Africa

EGYPT: Salesian volunteers from Italy teach Italian language courses to students preparing for enrollment in Salesian Vocational Training Institute

By at August 15, 2018 | 9:41 am

EGYPT: Salesian volunteers from Italy teach Italian language courses to students preparing for enrollment in Salesian Vocational Training Institute

(MissionNewswire) As part of collaborative projects between the Salesian Circumscription of Central Italy and the Salesian province of the Middle East, several Italian volunteers spent time at a Salesian school in Alexandria, Egypt. The volunteers spent their summer break teaching Italian language skills to youth who are trying to gain acceptance into the Salesian more...

ANS , Egypt , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

EGYPT: Sudanese refugee able to launch training center to help other refugees thanks to “Sunrise Project”

By at August 13, 2018 | 3:18 pm

EGYPT: Sudanese refugee able to launch training center to help other refugees thanks to “Sunrise Project”

(MissionNewswire) Alamin Abkar, a married 34 year old father of three, has been able to launch his own business in Egypt thanks to the Salesian Missions Sunrise Project. A refugee from the Sudan who is responsible for caring for his wife and children, Abkar is blind but did not want to let his impairment stop him from earning a living in his new community. With seed more...

Egypt , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

DR Congo: Salesian Missions donor funding helps to expand classrooms and provide nutritional assistance for poor students

By at August 11, 2018 | 8:57 am

DR Congo: Salesian Missions donor funding helps to expand classrooms and provide nutritional assistance for poor students

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to donor funding through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, youth at three Salesian centers in the Democratic Republic of Congo benefited from improved school conditions. Students attending the Don Bosco Vocational Center in Uvira and younger children at the Primary School Saint Kiwanuka/Kingabwa have more...

Congo (Democratic Republic) , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

GHANA: Salesian missionaries and VIS volunteers offer eco-sustainable agriculture vocational education to ease migration and keep youth safe from trafficking

By at August 9, 2018 | 10:59 am

GHANA: Salesian missionaries and VIS volunteers offer eco-sustainable agriculture vocational education to ease migration and keep youth safe from trafficking

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run International Volunteer Service for Development (VIS) provides services to youth in developing countries around the globe. Part of the organization's work is to assist youth at risk of exploitation, particularly those at risk of trafficking. The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human more...

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

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions highlights programs for victims of human trafficking on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

By at July 27, 2018 | 2:30 pm

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions highlights programs for victims of human trafficking on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and organizations around the globe in honoring World Day against Trafficking in Persons. In 2013, UN member states adopted a resolution that designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The day aims to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of more...

Colombia , Ghana , Senegal , Spain , Special Reports

TANZANIA: New water project brings safe, clean water to more than 4,600 residents

By at July 23, 2018 | 12:19 pm

TANZANIA: New water project brings safe, clean water to more than 4,600 residents

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to funding through a Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative,” 499 Salesian missionaries and parishioners from Don Bosco Ihumwa Parish and more than 4,120 community members in Ihumwa Village have access to clean, safe water. In Dodoma, the capital city of Tanzania where the Don Bosco Parish is located, the water system is old and outdated. more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Tanzania

DR CONGO: Salesian oratory serving more than 800 youth develops music and sports programming

By at July 21, 2018 | 9:13 am

DR CONGO: Salesian oratory serving more than 800 youth develops music and sports programming

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian oratory, Michele Rua, located in Masina, a municipality in the capital city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has launched a new music and sports program. Kinshasa has nearly 11 million inhabitants with many children and older youth in need of education and support. Youth are often living on the streets or their families more...

ANS , Congo (Democratic Republic) , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ETHIOPIA: Salesian students take part in Sport for Development Technical and Vocational Education and Training Championship

By at July 20, 2018 | 1:20 pm

ETHIOPIA: Salesian students take part in Sport for Development Technical and Vocational Education and Training Championship

(MissionNewswire) The first Sport for Development Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Championship was launched at the Entoto Technical Vocational College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June 2018. The championship tournament brought together 10 colleges and TVET training centers in the city. Students from Bosco Children and Mekanissa, two Salesian TVET more...

Ethiopia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

UGANDA: Donations provide liturgical items and school uniforms for students attending Don Bosco Primary School

By at July 19, 2018 | 11:54 am

UGANDA: Donations provide liturgical items and school uniforms for students attending Don Bosco Primary School

(MissionNewswire) Donations provided through Salesian Missions were able to provide choir robes and liturgical items as well as new school uniforms for students attending Don Bosco Primary School in Namugongo, Uganda. The students are part of the Salesian-run Children and Life Mission (CALM). Salesian missionaries have been operating CALM, located in the town of more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Uganda

KENYA: Salesian missionaries offer vocational skills training to ensure refugees a better life at Kakuma Refugee Camp

By at July 18, 2018 | 11:55 am

KENYA: Salesian missionaries offer vocational skills training to ensure refugees a better life at Kakuma Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) Kakuma 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. Today, the Kakuma refugee camp has more than 185,000 refugees, well over the 120,000-person capacity for which it was built. Most of the refugees are from East and Central more...

Featured on slider , In the News , Kenya , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)