West Africa

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)

SIERRA LEONE: Mobile Outreach Provides Counseling and Medical Care to Street Children in Freetown

By at May 23, 2017 | 6:41 am

Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations, launched surveys in Sept. 2016 and Feb. 2017 to better understand the reality of street children’s lives in Freetown, the capital city. As a result, Salesian missionaries have noted that close to 2,000 children are living on the streets facing physical suffering and emotional and sexual abuse more...

Sierra Leone , Uncategorized

SENEGAL: Youth are Positively Impacted by Salesian Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

By at May 16, 2017 | 8:14 am

Youth are positively impacted by the Salesian-lead 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 migrants from becoming victims of more...

Senegal , Uncategorized

SIERRA LEONE: More Than 900 Youth, Widows Receive Better Nutrition Thanks to Recent Rice-Meal Donation

By at May 3, 2017 | 3:19 pm

SIERRA LEONE: More Than 900 Youth, Widows Receive Better Nutrition Thanks to Recent Rice-Meal Donation

(MissionNewswire) Poor youth, the elderly and widows were those who benefited from a recent shipment of rice-meals thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to “feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.” More than 900 people in Sierra Leone have access to better more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Sierra Leone

SIERRA LEONE: City of Badajoz in Spain Donates Bus to Help Aid Street Children in Freetown

By at April 25, 2017 | 8:50 am

SIERRA LEONE: City of Badajoz in Spain Donates Bus to Help Aid Street Children in Freetown

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations, will better be able to help street children thanks to a city bus donation from the city of Badajoz, the capital of the Province of Badajoz in the community of Extremadura, Spain. The city bus will be used as a mobile unit that will help thousands of children at risk of more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone