In the Cape Town area there is a large group of disadvantaged people due to unemployment and poverty – despite the relative prosperity of the region. The number is increasing, last but not least because those who come to find work in Cape Town, but no. In the townships, the slums of Cape Town, the situation is worst. Young people suffer most from this hopelessness. Personality development and self-confidence of young people are negatively influenced. It comes to problems like the increase of alcohol and drug abuse, violence and crime.
The Don Bosco School of Life program has existed since 1998 and has been improved ever since. The program is aimed at disadvantaged youths from the townships. They will get a chance to find a way out of this vicious circle. Through targeted counseling, education and social skills young people are successfully reintegrated into society. Each year the program goes through an evaluation in order to develop it further.