West Africa

GHANA: New Empower Women of Ghana program is providing counseling and skills training to help young women achieve independence through employment

By at March 20, 2019 | 9:45 am

GHANA: New Empower Women of Ghana program is providing counseling and skills training to help young women achieve independence through employment

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Child Protection Center in Ashaiman, Ghana, has started a new program called Empower Women of Ghana. Launched in February, the program is for young women between the ages of 18 and 23 and was started with the help of the Don Bosco Mission in Turin, Italy. The program is designed to assist young women who face adversity and are vulnerable more...

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

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries visit remote villages of Sahnpa and Zeah after more than a year

By at March 7, 2019 | 8:11 am

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries visit remote villages of Sahnpa and Zeah after more than a year

(MissionNewswire) Located far within the Liberian forest, the Salesian mission in the district of Tappita in Nimba County, Liberia, was restarted in 2018 after years of forced absence. Just a few weeks ago, Salesian missionaries were able to visit the villages of Sahnpa and Zeah for the first time after more than a year. “Last year, the rains started early and so they more...

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

TOGO: Spanish Solidaridad Don Bosco completes project supporting the Salesian-run Mother Margherita House in Lomé

By at March 3, 2019 | 2:19 pm

TOGO: Spanish Solidaridad Don Bosco completes project supporting the Salesian-run Mother Margherita House in Lomé

(MissionNewswire) The Spanish Salesian-run Solidaridad Don Bosco has been supporting ongoing projects in Togo. The organization launched a project in January 2018 focused on providing support and assistance to children at risk of social exclusion. The project, which was recently completed, provided upgrades and support to the Salesian-run Mother Margherita House in more...

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

SIERRA LEONE: Former Salesian student presented the documentary “Love” to President of Malta and told her story of support from Don Bosco Fambul

By at February 24, 2019 | 12:05 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Former Salesian student presented the documentary “Love” to President of Malta and told her story of support from Don Bosco Fambul

(MissionNewswire) During a “Lost in Migration” conference that took place in Valleta, Malta, a delegation of seven people from several Salesian provinces were received by the President of Malta, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. The Salesian delegation was given the opportunity to explain Salesian programming in various countries around the globe, including helping more...

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

NIGERIA: Five Salesian communities have access to clean water thanks to funding from Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative”

By at February 13, 2019 | 2:36 pm

NIGERIA: Five Salesian communities have access to clean water thanks to funding from Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative”

(MissionNewswire) Funding from Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative" has provided the funding for the construction of 10 water boreholes in communities in Nigeria. To date, boreholes have been completed in the towns of Ibadan, Akure, Ondo, Ijebu Ode and Onitsha. In each of these towns, Salesian missionaries operate programs that provide education and help to meet more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul holds marathon in honor of St. John (Don) Bosco feast day

By at January 31, 2019 | 1:05 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul holds marathon in honor of St. John (Don) Bosco feast day

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Fambul, located in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown, celebrated the feast of St. John (Don) Bosco this year with a variety of activities for youth. On Jan. 27, more than 100 youth participating in Don Bosco Fambul's programs took part in a marathon in honor of Don Bosco. The event was an opportunity for youth to engage with their more...

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

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries launch new electro-technician course at Don Bosco Technical High School

By at January 12, 2019 | 5:56 pm

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries launch new electro-technician course at Don Bosco Technical High School

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Technical High School in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city, have launched a new vocational training course for electro-technicians. There is an afternoon class available to high school students which compliments their current educational path as well as a morning class for young workers to help them obtain more...

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

GHANA: Salesian missionaries provide shelter and education for victims of trafficking at Child Protection Center

By at January 6, 2019 | 12:41 pm

GHANA: Salesian missionaries provide shelter and education for victims of trafficking at Child Protection Center

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate the Child Protection Center, a safe place for children who have been saved from the slave trade, located in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. Children come to the Child Protection Center via referrals from other nonprofits and from the police, usually following a complaint. The center offers shelter, counseling and more...

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

MALI: New project teaches girls and young women soap production so they can learn a trade and earn income

By at December 22, 2018 | 9:23 am

MALI: New project teaches girls and young women soap production so they can learn a trade and earn income

(MissionNewswire) Since 2012, Mali has faced a political and security crisis that has been concentrated mainly in the north of the country. The crisis has now reached the center of the country and is affecting hundreds of people, especially children. In 2017, armed groups in the northern region and the Malian government signed a reconciliation agreement, but in 2018 the more...

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SIERRA LEONE: After gaining an education with the support of Don Bosco Fambul graduate goes on to help other street children

By at December 19, 2018 | 5:23 pm

SIERRA LEONE: After gaining an education with the support of Don Bosco Fambul graduate goes on to help other street children

(MissionNewswire) Joe Conteh was once a young man receiving services from Don Bosco Fambul, but today, he is the coordinator of the organization’s Child Care Center. Located in Sierra Leone’s capital city, Freetown, Don Bosco Fambul has become one of the country’s leading child welfare organizations—offering food, clothing, crisis intervention services, shelter, more...

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