West Africa

SENEGAL: Italian volunteers spend time in Salesian programs in Tambacounda to aid poor youth and learn more about their culture

By at October 5, 2018 | 11:55 am

SENEGAL: Italian volunteers spend time in Salesian programs in Tambacounda to aid poor youth and learn more about their culture

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian association, Don Bosco 2000, operates a multicultural and service initiative called Beteyà Travel which was launched two years ago. Thanks to this initiative, Italian volunteers spend two weeks working in Salesian programs in Tambacounda, Senegal. People from the Salesian association and Italian volunteers have already made the more...

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

SIERRA LEONE: Children at Don Bosco Youth Center have access to better nutrition thanks to Feed My Starving Children rice meal shipment

By at October 3, 2018 | 8:29 am

SIERRA LEONE: Children at Don Bosco Youth Center have access to better nutrition thanks to Feed My Starving Children rice meal shipment

(MissionNewswire) Children attending the Don Bosco Youth Center in Lungi, a small coastal town in the Port Loko District of the Northern Province of Sierra Leone, have access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to “feeding God’s children hungry in body and more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Sierra Leone

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Girls Shelter gives girls caught in prostitution a chance for a better life

By at September 27, 2018 | 10:30 am

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Girls Shelter gives girls caught in prostitution a chance for a better life

(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 launched the program out of Don Bosco Fambul’s Girls Shelter in September 2016 with the aim of searching for girls in their workplaces where they more...

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

LIBERIA: Salesian Missions donors support new science lab and expanded courses for additional students at Mary Help of Christians Catholic School

By at September 14, 2018 | 10:04 am

LIBERIA: Salesian Missions donors support new science lab and expanded courses for additional students at Mary Help of Christians Catholic School

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are able to build and equip a new science lab and expand courses to accommodate new students at the Mary Help of Christians Catholic School Matadi in Monrovia, Liberia thanks to Salesian Missions donors. The country is still recovering from a civil war and the deadly Ebola epidemic that affected 10,678 people with 4,810 reported more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Liberia

BURKINA FASO: Salesian missionaries providing services to remote villages able to purchase off-road vehicle for transport thanks to Salesian Missions donor funding

By at August 28, 2018 | 12:57 pm

BURKINA FASO: Salesian missionaries providing services to remote villages able to purchase off-road vehicle for transport thanks to Salesian Missions donor funding

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries working within Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, and surrounding communities received funding from Salesian Missions donors to purchase a new off-road vehicle. Salesian missionaries in this remote land-locked country in West Africa serve a population from many communities. Some outlying villages are a great distance away more...

Burkina Faso , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

IVORY COAST: Don Bosco House will build new psychological care center thanks to Salesian Missions donors

By at August 27, 2018 | 12:58 pm

IVORY COAST: Don Bosco House will build new psychological care center thanks to Salesian Missions donors

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions donors have provided funding for the Don Bosco House in Abidjan, the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, to build a psychological care center where trained educators will help youth work toward emotional healing and well-being. The Don Bosco House provides programs for street children and other at-risk youth, many of whom have more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Ivory Coast

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for musical instruments for new school band

By at August 21, 2018 | 12:33 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for musical instruments for new school band

(MissionNewswire) Donor funding through Salesian Missions is providing the necessary capital for musical instruments for a new school band at St. Augustine's Agricultural Secondary School in Lungi, Sierra Leone. The project will provide an extra-curricular program in music and entertainment that will bring relief and healing from the trauma that persists in the more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Sierra Leone

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries provide a summer camp for youth in remote village of Tappita

By at August 19, 2018 | 1:04 pm

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries provide a summer camp for youth in remote village of Tappita

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Tappita, a village 400 kilometers from Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia, operate a summer camp for youth during July and August when school is closed. Known as Holiday Camp, the program helps ensure that youth are engaged in safe and healthy activities throughout the summer months. During school breaks, even during the more...

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

GHANA: Salesian missionaries and VIS volunteers offer eco-sustainable agriculture vocational education to ease migration and keep youth safe from trafficking

By at August 9, 2018 | 10:59 am

GHANA: Salesian missionaries and VIS volunteers offer eco-sustainable agriculture vocational education to ease migration and keep youth safe from trafficking

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run International Volunteer Service for Development (VIS) provides services to youth in developing countries around the globe. Part of the organization's work is to assist youth at risk of exploitation, particularly those at risk of trafficking. The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human more...

ANS , Featured on slider , Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions highlights programs for victims of human trafficking on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

By at July 27, 2018 | 2:30 pm

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions highlights programs for victims of human trafficking on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and organizations around the globe in honoring World Day against Trafficking in Persons. In 2013, UN member states adopted a resolution that designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The day aims to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of more...

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