Africa

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries in Juba support displaced by providing education, shelter, support

By at April 17, 2018 | 1:23 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries in Juba support displaced by providing education, shelter, support

(MissionNewswire) Father David Tulimelli, parish priest at the Salesian St. Vincent de Paul parish which operates Don Bosco Gumbo, has dedicated his life to the youth of South Sudan. He has been a witness to the young country’s troubles and was praised in 2016 for his efforts to assist those who were internally displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. Fr. more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries complete new primary school for students attending Don Bosco Children and Life Mission

By at April 10, 2018 | 6:03 am

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries complete new primary school for students attending Don Bosco Children and Life Mission

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been operating the Don Bosco Children and Life Mission (CALM), located in the town of Namugongo just 10 miles northeast of the city of Kampala in Central Uganda since 2006. The organization, which was launched in 2001, was initially headed up by Comboni missionaries and a Jesuit priest before the Salesians were asked to operate more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uganda

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missions donor provides funding for solar lights for victims of mudslides

By at March 29, 2018 | 2:05 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missions donor provides funding for solar lights for victims of mudslides

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations in Freetown, immediately responded with relief efforts for those affected by flooding and mudslides that occurred on Aug. 14, 2017. Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, lies between the mountains and the sea. The intense rain caused a mudslide on more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , NOT ans , Sierra Leone , Special Donor-Funded Project

MALI: New Salesian St. John Bosco high school provides education for more than 400 youth from 17 local villages

By at March 27, 2018 | 4:20 pm

MALI: New Salesian St. John Bosco high school provides education for more than 400 youth from 17 local villages

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have built a secondary school in Touba, a small town in Mali, where there were no educational institutions at this level. In February, the St. John Bosco secondary school was completed with the assistance of the Spanish Salesian organization Solidaridad Don Bosco, which aims to assist youth at risk of social exclusion to access more...

ANS , Mali , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions highlights “Clean Water Initiative” projects that ensure youth have access to clean, safe water

By at March 22, 2018 | 9:00 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions highlights “Clean Water Initiative” projects that ensure youth have access to clean, safe water

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the United Nations' 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 more...

Cambodia , Clean Water Initiative , Congo (Brazzaville) , Rwanda , Zambia

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights health, education programs that empower girls and young women

By at March 8, 2018 | 10:55 am

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights health, education programs that empower girls and young women

(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...

Burkina Faso , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Ethiopia , India , Sierra Leone , Special Reports

MALAWI: Don Bosco Youth Center provides youth a safe space for sports and technical education

By at March 6, 2018 | 10:41 am

MALAWI: Don Bosco Youth Center provides youth a safe space for sports and technical education

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Youth Center in Lilongwe, Malawi, has become a symbol of youth empowerment through sporting activities as well as vocational and technical education. The center conducts motivational evening talks for spiritual and moral growth, according to an article in the Nyasa Times. The article also notes that the Don Bosco Youth Center also provides more...

Featured on slider , In the News , Malawi , NOT ans , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MADAGASCAR: Salesian missionaries aim to launch new ecological project to reduce coal use

By at March 2, 2018 | 7:34 am

MADAGASCAR: Salesian missionaries aim to launch new ecological project to reduce coal use

(MissionNewswire) According to Salesian missionaries in the Fianarantsoa region of Madagascar, forests are being reduced by about 200,000 hectares a year due to unscrupulous activities in the area. Various firms and activities damage the environment in the Fianarantsoa region, which also has several sawmills, homes and small workshops. Father Giuseppe "Bepi" Miele, who more...

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

SOUTH SUDAN: Olympic gold medalist Yuna Kim supported Salesian programs in the South Sudan in 2012

By at February 23, 2018 | 7:35 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Olympic gold medalist Yuna Kim supported Salesian programs in the South Sudan in 2012

(MissionNewswire) South Korean 0lympic gold medalist Yuna Kim (who lit the torch during the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea), is a devout Catholic. In 2012, Kim donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Salesians of Don Bosco to help support missionary brothers in South Sudan and to establish Catholic schools throughout the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries building new structures and programs in Palabek Refugee Camp

By at February 22, 2018 | 8:01 am

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries building new structures and programs in Palabek Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries recently launched a new Salesian center for South Sudanese refugees in at the Don Bosco Palabek Refugees Resettlement Camp in northern Uganda. The refugee camp is currently hosting 42,000 people with an average of 300 new refugees arriving each week from South Sudan. The camp was officially set up in April 2016 to reduce congestion more...

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