In the coastal community of Dungalpitiya, the majority of the elderly population depends on the sea for their livelihood. Although there are five government schools in the area, none of them have proper infrastructure or sufficient staff. Since only the children of the poorer families attend those schools, the voicelessness and ignorance of parents have kept these schools in this manner for years. Hence, Don Bosco provides free after school classes, career guidance sessions and leadership and soft skills development programs.

Empowering children through education and life skills development is not sufficient unless until the family background too is conducive to support and nurture motivation. Thus, this project targets awareness building, strengthening of parents’ involvement, empowerment of women and senior citizens through self-employment and peer involvement, promotion of child rights, and community engagement. This project is funded by Missioni Salesianas Spain. We are very thankful to the Salesian Community of Dungalpitiya for their care and concern for the poor and needy young people.

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The society of St. Francis de Sales or Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), is a religious Congregation founded by St. John Bosco in 1859 in Turin, Italy for the purpose of helping, educating and training poor boys. To date, services of the Salesians have spread to 131 countries in the world. In Sri Lanka, the very first Don Bosco Centre was established in 1956 at Negombo. The Salesians of Don Bosco have, to date established 18 centres in different parts of the country. 


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