integration sponsorships

Minor childs who left their homes and fled from hunger, war and persecution or natural disasters and reached us are disadvantaged and vulnerable to many threats. These young people need special support. They need people in this country who care for them and accompany them. Integration godparents – is a joint project of Dr. Ursula Schmid-Kayser Foundation, the Don Bosco Jugendwerk and the Chamber of Commerce Panel Bamberg. Become integration godparent and integrate young people in their new home. [pdf Download on german]

Change Your life – with the Salesians of Don Bosco in 60 seconds! Cape Town, South Africa

The Chance Jugend Foundation ( supports this facility since 2007! In the future, we will continue to vigorously support financially and with a lot of network to bring young people without perspective in education and employment. Every day there are more of these young people! Help us to help in this project or in one of our other projects. THANK YOU!

The Tightrope Walker

In the footsteps of St. John Bosco (1815-1888)

The Turin educators, priests and religious founder John Bosco (1815-1888) is one of the major social apostles of the 19th century. He saw himself as an advocate of youth. All his life he fought against exclusion and exploitation of young people. He devoted himself to the needs of his time and fought in the spirit of the Gospel against youth unemployment, illiteracy and child labor. He took poor and neglected children and young people from the streets and brought them in his “oratory”, an open youth center.

Today about 28,300 religious, men and women work in the spirit of Don Bosco at social and humanitarian trouble hotspots in 132 countries around the world. To mark the 200th anniversary of Don Bosco in 2015 filmmaker Marcel Bauer recalls the most important stages in the life of Don Bosco and highlights the timeliness of his educational and pastoral program with examples of Salesian work in Germany and overseas.