Papy is the name of a boy who grew up in the streets and was received in the Cité des Jeunes Don Bosco Lukunga in very serious health conditions: he died shortly afterwards in the hospital of Kinshasa, where the Salesian missionaries had immediately transported and watched over him for 2 days, until the end. To pay homage to his memory, the Salesians gave his name to the reception house which houses minors belonging to the most disadvantaged categories. They are the last of the last. Enfants sorcièrs - children unjustly accused of being sorcerers, orphans living on the streets, minor workers, drug-addicted children. It is estimated that over 13,000 in Kinshasa are considered sorcerers or "ndoki".
The project and the beneficiaries
Maison Papy cares for the all-round well-being of the minors welcomed, 40 among children and young people aged from 5 to 17 years. Here the Salesians offer them a home and education, health care and food, those attentions and affection that most of them have never received ...
Missions Don Bosco has launched a project because now there is a need for mattresses, mosquito nets and sheets for the Maison Papy children.
Source: Missioni Don Bosco