Central Africa

GABON: Salesian missionaries provide youth center and vocational skills training for more than 400 youth

By at June 6, 2018 | 7:45 am

GABON: Salesian missionaries provide youth center and vocational skills training for more than 400 youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate a youth center and vocational training skills center in Oyem, a city in northern Gabon, not far from the borders with Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. The city is inhabited by about 60,000 people. Salesian missionaries have been present in the community for more than three decades. Salesian missionaries arrived in Oyem in more...

Gabon , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

DR CONGO: New project helps mothers learn farming techniques to launch small farms to aid in self-sufficiency

By at May 24, 2018 | 7:06 am

DR CONGO: New project helps mothers learn farming techniques to launch small farms to aid in self-sufficiency

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Mont Ngafula, a municipality of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have launched a new project to help women of the parish start small agricultural activities that generate income. The small town of Mont Ngafula is isolated because there is no roadway that connects it to the city. This causes some more...

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

REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Don Bosco Vocational Training Center launches new improvement plan to introduce new course and increase teacher training

By at May 2, 2018 | 9:55 am

REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Don Bosco Vocational Training Center launches new improvement plan to introduce new course and increase teacher training

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Brazzaville, the capital and largest city of the Republic of  Congo, recently launched a project for the support of the modernization of vocational training. The project officially launched in May 2018 and runs through October. It aims to further develop the skills of teachers, purchase new equipment and more...

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

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions highlights “Clean Water Initiative” projects that ensure youth have access to clean, safe water

By at March 22, 2018 | 9:00 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions highlights “Clean Water Initiative” projects that ensure youth have access to clean, safe water

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the United Nations' 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 more...

Cambodia , Clean Water Initiative , Congo (Brazzaville) , Rwanda , Zambia

MADAGASCAR: Salesian missionaries aim to launch new ecological project to reduce coal use

By at March 2, 2018 | 7:34 am

MADAGASCAR: Salesian missionaries aim to launch new ecological project to reduce coal use

(MissionNewswire) According to Salesian missionaries in the Fianarantsoa region of Madagascar, forests are being reduced by about 200,000 hectares a year due to unscrupulous activities in the area. Various firms and activities damage the environment in the Fianarantsoa region, which also has several sawmills, homes and small workshops. Father Giuseppe "Bepi" Miele, who more...

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

DR CONGO: Salesian staff at Bakanja Ville helps to reunify one young boy with his family

By at January 12, 2018 | 7:21 am

DR CONGO: Salesian staff at Bakanja Ville helps to reunify one young boy with his family

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Bakanja Ville is part of the local Salesian Bakanja Center for homeless children in the city of Lubumbashi in the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the first stop in the process of welcoming children into the Salesian program. It acts as a drop-in center and reception center for homeless youth who are more...

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

MADAGASCAR: Playground equipment donated to Salesian Center in Bemaneviky

By at December 20, 2017 | 6:24 pm

MADAGASCAR: Playground equipment donated to Salesian Center in Bemaneviky

(MissionNewswire) Eight playground rides, built for the Don Bosco Oratory in San Donà di Piave (Venice), were donated to the Salesian Center in Bemaneviky, Madagascar. The initiative was made possible by a fundraiser developed by Salesian Father Enrico Gaetan and by volunteers who also did lathe and carpentry work for the project. Four of the playground rides have more...

Madagascar , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides assistance to families in need of shelter and basic needs

By at December 10, 2017 | 6:08 pm

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides assistance to families in need of shelter and basic needs

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center opened in 2014, in the city of Bukavu 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 time in the square washing more...

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

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

By at November 25, 2017 | 12:24 pm

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

(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)