Don Bosco High School
Don Bosco High School and Vocational Centre is located in Salelologa on the island of Savai’i. Don Bosco High School opened in 2011 to fill a major educational need on the island of Savai’i. The standard of education is generally lower on the larger, less populated and less developed of Samoa’s two main islands. The school aims to provide a Catholic education and raise educational standards for the young people in Savai’i.
The school operates both an academic and vocational program thus ensuring it is meeting the needs of a broad cross section of students. Students at Don Bosco High School undertake either one of these programs based on their capabilities and needs. The school provides vocational training in the areas of metalwork, woodwork, plumbing and cooking.
The Cagliero Project has supported Don Bosco High School before the doors even opened in mid-2011. One of our very first Cagliero volunteers actually assisted with the construction and the painting of the school. Our first volunteer teacher to assist at the high school began his classes under a banana tree. A few months later the school opened and he was placed in a classroom. Since then the Cagliero Project has supplied Don Bosco High School with a steady stream of professional teachers and tertiary students studying education, social work and youth work.
Don Bosco High School needs volunteers to work in the following areas:
- teaching English as a second language (ESL)
- teaching other subjects such as Science and Mathematics
- teaching technical skills for subjects including metalwork, woodwork, plumbing and cooking
- coaching students in after school sports
- co-ordinating afterschool and weekend tutoring