In the last century, rapid industrialization in Europe brought a great number of changes in society. One effect of this was the marginalization of youth and children, who began to live on the streets. Don Bosco, a visionary, responded to this social situation in the middle of the 19th century by educating and caring for the abandoned youth and children with his system of Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness.

Today, a century later, the Salesian Society dedicates itself to the same cause, as it is faced with the similar situation of social "drop-outs" - youth and children surviving on the streets. Shelter Don Bosco was conceived as a direct response to this above situation and, during the centenary commemoration of Don Bosco, took concrete shape as an open house for street children.

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