Don Bosco

Don Bosco – Educator and friend of Youth

John Melchior Bosco, commonly known as Don Bosco, was born on 16th, August 1815 at Becchi, a village near the city of Turin, Italy. At the age of two, his father died and so he became an orphan at a tender age. Through sacrifices and hard work he studied and became a Catholic priest in 1841. He dedicated himself to the service and education of young people.


Don Bosco, was one of the greatest educators of the last century. He founded the international religious congregation “Salesians of Don Bosco”. He died on 31January 1888 at the age of 73.

The Prime objective of the Salesians is to take care of young people. The mission of empowering the needy youth which Don Bosco began in Turin, today has spread to over 130 countries. The system of education, Don Bosco imparted to the Salesians is known as the Preventive System. Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness are the three pillars of this system of education that is practiced in all the Don Bosco Institutions.


Don Bosco Secondary School – Mansa:

Don Bosco Secondary School is built and managed by the Salesians of Don Bosco, a religious congregation in the Catholic Church and registered as a society in Zambia. It is situated near St. James Catholic Church, off Kabunda Road at Chimese Village of Mansa District. The school is established with the aim to empower the youth of Luapula region by providing quality education to prepare them for a good future.

Don Bosco Secondary School, Mansa (DBSS), started in 2014 to provide formal secondary school education to the young people of Luapula Region. We impart quality education with sound human formation based on Christian principles and the Preventive System of St. John Bosco.

The institution is equipped with spacious rooms and offices and there are plans to extend the current facilities in the near future. The School is intended to be a government aided mission school to offer Social Sciences but in the future to include Natural Science and Technology Career path curricula.


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