The Salesians of Don Bosco is constructing and new Secondary School in Mansa, the provincial town of Luapula province of Zambia. With the funding from the German Government through Don Bosco Mondo in Bonn and other cooperation partners, the building of the new school will add value to the education project that the Society have been carrying out in the out skirt of Mansa town for more than a decade. For the past years the Salesians have been running the St. James Catholic Parish and a lively youth centre for the young people of the thickly populated Chimese and Senama compounds. The need of a good education centre was felt and the establishment of the new Secondary School has come at the right time because many young people have to travel to faraway places for education or do not go to school at all.
The building of the school campus which began about two years ago is near completion and is expected to open its doors to hundreds of young people in January 2014. Many poor young people will benefit from this project. The
Fr. Michael Wzietek has been the Project Manager for this new school that is planned to completed by the middle of 2013. Since March 2013, Br. Walter has joined him to see to the setting up of the new School in collaboration with the Salesians Sisters who have been running the Don Bosco Primary School in the same mission for the past years.
The Government Education Department, Ministry of Education and the Local community are very supportive to this new development. All stake holders have high hopes that the School will be able to provide high quality and holistic education and training to the young people of the area. Let us hope the dreams of the young will be fulfilled and the plans of the Salesians in Mansa will be Materialised.