Southern Africa

ZAMBIA: The Salesian College Farnborough operates Share the Light, an organization that helps youth in Salesian programs in Mazabuka

By at September 19, 2018 | 8:51 am

ZAMBIA: The Salesian College Farnborough operates Share the Light, an organization that helps youth in Salesian programs in Mazabuka

(MissionNewswire) Share the Light is a nonprofit organization created from projects developed by staff and students of the Salesian College Farnborough in the United Kingdom. The organization focuses specifically on helping youth in Mazabuka, a town in the Southern Province of Zambia. Having grown in recent years, Share the Light now includes a Scholarship Program, a more...

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

MALAWI: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for new life skills training program targeting 2,500 at-risk youth

By at September 11, 2018 | 9:56 am

MALAWI: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for new life skills training program targeting 2,500 at-risk youth

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to Salesian Missions donors, the Don Bosco Youth Center in Lilongwe, Malawi has been able to launch a program that offers counseling workshops, seminars and educational literature that addresses the multitude of challenges faced by youth in the region. The program focuses on life skills training and the avoidance of high risk behavior such as more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Malawi

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

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions highlights “Clean Water Initiative” projects that ensure youth have access to clean, safe water

By at March 22, 2018 | 9:00 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions highlights “Clean Water Initiative” projects that ensure youth have access to clean, safe water

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the United Nations' work on water and sanitation, and the international community in celebrating World Water Day. Every year since 1993, the international community has celebrated World Water Day on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of safe, clean water while more...

Cambodia , Clean Water Initiative , Congo (Brazzaville) , Rwanda , Zambia

MALAWI: Don Bosco Youth Center provides youth a safe space for sports and technical education

By at March 6, 2018 | 10:41 am

MALAWI: Don Bosco Youth Center provides youth a safe space for sports and technical education

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Youth Center in Lilongwe, Malawi, has become a symbol of youth empowerment through sporting activities as well as vocational and technical education. The center conducts motivational evening talks for spiritual and moral growth, according to an article in the Nyasa Times. The article also notes that the Don Bosco Youth Center also provides more...

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

SOUTH AFRICA: New vocational training center aims to educate poor youth, provide alternative to gang life

By at February 13, 2018 | 9:18 am

SOUTH AFRICA: New vocational training center aims to educate poor youth, provide alternative to gang life

(MissionNewswire) A new Don Bosco Skills Training Center is being constructed in Delft, a small and overcrowded township on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, according to an article in the Global Sisters Report. Salesian Sister Ana Maria Mainero hopes it will begin to provide an alternative to gang life for poor youth. In the Global Sisters Report article, Sr. more...

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

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

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

ANGOLA: Donation to Salesian Missions helps provide nutritious food to boarding school for street children

By at September 4, 2017 | 9:40 am

ANGOLA: Donation to Salesian Missions helps provide nutritious food to boarding school for street children

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to recent generous donation, Salesian Missions was able to support the nutritional needs of 40 students at the Salesian-run Mama Margarita Home in Luanda, Angola. The program is one of several programs that are a part of Don Bosco Homes in the city. Donor funding was used to purchase food for the 8- to 14-year-old youth who live there as boarding more...

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

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Institute Gives At-Risk Youth a Second Chance for Productive Future

By at August 22, 2017 | 10:42 am

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Institute Gives At-Risk Youth a Second Chance for Productive Future

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Patrick Naughton, from Ireland, has been serving youth as a missionary in South Africa for more than 30 years. He is currently the economer of the Salesian Institute in Cape Town. Throughout his time as a missionary, Fr. Naughton has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of vulnerable and at-risk children and older youth. Salesian more...

South Africa