Africa

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)

EGYPT: Salesian missionaries provide education and social development programs for Christian and Muslim youth

By at November 7, 2017 | 11:24 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Egypt for more than 100 years. Primary and secondary education, high-quality vocational and technical schools and youth centers are accessed by both Muslim and Christian youth, as well as refugees in need of services. In Alexandria in 1896, the Salesian House was founded by Father Rua to provide education to more...

Egypt

NIGERIA: Salesian programs provide education and social supports to aid poor and at-risk youth

By at November 6, 2017 | 12:02 pm

NIGERIA: Salesian programs provide education and social supports to aid poor and at-risk youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries wrapped up a summer full of youth-focused activities at the Salesian mission of Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria. Salesian summer programs were attended by 272 youth and 25 young educators. Father Italo Spagnolo, who oversees the Salesian activities in the community, has spent the last 35 years as a missionary working with poor and at-risk youth more...

Nigeria , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

EGYPT: Salesian Missions awarded continued funding for Sunrise Project by U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration

By at October 30, 2017 | 11:24 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has been funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration for another year of its Sunrise Project for Cairo’s Urban Refugees. The project, which launched in 2014, provides technical skills training for refugees and vulnerable Egyptian host community individuals through Instituto Don Bosco in Cairo. more...

Egypt

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries assist women and youth in Palabek Refugee Camp

By at October 28, 2017 | 8:36 am

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries assist women and youth in Palabek Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are providing five chapels and working to set up a nursery and primary school in the Palabek Refugee Camp in northern Uganda. The refugee camp is currently hosting 34,000 South Sudanese refugees. The camp was officially set up in April 2016 to reduce congestion in larger refugee camps in the north-western corner of Uganda. Uganda more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uganda

WEST AFRICA: Salesian missionaries are bringing hope to 29,000 youth across Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone

By at October 27, 2017 | 9:38 am

WEST AFRICA: Salesian missionaries are bringing hope to 29,000 youth across Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in the West African Province are serving more than 29,000 youth across four countries including Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Both Christian and Muslim youth attend Salesian schools, vocational and technical training, youth centers and social development programs. The Salesian centers and programs are led and staffed by more...

Featured on slider , Ghana , Liberia , Nigeria , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone , West Africa

RWANDA: Salesian students present and sell clothing and products made in Salesian courses at local market

By at October 25, 2017 | 10:14 am

(MissionNewswire) In September, Don Bosco Technical & Vocational Center, located in Butare, Rwanda collaborated with a local nonprofit, Luti, to organize an exhibition and a sales event in front of a local market to present and sell some of the products make by vulnerable groups benefiting from their Salesian education. The goal was to provide the students some more...

Rwanda

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides education and supportive services to at-risk and disadvantaged youth

By at October 22, 2017 | 7:00 am

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides education and supportive services to at-risk and disadvantaged youth

(MissionNewswire) In 2014, Salesian missionaries opened Don Bosco Center in the city of Bukavu located in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Operated by two Salesian priests and one Salesian brother, the center is located near the main town square and a prison, giving missionaries the ideal location to meet the many street children who spend more...

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

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys home provides education and shelter for at-risk street children

By at October 19, 2017 | 9:42 am

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys home provides education and shelter for at-risk street children

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Boys Home is a Salesian-run program 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. The program is directed by Salesian Father Ubaldino Andrade. “Every child is like a book and more...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

NIGERIA: Bus donation coordinated by Salesian Missions ensures students have transportation they need for school events and activities

By at October 19, 2017 | 8:50 am

NIGERIA: Bus donation coordinated by Salesian Missions ensures students have transportation they need for school events and activities

(MissionNewswire) John Bosco Institute of Technology in Ondo, Nigeria has a new school bus thanks to a donation from Stocker Bus Co. in Newton, New Jersey. Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, secured the donation and shipped it to the Salesian school. The bus will be used for transport for student activities and sports competitions. more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Nigeria