Africa

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul helps youth living on the street access shelter, nutrition and education

By at February 21, 2018 | 7:20 am

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul helps youth living on the street access shelter, nutrition and education

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been serving in Sierra Leone since 2001, when they began working to rehabilitate former child soldiers. In the years since, Don Bosco Fambul, located in the country’s capital city of Freetown, has become one of the country’s leading child welfare organizations—offering food, clothing, crisis intervention services, more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

SOUTH AFRICA: New vocational training center aims to educate poor youth, provide alternative to gang life

By at February 13, 2018 | 9:18 am

SOUTH AFRICA: New vocational training center aims to educate poor youth, provide alternative to gang life

(MissionNewswire) A new Don Bosco Skills Training Center is being constructed in Delft, a small and overcrowded township on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, according to an article in the Global Sisters Report. Salesian Sister Ana Maria Mainero hopes it will begin to provide an alternative to gang life for poor youth. In the Global Sisters Report article, Sr. more...

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LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries have small parish in remote village in Liberia

By at February 10, 2018 | 7:54 am

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries have small parish in remote village in Liberia

(MissionNewswire) A new Salesian missionary, Father Riccardo Castellino, recently joined the Salesian mission in Tappita, a village 400 kilometers away from the Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia. The village is in the middle of the forest and far away from towns and cities. The last 100 kilometers to the village are impossible to travel across during the rainy season. more...

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ETHIOPIA: Salesian “13 months of solar power in Ethiopia” project provided teacher education, student skills training and community awareness

By at February 8, 2018 | 2:18 pm

ETHIOPIA: Salesian “13 months of solar power in Ethiopia” project provided teacher education, student skills training and community awareness

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Addis Ababa are working on becoming self-sustainable and self-supporting thanks to a new solar power project, funded by the Austrian Development Agency. The project, “13 months of solar power in Ethiopia,” includes the installation of solar panels in many Salesian centers, a train the trainers program in many of the Salesian more...

Ethiopia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SOUTH SUDAN: Graduate of Don Bosco School Tonj credits Salesian priest with inspiration for advancing to medical school in South Korea

By at January 28, 2018 | 7:47 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Graduate of Don Bosco School Tonj credits Salesian priest with inspiration for advancing to medical school in South Korea

(MissionNewswire) Dr. Thomas Taban Akot, a graduate of Don Bosco School Tonj in the South Sudan, is an international student at Inje University-Medical College in Busan, South Korea. He recently graduated from the medical college and passed his medical licensing examination. Dr. Akot credits much of his success to meeting the late Father John Lee Tae-Suk, a doctor and a more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

BURKINA FASO: New Salesian complex underway to offer education, a women’s center and other programs for young girls and women

By at January 12, 2018 | 10:28 am

BURKINA FASO: New Salesian complex underway to offer education, a women’s center and other programs for young girls and women

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to the joint efforts of several Salesian organizations in Spain, a Women's Promotion Center is taking shape in Kouba, within the capital city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The center will be operated by the Salesian Daughters of Mary Help of Christians as part of a vast socio-educational project. Work started in December 2017 and should be more...

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DR CONGO: Salesian staff at Bakanja Ville helps to reunify one young boy with his family

By at January 12, 2018 | 7:21 am

DR CONGO: Salesian staff at Bakanja Ville helps to reunify one young boy with his family

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Bakanja Ville is part of the local Salesian Bakanja Center for homeless children in the city of Lubumbashi in the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the first stop in the process of welcoming children into the Salesian program. It acts as a drop-in center and reception center for homeless youth who are more...

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LIBERIA: Salesian Brother Lothar Wagner details needs for homeless children affected by war and the Ebola crisis

By at December 22, 2017 | 6:17 pm

LIBERIA: Salesian Brother Lothar Wagner details needs for homeless children affected by war and the Ebola crisis

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Brother Lothar Wagner has been in Liberia for about a year. In the West African country, Bro. Wagner takes care of children and older youth who are socially marginalized, such as the homeless “cemetery children” in Monrovia. These children are called that because they sleep in tombs in the cemetery as they have no other alternative place to more...

Liberia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MADAGASCAR: Playground equipment donated to Salesian Center in Bemaneviky

By at December 20, 2017 | 6:24 pm

MADAGASCAR: Playground equipment donated to Salesian Center in Bemaneviky

(MissionNewswire) Eight playground rides, built for the Don Bosco Oratory in San Donà di Piave (Venice), were donated to the Salesian Center in Bemaneviky, Madagascar. The initiative was made possible by a fundraiser developed by Salesian Father Enrico Gaetan and by volunteers who also did lathe and carpentry work for the project. Four of the playground rides have more...

Madagascar , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BENIN: New dormitory provides safe haven for young girls kept as child laborers

By at December 12, 2017 | 8:18 am

BENIN: New dormitory provides safe haven for young girls kept as child laborers

(MissionNewswire) Salesian sisters with the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians are in the process of starting a new reception center near Dantokpa market, the largest open-air market in West Africa, located in Cotonou, Benin. The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians have been active in the Dantokpa market since 2001, where they have been working for the reintegration of more...

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