Africa

SENEGAL: New initiatives launch in Senegal cities as part of the Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

By at December 4, 2017 | 12:18 pm

SENEGAL: New initiatives launch in Senegal cities as part of the Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

(MissionNewswire) In Tambacounda, Senegal, a town of 80,000 people, there are few opportunities and prospects, especially for young people who represent the large majority of the Senegalese population and a main source of support for families. Many youth leave the area in search of opportunity but can fall victim to exploitation and trafficking. To address the issue, the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Senegal

SENEGAL: A year of field work shows success and challenges of stopping migration through the Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

By at December 2, 2017 | 11:48 am

SENEGAL: A year of field work shows success and challenges of stopping migration through the Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

(MissionNewswire) After another year of field work, Salesian missionaries and Salesian International Volunteer Services for Development (VIS) volunteers are reporting on their success with the “Stop Human Trafficking” campaign. Launched in October 2015 by Salesian missionaries in Italy, the campaign raises awareness of the dangers of youth migration. With a focus on more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Senegal

TOGO: Don Bosco Professional Center expands, providing more than 500 students vocational training

By at November 29, 2017 | 11:39 am

TOGO: Don Bosco Professional Center expands, providing more than 500 students vocational training

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Professional Center in the city of Kara, Togo has more than 500 students now enrolled and attending vocational training courses thanks to an expansion of the school’s facility. The expansion project was made possible through financial support from donors in Seville, Spain. During the course of construction, classrooms were restructured and more...

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

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Sisters operate education and social programs to aid youth in poverty

By at November 29, 2017 | 11:32 am

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Sisters operate education and social programs to aid youth in poverty

(MissionNewswire) Sister Helen Hartnett, with the Salesian Sisters of Daughter of Mary Help of Christians, facilitates an assistance program for families with children who have recently settled in the new settlements on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. The children who participate in the program come from extremely poor families and attend educational lessons more...

Featured on slider , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Africa

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides for street youth and victims of human trafficking

By at November 27, 2017 | 11:19 am

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides for street youth and victims of human trafficking

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries arrived in Ghana 25 years ago and began their work with poor children and older youth and their families. One of the programs they launched was the Don Bosco Boys Home for street children. The program provides shelter, education and social development services for poor youth who have been abandoned, have runaway or are at risk of more...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

DR CONGO: Salesian Priest Helps Street Youth Connect to Long-term Rehabilitation Programs

By at November 25, 2017 | 12:24 pm

DR CONGO: Salesian Priest Helps Street Youth Connect to Long-term Rehabilitation Programs

(MissionNewswire) Father Eric Meert, a Belgian Salesian priest, is one of the leaders of the Opera Mamma Margherita program operating in Lubumbashi, the second-largest city in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fr. Meert contacts local street children within the city offering them shelter, education and reunification with their families, if more...

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

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides second chance for youth who faced forced labor and exploitation

By at November 23, 2017 | 8:22 am

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides second chance for youth who faced forced labor and exploitation

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries, led by Salesian Father Ubaldino Andrade, operate the Don Bosco Boys Home 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. Like other youth his age, Edo, age 18, has a more...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SENEGAL: Salesian missionaries provide vocational training so youth are able to find and retain stable employment

By at November 13, 2017 | 12:56 pm

(MissionNewswire) In the industrial city of Thiès, Salesian missionaries operate the Don Bosco Center, a vocational training school that has been in operation for the last 30 years. Much of the population in the city works in the railway yards, manufacturing tapestries typical of the area or in the aluminum and phosphate mines. The Don Bosco Center is an important center more...

Senegal

MOZAMBIQUE: Salesian centers provide poor youth vocational and technical training for future employment

By at November 13, 2017 | 11:08 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been living and working in Mozambique for 110 years, providing education and social development programs for poor youth. The country gained its independence in 1975, but a civil war erupted in 1977 and lasted until peace treaties were signed in Rome in 1992. The civil war left some 60,000 youth with few employment prospects, more...

Mozambique

GHANA: Salesian-run Child Protection Center provides shelter and education for youth at risk of trafficking and exploitation

By at November 11, 2017 | 12:21 pm

GHANA: Salesian-run Child Protection Center provides shelter and education for youth at risk of trafficking and exploitation

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries recently celebrated 25 years in Ghana. The first missionaries arrived in 1992 in Sunyani and soon became known for their educational work, especially for at-risk children and victims of trafficking. Children face extensive hardships from being exploited in child labor to being sold by their relatives, often to pay off some debt. In more...

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