East Africa

BURUNDI: Fortified Rice Meals from Stop Hunger Now Feed 800 Hungry Youth at Salesian School

By at December 13, 2013 | 1:48 pm

BURUNDI: Fortified Rice Meals from Stop Hunger Now Feed 800 Hungry Youth at Salesian School

(MissionNewswire) More than 800 youth participating in three different Salesian-run programs in Burundi have better access to nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals. 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 more...

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SUDAN: Students Gain Nationally-Recognized Teacher Certification at Salesian-run St. Joseph’s Technical School

By at October 20, 2013 | 11:50 am

SUDAN: Students Gain Nationally-Recognized Teacher Certification at Salesian-run St. Joseph’s Technical School

(MissionNewswire) The Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world, and according to UNICEF, has close to 46 percent of its population living in poverty. Low-incomes and food deficiencies are the norm and ongoing violence and civil unrest exacerbate already harsh conditions. Despite these conditions, more youth are in school today than ever before with school more...

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SUDAN: Teacher Training Helps Educators Learn New Skills for Teaching High-Risk Students

By at July 10, 2013 | 10:06 am

SUDAN: Teacher Training Helps Educators Learn New Skills for Teaching High-Risk Students

(MissionNewswire) In the Sudan, educators are forced to tackle more than teaching basic coursework. The Sudan remains one of the poorest countries in the world and according to UNICEF, has close to 46 percent of its population living in poverty. Low-incomes and food deficiencies remain the norm and ongoing violence and civil unrest exacerbate already harsh conditions in more...

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UNICEF: Children in Somalia to Receive New Vaccination Against Deadly Diseases

By at April 24, 2013 | 5:23 pm

(UNICEF) The Somali authorities have launched today a new five-in-one-vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases which could save thousands of young lives. From today, Somali children will receive the Pentavalent vaccine, a combination of five vaccines in one against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B and Haemophilus more...

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SUDAN: Salesians Provide Education, Give Hope to Youth in Refugee Camp

By at February 22, 2013 | 10:03 am

SUDAN: Salesians Provide Education, Give Hope to Youth in Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) In 2012, Salesian VIS volunteers set up an educational refugee program to support youth in the Mayo Camp in Khartoum. The project was financed by Cerveteri Solidale Onlus and UNICEF. The VIS “Child Friendly Learning Space for Returnee Children of Mayo” Project seeks to educate 600 young refugees from South Sudan and areas which are affected by more...

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KENYA: From Street Child to Business School Graduate, a “Bosco Boy” Success Story

By at January 5, 2013 | 2:31 pm

KENYA: From Street Child to Business School Graduate, a “Bosco Boy” Success Story

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Bosco Boys program in Kenya is giving youth a reason to hope and a path out of poverty. Patrick Ngugi Gichuhi is a graduate of Bosco Boys who, through the program, went from living on the streets to graduating with a degree in international business administration specializing in finance. The Bosco Boys program gave him a second more...

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KENYA: Don Bosco Boys Town is Providing a Path Out of Poverty in Nairobi

By at August 13, 2012 | 10:45 am

KENYA: Don Bosco Boys Town is Providing a Path Out of Poverty in Nairobi

(MissionNewswire) In Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, most of the three million residents endure lives of extreme poverty. Much of the population reside in slums that crowd the city. Here, poverty is commonplace and basic health care and education is lacking. Compared to Kenya’s more rural areas, fewer youth residing in the slums of Nairobi attend the later stages more...

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KENYA: Salesian Missions Office for International Programs Visits Kenya to Assist with Funding for Girls’ Education Challenge Project

By at June 11, 2012 | 6:23 pm

KENYA: Salesian Missions Office for International Programs Visits Kenya to Assist with Funding for Girls’ Education Challenge Project

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions staff members recently returned from a visit Kenya, where they toured Salesian-run youth education programs and assisted with the request for financial support for the Girls’ Education Challenge Project—a program funded by the Department for International Development in the United Kingdom. The visiting staff members, Denis more...

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UGANDA: Book Donation Opens Students’ Eyes to New Opportunities

By at May 12, 2012 | 10:40 am

UGANDA: Book Donation Opens Students’ Eyes to New Opportunities

(MissionNewswire) Nearly 2,000 students in four Ugandan primary schools are exploring the worlds of geography, science and music thanks to new donated books—the result of a partnership with Salesian Missions and World Vision (who received the donated books from Pearson). “I read one book. The topic was about the systems in the human body. I read about building more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Among USAID Partners, Ad Council Launches New “FWD” Campaign

By at October 27, 2011 | 8:21 am

HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Among USAID Partners, Ad Council Launches New “FWD” Campaign

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is among the international humanitarian organizations working to save lives in the Horn of Africa, and is one of the official “FWD” campaign partners. The new national public awareness campaign is titled “FWD”—for famine, war and drought—which is an acronym for the three crises affecting the Horn.  The campaign was launched more...

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