Africa

GHANA: Salesian missionaries and VIS volunteers offer eco-sustainable agriculture vocational education to ease migration and keep youth safe from trafficking

By at August 9, 2018 | 10:59 am

GHANA: Salesian missionaries and VIS volunteers offer eco-sustainable agriculture vocational education to ease migration and keep youth safe from trafficking

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run International Volunteer Service for Development (VIS) provides services to youth in developing countries around the globe. Part of the organization's work is to assist youth at risk of exploitation, particularly those at risk of trafficking. The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human more...

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

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions highlights programs for victims of human trafficking on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

By at July 27, 2018 | 2:30 pm

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions highlights programs for victims of human trafficking on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and organizations around the globe in honoring World Day against Trafficking in Persons. In 2013, UN member states adopted a resolution that designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The day aims to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of more...

Colombia , Ghana , Senegal , Spain , Special Reports

TANZANIA: New water project brings safe, clean water to more than 4,600 residents

By at July 23, 2018 | 12:19 pm

TANZANIA: New water project brings safe, clean water to more than 4,600 residents

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to funding through a Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative,” 499 Salesian missionaries and parishioners from Don Bosco Ihumwa Parish and more than 4,120 community members in Ihumwa Village have access to clean, safe water. In Dodoma, the capital city of Tanzania where the Don Bosco Parish is located, the water system is old and outdated. more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Tanzania

DR CONGO: Salesian oratory serving more than 800 youth develops music and sports programming

By at July 21, 2018 | 9:13 am

DR CONGO: Salesian oratory serving more than 800 youth develops music and sports programming

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian oratory, Michele Rua, located in Masina, a municipality in the capital city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has launched a new music and sports program. Kinshasa has nearly 11 million inhabitants with many children and older youth in need of education and support. Youth are often living on the streets or their families more...

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

ETHIOPIA: Salesian students take part in Sport for Development Technical and Vocational Education and Training Championship

By at July 20, 2018 | 1:20 pm

ETHIOPIA: Salesian students take part in Sport for Development Technical and Vocational Education and Training Championship

(MissionNewswire) The first Sport for Development Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Championship was launched at the Entoto Technical Vocational College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June 2018. The championship tournament brought together 10 colleges and TVET training centers in the city. Students from Bosco Children and Mekanissa, two Salesian TVET more...

Ethiopia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

UGANDA: Donations provide liturgical items and school uniforms for students attending Don Bosco Primary School

By at July 19, 2018 | 11:54 am

UGANDA: Donations provide liturgical items and school uniforms for students attending Don Bosco Primary School

(MissionNewswire) Donations provided through Salesian Missions were able to provide choir robes and liturgical items as well as new school uniforms for students attending Don Bosco Primary School in Namugongo, Uganda. The students are part of the Salesian-run Children and Life Mission (CALM). Salesian missionaries have been operating CALM, located in the town of more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Uganda

KENYA: Salesian missionaries offer vocational skills training to ensure refugees a better life at Kakuma Refugee Camp

By at July 18, 2018 | 11:55 am

KENYA: Salesian missionaries offer vocational skills training to ensure refugees a better life at Kakuma Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) Kakuma was established in 1992 near Kenya’s border with South Sudan and was a place of refuge for unaccompanied minors fleeing warring factions in what was then southern Sudan. Today, the Kakuma refugee camp has more than 185,000 refugees, well over the 120,000-person capacity for which it was built. Most of the refugees are from East and Central more...

Featured on slider , In the News , Kenya , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian students from Italy volunteer to use skills learned from vocational and technical education to aid Salesian hospital

By at July 18, 2018 | 8:41 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian students from Italy volunteer to use skills learned from vocational and technical education to aid Salesian hospital

(MissionNewswire) Students, parents and others from the Salesian House in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy, spent several weeks of their summer break in the city of Tonj, South Sudan. The six Salesian student volunteers are taking vocational courses in thermal-hydraulic, electric and motor repair/installation and were able to provide maintenance support to a newly built more...

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

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