Congo (Democratic Republic)

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights School Feeding Programs and Agricultural Education in Fight against Hunger

By at October 15, 2015 | 6:07 pm

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights School Feeding Programs and Agricultural Education in Fight against Hunger

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Food Day. Celebrated each year on October 16, the day was established to bring attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and undernourished while providing an opportunity for a deeper understanding of more...

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DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center Ngangi Serves More Than 4,600 Poor Youth and Their Families

By at May 12, 2015 | 8:11 am

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center Ngangi Serves More Than 4,600 Poor Youth and Their Families

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center Ngangi in the eastern city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been providing social development, medical and educational services to poor youth and their families since 1988. Currently, there are more than 4,600 people accessing the center’s services. Started first as a youth center, the Don Bosco Center more...

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REPUBLIC OF CONGO: New Building at Don Bosco Vocational Center to Increase Student Admission

By at May 5, 2015 | 1:05 pm

REPUBLIC OF CONGO: New Building at Don Bosco Vocational Center to Increase Student Admission

(MissionNewswire) In early March, the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Pointe-Noire, the second largest city in the Republic of Congo, inaugurated a new building that will allow for increased student admission. The new building is part of a project focused on the promotion of vocational training for disadvantaged youth that will train 3,000 students from the more...

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DR CONGO: New Salesian Agricultural Service Center in Development

By at February 3, 2015 | 11:13 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian-led International Voluntary Service for Development (VIS) volunteers recently hosted a special workshop for farmers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The goal of the workshop was to empower farmers to envision a viable and stable agricultural framework and boost their confidence to bring it to fruition. The farmers’ ideas will provide more...

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DR CONGO: Don Bosco Medical Clinic and Nutritional Center Saving the Lives of Youth and Refugees

By at April 30, 2014 | 4:42 pm

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Medical Clinic and Nutritional Center Saving the Lives of Youth and Refugees

(MissionNewswire) The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been plagued by intense civil war and internal conflict since the outbreak of fighting in 1998. As a result, there have been close to 5.4 million deaths, according to the International Rescue Committee. Most deaths resulted from non-violent causes such as malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition, all more...

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DR CONGO: New Training Program Helps Reduce Newborn and Maternal Mortality at Birth

By at December 26, 2013 | 12:36 pm

DR CONGO: New Training Program Helps Reduce Newborn and Maternal Mortality at Birth

(MissionNewswire) Three million newborn babies die every year from easily preventable or treatable causes such as infections, complications at birth and complications of prematurity, according to Save the Children’s 14th annual State of the World's Mothers report. The report also noted that more than 1 million babies die on the first day of life, making the birth day more...

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DR CONGO: New Professional Technical Institute Provides Hope to Poor Youth

By at December 20, 2013 | 12:32 pm

DR CONGO: New Professional Technical Institute Provides Hope to Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been plagued by intense civil war and internal conflict since the outbreak of fighting in 1998. As a result, there have been close to 5.4 million deaths, according to the International Rescue Committee. Most deaths resulted from non-violent causes such as malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition, all more...

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Mission Welcomes Release of Children Recruited by Armed Group in DR Congo

By at August 19, 2013 | 9:36 am

UNITED NATIONS: UN Mission Welcomes Release of Children Recruited by Armed Group in DR Congo

(United Nations) The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has welcomed the release of 82 children from the Mayi Mayi Bakata Katanga armed group through the joint efforts of aid agencies working in the country. The children – 69 boys and 13 girls between the ages of 8 and 17 – had reportedly been recruited during the more...

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DR CONGO: Reuters Photographer Captures Life at Center Where Salesians Care for More than 3,000 Abandoned Children, HIV/AIDS Victims

By at August 6, 2013 | 1:50 pm

DR CONGO: Reuters Photographer Captures Life at Center Where Salesians Care for More than 3,000 Abandoned Children, HIV/AIDS Victims

(MissionNewswire) Reuters photographer Thomas Mukoya captured a day in the life of abandoned children and at-risk youth at a Salesian-run center in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mukoya initially traveled to the area to cover stories related to the proposed disarmament process by the United Nations (which has yet to happen). Instread, he more...

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D.R. CONGO: Salesians Aid Refugees Amid Ongoing Fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By at November 30, 2012 | 4:35 pm

D.R. CONGO: Salesians Aid Refugees Amid Ongoing Fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

(MissionNewswire) Last week in Goma, hostilities between the Congolese army (FARDC) and the 23 March Movement (M23) rebel group escalated leaving thousands of men, women and children looking for safety and shelter from the fighting. According to UNICEF, as of November, more than 2.4 million people have been displaced within the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a more...

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