Computer mission at the Don Bosco Center
Small classes, with 10 computers or so, because more than the actual numbers it is quality that counts. Thus is emerging the Don Bosco Center at the Parish of the Sacred Heart in Maseru, capital of Lesotho, and the missionary zeal that gives top priority to work and to the future of the boys.
Father Pawel Michalowski, the Salesian missionary to whom the parish has been entrusted, said to MISNA: “we are building the facility from scratch – he says – with contributions coming from all over the world, including Italy, in particular from a benefactor in the city Faenza. “The Salesians’ experience in the field of education is essential; however, the youth center was born from the needs of Lesotho, a kingdom surrounded by South Africa, where 40% of its 1.8 million inhabitants live below the poverty line and skilled labor is the stuff of the rich. “Initially we will focus on carpentry and computer science – said Father Pawel – because the priority is the integration of young people.”
According to the International Telecommunication Union, Lesotho Internet use is available to just 3.4% of the population. “The important things – the missionary sighs – are often the most difficult.”