Congo (Democratic Republic)

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...

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DR CONGO: Close to 4,000 Salesian Students and Staff Have Better Access to Clean Water

By at May 6, 2017 | 2:02 pm

DR CONGO: Close to 4,000 Salesian Students and Staff Have Better Access to Clean Water

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at two Salesian training and vocational centers in the city of Lubumbashi in the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo just completed water projects thanks to funding provided by Salesian Missions. Close to 4,000 youth, parents, Salesian staff, and community members will benefit from these water projects at the more...

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DR CONGO: Salesian Center Plans New Healthcare Center for Youth in Diamond Mining Community

By at April 25, 2017 | 8:43 am

DR CONGO: Salesian Center Plans New Healthcare Center for Youth in Diamond Mining Community

(MissionNewswire) In the city of Mbuji-Mayi, located in the south central part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Salesian missionaries are building a healthcare center for street children, many of whom are involved secretly and illegally in searching for diamonds. About one-third of the world’s industrial diamonds are extracted from this area of the country. Where more...

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

DR Congo: Salesian Youth Have Better Nutrition Thanks to Rice-Meal Donation from Feed My Starving Children

By at April 18, 2017 | 9:28 am

DR Congo: Salesian Youth Have Better Nutrition Thanks to Rice-Meal Donation from Feed My Starving Children

(MissionNewswire) Youth taking part in school and other social development activities within different programs operated by Don Bosco Ngangi Center in the Democratic Republic of Congo benefited from a recent shipment of rice-meals thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to more...

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DR CONGO: Salesian Institute of Higher Learning Helps Students Prepare for Work in Private and Public Administration

By at April 11, 2017 | 7:44 am

DR CONGO: Salesian Institute of Higher Learning Helps Students Prepare for Work in Private and Public Administration

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Higher School of Administration and Economic Policy of Lubumbashi (EcoPo-Lubumbashi) opened in October 2010, and serves as an institution for higher learning in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). EcoPo-Lubumbashi is a scientific and professional center providing students a quality education in the field of administration of public and more...

Congo (Democratic Republic)

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)

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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DR CONGO: Radio Don Bosco Provides Youth Post-Graduate Work Experience

By at April 12, 2016 | 11:51 am

DR CONGO: Radio Don Bosco Provides Youth Post-Graduate Work Experience

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Lubumbashi, the second-largest city in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, started Radio Don Bosco Congo, a free educational radio station. Started two years ago, the Catholic nonprofit radio station is inspired by the Salesian founder, St. John (Don) Bosco, and focuses on issues that are of most concern more...

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