Africa

ZAMBIA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Youth Center and Nursery School to Shantytown of Makululu

By at March 31, 2017 | 9:27 am

ZAMBIA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Youth Center and Nursery School to Shantytown of Makululu

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been providing programs in Zambia since missionaries from Poland first came to the country in 1982. From the beginning, Salesian missionaries worked in parishes, serving mainly poor youth in need. Many Polish Salesian missionaries remain working in Salesian programs across the country today. They are joined by Salesian priests more...

Zambia

MADAGASCAR: Salesian Programs for Youth and Women Bring Hope to Families

By at March 31, 2017 | 8:02 am

MADAGASCAR: Salesian Programs for Youth and Women Bring Hope to Families

(MissionNewswire) In order to help youth break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness, Salesian missionaries in Madagascar operate elementary, middle and high schools throughout the country. The focus is on providing educational opportunities, increasing literacy and laying a foundation for education well past the compulsory education required in the country. Access to more...

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

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

TANZANIA: Salesian Missionaries Operate Home and School Scholarship Program for Orphans

By at March 21, 2017 | 5:03 pm

TANZANIA: Salesian Missionaries Operate Home and School Scholarship Program for Orphans

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries started a mission in Mafinga, Tanzania in 1980 when they became aware of the need to open a house for 500 local orphans. According to the organization Tanzania Development and Prevention of AIDS, the disease is the second leading cause of death and leaves hundreds of children and teens with no family. The organization applauds more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Tanzania

BURUNDI: New Salesian Project Aims to Help Women Gain the Education and Skills Needed for Employment

By at March 21, 2017 | 4:48 pm

BURUNDI: New Salesian Project Aims to Help Women Gain the Education and Skills Needed for Employment

(MissionNewswire) The Spanish Salesian-run organization Don Bosco Solidarity is launching a new project in the rural community of Rukago, in northern Burundi. The project, “Improving the Opportunities of Women in Rukago,” has been implemented at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center of Buterere. The new initiative was launched to help women gain the skills needed more...

Burundi , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MALAWI: Salesian Volunteer Reaches Out to Local Youth While Spending Time at Salesian Program

By at March 21, 2017 | 3:46 pm

MALAWI: Salesian Volunteer Reaches Out to Local Youth While Spending Time at Salesian Program

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate a parish and primary and secondary school as well as facilitate technical skills training for disadvantaged youth in Nkhotakota, a town in the central region of Malawi. Over the past 20 years, the Salesian school has tripled the number of students accessing education. Today, 2,700 students attend the school. Patrycja Nabor more...

Malawi , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MOROCCO: Don Bosco Professional School Graduates 54 Students in Electrical Energy and Industrial Sectors

By at March 21, 2017 | 3:39 pm

MOROCCO: Don Bosco Professional School Graduates 54 Students in Electrical Energy and Industrial Sectors

(MissionNewswire) On Feb. 17, 54 students graduated from the Salesian-run Don Bosco Professional School in Kénitra, Morocco. The students gained their education for work in the electrical energy and industrial sectors. Kénitra is a city on the outskirts of the capital city of Rabat and home to close to 800,000 people. Through the Salesian Center, more than 1,200 youth more...

Morocco , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ETHIOPIA: Seven Salesian Students Among Deceased from Koshe Landfill Landslide

By at March 21, 2017 | 3:26 pm

ETHIOPIA: Seven Salesian Students Among Deceased from Koshe Landfill Landslide

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries living and working with poor youth and their families in the capital city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia are reporting that seven students from the Salesian-run Bosco Center at Mekanissa, a suburb of the city, were killed in the Koshe landfill landslide that killed 115 on Saturday, March 11. A ceremony in memory of the victims was held at more...

Ethiopia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SIERRA LEONE: Girls Shelter Provides Second Chance, Hope for the Future for Suntia

By at March 9, 2017 | 1:57 pm

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations, has been operating the Girls Shelter for the last five years. Salesian missionaries, professional social workers and pastoral workers provide crisis intervention and follow-up care for girls and young women who have been victims of sexual assault. Girls that access the shelter more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

NIGERIA: Salesians Launch New Bosco Boys Home to Provide Programs for Street Youth

By at March 9, 2017 | 12:13 pm

NIGERIA: Salesians Launch New Bosco Boys Home to Provide Programs for Street Youth

(MissionNewswire) In January 2017, Salesian missionaries launched the Bosco Boys Home in Ibadan, the state capital of Nigeria’s Oyo state with a population of more than 3 million people. The new Salesian Home was developed to address the rising issue of street youth. Young people, some as young as 9 years old, end up living on the streets because of serious social and more...

Nigeria , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)