East Africa

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missionaries Complete Water Projects Ensuring Youth Have Access to Clean, Safe Water

By at March 22, 2017 | 7:00 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missionaries Complete Water Projects Ensuring Youth Have Access to Clean, Safe Water

(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. The day focuses attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for more...

Cambodia , Clean Water Initiative , Congo (Brazzaville) , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Rwanda , Samoa , Zambia

KENYA: Salesian Missions Launches Fundraising Appeal to Assist Families Suffering from Drought

By at March 3, 2017 | 10:21 am

KENYA: Salesian Missions Launches Fundraising Appeal to Assist Families Suffering from Drought

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the international Salesians of Don Bosco, has launched an emergency fundraising effort to support missionaries assisting people affected by severe drought in Kenya. The government of Kenya has declared the country’s devastating drought a national disaster, with an estimated 2.7 million people in urgent more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Kenya

SOUTH SUDAN: United Nations Reports Nearly 5 Million People Urgently Need Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Assistance

By at March 1, 2017 | 4:24 pm

SOUTH SUDAN: United Nations Reports Nearly 5 Million People Urgently Need Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Assistance

(MissionNewswire) A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan and UN agencies warn that almost 5 million people urgently need food, agriculture and nutrition assistance. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) noted in a recent article that ongoing war and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation, and another 1 more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , South Sudan

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Food and Water as Drought and Food Insecurity Affect Kenyan Communities

By at January 14, 2017 | 9:12 am

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Food and Water as Drought and Food Insecurity Affect Kenyan Communities

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Mission Korr in Kenya provides services to nomadic populations in the surrounding community and within Kakuma refugee camp, which was established in 1992 near Kenya’s border with South Sudan and was a place of refuge for unaccompanied minors fleeing warring factions in what was then southern Sudan. Kakuma is operated by UNHCR, the U.N. more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Kenya

SOUTH SUDAN: Priest Feeds 4,000 Displaced as Refugee Crisis Escalates

By at December 13, 2016 | 6:21 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Priest Feeds 4,000 Displaced as Refugee Crisis Escalates

(MissionNewswire) Father David Tulimelli, parish priest at the Salesian St. Vincent de Paul parish which operates Don Bosco Gumbo, has recently been praised for his efforts to assist those who have been internally displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. According to a Premier Christian Radio article, Fr. Tulimelli fed 4,000 in a year as the country's refugee more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian Missionaries Operate Leprosy Program, Hospital in Tonj

By at December 6, 2016 | 5:42 pm

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian Missionaries Operate Leprosy Program, Hospital in Tonj

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Tonj, a town in the northwest region of South Sudan, for several years. Their focus has been on providing education and social development services for poor youth through the operation of primary and secondary schools and youth centers. In addition, the missionaries operate several medical clinics, including a more...

Featured on slider , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

UGANDA: Band Helps At-Risk Discover, Expand Talents

By at November 11, 2016 | 11:42 am

UGANDA: Band Helps At-Risk Discover, Expand Talents

(MissionNewswire) Missionaries with Don Bosco Children and Life Mission located in the town of Namugongo, just 10 miles northeast of the city of Kampala in Central Uganda, operate the Don Bosco Band for at-risk youth in the region. Music lessons were brought to the school nine years ago, when Salesian missionaries started a new initiative teaching a small group of more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uganda

ETHIOPIA: Salesian Missions Helps Fund Professional Training in Development Management for Teachers, Staff

By at October 1, 2016 | 4:01 pm

ETHIOPIA: Salesian Missions Helps Fund Professional Training in Development Management for Teachers, Staff

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Ethiopia recently held a management course for 30 Salesian teachers and management staff to aid in their professional development. The course was funded in part by Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, located in New Rochelle, New York. The training focused on increasing the knowledge base of more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Ethiopia , Featured on slider

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian Missionaries Providing Shelter, Services to Those Facing Violence in Morobo

By at September 9, 2016 | 1:55 pm

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian Missionaries Providing Shelter, Services to Those Facing Violence in Morobo

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco Mission Morobo in South Sudan has been working with local residents to keep safe and prepared in the event the violent clashes that have been happening across the country erupt in their local area. Morobo County is located in the southern central tip of the South Sudan close to both Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

ETHIOPIA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Educational Programs at Pugnido Refugee Camp

By at September 1, 2016 | 7:17 pm

ETHIOPIA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Educational Programs at Pugnido Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries working at the Pugnido Refugee Camp, the oldest refugee camp in the Gambella Region of Western Ethiopia, having been working with poor youth and their families providing education and social development services. The camp is home to some 60,000 refugees, the majority of whom are escaping violence and conflict within South more...

Ethiopia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)