Africa

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missionaries Complete Water Projects Ensuring Youth Have Access to Clean, Safe Water

By at March 22, 2017 | 7:00 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missionaries Complete Water Projects Ensuring Youth Have Access to Clean, Safe Water

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation, and the international community in celebrating World Water Day. Every year since 1993, the international community has celebrated World Water Day on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for more...

Cambodia , Clean Water Initiative , Congo (Brazzaville) , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Rwanda , Samoa , Zambia

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs That Empower Girls and Young Women Through Education

By at March 8, 2017 | 8:00 am

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs That Empower Girls and Young Women Through Education

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and its international partners in celebrating International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. Each year, International Women’s more...

Bolivia , El Salvador , Global , India , Madagascar , Special Reports

KENYA: Salesian Missions Launches Fundraising Appeal to Assist Families Suffering from Drought

By at March 3, 2017 | 10:21 am

KENYA: Salesian Missions Launches Fundraising Appeal to Assist Families Suffering from Drought

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the international Salesians of Don Bosco, has launched an emergency fundraising effort to support missionaries assisting people affected by severe drought in Kenya. The government of Kenya has declared the country’s devastating drought a national disaster, with an estimated 2.7 million people in urgent more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Kenya

SOUTH SUDAN: United Nations Reports Nearly 5 Million People Urgently Need Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Assistance

By at March 1, 2017 | 4:24 pm

SOUTH SUDAN: United Nations Reports Nearly 5 Million People Urgently Need Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Assistance

(MissionNewswire) A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan and UN agencies warn that almost 5 million people urgently need food, agriculture and nutrition assistance. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) noted in a recent article that ongoing war and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation, and another 1 more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , South Sudan

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries Provide Critical Services to Meet the Needs of Young Inmates at Pademba Road Prison

By at February 28, 2017 | 11:07 am

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries Provide Critical Services to Meet the Needs of Young Inmates at Pademba Road Prison

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Fambul, located in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown and one of the country’s leading child-welfare organizations, have been actively providing services to young prisoners incarcerated at Pademba Road Prison. A long-term partnership between the prison and Don Bosco Fambul was established to allow more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

BENIN: Salesian Missionaries Provide Shelter and Education to Street Youth in Benin

By at February 21, 2017 | 11:18 am

BENIN: Salesian Missionaries Provide Shelter and Education to Street Youth in Benin

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Foyer in Porto-Novo, the capital city of Benin, serves boys and girls in very complex situations, including youth who have been abandoned by their families, victims of abuse and those who are victims of forced marriages. The organization received funding from a donor through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don more...

Benin , Featured on slider , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

IVORY COAST: Salesian Missionaries Provide Education, Long-Term Planning for Youth Affected by War

By at January 30, 2017 | 10:15 am

IVORY COAST: Salesian Missionaries Provide Education, Long-Term Planning for Youth Affected by War

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Xec Marquès, born in Spain, has been a missionary in Africa since 1992. He has served in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Benin, Guinea, and now in the Ivory Coast. He works at the Salesian-run Handicraft and Rural Vocational Center in the city of Duékoué, which was one of the areas of the country most severely impacted during more...

Ivory Coast , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ZAMBIA: Young Salesian Volunteer Provides Education and Hope for the Future for Young Children

By at January 28, 2017 | 5:35 pm

ZAMBIA: Young Salesian Volunteer Provides Education and Hope for the Future for Young Children

(MissionNewswire) Monica Chudzynska, a young volunteer from Don Bosco International Volunteer Service in Poland, has been a volunteer missionary working for four months in Mansa, the capital of the Luapula province in Zambia. She assists the local mission of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in many ways. The Salesian mission offers assistance to poor youth and more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Zambia

MOROCCO: Cultural Week Aims to Teach Salesian Students and Their Families More About the Life of St. John (Don) Bosco

By at January 23, 2017 | 4:16 pm

MOROCCO: Cultural Week Aims to Teach Salesian Students and Their Families More About the Life of St. John (Don) Bosco

(MissionNewswire) Every year, Salesian Father Antonio Vega, rector of the Salesian community in Kenitra, a city on the outskirts of the capital city of Rabat, Morocco provides a week of culture at the local Salesian school, which educates close to 400 children. This year, the theme proposed by Catholic education in Morocco is “No to violence.” The message is infused more...

Morocco , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Food and Water as Drought and Food Insecurity Affect Kenyan Communities

By at January 14, 2017 | 9:12 am

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Food and Water as Drought and Food Insecurity Affect Kenyan Communities

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Mission Korr in Kenya provides services to nomadic populations in the surrounding community and within Kakuma refugee camp, which was established in 1992 near Kenya’s border with South Sudan and was a place of refuge for unaccompanied minors fleeing warring factions in what was then southern Sudan. Kakuma is operated by UNHCR, the U.N. more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Kenya