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+27 21 425 1450

Our Impact

Over 100 Years of supporting youth in Cape Town

500 Direct Beneficiaries annually

Over 50 000 Meals served annually

The Salesians in South Africa

Saint Don (John) Bosco

Long History of Success

The Salesian order has been working for the education and training of youth in their present premises at No. 2 Somerset Road since 1910.

Since 1990, we have developed programmes to teach critical life skills and help disadvantaged youth get back on their feet and enter the increasingly competitive job market

Salesian History Leaflet Read  Download Below

Salesian History Booklet

Your generous support will educate, empower and open doors to the future for the vulnerable youth and children in Cape Town, South Africa

There are numerous avenues through which you can make a contribution
Funding enables us to provide much needed programmes

We are grateful to receive support from individuals, and donor organisations local and international, however big or small

Offer your time and expertise


When you volunteer with us, you help us provide an opportunity for a  young person to learn

We call on companies and orginisations to partner with us

We cultivate strategic partnerships with corporations that share our vision of investing in the youth, to restore dignity and create upright citizens

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Teaching Innovation
Sharing Skills
Inspiring Hope
Rebuilding Lives

Our mission is to provide for the physical, educational, and spiritual needs of youth at risk through the provision of education, counseling, recreation, and training, in a professional, caring, and secure environment.

We honour Don Bosco’s calling to serve the youth and build hope,
open hearts and transform minds.

– Our Vision, Our Mission, Our Work

Our Programmes In a Nutshell

Our programmes are designed to address these problems head-on so that vulnerable youth can find meaningful work, take care of themselves, and reintegrate as productive members of the community.


Learn to Live School of Skills

The school caters for learners aged 14 to 18 from at-risk backgrounds. A 4-year programme providing basic education and vocational skills training


Waves of Change Maritime Training Programme

A maritime training facilitation programme for youth ages 18 to 35 for those wanting to work at sea


NEETs Youth Employability Programme

A 12-month programme for youth ages 18 to 26 following a SETA-accredited NQF 2 or 4 curriculum

Stitch Ahead Sewing Programme

A 3-month basic sewing programme teaching basic hand and machine sewing techniques

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Our goal to makes better their lives.

We are grateful to receive support from local and international donors. Without this support, our work would not be possible. 

All the monies received are invested back into Our Programmes and the resources supporting the Programmes.

Salesian Institute Youth Projects – educate, empower, and improve employability for youth at risk with our ethos of reason, faith, love and respect

You can read our Annual Reports online or download them as a PDF 

Community Involvement
mandela day

Join us to make sandwiches and soup for the less privileged.

Spend your 67 minutes making a difference in the lives of vulnerable youth


Open Day 2022
Open Day

You’re welcome to join our Open Day to view and interact with our skills programmes direct

Contact Us

+27 21 425 1450

2 Somerset Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 8000

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