Africa

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Provides Education and Workforce Development Programs for Refugees Around the Globe

By at June 20, 2017 | 12:37 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Provides Education and Workforce Development Programs for Refugees Around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions stands with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and other international organizations in honoring World Refugee Day, held each year since 2001on June 20.  The day, coordinated by UNHCR, honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people who have been forced to flee their homes. UNHCR has noted that a record 65 more...

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

TANZANIA: New Water Project Brings Clean Water to More Than 3,000 Poor and Homeless Youth

By at June 16, 2017 | 8:03 am

TANZANIA: New Water Project Brings Clean Water to More Than 3,000 Poor and Homeless Youth

(MissionNewswire) Through donor support, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the international Salesians of Don Bosco, was able to assist Salesian missionaries at the Kinyerezi Children’s Center in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to provide youth access to clean water. The water project is directly benefiting 150 orphans and street children enrolled in the program more...

Clean Water Initiative , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Tanzania

MADAGASCAR: Rice-Meal Donation from Feed My Starving Children Helps Feed Poor Youth and Their Families in Salesian Programs

By at June 15, 2017 | 9:59 am

MADAGASCAR: Rice-Meal Donation from Feed My Starving Children Helps Feed Poor Youth and Their Families in Salesian Programs

(MissionNewswire) Youth and their families in four Salesian programs in Madagascar have access to better nutrition thanks to a recent shipment of rice-meals through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to “feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.” Our Lady of Clairvaux more...

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

SIERRA LEONE: Mobile Outreach Provides Counseling and Medical Care to Street Children in Freetown

By at May 23, 2017 | 6:41 am

Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations, launched surveys in Sept. 2016 and Feb. 2017 to better understand the reality of street children’s lives in Freetown, the capital city. As a result, Salesian missionaries have noted that close to 2,000 children are living on the streets facing physical suffering and emotional and sexual abuse more...

Sierra Leone , Uncategorized

MOZAMBIQUE: Salesian Vocational Training Programs Helps Gain the Skills Needed for Employment

By at May 22, 2017 | 8:38 am

Opened by Salesian missionaries to meet the needs of poor youth, the Don Bosco Institute at Maputo provides vocational and technical training to poor youth in Mozambique. The institute offers youth a chance to gain skills needed to find and retain long-term employment once they graduate. This vocational training builds off primary and secondary schooling Salesian more...

Mozambique , Uncategorized

DR CONGO: Salesian Bakanja Center Aims to Help Street Children Access Shelter and Education

By at May 17, 2017 | 7:50 am

Salesian missionaries at Bakanja Center, in the city of Lubumbashi in the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are helping youth living on the streets escape a life of poverty. Poverty and family breakdown are the main reasons for the large number of children and young people who crowd the streets of Lubumbashi. Often their only shelter is the more...

Congo (Democratic Republic) , Uncategorized

SENEGAL: Youth are Positively Impacted by Salesian Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

By at May 16, 2017 | 8:14 am

Youth are positively impacted by the Salesian-lead Stop Human Trafficking Campaign that was launched in October 2015 by Salesian missionaries in Italy. The campaign raises awareness of the dangers of youth migration. With a focus on youth leaving countries in Africa in search of a better life in Europe, the campaign aims to prevent young migrants from becoming victims of more...

Senegal , Uncategorized

ETHIOPIA: Salesian Technical Education in Graphic and Typographic Arts Only Professional Program of Its Kind in the Country

By at May 15, 2017 | 10:11 am

The Don Bosco Technical and Professional Training at Mekanissa, near the capital city of Addis Ababa, offers a training program in graphic and typographic arts. The project, known as “Print your future”, is already resulting in an increase of the professionalism of Salesian students into the workforce and is helping to promote the Salesian program as a real more...

Ethiopia , Uncategorized

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Food Aid and Assist with Water Collection After First Rain in More Than a Year

By at May 12, 2017 | 7:54 am

Salesian missionaries are continuing relief work in the villages near Korr, Kenya. The first rains in more than year came on Sunday, April 30. While it was not a lot of rain, it was enough that Salesian missionaries were able to gather some of it for drinking water. Missionaries report that some villages are better equipped than others for collecting this rain water to more...

Kenya , Uncategorized

MADAGASCAR: Salesian Clairvaux Center Provide Hope and Education to Street Children

By at May 11, 2017 | 7:32 am

In Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, many residents do not have electricity or running water. Entire families crowd the streets of the suburbs, connected by slopes of sand and clay, accessible only by jeep. The people live in improvised makeshift shelters. It’s there that Salesian missionaries offers young Malagasy education and social development services at the more...

Madagascar , Uncategorized