About us

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We, the SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO (SDB), belong to the Vice-Province of Mary Help of Christians.  This province consists of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Namibia.


ZMB is a vice province of the Society of Francis de Sales or SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO.

The Society of St. Francis de Sales is a Roman Catholic religious institute present in different countries working for the welfare of Youths especially marginalized.  The members of this society follow Jesus Christ in Don Bosco’s way. We promote the charism of Don Bosco who is the father and founder.  The Rector Major (the successor of Don Bosco) with the consent of his council divides the society into juridical circumscriptions which are provinces and vice-provinces.

“The province or vice-province unites the different local communities in one large community….it strengthens the bonds of communion between the members and the local communities and offers a specific service to the particular Church.” (Art. 157)

ZMB Vice province has 13 presences in four countries – Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Namibia. We work in the following dioceses:

  1. Diocese of Kabwe (Zambia)
  2. Archdiocese of Lusaka (Zambia)
  3. Diocese of Mansa (Zambia)
  4. Diocese of Ndola (Zambia)
  5. Archdiocese of Lilongwe (Malawi)
  6. Archdiocese of Harare (Zimbabwe)
  7. Diocese of Hwage (Zimbabwe)
  8. Diocese of Rundu (Namibia)


Every person is called to a life of holiness. This call can be realised in many different ways according to the vocation God bestows upon each individual.  Our way towards holiness is to be with Don Bosco and the young people.  We believe that God has called each one of us, as individuals placed in the Salesian Community, to continue the great work of Don Bosco – Father, Friend and Teacher of young.  Our mission is to reach out to young people, especially the poor and disadvantaged ones, through education and evangelization.  The instrument we want to use is the Preventive System based of Religion, Reason and Loving Kindness given to us by Don Bosco himself.  We hope that through such accompaniment offered to the young people we will achieve our own sanctification and contribute to their holistic growth and deeper unity with God and one another.