In 1859, St. John Bosco (1815 - 1888), popularly known as Don Bosco, founded a Roman Catholic Religious Congregation of Priests and Brothers called the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), with its headquarters in Italy.
Currently serving in 132 countries across the globe, Don Bosco Fathers and Brothers are at the service of young people, shaping their career and accompanying them as a friend for a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Don Bosco visualized education as a matter of the heart rooted on the principles of loving kindness and selfless service. He created a unique system of education that moulds the whole person - body, heart, mind and spirit. He strongly believed that the hearts of young people can easily be won through love, patience and empathy and not with intimidation and punishment. Don Bosco’s paradigm of education, globally recognized as ‘Preventive System’, is embedded on three R's: REASON (Intellectual Growth– IQ), RELATIONSHIP (Emotional Growth – EQ) and RELIGION (Spiritual Growth – SQ).
The Unique Selling Proposition (USP) of Don Bosco institutions is the family ambience, a home-away-from-home setting. Don Bosco used to say, “It is not enough to love the young. They must know that they are loved.”