West Africa

GHANA: A young girl finds hope for the future after restarting her education at Salesian Child Protection Center

By at November 23, 2018 | 1:55 pm

GHANA: A young girl finds hope for the future after restarting her education at Salesian Child Protection Center

(MissionNewswire) When 14-year-old Mawufemor arrived at the Salesian Child Protection Center in Ashaiman, a large town in the Greater Accra Region of South Ghana, she was malnourished. After having left school several years before, she had experienced many terrible things. At the center, she found hope for the future. “The challenges of my life began after the more...

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

MALI: Salesian missionaries launch educational initiatives to ensure poor and at-risk youth have access to education in Touba

By at November 21, 2018 | 12:22 pm

MALI: Salesian missionaries launch educational initiatives to ensure poor and at-risk youth have access to education in Touba

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have recently built the St. John Bosco secondary school in Touba, a small town in Mali which had no other secondary educational institutions. The school was completed with the assistance of the Spanish Salesian organization, Solidaridad Don Bosco, which aims to give youth at risk of social exclusion access to quality more...

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

GHANA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” provides funding for boreholes for fresh drinking water in communities of Sunyani and Tatale

By at November 20, 2018 | 1:00 pm

GHANA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” provides funding for boreholes for fresh drinking water in communities of Sunyani and Tatale

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate four centers across Ghana that serve poor youth who are at risk of child labor and human trafficking. There are two centers in the urban area of Accra, a new center in the town of Tatale and a center in the city of Sunyani, the first place Salesian missionaries launched programs in the country more than 25 years ago. A more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Ghana

NIGERIA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” provides funding for borewells for clean water in 10 communities

By at November 19, 2018 | 10:53 am

NIGERIA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” provides funding for borewells for clean water in 10 communities

(MissionNewswire) Through its “Clean Water Initiative,” Salesian Missions is funding a project to provide borewells to 10 communities in Nigeria. Water projects are already underway in the communities of Sagamu, Akure, Ondo, Ibadan and Ogidi. All are home to Salesian programs that provide education and help to meet the basic needs of poor youth and their more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Nigeria

GHANA: A young Salesian in formation is working with poor youth at Salesian oratory in Tatale

By at November 18, 2018 | 10:35 am

GHANA: A young Salesian in formation is working with poor youth at Salesian oratory in Tatale

(MissionNewswire) Michal Klučka, a young Salesian in formation originally from Bratislava, Slovakia, is completing a year-long internship in Tatale, Ghana where he helps with the pastoral care of youth at the Salesian school and oratory there. A year ago, when his Provincial, Father Petrus Obermüller, informed him about the options for internship, he did not even know more...

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

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Girls Shelter rebuilds after fire destroyed house that provides shelter and programs to child abuse victims

By at November 10, 2018 | 1:41 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Girls Shelter rebuilds after fire destroyed house that provides shelter and programs to child abuse victims

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Girls Shelter which is operated by Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations located in the capital city of Freetown, was recently reopened after a fire destroyed the building in May 2018. One of the girls received burns on her feet and everything in the shelter was destroyed in the fire which was caused more...

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

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul provides critical support and intervention services for inmates at Pademba Road Prison

By at November 7, 2018 | 4:52 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul provides critical support and intervention services for inmates at Pademba Road Prison

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Fambul, located in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown and one of the country’s leading child-welfare organizations, have been actively providing services to young prisoners incarcerated at the Pademba Road Prison. A long-term partnership between the prison and Don Bosco Fambul was established to allow more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

TOGO: Funding provided by Salesian Missions aids continued construction at Salesian Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences in Lomé

By at November 1, 2018 | 2:03 pm

TOGO: Funding provided by Salesian Missions aids continued construction at Salesian Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences in Lomé

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences in Lomé, the capital city of Togo, has completed a construction project at the school thanks to funding provided by Salesian Missions. The project included building several classrooms within the institute. Further work, including plastering, carpentry, painting and adding electricity and more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Togo

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul offers life-changing social services and support for poor and at-risk youth

By at October 29, 2018 | 2:00 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul offers life-changing social services and support for poor and 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 Sierra Leone’s leading child welfare organizations—offering food, clothing, crisis intervention services, more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

IVORY COAST: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for Don Bosco Home to build psychomotor room and train staff

By at October 26, 2018 | 1:35 pm

IVORY COAST: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for Don Bosco Home to build psychomotor room and train staff

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions donors have provided funding for the Don Bosco Home, located in the city of Abidjan on the southern Atlantic coast of the Ivory Coast, to build a psychomotor room to offer psychosocial support to children in difficult situations. The funding has helped to build the room, provide materials and train educators. The Don Bosco Home more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Ivory Coast