Africa

ZAMBIA: Salesian Missions donor provides funding for repair and resurfacing of Don Bosco Youth Center basketball court

By at July 13, 2018 | 11:04 am

ZAMBIA: Salesian Missions donor provides funding for repair and resurfacing of Don Bosco Youth Center basketball court

(MissionNewswire) Close to 500 youth from a Salesian youth center, secondary school and parish in Lusaka, Zambia have a new basketball court thanks to a donation that was provided through Salesian Missions. The youth center - Don Bosco Youth Center Harare - has a basketball court onsite that was in such disrepair it become too dangerous for youth to play on due to risk more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Zambia

IVORY COAST: Salesian missionaries launch campaigns that focus on prevention of child abuse and promoting a healthy environment

By at July 11, 2018 | 9:58 am

IVORY COAST: Salesian missionaries launch campaigns that focus on prevention of child abuse and promoting a healthy environment

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working with poor youth and their families in Abidjan, the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, for more than 25 years. Missionaries provide social development services, education and workforce development to help youth break the cycle of poverty and become contributing members of their communities. In addition to more...

Ivory Coast , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries provide summer activities and food distribution for those who have been internally displaced

By at July 10, 2018 | 12:55 pm

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries provide summer activities and food distribution for those who have been internally displaced

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Gumbo mission in Juba, South Sudan hosts the Salesian St. Vincent de Paul parish, which provides services to those who have been internally displaced and residing at the local IDP camp. The camp was established to aid those displaced by the war in 2013 and then again later as conflict continued. At its inception, Salesian missionaries more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries are providing pastoral, social development and educational initiative at Palabek Refugee Settlement

By at July 7, 2018 | 1:31 pm

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries are providing pastoral, social development and educational initiative at Palabek Refugee Settlement

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries provide a range of pastoral, social development and educational initiatives to refugees living in the Palabek Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda. The refugee settlement is currently hosting 42,000 people with an average of 300 new refugees arriving each week from South Sudan. It was officially set up in April 2016 to reduce more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uganda

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian organizations hold event at United Nations in New York to give visibility to girls at risk of prostitution

By at June 28, 2018 | 12:38 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian organizations hold event at United Nations in New York to give visibility to girls at risk of prostitution

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Missions Office in Madrid, in collaboration with the International Mary Help of Christians Institute, VIDES International and Jugendhilfe Weltweit, organized an event at the United Nations in New York to give visibility to the most vulnerable youth who are forced to work as prostitutes in order to survive. The event, entitled “Girls with more...

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

TANZANIA: Salesian vocational schools are promoting education and workforce development for girls and young women

By at June 26, 2018 | 10:22 am

TANZANIA: Salesian vocational schools are promoting education and workforce development for girls and young women

(MissionNewswire) Salesian vocational schools in Tanzania having been working to promote education for young women who are often left out of these advanced educational opportunities. Originally designed to provide training only for boys, Tanzanian vocational schools now have girls as 38 percent of the student population, while in 2015 they were only 11 percent. It was more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Tanzania

SENEGAL: Youth start vegetable garden and small farm together as part of the Stop Human Trafficking Now campaign

By at June 24, 2018 | 7:45 am

SENEGAL: Youth start vegetable garden and small farm together as part of the Stop Human Trafficking Now campaign

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate an “Action to combat irregular migration through support of local development in the Tambacounda Region” project in Tambacounda, Senegal, a town of 80,000 people. This is part of the broader “Stop Human Trafficking” campaign Salesian missionaries are operating in several African countries. In Tambacounda, there more...

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

SOUTH SUDAN: One Hundred Village Schools project has built 74 schools since 2012

By at June 18, 2018 | 12:55 pm

SOUTH SUDAN: One Hundred Village Schools project has built 74 schools since 2012

(MissionNewswire) The One Hundred Village Schools project launched in South Sudan in 2012 by the Salesian missionary office Don Bosco Nanum, based in Seoul, South Korea, has been a great success. To date, 74 elementary schools have been built and nearly 15,000 children have been impacted. These children are now engaged in education and gaining the foundational skills more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

SPAIN: New documentary shines light on child slavery in Africa, work of Salesian programs

By at June 15, 2018 | 12:43 pm

SPAIN: New documentary shines light on child slavery in Africa, work of Salesian programs

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Missions office in Madrid, Spain has been working with photojournalist Ana Palacios on a documentary “Child slaves, the back door” about child trafficking. The documentary notes there are some 152 million child slaves in the world, 72 million of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. It also notes that 50 percent of these 152 million children more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Spain , West Africa

BENIN: Youth in Belgium visit Salesian programs in Benin to learn about cultural differences and the struggles youth face

By at June 11, 2018 | 9:52 am

BENIN: Youth in Belgium visit Salesian programs in Benin to learn about cultural differences and the struggles youth face

(MissionNewswire) Jerome Merckx, with the support of the Belgian organization Via Don Bosco, worked with his students for a year to educate them on different cultures and expand their perspective on others' experiences around the globe. Merckx and his students also visited Salesian programs in Port Novo, Benin as part of these lessons. In 2017, Merckx and three other more...

Benin , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)