Africa

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries are providing pastoral, social development and educational initiative at Palabek Refugee Settlement

By at July 7, 2018 | 1:31 pm

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries are providing pastoral, social development and educational initiative at Palabek Refugee Settlement

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries provide a range of pastoral, social development and educational initiatives to refugees living in the Palabek Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda. The refugee settlement is currently hosting 42,000 people with an average of 300 new refugees arriving each week from South Sudan. It was officially set up in April 2016 to reduce more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uganda

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian organizations hold event at United Nations in New York to give visibility to girls at risk of prostitution

By at June 28, 2018 | 12:38 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian organizations hold event at United Nations in New York to give visibility to girls at risk of prostitution

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Missions Office in Madrid, in collaboration with the International Mary Help of Christians Institute, VIDES International and Jugendhilfe Weltweit, organized an event at the United Nations in New York to give visibility to the most vulnerable youth who are forced to work as prostitutes in order to survive. The event, entitled “Girls with more...

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

TANZANIA: Salesian vocational schools are promoting education and workforce development for girls and young women

By at June 26, 2018 | 10:22 am

TANZANIA: Salesian vocational schools are promoting education and workforce development for girls and young women

(MissionNewswire) Salesian vocational schools in Tanzania having been working to promote education for young women who are often left out of these advanced educational opportunities. Originally designed to provide training only for boys, Tanzanian vocational schools now have girls as 38 percent of the student population, while in 2015 they were only 11 percent. It was more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Tanzania

SENEGAL: Youth start vegetable garden and small farm together as part of the Stop Human Trafficking Now campaign

By at June 24, 2018 | 7:45 am

SENEGAL: Youth start vegetable garden and small farm together as part of the Stop Human Trafficking Now campaign

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate an “Action to combat irregular migration through support of local development in the Tambacounda Region” project in Tambacounda, Senegal, a town of 80,000 people. This is part of the broader “Stop Human Trafficking” campaign Salesian missionaries are operating in several African countries. In Tambacounda, there more...

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

SOUTH SUDAN: One Hundred Village Schools project has built 74 schools since 2012

By at June 18, 2018 | 12:55 pm

SOUTH SUDAN: One Hundred Village Schools project has built 74 schools since 2012

(MissionNewswire) The One Hundred Village Schools project launched in South Sudan in 2012 by the Salesian missionary office Don Bosco Nanum, based in Seoul, South Korea, has been a great success. To date, 74 elementary schools have been built and nearly 15,000 children have been impacted. These children are now engaged in education and gaining the foundational skills more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

SPAIN: New documentary shines light on child slavery in Africa, work of Salesian programs

By at June 15, 2018 | 12:43 pm

SPAIN: New documentary shines light on child slavery in Africa, work of Salesian programs

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Missions office in Madrid, Spain has been working with photojournalist Ana Palacios on a documentary “Child slaves, the back door” about child trafficking. The documentary notes there are some 152 million child slaves in the world, 72 million of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. It also notes that 50 percent of these 152 million children more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Spain , West Africa

BENIN: Youth in Belgium visit Salesian programs in Benin to learn about cultural differences and the struggles youth face

By at June 11, 2018 | 9:52 am

BENIN: Youth in Belgium visit Salesian programs in Benin to learn about cultural differences and the struggles youth face

(MissionNewswire) Jerome Merckx, with the support of the Belgian organization Via Don Bosco, worked with his students for a year to educate them on different cultures and expand their perspective on others' experiences around the globe. Merckx and his students also visited Salesian programs in Port Novo, Benin as part of these lessons. In 2017, Merckx and three other more...

Benin , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

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