Supporting education and related programs for the empowerment
of children, youth and their communities in the Asia Pacific

The De La Salle Brothers


The De La Salle Brothers are a religious congregation of men within the Catholic Church who were founded in 1679 by a French priest and scholar, John Baptist De La Salle. De La Salle and his first teachers recognised the importance of developing positive relationships with their students, calling themselves "older brother" to the young people in their care and "brother" to one another.

Today, over 5,000 Brothers and many thousands of lay partners including over 84,000 teachers, supportive of the ethos and ideals of St De La Salle, are continuing this tradition in 65 universities and colleges, 92 schools and numerous other educational and welfare institutions servicing over 800,000 students and children throughout 81 countries.

Lasallian schools and projects globally are open to and respectful of all faiths and cultures, and our staff and volunteers are representative of the local communities they serve.

To learn more about the works of the Brothers around the world:

- visit the De La Salle Brothers in Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and PNG 

- visit the De La Salle Brothers Pacific Asia Regional Conference (PARC)

- visit the De La Salle Brothers Lasallian East Asia District (LEAD)

- visit the De La Salle Brothers Institute - Rome