation:||1996|
|Province:||AFW “Bl. Artemide Zatti”|
The aim of the project is to take them out of the streets, offering them a home, health care, food and clothing, education facilities, professional training and religious and moral formation. They also receive medical and sanitary assistance, food, clothing, and are sponsored to go back to school at different levels (primary, Junior and Secondary School) Those who cannot go back to the formal system of education are trained in different skills (carpentry, auto mechanics, metal works, bicycle reparation, etc). Some are also sent to our Vocational Training centre at Odumase (7 km far from Sunyani). The boys support the home with their work: making blocks, growing vegetables and mushrooms, rearing animals (grasscutters, rabbits, sheep, goats and chicken). A scheme of small loans called ‘Fostered Youth Association’ has been created so that as they go out of the home they can become self-employed and get re-inserted in the Ghanaian society in a useful way.
Presently, the boys living in the home are 37, aged 10 to 18. Saturdays and Sundays a group of 100 to 200 boys visit the home for games, sports and other formation activities.
The Salesian team incharge of the project: The rector of the Community is Fr. Italo Spagnolo and the team behind the project consists of one full time Salesian Brother (Bro. Lothar Wagner, from Germany), 2 religious sisters (one Medical Sister and a Notre Dame sister), 3 expatriate volunteers from Holland (a lawyer, a social worker and a civil engineer), and five Ghanaian staff, one of them a Salesian Cooperator. Of these last five, three are full time staff and the rest part time. The other Salesians in turn visit the home in order to help with the religious education through catechesis, good nights and the animation of festivities.
|Address:||Salesians of Don Bosco,
|Tel:||00 233 61 27106|
|Fax:||00 233 61 27020|