Southern Africa

ANGOLA: New Performing Arts Program Helps Street Youth Tell their Stories

By at October 25, 2015 | 5:26 pm

ANGOLA: New Performing Arts Program Helps Street Youth Tell their Stories

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries living and working in Luanda, the capital city of Angola, have a long history of providing programs to help youth get off the streets, gain access to education and nutrition and find a way out of poverty. A new performing arts program called The Road to Life is being operated out of Casa Magone, a Salesian center for street youth more...

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WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights School Feeding Programs and Agricultural Education in Fight against Hunger

By at October 15, 2015 | 6:07 pm

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights School Feeding Programs and Agricultural Education in Fight against Hunger

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Food Day. Celebrated each year on October 16, the day was established to bring attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and undernourished while providing an opportunity for a deeper understanding of more...

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SWAZILAND: More Than 2,100 Youth in Salesian Programs Receive Better Nutrition Thanks to Rice-Meal Donation

By at October 2, 2015 | 8:36 am

SWAZILAND: More Than 2,100 Youth in Salesian Programs Receive Better Nutrition Thanks to Rice-Meal Donation

(MissionNewswire) More than 2,100 youth received better nutrition thanks to a recent shipment of fortified rice-meals to the Salesian organization, Manzini Youth Care, located in the city of Manzini in Swaziland. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides more...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Life Choices Program Provides Hope and a Better Future for At-Risk Youth

By at August 4, 2015 | 8:19 am

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Life Choices Program Provides Hope and a Better Future for At-Risk Youth

(MissionNewswire) Youth living on the streets of South Africa are often faced with severe poverty, lack of education, abandonment, abuse and exploitation. Many have also been affected by HIV/AIDS as the country has been the hardest hit by the epidemic. To address these issues, the Salesian-run Life Choices organization has been providing health education, leadership more...

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ANGOLA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Music Education for Disadvantaged Youth

By at July 17, 2015 | 8:29 am

ANGOLA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Music Education for Disadvantaged Youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Angola are using music education as a way to enhance social and academic development for disadvantaged youth through the Don Bosco Band. Based in Lixeira, one of the poorest areas within the capital city of Luanda, the band is made up of youth who attend Salesian schools in towns and villages in and around Luanda. In 2012, the more...

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ANGOLA: Successful Pilot Project with One Laptop per Child expands, impacting 1,700 students

By at June 8, 2015 | 1:36 pm

ANGOLA: Successful Pilot Project with One Laptop per Child expands, impacting 1,700 students

(MissionNewswire) Salesian students in Angola have better access to education thanks to ongoing support from the African Innovation Foundation and the Angolan Sovereign Fund which helped bring computers into Salesian classrooms. The computers are from One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a U.S.-based nonprofit organization which aims to provide children in developing countries more...

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ZAMBIA: Stop Hunger Now Donates Rice Meals to Salesian-run City of Hope

By at May 29, 2015 | 10:19 am

ZAMBIA: Stop Hunger Now Donates Rice Meals to Salesian-run City of Hope

(MissionNewswire) Youth and their families who attend programs at the Salesian-run City of Hope, an organization and school with centers throughout the capital city of Lusaka in Zambia, have access to better nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop more...

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UNITED STATES: Third Grade Students at the Academy of St. Francis of Assisi Host Shoe Drive to Benefit Salesian-run City of Hope in Zambia

By at March 11, 2015 | 9:58 am

UNITED STATES: Third Grade Students at the Academy of St. Francis of Assisi Host Shoe Drive to Benefit Salesian-run City of Hope in Zambia

(MissionNewswire) In February, third grade students at the Academy of St. Francis of Assisi in New Jersey organized a shoe drive to benefit children at the Salesian-run City of Hope in Lusaka, Zambia. The shoe drive was inspired by Robert, a nine year old student at the Academy of St. Francis of Assisi, as part of a Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” community more...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Waves of Change Project Connects Disadvantaged Youth to Stable Employment in the Fishing Industry

By at December 23, 2014 | 4:57 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: Waves of Change Project Connects Disadvantaged Youth to Stable Employment in the Fishing Industry

(MissionNewswire) Poverty is extensive in South Africa with more than 45 percent of the population living below the poverty line, according to UNICEF. A significant percentage of the population struggles to survive on less than one dollar a day. South Africa is plagued by high crime rates and violence against women and girls and is the country hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS more...

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MALAWI: Donated Supplies for New Library Reach Salesian School

By at December 5, 2014 | 8:42 am

MALAWI: Donated Supplies for New Library Reach Salesian School

(MissionNewswire) In Malawi, more than 50 percent of the population lives in poverty and the majority of households are female-headed, according to the World Bank. Located in southeast Africa, Malawi is a landlocked country bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast and Mozambique to the east, south and west. Agriculture is a central part of more...

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