Kinshasa, 18 August, 2022 / 3:47 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are boosting the talents of dozens of young people through art and craft, recreational, and religious activities.
Realized at the Boscolac educational Centre that is located about 20 Kilometres from the country's city of Goma, the facility is the only Salesian educational center in the suburban area that is inhabited by "the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations", according to a Monday, August 15 report.
In the report, the leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of SDB, says that the "youth are happy to participate in the educational, recreational, and religious activities available."
"Boscolac provides an opportunity for youth to learn a trade at the Salesian vocational training center," Salesian officials are quoted as saying in the August 15 report, adding, "Youth take courses in cutting and sewing and develop their talents at the oratory through theater, music, and sports. Close to 100 youths attend these activities."
They express gratitude to Marineo Solidale group that facilitated the realization of Boscolac educational Centre, adding that the partner "initially supported the schooling of 10 youth and the purchase of materials for the oratory’s activities.”