Founded in 1859 as a religious congregation of the Roman Catholic Church, the Salesians of Don Bosco are among the pioneers of youth work in the Industrial Revolution of Italy, today they run around 100 technical education institutions throughout the African continent. In Ghana, the Salesians have been involved in technical education since 2004 at the three locations, Sunyani, Tatale and Ashaiman (Accra), including an international teacher training centre for the entire West Africa region.
In Tanzania, the Salesians in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Arusha and Iringa are also mainly active in the field of education and have an education experience of over 25 years. In Dodoma, another teacher training centre is currently being established. The Salesians also own land near Dodoma, which they intend to use for agricultural purposes. All projects are implemented together with the Swiss Don Bosco Jugendhilfe Weltweit in Beromünster.