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DR CONGO: Salesian Priest Helps Street Youth Connect to Long-term Rehabilitation Programs

By at November 25, 2017 | 12:24 pm

(MissionNewswire) Father Eric Meert, a Belgian Salesian priest, is one of the leaders of the Opera Mamma Margherita program operating in Lubumbashi, the second-largest city in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fr. Meert contacts local street children within the city offering them shelter, education and reunification with their families, if more...

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WEST AFRICA: Salesian missionaries are bringing hope to 29,000 youth across Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone

By at October 27, 2017 | 9:38 am

WEST AFRICA: Salesian missionaries are bringing hope to 29,000 youth across Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in the West African Province are serving more than 29,000 youth across four countries including Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Both Christian and Muslim youth attend Salesian schools, vocational and technical training, youth centers and social development programs. The Salesian centers and programs are led and staffed by more...

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NIGERIA: Bus donation coordinated by Salesian Missions ensures students have transportation they need for school events and activities

By at October 19, 2017 | 8:50 am

NIGERIA: Bus donation coordinated by Salesian Missions ensures students have transportation they need for school events and activities

(MissionNewswire) John Bosco Institute of Technology in Ondo, Nigeria has a new school bus thanks to a donation from Stocker Bus Co. in Newton, N.J. Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, secured the donation and shipped it to the Salesian school. The bus will be used for transport for student activities and sports competitions. The more...

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NICARAGUA: Rice-meal donation from Feed My Starving Children provides better nutrition for students and the elderly

By at October 19, 2017 | 1:12 am

NICARAGUA: Rice-meal donation from Feed My Starving Children provides better nutrition for students and the elderly

(MissionNewswire) Children, mothers, the elderly and those living in poverty within the Salesian Diocese of Estelí, the third largest city in Nicaragua, have access to better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to “feeding God’s children hungry in body and more...

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BELGIUM: Don Bosco Institute provides shelter, education and support services to young refugees

By at October 18, 2017 | 10:04 am

BELGIUM: Don Bosco Institute provides shelter, education and support services to young refugees

(MissionNewswire) Saidi, a 14-year-old Afghan, is attending the Don Bosco Institute of Tournai. He is one of five refugee boys attending the school and receiving shelter, education and support services.  In Belgium, like in many countries across Europe, Salesian missionaries have been assisting young refugees with programs that help them to integrate into their new more...

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WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions highlight programs that invest in food security, rural development

By at October 16, 2017 | 1:30 pm

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions highlight programs that invest in food security, rural development

(MissionNewswire)  Salesian Missions joins the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Food Day. Celebrated each year on Oct. 16, the day was established to bring attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and undernourished while providing an opportunity for a deeper understanding of more...

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PUERTO RICO: Millions affected by Hurricane Maria and in need of assistance, Salesian missionaries prepare to assist

By at September 29, 2017 | 2:35 pm

PUERTO RICO: Millions affected by Hurricane Maria and in need of assistance, Salesian missionaries prepare to assist

(MissionNewswire) Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, killing at least 10 people and leaving almost all of the island without power and communications, according to CNN news reports. Puerto Rico, with a population of more than 3.4 million, has had homes, schools and buildings destroyed, roads completely washed away and others blocked with debris, and a more...

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GLOBAL: Partnership with Rise Against Hunger provides donated soap to Salesian programs to aid proper hygiene and prevent illness

By at September 28, 2017 | 7:37 am

GLOBAL: Partnership with Rise Against Hunger provides donated soap to Salesian programs to aid proper hygiene and prevent illness

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger, an international relief organization that provides food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, seven donations of soap were made to Salesian programs in places like Haiti, Swaziland and Guatemala in 2017. The soap was included in regular shipments of more...

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GUATEMALA: Donor funding allows remote Salesian-run Talita Kumi Educative Center to build 4 new classrooms

By at September 23, 2017 | 9:30 am

GUATEMALA: Donor funding allows remote Salesian-run Talita Kumi Educative Center to build 4 new classrooms

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to donor funding provided through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, new classrooms have been built at the Salesian-run Talita Kumi Educative Center in Zona Reyna, Guatemala. The new classrooms were inaugurated on Aug. 20 with more than 500 boys and girls, along with their parents and neighbors. Zona more...

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ITALY: Salesian Missions joins in celebration of release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, abducted in Yemen in 2016

By at September 14, 2017 | 10:32 am

ITALY: Salesian Missions joins in celebration of release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, abducted in Yemen in 2016

Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has announced that Salesian Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, who was taken by Islamist militants in March 2016, has been freed. In a statement reported in the National Catholic Register, the Vatican said that Fr. Uzhunnalil will remain for a few days at the Salesian community in Rome before returning home more...

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