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motives and goals since we were founded
Don Bosco Kakuma belongs to the world wide 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
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
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
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.
To prepare and implement sustainable programs for young people in vocational training and
human development skills so that they may become good citizens and people of God in their
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.