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A donation from the Regine Sixt Children’s Aid Foundation has enabled the construction of four classrooms for street children in Rundu in cooperation with the Don Bosco Mission.

The Salesians of Don Bosco have been active in Namibia since 1998 and work in Rundu, the country’s second largest town. The number of street kids and AIDS orphans in Rundu is growing steadily (the country is one of the five in the world hardest hit by HIV/AIDS). 

Many children search for food on the street and try to meet their own basic needs there. These street children are between 9 and 17 years old. The Don Bosco Youth Center is situated on a two-hectare piece of land, where it takes in disadvantaged children and teenagers from the poorest sections of society. There the children can be taught and can play, receive food, and use washing facilities. Rehabilitation schemes and family social workers help children who still have relatives to return to them. The aim is to reintegrate children into society. Literacy courses and informal bridging studies are needed to integrate the children back into the state school system.

The center consists of a large multi-functional hall, a kitchen, and bathroom facilities. Through your help and through finance from the Regine Sixt Children’s Aid Foundation, four classrooms will be built to provide many children and teenagers with access to education and a range of other activities. An office for advising and assisting the street children will also be built.

In memory of familiy Gross´beloved husband and father.