East Africa

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

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)

ETHIOPIA: Salesian health clinic provides women and child preventative care and health services

By at September 7, 2017 | 12:41 pm

ETHIOPIA: Salesian health clinic provides women and child preventative care and health services

(MissionNewswire) In 2002, in the village of Abobo in western Ethiopia, a group of Italian and Spanish volunteers set up a local health clinic in collaboration with local Salesian missionaries. Today, the Abobo Health Center is the symbol of the community and provides health services for the more than 4,000 local villagers. Having expanded its reach over the years, the more...

Ethiopia , 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