Don Bosco – Colombia

Swiss Partners

Don Bosco Jugendhilfe Weltweit, Beromünster

Markus Burri


Local Partner

Project Type:

Education and Quality Control


Resource efficiency



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Swiss Contribution

Don Bosco Jugendhilfe Weltweit enhances the cooperation between three experienced Swiss institutions (Ecopartner, Skat Foundation and FIBL) and the local Project office of the Salesians in Bogota. Through a training of trainers (ToT) approach, several experts in development, waste and resource management guarantee the transmission of the Swiss Know-How to the local partners.


In Latin America, solid waste is generated much faster than the recycling possibilities. Although some recent efforts have been noticed in Columbia, waste is still mostly disposed in open dumps or burnt on the streets. The aim of the project is to generate an innovative and replicable training strategy in selected educational institutions. It will focus on raising awareness and provide practical training to promote sustainable management of solid and organic waste as well as electrical and electronic equipment waste (WEEE). The Bogotá and Fusagasugá sites are the pilot regions for this project.