West Africa

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, N.J. 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. The more...

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

BENIN: Salesian missionaries complete Benin project aimed at raising awareness of issues facing homeless and at-risk youth

By at October 18, 2017 | 9:53 am

BENIN: Salesian missionaries complete Benin project aimed at raising awareness of issues facing homeless and at-risk youth

(MissionNewswire) On Aug. 30, the “Improving the care of children and street children in Cotonou (Benin)” exhibition came to a close. The exhibition, facilitated by Don Bosco Solidarity and the Brotherhood of Mary Help of Christians of La Palma del Condado, consisted of 11 panels that presented the work of welcoming, accompaniment, support, and social and family more...

Benin , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Provides Aid Following Flood, Mudslides; Salesian Missions Sends Emergency Food Aid

By at August 21, 2017 | 12:28 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Provides Aid Following Flood, Mudslides; Salesian Missions Sends Emergency Food Aid

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations in Freetown, have been actively responding with relief efforts for those affected by recent flooding that occurred on Aug. 14. Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, lies between the mountains and the sea. The intense rain caused a mudslide on Mount more...

Disaster Relief , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Sierra Leone

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Launches New Program Helping Young Girls Caught Up in Prostitution

By at July 5, 2017 | 10:13 am

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Launches New Program Helping Young Girls Caught Up in Prostitution

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations located in Freetown, has been helping young women caught up in prostitution come in off the streets. Father Jorge Crisafulli began this work as part of Don Bosco Fambul’s Girls Shelter in September 2016, when he launched the program aimed at searching for girls in their more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

BENIN: New Awareness Programs Launch to Better Understand Plight of Homeless and At-Risk Youth

By at June 25, 2017 | 7:41 am

BENIN: New Awareness Programs Launch to Better Understand Plight of Homeless and At-Risk Youth

(MissionNewswire) In June, Don Bosco Solidarity, together with the Brotherhood of Mary Help of Christians of La Palma del Condado, launched the exhibition "Improving the care of children and street children in Cotonou (Benin).” The exhibition consisted of 11 panels that presented the work of welcoming, accompaniment, support, and social and family reintegration carried more...

Benin , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Provides Life-Changing Programs for At-Risk Youth

By at June 24, 2017 | 9:22 am

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Provides Life-Changing Programs for At-Risk Youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been serving in Sierra Leone since 2001, when they began working to rehabilitate former child soldiers. In the years since, Don Bosco Fambul, located in the country’s capital city of Freetown, has become one of the country’s leading child welfare organizations—offering food, clothing, crisis intervention services, more...

Featured on slider , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

GHANA: New Agriculture Program Is Part of Stop Trafficking Campaign Working to Keep Youth in Ghanaghana

By at June 17, 2017 | 10:58 am

GHANA: New Agriculture Program Is Part of Stop Trafficking Campaign Working to Keep Youth in Ghanaghana

(MissionNewswire) Youth in Ghana have been positively affected by the Salesian-led Stop Human Trafficking campaign that was launched in October 2015 by Salesian missionaries in Italy. The campaign raises awareness of the dangers of youth migration. With a focus on youth leaving countries in Africa in search of a better life in Europe, the campaign aims to prevent young more...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SIERRA LEONE: Spanish Journalist Alberto López Working to Create Documentary of Pademba Road Prison in Sierra Leone

By at June 6, 2017 | 8:14 am

SIERRA LEONE: Spanish Journalist Alberto López Working to Create Documentary of Pademba Road Prison in Sierra Leone

(MissionNewswire) Alberto López, a Spanish journalist working with the department of communications at the Salesian Missions office in Madrid, was able to capture images and assess conditions of the Pademba Road Prison in Sierra Leone. He made two recent visits to the prison while working alongside Salesian missionaries from Don Bosco Fambul, one of the country’s more...

Featured on slider , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

GHANA: Salesian Missionaries Complete Project to Repair Truck for Transportation for Salesian Programs

By at May 29, 2017 | 8:47 am

GHANA: Salesian Missionaries Complete Project to Repair Truck for Transportation for Salesian Programs

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at the St. Francis de Sales Community in Ashaiman, Ghana recently completed a project to restore a Toyota Hilux truck in order to provide greater logistic capabilities at the Salesian center. Funding they received provided the ability to purchase a functioning second-hand engine and other parts to put the truck back on the road. more...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)