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CAMBODIA: Salesian teacher killed and 3 injured at Don Bosco Technical School after gas explosion

By at June 13, 2018 | 8:55 am

CAMBODIA: Salesian teacher killed and 3 injured at Don Bosco Technical School after gas explosion

(MissionNewswire) On June 7, a powerful explosion killed teacher Sarat Seng in the mechanics department of Don Bosco Technical School in Sihanoukville. Seng was the manager of the mechanics workshop. The Sihanoukville Police Department came to the school after the incident and is still conducting its investigation. It is believed that it was a gas explosion. The more...

Cambodia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BENIN: Youth in Belgium visit Salesian programs in Benin to learn about cultural differences and the struggles youth face

By at June 11, 2018 | 9:52 am

BENIN: Youth in Belgium visit Salesian programs in Benin to learn about cultural differences and the struggles youth face

(MissionNewswire) Jerome Merckx, with the support of the Belgian organization Via Don Bosco, worked with his students for a year to educate them on different cultures and expand their perspective on others' experiences around the globe. Merckx and his students also visited Salesian programs in Port Novo, Benin as part of these lessons. In 2017, Merckx and three other more...

Benin , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

GUATEMALA: Salesian missionaries begin offering emergency aid and support after devastating Fuego volcanic eruption

By at June 11, 2018 | 8:41 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are responding to needs of residents who were affected by the Fuego volcanic eruption that happened on Sunday, June 3. The head of Guatemala’s National Forensic Sciences Institute has reported the latest death toll stands at more than 100 people with more than 200 still reported missing and nearly 3,000 people wounded and more...

Guatemala , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MYANMAR: Don Bosco Vocational Training Center has graduated more than 500 students over the last 11 years

By at June 11, 2018 | 8:27 am

MYANMAR: Don Bosco Vocational Training Center has graduated more than 500 students over the last 11 years

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Myitkyina, Myanmar launched a new school on June 5. Students will be attending courses in carpentry, welding, electricity, automotive, tailoring, dressmaking and beautician programs. Over the last 11 years, more than 500 young men and women, aged 18 to 25 years, have graduated from its programs. Because the more...

Myanmar , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

GABON: Salesian missionaries provide youth center and vocational skills training for more than 400 youth

By at June 6, 2018 | 7:45 am

GABON: Salesian missionaries provide youth center and vocational skills training for more than 400 youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate a youth center and vocational training skills center in Oyem, a city in northern Gabon, not far from the borders with Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. The city is inhabited by about 60,000 people. Salesian missionaries have been present in the community for more than three decades. Salesian missionaries arrived in Oyem in more...

Gabon , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

UGANDA: Fire destroys dormitory that housed 100 boys attending local Salesian secondary school

By at June 4, 2018 | 8:50 am

UGANDA: Fire destroys dormitory that housed 100 boys attending local Salesian secondary school

(MissionNewswire) In the early morning hours of May 29, a fire destroyed a dormitory at St. Mary's Namaliga, a Salesian secondary school in Bombo, Uganda. The dormitory housed close to 100 boys who attend the school. At the time of the fire, all of the boys were at morning prayer at another location on the school grounds and no one was injured. The local fire brigade more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uganda

SWAZILAND: Youth from Amsterdam visit youth at Manzini Youth Care Center for a peer exchange to discuss strategies for living independently

By at June 4, 2018 | 8:38 am

SWAZILAND: Youth from Amsterdam visit youth at Manzini Youth Care Center for a peer exchange to discuss strategies for living independently

(MissionNewswire) A group of five youth from Amsterdam, the Netherlands and six volunteers recently visited the Salesian-run Manzini Youth Care in Swaziland. During the visit, youth took part in workshops, sharing their experiences with their peers in Swaziland. The theme of the peer exchange was “Self-dependence” and was jointly organized by Don Bosco SAMEN, the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Swaziland

GUATEMALA: Salesian medical clinic makes improvements to meet community demand for medical care

By at June 4, 2018 | 8:24 am

GUATEMALA: Salesian medical clinic makes improvements to meet community demand for medical care

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries provide a range of educational and social programs for poor youth and their families in San Benito Petén, Guatemala. Salesian missionaries in the region provide a medical clinic that helps to care for people from the local villages. The clinic, dedicated to Artemide Zatti, a Salesian of Don Bosco and a noted pharmacist who more...

Guatemala , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SIERRA LEONE: Fire destroys Don Bosco Fambul house that shelters and provides programs for 34 child abuse victims

By at May 30, 2018 | 9:38 am

SIERRA LEONE: Fire destroys Don Bosco Fambul house that shelters and provides programs for 34 child abuse victims

(MissionNewswire) On Sunday May 27, a devastating fire at a Don Bosco Fambul house in Freetown, Sierra Leone was caused by an electrical short-circuit. Everything in the Girls Shelter was lost in the fire and one of the 34 girls was slightly injured, with burns on her feet. The Salesian organization is one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations. The house more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

ITALY: More than 100 unaccompanied foreign minors helped in the first quarter of the “I care about you” project

By at May 30, 2018 | 9:29 am

ITALY: More than 100 unaccompanied foreign minors helped in the first quarter of the “I care about you” project

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the Salesians of Social Welfare, also known as the SCS/CNOS Federation, are continuing their “I care about you” project in Italy. The project aims to reach out to young migrants and other homeless youth who gravitate to the central train stations of the Italian metropolitan areas. Every day these youth are at risk of more...

Italy , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)