Central Africa

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

MADAGASCAR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Services to More Than 110 Youth in Detention Center

By at March 9, 2017 | 10:44 am

MADAGASCAR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Services to More Than 110 Youth in Detention Center

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Madagascar's capital city of Antananarivo provide services to more than 110 boys in the detention home of Anjanamasina. The program, which is often referred to as the “House of Rascals," is far beyond capacity, originally built and structured to accommodate 60 to 70 youth. There are often not enough provisions for all the more...

Madagascar , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs That Empower Girls and Young Women Through Education

By at March 8, 2017 | 8:00 am

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs That Empower Girls and Young Women Through Education

(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...

Bolivia , El Salvador , Global , India , Madagascar , Special Reports

DR CONGO: Salesian Missionaries Provide Education and Workforce Development to Youth Denied Education

By at January 9, 2017 | 10:18 am

DR CONGO: Salesian Missionaries Provide Education and Workforce Development to Youth Denied Education

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Uvira, within South Kivu province if the Democratic Republic of Congo, are providing young children and older youth an opportunity to go to school. Many of these young students are former child soldiers, street children, children accused of witchcraft, abused women and single mothers who have had their rights violated and been more...

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

THE CONGO: Salesian Missionaries Developing Hydraulic System and Water Tower for Better Access to Safe, Clean Water

By at November 29, 2016 | 10:52 am

THE CONGO: Salesian Missionaries Developing Hydraulic System and Water Tower for Better Access to Safe, Clean Water

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at the Salesian Center of St. Charles Lwanga, located in Makelekele, a suburb of Brazzaville, the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo, operate a parish, youth center and primary school. The center recently raised funds through the help of the Salesian Missions office in Madrid, Spain and other donors to develop a more...

Congo (Brazzaville) , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

CHAD: Salesian Programs Help Combat Food Insecurity, Address Educational Needs in One of the Poorest Countries in the World

By at August 25, 2016 | 7:36 pm

CHAD: Salesian Programs Help Combat Food Insecurity, Address Educational Needs in One of the Poorest Countries in the World

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been living and working with poor youth in the Republic of Chad in Central Africa since 1995. They established their first programs in Sarh, the third largest city in the country, which has more than 120,000 residents. Three years later, missionaries began other programs in the capital of N'Djamena, and in 2013 in the city of more...

Chad , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MADAGASCAR: Salesian Feeding Programs Provides Free Lunch to 300 Children Each Day

By at June 22, 2016 | 2:25 pm

MADAGASCAR: Salesian Feeding Programs Provides Free Lunch to 300 Children Each Day

(MissionNewsire) Salesian Sisters working with Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Betafo, a town of 30,000 people surrounded by hills in the Central Highlands of Madagascar, provide a nursery school, elementary school, professional center, oratory and two boarding houses, one for the girls attending the professional center and the other for those who attend the more...

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D.R CONGO: Youth Soccer League Impacts More Than 1,600 Youth Teaching Important Team Skills

By at June 14, 2016 | 8:03 am

D.R CONGO: Youth Soccer League Impacts More Than 1,600 Youth Teaching Important Team Skills

(MissionNewsire) Salesian Brother Honorato Alonso has been organizing the most popular youth soccer league in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the last 35 years. After leaving his native city of Burgos, Spain, Bro. Alonso arrived in the city of Goma in 1981. He immediately  set up a youth soccer league open to young athletes at all levels. The more...

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

DR Congo: Salesian Youth Give Back to Local Community Bringing Food, Clothing to Leprosy Hospital

By at June 6, 2016 | 10:26 am

DR Congo: Salesian Youth Give Back to Local Community Bringing Food, Clothing to Leprosy Hospital

(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries in Lubumbashi, the second-largest city in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, facilitated a give-back opportunity for youth from various schools within the city. Youth sought donations of clothes, shoes and food and delivered it to the Kapolowe mission, founded by the Benedictines and now administered by two more...

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