Who we are
Don Bosco planning and Development office (DBDON) is a salesian initiative empowering the young in East Africa .It was founded in 1996 with the primary role of linking activities, funding and support of grass root projects favouring the marginalize poor, street children, refugees, displaced youths and those orphaned by AIDS and victims of addiction in East Africa.
Our key element being, working to maintain an environment which relationships amongst beneficiaries, benefactors and staff is characterized by love, peace and justice.
Mandate“…….to support SDB communities in promoting a planning mentality consequently, assisting them formulate & develop comprehensive development programmes for the socio-economic empowerment of the under privileged in East Africa.
What we do
Salesians of Don Bosco in East Africa started in 1981.With its regional headquarters in Nairobi. DBDON focus is on small to medium sized projects mainly in the field of education, identified at the local level. As such, this office develops projects that are approved by legitimate authority in the province in collaboration with the communities, look for funding agencies interested in sponsoring the projects, monitor and report project to the funding agency consequently keeping communication between communities and donor agencies.
DBDON office Nairobi, facilitates implementation of projects and programmes through capacity building among Salesian community who are our grass root partners, local communities and other NGO’s who are our development partners in East Africa.
To this end, we build our proposals/programmes based on community values and aspirations; formulate comprehensive programmes for development. Both at micro and macro levels, assist in projects that focus on the integral development of each person aimed at building vocations.
The Salesians have been in Kenya for around 30 years, and as a local organization, are committed to serving the needs of the at-risk and marginalized in Kenya for years to come. In East Africa, the Salesians will continue to expand their association with other Government departments,private sector businesses, NGO’s and the local community that actively supports our initiatives. The Salesians train at-risk populations with skills that meet local market needs and coordinate with employers to ensure the gainful employment of students as they complete their training programs.
Through our projects and programmes, many youths have gained meaningfully by;
"Empowering the young in East Africa"
The mission of Don Bosco planning and Development office is to be a catalyst of change in the field of development,bring about socio-economic empowerment of the underpriveledged and marginalized members,especially street children,disadvantaged,displaced and those orphaned by AIDS and victims of addition in East Africa through education and value system.
Our PurposeThe purpose of DBDON is to support Salesians and other Institutions in planning and developing programmes, based on community values, aspirations and human promotion, which bring about socio-economic empowerment of the marginalized in response to challenges facing Africa .
Don Bosco Planning and Development Office initially started out as a Procure Office in 1992 under the auspices of the Provincial Office of the Salesian province of Eastern Africa. In 1996, with the assistance of DMOS – COMIDE of Belgium , the Project Office was founded. In 1999, the Project Office received its Charter from the Provincial Council as a semi autonomous institution and changed its name to ‘Development Office’.