Don Bosco Mondo e.V. is a non-governmental organisation for international development. The association supports disadvantaged children and teenagers worldwide across confessional and ideological borders. Education and training give them the chance to lead an independent life in dignity. Local partners in over 130 countries are the Salesians of Don Boscos and the Don Bosco Sisters.
The desire of the Italian priest, educator and founder of the order Johannes Bosco (1815–1888) was to give young people holistic support. His approach was to give them a home, provide training opportunities, share their free time with them, be attentive to their worries and needs and help them develop perspectives for a successful future. Since 1859, the Salesians of Don Bosco have continued this mission in broad range of areas in youth work.
The aim of the Don Bosco Order is to love every disadvantaged child and teenager and to ensure that they have the opportunities for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development. The support should enable them to reintegrate into society and, if possible, to return to their families.
Don Bosco’s guiding principle is unconditional care and friendship. As a Christian institution, the work of the order is based on Christian teachings and principles and on three pedagogically proven pillars: reason, moral values and loving kindness. Don Bosco supports students in becoming aware of values such as respect for themselves and others, integrity, discipline, hard work, perseverance and spirituality.