East Africa

UGANDA: A young refugee dreams of peace in the South Sudan while working with Salesian missionaries in the Palabek Refugee Settlement

By at October 10, 2018 | 5:47 am

UGANDA: A young refugee dreams of peace in the South Sudan while working with Salesian missionaries in the Palabek Refugee Settlement

(MissionNewswire) Uganda hosts close to 1.3 million refugees, the majority coming from South Sudan which is 45km from the border. Salesian missionaries are providing pastoral, social development and educational initiatives to refugees living in the Palabek Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda. The Palabek Refugee Settlement is currently home to 42,000 people with an more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uganda

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries continue to provide education and food relief to youth and their families in local villages

By at October 3, 2018 | 8:42 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries continue to provide education and food relief to youth and their families in local villages

(MissionNewswire) South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan in 2011 but has faced an ongoing civil war that started in December 2013 and has resulted in a dire humanitarian crisis. Responding to the civil strife is nothing new to Salesian missionaries in South Sudan who are dedicated to the programs and services they are providing across the country. Despite more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

ETHIOPIA: Homeless and abandoned youth have chance at a better life thanks to Bosco Children Project

By at September 21, 2018 | 10:28 am

ETHIOPIA: Homeless and abandoned youth have chance at a better life thanks to Bosco Children Project

(MissionNewswire) With the school year beginning in countries across the world, many youth continue to struggle to gain an education due to poverty and a lack of opportunity. Thanks to a partnership between the Don Bosco International Volunteers for Development (VIS) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), youth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia have access to more...

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UGANDA: Salesian missionaries are providing education to children and older youth in Palabek Refugee Settlement

By at September 15, 2018 | 11:42 am

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries are providing education to children and older youth in Palabek Refugee Settlement

(MissionNewswire) Uganda hosts close to 1.3 million refugees, the majority coming from South Sudan. Others are fleeing from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Somalia, Burundi and several other countries. Salesian missionaries are providing pastoral, social development and educational initiatives to refugees living in the Palabek Refugee Settlement in northern more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uganda

BURUNDI: Vocational training project launched in 2017 has trained 40 young women in hotel and restaurant industries

By at September 13, 2018 | 11:10 am

BURUNDI: Vocational training project launched in 2017 has trained 40 young women in hotel and restaurant industries

(MissionNewswire) Launched in January 2017 by the Spanish Salesian-run organization, Don Bosco Solidarity, the “Improving the Opportunities for Women in Rukago” project has been making an impact on women in the rural Rukago community of Burundi. The project was implemented at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center of Buterere to help women gain the skills needed to more...

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UGANDA: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for medical and nutritional support for youth living with HIV/AIDS

By at September 12, 2018 | 9:28 am

UGANDA: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for medical and nutritional support for youth living with HIV/AIDS

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is committed to improving the wellbeing of children and families in Uganda, a country rebuilding after decades of war as well as facing the serious increase of HIV/AIDS cases which have left millions of children orphaned. Recently, Salesian Missions donors provided the Don Bosco Children and Life Mission, located in the town of more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Uganda

TANZANIA: New water project brings safe, clean water to more than 4,600 residents

By at July 23, 2018 | 12:19 pm

TANZANIA: New water project brings safe, clean water to more than 4,600 residents

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to funding through a Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative,” 499 Salesian missionaries and parishioners from Don Bosco Ihumwa Parish and more than 4,120 community members in Ihumwa Village have access to clean, safe water. In Dodoma, the capital city of Tanzania where the Don Bosco Parish is located, the water system is old and outdated. more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Tanzania

ETHIOPIA: Salesian students take part in Sport for Development Technical and Vocational Education and Training Championship

By at July 20, 2018 | 1:20 pm

ETHIOPIA: Salesian students take part in Sport for Development Technical and Vocational Education and Training Championship

(MissionNewswire) The first Sport for Development Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Championship was launched at the Entoto Technical Vocational College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June 2018. The championship tournament brought together 10 colleges and TVET training centers in the city. Students from Bosco Children and Mekanissa, two Salesian TVET more...

Ethiopia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

UGANDA: Donations provide liturgical items and school uniforms for students attending Don Bosco Primary School

By at July 19, 2018 | 11:54 am

UGANDA: Donations provide liturgical items and school uniforms for students attending Don Bosco Primary School

(MissionNewswire) Donations provided through Salesian Missions were able to provide choir robes and liturgical items as well as new school uniforms for students attending Don Bosco Primary School in Namugongo, Uganda. The students are part of the Salesian-run Children and Life Mission (CALM). Salesian missionaries have been operating CALM, located in the town of more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Uganda

KENYA: Salesian missionaries offer vocational skills training to ensure refugees a better life at Kakuma Refugee Camp

By at July 18, 2018 | 11:55 am

KENYA: Salesian missionaries offer vocational skills training to ensure refugees a better life at Kakuma Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) Kakuma 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. Today, the Kakuma refugee camp has more than 185,000 refugees, well over the 120,000-person capacity for which it was built. Most of the refugees are from East and Central more...

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