Nearly 2,500 of the poorest students in South India are pursuing what was once unthinkable – a college education! Don Bosco College in Dharmapuri is providing that opportunity by offering an affordable tuition of just $1 a day. It’s a small investment that’s paying off in a big way.
Since opening its doors four years ago, this Salesian college has proven to be a godsend for a region plagued by some of the worst human conditions on earth. More than half of the population is illiterate, drugs and crime are rampant, and many children have been abandoned by their parents and are now alone fending for themselves.
In its first year, Don Bosco College consisted of 250 students and 10 staff members. Since that time, it has grown ten-fold and today boasts a student body of 2,460 and a staff of 110.
The impact of Don Bosco College has been enormous, as measured by the personal stories of the impressive young people who are benefiting from this life-changing experience.
While progress has been significant, the young college is still in need of funding for its continued growth and ability to serve more impoverished young people. Your gifts to Salesian Missions enable us to support valuable programs like Don Bosco College and other vital services that benefit the poor and needy around the world. Thanks for whatever you can give today.