Where we started
Don Bosco Kakuma belongs to the worldwide society of Salesians of Don Bosco (www.sdb.org) founded by St. John Bosco (1815-1888) in Italy which today operates in about 140 countries. The main activities of their works are geared towards the human and intellectual formation of young people. The Salesians of Don Bosco East Africa Province (AFE) have been operating in East Africa since 1980, namely in Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, and South Sudan. Sudan and South Sudan together is a semi-independent entity of the Province. Don Bosco Kakuma started in 1993, it is an educational and charitable institution owned and administered by the Salesians of Don Bosco Eastern Africa (www.donboscoeastafrica.org). It has a well-established presence in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Turkana County in the diocese of Lodwar.
Don Bosco Kakuma is a centre of hope and transformation that serves the youth in the camp and the local community to be self-reliant and regain their dignity under the charismatic style of Don Bosco that advances justice, peace and integrity of creation
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As a Catholic Educational Institution, DBTIK believes in the uniqueness of every person created in the image and likeness of God.–> As a unique individual he/she is endowed with natural and supernatural gifts that enable him to become a good Christian, fully knowing and desiring life’s ultimate purpose – union with God. Don Bosco believes in the educational methodology practiced by St. John Bosco the founder himself known as the PREVENTIVE SYSTEM, a system anchored on the three pillars of REASON, RELIGION, AND LOVING-KINDNESS and implemented through active presence of everyone who has the heart of Don Bosco’s mission to form part of the Educative Pastoral Community (administrators, personnel, teachers, parents, students, alumni and other lay mission partners) bonded by the family spirit of St. John Bosco. DBTIK believes that the active physical presence of the educative community in the activities of the young is the most effective way to educate them inspired by St. John Bosco’s motto: “Da Mihi Animas Coetera Tolle” (Give me souls; take away the rest). As citied in the Salesian Youth Ministry third edition 2014
The overall goal is to strengthen market-led advanced vocational and technical skills that create job opportunities and increase income for refugee and host community youth, women, and men in their trades of practice. Also, to enhance private sector engagement for job matching and internship opportunities. community youth, women, and men in their trades of practice. Also, to enhance private sector engagement for job matching and internship opportunities. community youth, women, and men in their trades of practice. Also, to enhance private sector engagement for job matching and internship opportunities.