Africa

WEST AFRICA: Salesian missionaries are bringing hope to 29,000 youth across Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone

By at October 27, 2017 | 9:38 am

WEST AFRICA: Salesian missionaries are bringing hope to 29,000 youth across Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in the West African Province are serving more than 29,000 youth across four countries including Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Both Christian and Muslim youth attend Salesian schools, vocational and technical training, youth centers and social development programs. The Salesian centers and programs are led and staffed by more...

Featured on slider , Ghana , Liberia , Nigeria , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone , West Africa

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

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides education and supportive services to at-risk and disadvantaged youth

By at October 22, 2017 | 7:00 am

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides education and supportive services to at-risk and disadvantaged youth

(MissionNewswire) In 2014, Salesian missionaries opened Don Bosco Center in the city of Bukavu located in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Operated by two Salesian priests and one Salesian brother, the center is located near the main town square and a prison, giving missionaries the ideal location to meet the many street children who spend more...

Congo (Democratic Republic) , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys home provides education and shelter for at-risk street children

By at October 19, 2017 | 9:42 am

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys home provides education and shelter for at-risk street children

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Boys Home is a Salesian-run program for street children in Sunyani, Ghana. The program provides shelter, education and social development services for poor youth who have been abandoned, have runaway or are at risk of violence and exploitation. The program is directed by Salesian Father Ubaldino Andrade. “Every child is like a book and more...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

NIGERIA: Bus donation coordinated by Salesian Missions ensures students have transportation they need for school events and activities

By at October 19, 2017 | 8:50 am

NIGERIA: Bus donation coordinated by Salesian Missions ensures students have transportation they need for school events and activities

(MissionNewswire) John Bosco Institute of Technology in Ondo, Nigeria has a new school bus thanks to a donation from Stocker Bus Co. in Newton, N.J. Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, secured the donation and shipped it to the Salesian school. The bus will be used for transport for student activities and sports competitions. The more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Nigeria

BENIN: Salesian missionaries complete Benin project aimed at raising awareness of issues facing homeless and at-risk youth

By at October 18, 2017 | 9:53 am

BENIN: Salesian missionaries complete Benin project aimed at raising awareness of issues facing homeless and at-risk youth

(MissionNewswire) On Aug. 30, the “Improving the care of children and street children in Cotonou (Benin)” exhibition came to a close. The exhibition, facilitated by Don Bosco Solidarity and the Brotherhood of Mary Help of Christians of La Palma del Condado, consisted of 11 panels that presented the work of welcoming, accompaniment, support, and social and family more...

Benin , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

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)

MADAGASCAR: Salesian vocational students build desks for younger students in Salesian elementary schools

By at October 4, 2017 | 7:41 am

MADAGASCAR: Salesian vocational students build desks for younger students in Salesian elementary schools

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the Don Bosco Missions of Turin have begun a campaign to supply new desks to some of Madagascar’s elementary schools that were established by Salesian Bishop Monsignor Rosario Vella. Children from the rural villages, as well as students and former street children from the Salesian-run Notre Dame de Clairvaux Center, will more...

ANS , Madagascar , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides shelter and education to youth living on the streets

By at September 21, 2017 | 9:35 am

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides shelter and education to youth living on the streets

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Piero Gavioli deals with the harsh reality of the growing number of street children in the city of Bukavu located in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2014, in order to address some of the needs of these youth, Salesian missionaries opened the Don Bosco Center. Operated by two Salesian priests and one more...

Congo (Democratic Republic) , 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)