Central Africa

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...

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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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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Campaign Raises Funds to Support Programs for Youth Affected by War

By at May 12, 2016 | 4:59 pm

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Campaign Raises Funds to Support Programs for Youth Affected by War

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in the Central African Republic have raised more than 100,000 euros through their Peace Spaces campaign, which aims to raise funding to help thousands of children and young adult in the districts of Damala and Galabadja in the capital city of Bangui. Missionaries operate centers in the two districts and hope to bring a sense of more...

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MADAGASCAR: New Construction Project Aims to Give Students Real World Work Experience

By at May 5, 2016 | 7:05 am

MADAGASCAR: New Construction Project Aims to Give Students Real World Work Experience

(MissionNewswire) Salesian technical students have put their newly acquired skills to use at a construction project in Madagascar’s ministerial building in Antananarivo, the country’s capital city located in the Central Highlands. The 29 students from the Salesian Vocational Training Center are building new rooms for the government building. The project was designed 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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WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missionaries Ensure Safe, Clean Water for Teachers and Students

By at March 21, 2016 | 10:07 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missionaries Ensure Safe, Clean Water for Teachers and Students

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the UN’s 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, focusing attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for the more...

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DR CONGO: Salesian Missionaries Train 100 Youth at New Don Bosco Center

By at December 29, 2015 | 7:56 am

(MissionNewswire) In 2014, Salesian missionaries opened a Don Bosco Center in the city of Bukavu located in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 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...

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DR CONGO: Two Water Projects are Ensuring Fresh Clean Water for Salesian Students

By at December 18, 2015 | 1:57 pm

DR CONGO: Two Water Projects are Ensuring Fresh Clean Water for Salesian Students

(MissionNewswire) Close to 4,000 youth, parents, Salesian staff and community members will benefit from two water projects underway at Salesian training and vocational centers in the city of Lubumbashi in the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Salesian-run Kansebula St Jean Bosco Institute and Chem Chem Center have nearly completed the more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Pope Francis Wraps Up Africa Trip with Visit to War-Torn Central African Republic

By at December 16, 2015 | 4:55 pm

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Pope Francis Wraps Up Africa Trip with Visit to War-Torn Central African Republic

(MissionNewswire) At the end of November, Pope Francis ended a six-day trip to Africa which included stops in Kenya and Uganda, with a stop in the war-torn Central African Republic. Despite concerns about his personal safety, the Pope visited the country where more than 6,000 people have died since violence initially broke out in December 2012 between Séléka rebels more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Rice-Meal Donation Impacts Close to 1,500 Internally Displaced People Seeking Assistance from Salesian Programs

By at November 27, 2015 | 9:00 am

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Rice-Meal Donation Impacts Close to 1,500 Internally Displaced People Seeking Assistance from Salesian Programs

(MissionNewswire) Close to 1,500 women, children and elderly people who have been seeking assistance from Salesian programs after being internally displaced due to recent violence in the Central African Republic have access to better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization more...

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