East Africa

KENYA: Don Bosco Job Placement and Career Center Connects Salesian Graduates to Stable Employment

By at February 26, 2015 | 9:41 am

KENYA: Don Bosco Job Placement and Career Center Connects Salesian Graduates to Stable Employment

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Development Office in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, has a special job placement and career center staffed by job placement officers who work to ensure that students from Salesian educational programs connect effectively with stable employment upon graduation. The center’s role in Salesian educational programs is critical to more...

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BURUNDI: Students Learn the Craft of Wood Making for Future Employment

By at February 11, 2015 | 9:36 am

BURUNDI: Students Learn the Craft of Wood Making for Future Employment

(MissionNewswire) At the Salesian Don Bosco Vocational Training Center Gatenga, in the city of Ruyigi in eastern Burundi, students are learning the craft of wood making. The wood making program is part of local Salesian missionaries’ efforts to provide youth an education and trade skill training as well as valuable work experience in an effort to increase future more...

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TANZANIA: Water Projects Provide Clean, Safe Water for Salesian-run Programs

By at February 10, 2015 | 7:14 am

TANZANIA: Water Projects Provide Clean, Safe Water for Salesian-run Programs

(MissionNewswire) Addressing the need for clean, safe water, well digging and restoration projects are underway at Salesian Mission facilities in Tanzania. New wells are being created and older wells that have rotten pipes, often filled with mud, are being cleaned and replaced in order to bring water to students and faculty involved in Salesian programs. Like many more...

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UGANDA: Don Bosco Elementary School Planning Additional Kindergarten Class to Meet Growing Need

By at January 27, 2015 | 1:38 pm

UGANDA: Don Bosco Elementary School Planning Additional Kindergarten Class to Meet Growing Need

(MissionNewswire) In Uganda, less than 25 percent of elementary school graduates enroll in secondary school, according to UNICEF. At the Don Bosco Elementary School, Namaliga in the town of Bombo in Central Uganda, Salesian missionaries are encouraging young students to further their education, believing that early learning is critical to a student’s academic and more...

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SUDAN: More than 1,200 Youth Receive Education, Employment Opportunities at Salesian Technical School

By at January 15, 2015 | 12:35 pm

SUDAN: More than 1,200 Youth Receive Education, Employment Opportunities at Salesian Technical School

(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, more than 1200 youth have received education, employment training and more...

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KENYA: Water Project at Salesian Bosco Boys Ensures Clean Safe Water for Students and Faculty

By at December 3, 2014 | 4:53 pm

KENYA: Water Project at Salesian Bosco Boys Ensures Clean Safe Water for Students and Faculty

(MissionNewswire) Despite the steady growth of Kenya’s economy, more than half of the country’s population lives below the poverty line on less than one US dollar a day, according to UNICEF. Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, is home to 3 million residents, most of whom endure lives of extreme poverty in the city’s slums. Families and children living in these urban more...

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UGANDA: Salesian Missions Coordinates Delivery of Stop Hunger Now Meals to Vulnerable Youth Taking Part in Educational Programs

By at August 12, 2014 | 11:22 am

UGANDA: Salesian Missions Coordinates Delivery of Stop Hunger Now Meals to Vulnerable Youth Taking Part in Educational Programs

(MissionNewswire) More than 1,000 packages of fortified rice-meals have been donated to students in three Salesians programs in Uganda, allowing youth better access to nutrition. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the more...

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SOUTH SUDAN: New Salesian Hospital Will Provide Medical Care for Poor and Sick in Tonj

By at August 6, 2014 | 9:10 am

SOUTH SUDAN: New Salesian Hospital Will Provide Medical Care for Poor and Sick in Tonj

(MissionNewswire) South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world with 55 percent of its population living in poverty, according to the World Bank. The country just celebrated its third year of independence in July but is facing an ongoing civil war that started in December 2013 and has resulted in a dire humanitarian crisis. The civil war has left thousands more...

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REUTERS: “Massive emergency” as one in ten South Sudanese refugee children die in hospitals

By at June 16, 2014 | 5:58 am

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One in ten South Sudanese children admitted to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospitals for refugees in Ethiopia are dying, the medical charity said, warning that conditions are likely to worsen as seasonal rains set in. Around 150,000 South Sudanese have fled to Ethiopia since conflict broke out in the world’s youngest nation in more...

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KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Hope, Education and Nutrition to Youth in Kakuma Refugee Camp

By at June 2, 2014 | 10:23 am

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Hope, Education and Nutrition to Youth in Kakuma Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) As of the end of May, Kakuma refugee camp, located in northern Kenya near the Uganda and South Sudan borders, is caring for 155,477 refugees from 20 different countries, according to UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency. The majority of refugees at the camp, more than 44 percent, are from South Sudan and arrived after escaping conflict and violence. Kakuma more...

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