Africa

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Sisters operate education and social programs to aid youth in poverty

By at November 29, 2017 | 11:32 am

(MissionNewswire) Sister Helen Hartnett, with the Salesian Sisters of Daughter of Mary Help of Christians, facilitates an assistance program for families with children who have recently settled in the new settlements on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. The children who participate in the program come from extremely poor families and attend educational lessons more...

South Africa

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides for street youth and victims of human trafficking

By at November 27, 2017 | 11:19 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries arrived in Ghana 25 years ago and began their work with poor children and older youth and their families. One of the programs they launched was the Don Bosco Boys Home for street children. The program provides shelter, education and social development services for poor youth who have been abandoned, have runaway or are at risk of more...

Ghana

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...

Congo (Democratic Republic) , Featured on slider , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SENEGAL: Salesian missionaries provide vocational training so youth are able to find and retain stable employment

By at November 13, 2017 | 12:56 pm

(MissionNewswire) In the industrial city of Thiès, Salesian missionaries operate the Don Bosco Center, a vocational training school that has been in operation for the last 30 years. Much of the population in the city works in the railway yards, manufacturing tapestries typical of the area or in the aluminum and phosphate mines. The Don Bosco Center is an important center more...

Senegal

MOZAMBIQUE: Salesian centers provide poor youth vocational and technical training for future employment

By at November 13, 2017 | 11:08 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been living and working in Mozambique for 110 years, providing education and social development programs for poor youth. The country gained its independence in 1975, but a civil war erupted in 1977 and lasted until peace treaties were signed in Rome in 1992. The civil war left some 60,000 youth with few employment prospects, more...

Mozambique

EGYPT: Salesian missionaries provide education and social development programs for Christian and Muslim youth

By at November 7, 2017 | 11:24 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Egypt for more than 100 years. Primary and secondary education, high-quality vocational and technical schools and youth centers are accessed by both Muslim and Christian youth, as well as refugees in need of services. In Alexandria in 1896, the Salesian House was founded by Father Rua to provide education to more...

Egypt

EGYPT: Salesian Missions awarded continued funding for Sunrise Project by U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration

By at October 30, 2017 | 11:24 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has been funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration for another year of its Sunrise Project for Cairo’s Urban Refugees. The project, which launched in 2014, provides technical skills training for refugees and vulnerable Egyptian host community individuals through Instituto Don Bosco in Cairo. more...

Egypt

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries assist women and youth in Palabek Refugee Camp

By at October 28, 2017 | 8:36 am

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries assist women and youth in Palabek Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are providing five chapels and working to set up a nursery and primary school in the Palabek Refugee Camp in northern Uganda. The refugee camp is currently hosting 34,000 South Sudanese refugees. The camp was officially set up in April 2016 to reduce congestion in larger refugee camps in the north-western corner of Uganda. Uganda more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uganda

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...

Featured on slider , Ghana , Liberia , Nigeria , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone , West Africa

RWANDA: Salesian students present and sell clothing and products made in Salesian courses at local market

By at October 25, 2017 | 10:14 am

(MissionNewswire) In September, Don Bosco Technical & Vocational Center, located in Butare, Rwanda collaborated with a local nonprofit, Luti, to organize an exhibition and a sales event in front of a local market to present and sell some of the products make by vulnerable groups benefiting from their Salesian education. The goal was to provide the students some more...

Rwanda