Africa

GABON: Salesian missionaries provide youth center and vocational skills training for more than 400 youth

By at June 6, 2018 | 7:45 am

GABON: Salesian missionaries provide youth center and vocational skills training for more than 400 youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate a youth center and vocational training skills center in Oyem, a city in northern Gabon, not far from the borders with Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. The city is inhabited by about 60,000 people. Salesian missionaries have been present in the community for more than three decades. Salesian missionaries arrived in Oyem in more...

Gabon , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

UGANDA: Fire destroys dormitory that housed 100 boys attending local Salesian secondary school

By at June 4, 2018 | 8:50 am

UGANDA: Fire destroys dormitory that housed 100 boys attending local Salesian secondary school

(MissionNewswire) In the early morning hours of May 29, a fire destroyed a dormitory at St. Mary's Namaliga, a Salesian secondary school in Bombo, Uganda. The dormitory housed close to 100 boys who attend the school. At the time of the fire, all of the boys were at morning prayer at another location on the school grounds and no one was injured. The local fire brigade more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uganda

SWAZILAND: Youth from Amsterdam visit youth at Manzini Youth Care Center for a peer exchange to discuss strategies for living independently

By at June 4, 2018 | 8:38 am

SWAZILAND: Youth from Amsterdam visit youth at Manzini Youth Care Center for a peer exchange to discuss strategies for living independently

(MissionNewswire) A group of five youth from Amsterdam, the Netherlands and six volunteers recently visited the Salesian-run Manzini Youth Care in Swaziland. During the visit, youth took part in workshops, sharing their experiences with their peers in Swaziland. The theme of the peer exchange was “Self-dependence” and was jointly organized by Don Bosco SAMEN, the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Swaziland

SIERRA LEONE: Fire destroys Don Bosco Fambul house that shelters and provides programs for 34 child abuse victims

By at May 30, 2018 | 9:38 am

SIERRA LEONE: Fire destroys Don Bosco Fambul house that shelters and provides programs for 34 child abuse victims

(MissionNewswire) On Sunday May 27, a devastating fire at a Don Bosco Fambul house in Freetown, Sierra Leone was caused by an electrical short-circuit. Everything in the Girls Shelter was lost in the fire and one of the 34 girls was slightly injured, with burns on her feet. The Salesian organization is one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations. The house more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

DR CONGO: New project helps mothers learn farming techniques to launch small farms to aid in self-sufficiency

By at May 24, 2018 | 7:06 am

DR CONGO: New project helps mothers learn farming techniques to launch small farms to aid in self-sufficiency

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Mont Ngafula, a municipality of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have launched a new project to help women of the parish start small agricultural activities that generate income. The small town of Mont Ngafula is isolated because there is no roadway that connects it to the city. This causes some more...

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

REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Don Bosco Vocational Training Center launches new improvement plan to introduce new course and increase teacher training

By at May 2, 2018 | 9:55 am

REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Don Bosco Vocational Training Center launches new improvement plan to introduce new course and increase teacher training

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Brazzaville, the capital and largest city of the Republic of  Congo, recently launched a project for the support of the modernization of vocational training. The project officially launched in May 2018 and runs through October. It aims to further develop the skills of teachers, purchase new equipment and more...

Congo (Brazzaville) , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

GHANA: Salesian missionaries have 4 centers across the country serving poor youth who are at risk of child labor and human trafficking

By at April 27, 2018 | 9:11 am

GHANA: Salesian missionaries have 4 centers across the country serving poor youth who are at risk of child labor and human trafficking

(MissionNewswire) Accra, the capital and largest city of Ghana, is located on the Gulf of Guinea and home to 2.27 million people. The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area has about 4 million inhabitants, which makes it the 11th largest metro area in Africa. Salesian missionaries have two centers in the urban area in addition to centers in Sunyani, the first place Salesian more...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SIERRA LEONE: New Salesian short film “Love” debuts in Rome, highlights Don Bosco Fambul’s rescuing young prostitutes from the streets

By at April 19, 2018 | 9:56 am

SIERRA LEONE: New Salesian short film “Love” debuts in Rome, highlights Don Bosco Fambul’s rescuing young prostitutes from the streets

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations located in Freetown, showed a new short film titled “Love,” directed by Goya prize winner Raúl de la Fuente, near the Vatican on April 12. The video captures the work of Salesian missionaries in Freetown who are helping hundreds of girls forced into prostitution by poverty more...

Featured on slider , In the News , NOT ans , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries in Juba support displaced by providing education, shelter, support

By at April 17, 2018 | 1:23 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries in Juba support displaced by providing education, shelter, support

(MissionNewswire) Father David Tulimelli, parish priest at the Salesian St. Vincent de Paul parish which operates Don Bosco Gumbo, has dedicated his life to the youth of South Sudan. He has been a witness to the young country’s troubles and was praised in 2016 for his efforts to assist those who were internally displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. Fr. more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries complete new primary school for students attending Don Bosco Children and Life Mission

By at April 10, 2018 | 6:03 am

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries complete new primary school for students attending Don Bosco Children and Life Mission

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been operating the Don Bosco Children and Life Mission (CALM), located in the town of Namugongo just 10 miles northeast of the city of Kampala in Central Uganda since 2006. The organization, which was launched in 2001, was initially headed up by Comboni missionaries and a Jesuit priest before the Salesians were asked to operate more...

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