Core competence: vocational training
Don Bosco Mondo's Corporate Cooperation is the bridge to Africa, Asia and Latin America for German companies. Its core competencies involve vocational training projects and cooperation programmes addressing the skills shortage. Based on the needs of companies, chambers, corporate foundations and associations, tailor-made, sustainable activities (CSR) are developed and implemented. Expert advice is provided for the market entry and potential market expansion of business activities in developing and emerging countries.
The philosophy: Triple-Win! The company benefits from well-trained specialists. The Don Bosco training centre increases its expertise and capacity. The young and disadvantaged are made fit for the future through professional training and holistic support.
Strong partnership as the key to success
In collaboration with the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, Don Bosco Mondo has established strong partnerships in 132 countries, providing services in the following areas:
- Development and implementation of projects
- Training cooperation programmes addressing the skills shortage
- Consulting - from the first contact in the country to advice on applying for public funding through to quality assurance
- Innovative projects, campaigns and CSR initiatives for companies, chambers, corporate foundations and associations
- Implementing partner for emergency relief and reconstruction
Assuming social responsibility - Grohe Dual Tech
In 2009, Don Bosco Mondo and Grohe AG founded the training centre Grohe Jal Academy in India. Until now, the innovative cooperation has helped more than 800 young people to successfully complete their training and find a job. 'Jal' is the Sanskrit word for water - and it means 'life' for these young people, too.
Vocational training - a recipe for success
The formula behind the success of Grohe Dual Tech, the cooperative training programme that now operates at three different locations, is sustainable vocational education – a 'win' for everyone involved.
The Salesians of Don Bosco guarantee a lasting and effective collaboration through their longstanding experience, state-recognised qualifications, local networks and existing infrastructure, while Grohe AG provides the equipment and funding for the training courses in the fields of water management, installation and wastewater treatment at these training centres. In return, the company gains well-trained specialists for the installation and maintenance of their quality products. Thanks to this cooperation, Don Bosco Mondo can improve the life prospects of the girls and boys from the surrounding slums. The vocational training enables them to earn a decent income and escape poverty and hunger.
Following these great achievements, Grohe AG expands their joint venture with Don Bosco Mondo and launches new training programmes in New Delhi, Mumbai and Manila. The Grohe Dual Tech training centres at Don Bosco are funded through the programme develoPPP.de on behalf of Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG). They incorporate even more elements of the German dual vocational training system, in which training is partly school-based and partly industry-based: a win-win situation for companies, Don Bosco training centres and, above all, for the young people starting their careers.
Another example of sustainable business engagement is Don Bosco Mondo’s cooperation with Porsche AG in the Philippines since 2008.