East Africa

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: New Water Project Brings Clean Water to More Than 3,000 Poor and Homeless Youth

By at June 16, 2017 | 8:03 am

TANZANIA: New Water Project Brings Clean Water to More Than 3,000 Poor and Homeless Youth

(MissionNewswire) Through donor support, 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 children enrolled in the program more...

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

ETHIOPIA: Salesian Technical Education in Graphic and Typographic Arts Only Professional Program of Its Kind in the Country

By at May 15, 2017 | 10:11 am

The Don Bosco Technical and Professional Training at Mekanissa, near the capital city of Addis Ababa, 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 into the workforce and is helping to promote the Salesian program as a real more...

Ethiopia , Uncategorized

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Food Aid and Assist with Water Collection After First Rain in More Than a Year

By at May 12, 2017 | 7:54 am

Salesian missionaries are continuing relief work in the villages near Korr, Kenya. The first rains in more than year came on Sunday, April 30. While it was not a lot of rain, it was enough that Salesian missionaries were able to gather some of it for drinking water. Missionaries report that some villages are better equipped than others for collecting this rain water to more...

Kenya , Uncategorized

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Providing Food Aid to Those Affected by Ongoing Drought

By at April 12, 2017 | 1:12 pm

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Providing Food Aid to Those Affected by Ongoing Drought

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have provided food distribution to 1,000 families in 18 villages during their efforts to assist families affected by the drought in Kenya. More than 3 million people in Kenya are impacted by the worsening drought in East Africa. Little rain has fallen over the last year — affecting sheep and cattle farmers, destroying their more...

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

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Respond to Need of Families Affected by Devastating Fire in Kuwinda

By at April 6, 2017 | 9:48 am

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Respond to Need of Families Affected by Devastating Fire in Kuwinda

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in the Kuwinda district of Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi are responding to a fire that has decimated the area and destroyed the Salesian Divine Mercy Church. The fire happened on March 29 and reduced the area to ashes. The problem is not only the physical destruction suffered but also the number of children and families in need more...

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

SUDAN: Don Bosco Technical School in El Obeid Has Trained Thousands of Poor Youth for Employment

By at March 25, 2017 | 3:39 pm

SUDAN: Don Bosco Technical School in El Obeid Has Trained Thousands of Poor Youth for Employment

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at the Don Bosco Technical School in El Obeid, the capital city of the state of North Kordofan in southern Sudan, have been providing social development services and educational opportunities to poor youth since 2001. Since the technical school’s inception, thousands of youth have received education, employment training and more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sudan

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)