Italy - Seventy Years of Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco

22 August 2017

(ANS - Rome) - In 2018, the “Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco”, or Don Bosco's Youth Burgh, will celebrate 70 years since its foundation, a very important milestone for the entire Salesian family and, especially, for youngsters from the eastern districts of Rome. During these seventy years of activity, the Borgo has accompanied young people through the many social, cultural and technological changes that have radically altered these past few decades.

The needs of young people are constantly in flux, and in recent years technology has given a boost to social and cultural changes. The structure of the family has changed as have our modes of communicating, traveling and socializing. Young people's needs and questions are different, and it would be unthinkable to be in their service without taking into account such radical changes.

For this reason, Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco is constantly undergoing transformation, and during this 70th anniversary some structural changes will be made in order to give an effective response to the new needs of young people.

In recent months, there have already been two fundamental novelties: the birth of the semi-residential community in the "Rimettere le Ali" area, or re-putting on wing, the answer to a missing link of tools to support and prevent teenage malaise or alienation, and the inauguration of the "Food & Restaurant Industry" Vocational Training Center whose objective is to offer greater job opportunities.

In the wake of the ongoing changes, Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco is also considering the possibility of a restyling, or a rethinking, of the spaces needed to carry out its daily activities. Some of these changes being considered are creating: an enclosed structure to accommodate all of our sports activities, currently located among the area's various gyms; a redevelopment of the various spaces of the Borgo, or burgh, to offer families new spaces for aggregation spaces; increasing artistic activities, such as music and theater.

Since 1948, the Don Bosco Youth Burgh has grown and evolves alongside the children of Rome, to serve them and accompany them as they grow.


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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