East Africa

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

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missionaries Highlight Educational and Social Programs that Combat Child Labor

By at June 12, 2017 | 1:05 pm

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missionaries Highlight Educational and Social Programs that Combat Child Labor

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the International Labor Organization and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Day Against Child Labor. Launched in 2002, the day focuses attention on the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. On this day, the United Nations, governments, employers and workers more...

Colombia , India , Kenya , Mexico , Special Reports

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian Missionaries Continue Relief Work for Those Affected by Conflict and Famine

By at June 9, 2017 | 8:01 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian Missionaries Continue Relief Work for Those Affected by Conflict and Famine

(MissionNewswire) Conflict and famine in South Sudan are severely affecting minors across the country. In March 2017, a famine was declared in parts of South Sudan. UN agencies warn that almost 5 million people urgently need food, agriculture and nutrition assistance. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) noted that ongoing war and a collapsing more...

Disaster Relief , South Sudan

ETHIOPIA: Salesian Professors from India Provide Workshops for Print Your Future Program

By at June 6, 2017 | 9:47 am

ETHIOPIA: Salesian Professors from India Provide Workshops for Print Your Future Program

(MissionNewswire) With the assistance of International Volunteers for Development (VIS), Don Bosco Technical and Professional Training at Mekanissa, near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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 in the more...

Ethiopia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ETHIOPIA: Partnership Between Don Bosco VIS and UNODC Provides Critical Services to Homeless and Abandoned Youth in Addis Ababa

By at June 1, 2017 | 9:10 am

ETHIOPIA: Partnership Between Don Bosco VIS and UNODC Provides Critical Services to Homeless and Abandoned Youth in Addis Ababa

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to a partnership between the Don Bosco International Volunteers for Development (VIS), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), young boys in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia have a new lease on life. Determined to address one of Ethiopia’s most pressing socioeconomic challenges—the burgeoning number of abandoned, runaway and otherwise more...

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

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

(MissionNewswire) 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 more...

Ethiopia , Featured on slider

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