West Africa

BURKINA FASO: New Salesian complex underway to offer education, a women’s center and other programs for young girls and women

By at January 12, 2018 | 10:28 am

BURKINA FASO: New Salesian complex underway to offer education, a women’s center and other programs for young girls and women

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to the joint efforts of several Salesian organizations in Spain, a Women's Promotion Center is taking shape in Kouba, within the capital city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The center will be operated by the Salesian Daughters of Mary Help of Christians as part of a vast socio-educational project. Work started in December 2017 and should be more...

ANS , Burkina Faso , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

LIBERIA: Salesian Brother Lothar Wagner details needs for homeless children affected by war and the Ebola crisis

By at December 22, 2017 | 6:17 pm

LIBERIA: Salesian Brother Lothar Wagner details needs for homeless children affected by war and the Ebola crisis

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Brother Lothar Wagner has been in Liberia for about a year. In the West African country, Bro. Wagner takes care of children and older youth who are socially marginalized, such as the homeless “cemetery children” in Monrovia. These children are called that because they sleep in tombs in the cemetery as they have no other alternative place to more...

Liberia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BENIN: New dormitory provides safe haven for young girls kept as child laborers

By at December 12, 2017 | 8:18 am

BENIN: New dormitory provides safe haven for young girls kept as child laborers

(MissionNewswire) Salesian sisters with the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians are in the process of starting a new reception center near Dantokpa market, the largest open-air market in West Africa, located in Cotonou, Benin. The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians have been active in the Dantokpa market since 2001, where they have been working for the reintegration of more...

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

SENEGAL: New initiatives launch in Senegal cities as part of the Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

By at December 4, 2017 | 12:18 pm

SENEGAL: New initiatives launch in Senegal cities as part of the Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

(MissionNewswire) In Tambacounda, Senegal, a town of 80,000 people, there are few opportunities and prospects, especially for young people who represent the large majority of the Senegalese population and a main source of support for families. Many youth leave the area in search of opportunity but can fall victim to exploitation and trafficking. To address the issue, the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Senegal

SENEGAL: A year of field work shows success and challenges of stopping migration through the Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

By at December 2, 2017 | 11:48 am

SENEGAL: A year of field work shows success and challenges of stopping migration through the Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

(MissionNewswire) After another year of field work, Salesian missionaries and Salesian International Volunteer Services for Development (VIS) volunteers are reporting on their success with the “Stop Human Trafficking” campaign. Launched in October 2015 by Salesian missionaries in Italy, the campaign raises awareness of the dangers of youth migration. With a focus on more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Senegal

TOGO: Don Bosco Professional Center expands, providing more than 500 students vocational training

By at November 29, 2017 | 11:39 am

TOGO: Don Bosco Professional Center expands, providing more than 500 students vocational training

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Professional Center in the city of Kara, Togo has more than 500 students now enrolled and attending vocational training courses thanks to an expansion of the school’s facility. The expansion project was made possible through financial support from donors in Seville, Spain. During the course of construction, classrooms were restructured and more...

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

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides for street youth and victims of human trafficking

By at November 27, 2017 | 11:19 am

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides for street youth and victims of human trafficking

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries arrived in Ghana 25 years ago and began their work with poor children and older youth and their families. One of the programs they launched was the Don Bosco Boys Home for street children. The program provides shelter, education and social development services for poor youth who have been abandoned, have runaway or are at risk of more...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides second chance for youth who faced forced labor and exploitation

By at November 23, 2017 | 8:22 am

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides second chance for youth who faced forced labor and exploitation

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries, led by Salesian Father Ubaldino Andrade, operate the Don Bosco Boys Home 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. Like other youth his age, Edo, age 18, has a more...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SENEGAL: Salesian missionaries provide vocational training so youth are able to find and retain stable employment

By at November 13, 2017 | 12:56 pm

(MissionNewswire) In the industrial city of Thiès, Salesian missionaries operate the Don Bosco Center, a vocational training school that has been in operation for the last 30 years. Much of the population in the city works in the railway yards, manufacturing tapestries typical of the area or in the aluminum and phosphate mines. The Don Bosco Center is an important center more...

Senegal

GHANA: Salesian-run Child Protection Center provides shelter and education for youth at risk of trafficking and exploitation

By at November 11, 2017 | 12:21 pm

GHANA: Salesian-run Child Protection Center provides shelter and education for youth at risk of trafficking and exploitation

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries recently celebrated 25 years in Ghana. The first missionaries arrived in 1992 in Sunyani and soon became known for their educational work, especially for at-risk children and victims of trafficking. Children face extensive hardships from being exploited in child labor to being sold by their relatives, often to pay off some debt. In more...

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