Africa

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul holds marathon in honor of St. John (Don) Bosco feast day

By at January 31, 2019 | 1:05 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul holds marathon in honor of St. John (Don) Bosco feast day

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Fambul, located in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown, celebrated the feast of St. John (Don) Bosco this year with a variety of activities for youth. On Jan. 27, more than 100 youth participating in Don Bosco Fambul's programs took part in a marathon in honor of Don Bosco. The event was an opportunity for youth to engage with their more...

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

ETHIOPIA: Salesian missionaries launch a new education and nutrition program for poor families living on the outskirts of Dilla

By at January 30, 2019 | 3:43 am

ETHIOPIA: Salesian missionaries launch a new education and nutrition program for poor families living on the outskirts of Dilla

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Dilla, a town of nearly 90,000 people located in southern Ethiopia, since 1982. In January 2018, they launched an elementary school which currently serves 554 students between the ages of 5 and 12, many of whom come from families who live in extreme poverty on the outskirts of Dilla. Without the Salesian more...

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

ETHIOPIA: Salesian missionaries offer shelter and education for homeless and at-risk youth at Bosco Children Project

By at January 24, 2019 | 1:35 pm

ETHIOPIA: Salesian missionaries offer shelter and education for homeless and at-risk youth at Bosco Children Project

(MissionNewswire) The Bosco Children Project, located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, provides support and educational services in addition to an outreach orientation center and a hostel for youth, mostly boys, who are orphaned or live on the street. At the hostel, youth receive shelter, meals, warm clothing, psychosocial counseling and access to basic education and literacy more...

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

MALAWI: Students at Don Bosco Technical College receive awards for their school success

By at January 23, 2019 | 2:47 pm

(MissionNewswire) Ten students who have excelled in their studies at Don Bosco Technical College and other secondary schools in Lilongwe, Malawi have been awarded prizes during the MwanawaMzakoawarde ceremony which took place at Likuni Parish, according to an article in the Maravi Post. According to the article, the Mwanawamzako award is a project started by Father more...

Malawi , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

DR CONGO: Salesian missionaries help ensure youth affected by devastating fire are able to attend school

By at January 16, 2019 | 1:54 pm

DR CONGO: Salesian missionaries help ensure youth affected by devastating fire are able to attend school

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been providing support to families who lost everything when a devastating fire broke out in the Nyalukemba neighborhood in the city of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The fire destroyed more than 300 houses that had been built with wooden planks and were very close together. With the agreement of the diocesan more...

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

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries launch new electro-technician course at Don Bosco Technical High School

By at January 12, 2019 | 5:56 pm

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries launch new electro-technician course at Don Bosco Technical High School

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Technical High School in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city, have launched a new vocational training course for electro-technicians. There is an afternoon class available to high school students which compliments their current educational path as well as a morning class for young workers to help them obtain more...

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

GHANA: Salesian missionaries provide shelter and education for victims of trafficking at Child Protection Center

By at January 6, 2019 | 12:41 pm

GHANA: Salesian missionaries provide shelter and education for victims of trafficking at Child Protection Center

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate the Child Protection Center, a safe place for children who have been saved from the slave trade, located in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. Children come to the Child Protection Center via referrals from other nonprofits and from the police, usually following a complaint. The center offers shelter, counseling and more...

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

UGANDA: Italian Salesian missionary is sending equipment and supplies to Palabek Refugee Settlement to support refugees in their technical education

By at January 5, 2019 | 10:40 am

UGANDA: Italian Salesian missionary is sending equipment and supplies to Palabek Refugee Settlement to support refugees in their technical education

(MissionNewswire) Giacomo Comino, a Salesian missionary living in Fossano, a town in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, has launched a new project to help support refugees in the Palabek Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda. The Palabek Refugee Settlement is currently home to 42,000 people with an average of 300 new refugees from South Sudan arriving each week. It more...

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

ZAMBIA: New Salesian Early Childhood Education Center develops thanks to Salesian Missions donors

By at January 3, 2019 | 10:06 am

ZAMBIA: New Salesian Early Childhood Education Center develops thanks to Salesian Missions donors

(MissionNewswire) Young children in the village of Lufubu, Zambia will have a new Salesian Early Childhood Education Center thanks to Salesian Missions donors. Many pre-school children in the village are left unattended during the day and roam around aimlessly. The Early Childhood Education Center will provide a safe, healthy learning environment for more than 100 more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Zambia

MALI: New project teaches girls and young women soap production so they can learn a trade and earn income

By at December 22, 2018 | 9:23 am

MALI: New project teaches girls and young women soap production so they can learn a trade and earn income

(MissionNewswire) Since 2012, Mali has faced a political and security crisis that has been concentrated mainly in the north of the country. The crisis has now reached the center of the country and is affecting hundreds of people, especially children. In 2017, armed groups in the northern region and the Malian government signed a reconciliation agreement, but in 2018 the more...

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