Africa

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys home provides education and shelter for at-risk street children

By at October 19, 2017 | 9:42 am

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys home provides education and shelter for at-risk street children

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Boys Home is a Salesian-run program for street children in Sunyani, Ghana. The program provides shelter, education and social development services for poor youth who have been abandoned, have runaway or are at risk of violence and exploitation. The program is directed by Salesian Father Ubaldino Andrade. “Every child is like a book and more...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

NIGERIA: Bus donation coordinated by Salesian Missions ensures students have transportation they need for school events and activities

By at October 19, 2017 | 8:50 am

NIGERIA: Bus donation coordinated by Salesian Missions ensures students have transportation they need for school events and activities

(MissionNewswire) John Bosco Institute of Technology in Ondo, Nigeria has a new school bus thanks to a donation from Stocker Bus Co. in Newton, N.J. Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, secured the donation and shipped it to the Salesian school. The bus will be used for transport for student activities and sports competitions. The more...

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

BENIN: Salesian missionaries complete Benin project aimed at raising awareness of issues facing homeless and at-risk youth

By at October 18, 2017 | 9:53 am

BENIN: Salesian missionaries complete Benin project aimed at raising awareness of issues facing homeless and at-risk youth

(MissionNewswire) On Aug. 30, the “Improving the care of children and street children in Cotonou (Benin)” exhibition came to a close. The exhibition, facilitated by Don Bosco Solidarity and the Brotherhood of Mary Help of Christians of La Palma del Condado, consisted of 11 panels that presented the work of welcoming, accompaniment, support, and social and family more...

Benin , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BURUNDI: Salesian missionaries provide vocational education to help youth prepare for the future

By at October 18, 2017 | 9:29 am

BURUNDI: Salesian missionaries provide vocational education to help youth prepare for the future

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Jean Paul Ndayikengurutse is the director and pastor of the Salesian Center in Rukago, Burundi, which provides education, workforce development and other social programs to poor and at-risk youth in the region. Burundi, located in the heart of the African Great Lakes region, has seen more than a decade of violence and conflict which has more...

Burundi , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides shelter and education to youth living on the streets

By at September 21, 2017 | 9:35 am

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides shelter and education to youth living on the streets

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Piero Gavioli deals with the harsh reality of the growing number of street children in the city of Bukavu located in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2014, in order to address some of the needs of these youth, Salesian missionaries opened the Don Bosco Center. Operated by two Salesian priests and one more...

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

ANGOLA: Donation to Salesian Missions helps provide nutritious food to boarding school for street children

By at September 4, 2017 | 9:40 am

ANGOLA: Donation to Salesian Missions helps provide nutritious food to boarding school for street children

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to recent generous donation, Salesian Missions was able to support the nutritional needs of 40 students at the Salesian-run Mama Margarita Home in Luanda, Angola. The program is one of several programs that are a part of Don Bosco Homes in the city. Donor funding was used to purchase food for the 8- to 14-year-old youth who live there as boarding more...

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

UGANDA: Salesian Missions Announces Completion of Two New Kindergarten Classrooms Made Possible by Generous Donor

By at August 25, 2017 | 6:58 am

UGANDA: Salesian Missions Announces Completion of Two New Kindergarten Classrooms Made Possible by Generous Donor

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to funding Salesian Missions received from a generous donor, two new kindergarten classrooms have been built at the Salesian-run St. Joseph Primary School Namaliga, in the town of Bombo in central Uganda. The initial project, which was launched in 2015, called for one new classroom. But after an assessment of student enrollment, it was decided more...

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

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Institute Gives At-Risk Youth a Second Chance for Productive Future

By at August 22, 2017 | 10:42 am

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Institute Gives At-Risk Youth a Second Chance for Productive Future

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Patrick Naughton, from Ireland, has been serving youth as a missionary in South Africa for more than 30 years. He is currently the economer of the Salesian Institute in Cape Town. Throughout his time as a missionary, Fr. Naughton has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of vulnerable and at-risk children and older youth. Salesian more...

South Africa

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Provides Aid Following Flood, Mudslides; Salesian Missions Sends Emergency Food Aid

By at August 21, 2017 | 12:28 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Provides Aid Following Flood, Mudslides; Salesian Missions Sends Emergency Food Aid

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

Disaster Relief , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Sierra Leone

KENYA: New Schneider Electric Partnership Updates School Electrical Labs, Provides Technical Electrical Education

By at August 16, 2017 | 6:48 am

KENYA: New Schneider Electric Partnership Updates School Electrical Labs, Provides Technical Electrical Education

The Don Bosco Foundation of East Africa partnered with Schneider Electric to renovate an electrical lab at the Don Bosco Boys Town Technical Institute in Nairobi, according to an article in Voltimum, a source for news in the electrical industry. The new lab was recently unveiled at an event attended by both Salesian and Schneider Electric staff. This project is part of an more...

Kenya , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)