Salesians open new Youth Centre in Dhaka

The Don Bosco Youth Centre intends to impart education and professional training to young Bangladeshis through its various programmes.

Bangladesh
Jul 31 2014, 3:30 PM
Salesians open new Youth Centre in Dhaka
Father Guillermo Basañes SDB.

The Salesians of Don Bosco have opened a new Centre for youth pastoral in Dhaka’s Utrail area.

The Don Bosco Youth Centre intends to impart education and professional training to young Bangladeshis through its various programmes.

The new Centre was inaugurated recently in the presence of Father Guillermo Basañes SDB, General Councillor for the Missions, religious and laity.   

Father Basañes is in Bangladesh now to encourage the missionary activity of the Salesians in the country.

Recalling that the commitment to school, university and professional training are an integral part of the Salesian charism, Father Basañes urged local confreres to ensure that "the Youth Centre is always fully committed to the education of young people" and "knows how to reach the existential outskirts of the territory."

The Youth Centre will conduct training programmes on-site and off-site, in the city’s suburbs and in the villages. There are already about 100 young people who use the services offered; the number is expected to grow substantially. About 300 children attend the Sunday oratory in the adjacent communities of the religious of Don Bosco.

At the inauguration, Father Basañes said, "Today something new is born. The school and the parish already existed here before our arrival. But today we have added our original contribution to the Church in Bangladesh. We need to grow and care for this youth centre as a new-born baby."

Source: Agenzia Fides 

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