East Africa

BURUNDI: Salesian missionaries provide vocational education to help youth prepare for the future

By at October 18, 2017 | 9:29 am

BURUNDI: Salesian missionaries provide vocational education to help youth prepare for the future

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Jean Paul Ndayikengurutse is the director and pastor of the Salesian Center in Rukago, Burundi, which provides education, workforce development and other social programs to poor and at-risk youth in the region. Burundi, located in the heart of the African Great Lakes region, has seen more than a decade of violence and conflict which has more...

Burundi , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

UGANDA: Salesian Missions Announces Completion of Two New Kindergarten Classrooms Made Possible by Generous Donor

By at August 25, 2017 | 6:58 am

UGANDA: Salesian Missions Announces Completion of Two New Kindergarten Classrooms Made Possible by Generous Donor

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to funding Salesian Missions received from a generous donor, two new kindergarten classrooms have been built at the Salesian-run St. Joseph Primary School Namaliga, in the town of Bombo in central Uganda. The initial project, which was launched in 2015, called for one new classroom. But after an assessment of student enrollment, it was decided more...

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

KENYA: New Schneider Electric Partnership Updates School Electrical Labs, Provides Technical Electrical Education

By at August 16, 2017 | 6:48 am

KENYA: New Schneider Electric Partnership Updates School Electrical Labs, Provides Technical Electrical Education

The Don Bosco Foundation of East Africa partnered with Schneider Electric to renovate an electrical lab at the Don Bosco Boys Town Technical Institute in Nairobi, according to an article in Voltimum, a source for news in the electrical industry. The new lab was recently unveiled at an event attended by both Salesian and Schneider Electric staff. This project is part of an more...

Kenya , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

KENYA: Salesian Sisters Launch Project to Raise Funding for New Electrical System for Water Purification

By at August 1, 2017 | 3:36 pm

KENYA: Salesian Sisters Launch Project to Raise Funding for New Electrical System for Water Purification

(MissionNewswire) Salesian sisters with Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in the Marsabit region of Kenya are seeking funding for a new project to build a solar-powered electrical system. The new system will heat water and act as the purification system for drinking water that would eliminate the diseases afflicting students and missionaries in the region. Only 35.7 more...

Kenya , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

UGANDA: Children at Don Bosco Children and Life Mission Receive Donation of Rice-Meals from Feed My Starving Children

By at July 7, 2017 | 11:07 am

UGANDA: Children at Don Bosco Children and Life Mission Receive Donation of Rice-Meals from Feed My Starving Children

(MissionNewswire) Children attending the Salesian-run Don Bosco Children and Life Mission, located in the town of Namugongo just 10 miles northeast of the city of Kampala in Central Uganda, have access to better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to “feeding more...

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

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Provides Education and Workforce Development Programs for Refugees Around the Globe

By at June 20, 2017 | 12:37 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Provides Education and Workforce Development Programs for Refugees Around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions stands with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and other international organizations in honoring World Refugee Day, held each year since 2001on June 20.  The day, coordinated by UNHCR, honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people who have been forced to flee their homes. UNHCR has noted that a record 65 more...

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

TANZANIA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” Brings Clean Water to More Than 3,000 Poor, Homeless Youth

By at June 16, 2017 | 8:03 am

TANZANIA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” Brings Clean Water to More Than 3,000 Poor, Homeless Youth

(MissionNewswire) Through donor support of its "Clean Water Initiative," Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the international Salesians of Don Bosco, was able to assist Salesian missionaries at the Kinyerezi Children’s Center in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to provide youth access to clean water. The water project is directly benefiting 150 orphans and street more...

Clean Water Initiative , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Tanzania

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missionaries Highlight Educational and Social Programs that Combat Child Labor

By at June 12, 2017 | 1:05 pm

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missionaries Highlight Educational and Social Programs that Combat Child Labor

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the International Labor Organization and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Day Against Child Labor. Launched in 2002, the day focuses attention on the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. On this day, the United Nations, governments, employers and workers more...

Colombia , India , Kenya , Mexico , Special Reports

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian Missionaries Continue Relief Work for Those Affected by Conflict and Famine

By at June 9, 2017 | 8:01 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian Missionaries Continue Relief Work for Those Affected by Conflict and Famine

(MissionNewswire) Conflict and famine in South Sudan are severely affecting minors across the country. In March 2017, a famine was declared in parts of South Sudan. 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 that ongoing war and a collapsing more...

Disaster Relief , South Sudan

ETHIOPIA: Salesian Professors from India Provide Workshops for Print Your Future Program

By at June 6, 2017 | 9:47 am

ETHIOPIA: Salesian Professors from India Provide Workshops for Print Your Future Program

(MissionNewswire) With the assistance of International Volunteers for Development (VIS), Don Bosco Technical and Professional Training at Mekanissa, near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia offers a training program in graphic and typographic arts. The project, known as “Print your future”, is already resulting in an increase of the professionalism of Salesian students in the more...

Ethiopia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)