Central Africa

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)

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)