N'Djamena, 06 July, 2022 / 4:32 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) serving in Chad are using education to reach out to “most vulnerable youth” in the landlocked country located at the crossroads of North and Central Africa, giving them “a sense of personal dignity and self-worth”.
In a Tuesday, July 5 report, officials of Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based SDB development arm, highlight some of the educational institutions under the auspices of SDB members and their respective roles in empowering those enrolled in their programs.
“Education has proven to be an effective means of breaking the cycle of poverty while giving the most vulnerable youth a sense of personal dignity and self-worth,” SDB officials say.
They add, “Salesian primary and secondary schools lay a foundation for future education while Salesian vocational, technical, professional and agricultural schools provide practical skills to youth to have an opportunity to become contributing adults in their communities — rebuilding communities and ending the cycle of poverty.”
In the July 5 report, the Director of Salesian Missions says that the entity’s primary focus is education.