Don Bosco boasts an almost centennial presence in Cairo.
Arrived in 1926, the Salesians immediately dedicated themselves to teaching and training the younger generation: first towards the Italian community in Egypt; subsequently to the local young people who over the years became the majority and are now the totality.
At the basis of the constitution of the Don Bosco school there is a Presidential Memorandum of Understanding which defines the mutual relations between the Egyptian government, the Italian government and the Don Bosco Institute.
Don Bosco currently develops on two strands: the technical school and the TVET short term courses.
What happened from 1945 to 1970?: A Transitional Phase
Almost all Italian families leave Egypt after 1945.
Immediately after the School for Accountants disappeared, the Commercial Schools, the Secondary School, the Elementary Schools and, in the end, also the Middle Schools gradually closed. The two-year technical school was also removed from the Italian school system.
A long journey of research begins towards the definition of a new identity, which finally takes shape with the solemn Protocol signed between Italy and Egypt on March 28, 1970.
What happened from 1970 to today?
The Technical Institute and the Professional Institute take their first steps. The initial uncertainty is short-lived.
Thanks to substantial funding from international organizations, classrooms and laboratories are filled with technical-didactic machinery and equipment.
1994 gives a decisive turning point to the Technical and professional system which continues until today.