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

TANZANIA: Salesian Missionaries Operate Home and School Scholarship Program for Orphans

By at March 21, 2017 | 5:03 pm

TANZANIA: Salesian Missionaries Operate Home and School Scholarship Program for Orphans

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries started a mission in Mafinga, Tanzania in 1980 when they became aware of the need to open a house for 500 local orphans. According to the organization Tanzania Development and Prevention of AIDS, the disease is the second leading cause of death and leaves hundreds of children and teens with no family. The organization applauds more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Tanzania

BURUNDI: New Salesian Project Aims to Help Women Gain the Education and Skills Needed for Employment

By at March 21, 2017 | 4:48 pm

BURUNDI: New Salesian Project Aims to Help Women Gain the Education and Skills Needed for Employment

(MissionNewswire) The Spanish Salesian-run organization Don Bosco Solidarity is launching a new project in the rural community of Rukago, in northern Burundi. The project, “Improving the Opportunities of Women in Rukago,” has been implemented at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center of Buterere. The new initiative was launched to help women gain the skills needed more...

Burundi , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ETHIOPIA: Seven Salesian Students Among Deceased from Koshe Landfill Landslide

By at March 21, 2017 | 3:26 pm

ETHIOPIA: Seven Salesian Students Among Deceased from Koshe Landfill Landslide

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries living and working with poor youth and their families in the capital city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia are reporting that seven students from the Salesian-run Bosco Center at Mekanissa, a suburb of the city, were killed in the Koshe landfill landslide that killed 115 on Saturday, March 11. A ceremony in memory of the victims was held at more...

Ethiopia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

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