West Africa

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...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Nigeria

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...

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

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

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