Dodoma, 22 May, 2020 / 4:40 am (ACI Africa).
A new multipurpose hall under construction at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center located in Tanzania’s Archdiocese of Dodoma will be instrumental in meeting the needs of close to 1,700 students enrolled annually at the institution, the leadership of the U.S.-based Salesian Missions, which is the development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has announced in a report shared with ACI Africa.
In the report, the leadership of Salesian Missions announced that the organization had made available funds to complete the building and that “with the funding, Don Bosco Vocational Training Center will now be able to build a space that will meet the needs of the student population.”
“Despite the availability of spacious classrooms, the center does not have an area that can hold all students together for one joint activity such as examinations, graduation ceremonies, morning talks on rainy days or even youth programs,” Salesian Missions U.S. Media Representative, Hannah Gregory reported Wednesday, May 20.
Currently, the center utilizes outdoor space for such events, but it is limited, especially during times of extreme weather, Ms. Gregory noted in her report, adding that the new multipurpose hall will serve as space for training and recreational needs as well as for sports and other indoor recreational activities and animation programs.
“Further, the new hall will provide the center with a permanent area to conduct ceremonies including graduations, assembly, morning and evening talks with students, and youth animation programs,” Ms. Gregory has reported.