Central Africa

DR CONGO: Salesian Priest Helps Street Youth Connect to Long-term Rehabilitation Programs

By at November 25, 2017 | 12:24 pm

(MissionNewswire) Father Eric Meert, a Belgian Salesian priest, is one of the leaders of the Opera Mamma Margherita program operating in Lubumbashi, the second-largest city in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fr. Meert contacts local street children within the city offering them shelter, education and reunification with their families, if more...

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

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides education and supportive services to at-risk and disadvantaged youth

By at October 22, 2017 | 7:00 am

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides education and supportive services to at-risk and disadvantaged youth

(MissionNewswire) In 2014, Salesian missionaries opened Don Bosco Center in the city of Bukavu located in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Operated by two Salesian priests and one Salesian brother, the center is located near the main town square and a prison, giving missionaries the ideal location to meet the many street children who spend more...

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

MADAGASCAR: Salesian vocational students build desks for younger students in Salesian elementary schools

By at October 4, 2017 | 7:41 am

MADAGASCAR: Salesian vocational students build desks for younger students in Salesian elementary schools

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the Don Bosco Missions of Turin have begun a campaign to supply new desks to some of Madagascar’s elementary schools that were established by Salesian Bishop Monsignor Rosario Vella. Children from the rural villages, as well as students and former street children from the Salesian-run Notre Dame de Clairvaux Center, will more...

ANS , Madagascar , 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)

DR CONGO: VIA Don Bosco Helps Educate and Support 1,000 Congolese Youth Each Year

By at June 23, 2017 | 9:30 am

(MissionNewswire) Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was the first partner country of the Belgian Salesian organization Via Don Bosco. The organization is active in the field of education and training and supports the employment of young graduates from local Salesian professional schools. More than 70 percent of youth between the ages of 15 and 24 in DRC do not have a more...

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

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

GLOBAL: Five New Salesian Projects Start with Funding from Schneider Electric Foundation

By at June 8, 2017 | 9:44 am

GLOBAL: Five New Salesian Projects Start with Funding from Schneider Electric Foundation

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to a collaboration between the Salesian Institute in Rome, Italy and Schneider Electric Foundation, five international projects run by Salesian technical and professional schools aimed at sustainable human and social development will be funded with a total donation of 2 million euro. Schneider Electric Foundation is the charitable arm of Schneider more...

Congo (Democratic Republic) , Corporate Partnerships , Global , Haiti , India , Italy , Mozambique , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

DR CONGO: Salesian Centers Provide Shelter and Education for Single Mothers and At-Risk Girls

By at June 6, 2017 | 9:53 am

DR CONGO: Salesian Centers Provide Shelter and Education for Single Mothers and At-Risk Girls

(MissionNewswire) Plagued by guerrilla violence that has lasted for more than 20 years, the Northern Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in natural resources but marked by extreme poverty, raids and violence. Girls in the region are often the first victims facing violence and exploitation. They become mothers even before they become adults, often more...

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

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

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