East Africa

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries in Juba support displaced by providing education, shelter, support

By at April 17, 2018 | 1:23 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries in Juba support displaced by providing education, shelter, support

(MissionNewswire) Father David Tulimelli, parish priest at the Salesian St. Vincent de Paul parish which operates Don Bosco Gumbo, has dedicated his life to the youth of South Sudan. He has been a witness to the young country’s troubles and was praised in 2016 for his efforts to assist those who were internally displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. Fr. more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries complete new primary school for students attending Don Bosco Children and Life Mission

By at April 10, 2018 | 6:03 am

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries complete new primary school for students attending Don Bosco Children and Life Mission

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been operating the Don Bosco Children and Life Mission (CALM), located in the town of Namugongo just 10 miles northeast of the city of Kampala in Central Uganda since 2006. The organization, which was launched in 2001, was initially headed up by Comboni missionaries and a Jesuit priest before the Salesians were asked to operate more...

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

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions highlights “Clean Water Initiative” projects that ensure youth have access to clean, safe water

By at March 22, 2018 | 9:00 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions highlights “Clean Water Initiative” projects that ensure youth have access to clean, safe water

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the United Nations' 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 more...

Cambodia , Clean Water Initiative , Congo (Brazzaville) , Rwanda , Zambia

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights health, education programs that empower girls and young women

By at March 8, 2018 | 10:55 am

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights health, education programs that empower girls and young women

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and its international partners in celebrating International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. Each year, International Women’s more...

Burkina Faso , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Ethiopia , India , Sierra Leone , Special Reports

SOUTH SUDAN: Olympic gold medalist Yuna Kim supported Salesian programs in the South Sudan in 2012

By at February 23, 2018 | 7:35 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Olympic gold medalist Yuna Kim supported Salesian programs in the South Sudan in 2012

(MissionNewswire) South Korean 0lympic gold medalist Yuna Kim (who lit the torch during the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea), is a devout Catholic. In 2012, Kim donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Salesians of Don Bosco to help support missionary brothers in South Sudan and to establish Catholic schools throughout the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries building new structures and programs in Palabek Refugee Camp

By at February 22, 2018 | 8:01 am

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries building new structures and programs in Palabek Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries recently launched a new Salesian center for South Sudanese refugees in at the Don Bosco Palabek Refugees Resettlement Camp in northern Uganda. The refugee camp is currently hosting 42,000 people with an average of 300 new refugees arriving each week from South Sudan. The camp was officially set up in April 2016 to reduce congestion more...

ANS , Featured on slider , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uganda

ETHIOPIA: Salesian “13 months of solar power in Ethiopia” project provided teacher education, student skills training and community awareness

By at February 8, 2018 | 2:18 pm

ETHIOPIA: Salesian “13 months of solar power in Ethiopia” project provided teacher education, student skills training and community awareness

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Addis Ababa are working on becoming self-sustainable and self-supporting thanks to a new solar power project, funded by the Austrian Development Agency. The project, “13 months of solar power in Ethiopia,” includes the installation of solar panels in many Salesian centers, a train the trainers program in many of the Salesian more...

Ethiopia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SOUTH SUDAN: Graduate of Don Bosco School Tonj credits Salesian priest with inspiration for advancing to medical school in South Korea

By at January 28, 2018 | 7:47 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Graduate of Don Bosco School Tonj credits Salesian priest with inspiration for advancing to medical school in South Korea

(MissionNewswire) Dr. Thomas Taban Akot, a graduate of Don Bosco School Tonj in the South Sudan, is an international student at Inje University-Medical College in Busan, South Korea. He recently graduated from the medical college and passed his medical licensing examination. Dr. Akot credits much of his success to meeting the late Father John Lee Tae-Suk, a doctor and a more...

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

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries assist women and youth in Palabek Refugee Camp

By at October 28, 2017 | 8:36 am

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries assist women and youth in Palabek Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are providing five chapels and working to set up a nursery and primary school in the Palabek Refugee Camp in northern Uganda. The refugee camp is currently hosting 34,000 South Sudanese refugees. The camp was officially set up in April 2016 to reduce congestion in larger refugee camps in the north-western corner of Uganda. Uganda more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uganda

RWANDA: Salesian students present and sell clothing and products made in Salesian courses at local market

By at October 25, 2017 | 10:14 am

(MissionNewswire) In September, Don Bosco Technical & Vocational Center, located in Butare, Rwanda collaborated with a local nonprofit, Luti, to organize an exhibition and a sales event in front of a local market to present and sell some of the products make by vulnerable groups benefiting from their Salesian education. The goal was to provide the students some more...

Rwanda