The Salesian Society, founded by Don Bosco, is a worldwide educational organization with more than 3000 Secondary Schools, Colleges, Agricultural and Technical schools and Youth Centres throughout the world.The founder of all this world-wide network of educational institutions of the most varied kinds was John Bosco, who was born in a little village in Northern Italy in 1815. By hard work and persevering efforts he became a Priest and decided to dedicate his life to the welfare of youth. His ideas were so far in advance of his times as to be revolutionary. He opened Youth Centres, organized evening classes for working boys, taught them a trade and made them useful citizens. To continue his good work he invited helpers and founded a congregation which he called Salesians, after St.Francis de Sales. Today he is known to the world over as Don Bosco.