West Africa

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

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Continues Successful Street Youth Rehabilitation Program

By at April 3, 2017 | 9:43 am

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Continues Successful Street Youth Rehabilitation Program

(MissionNewswire) Transformation for street youth starts with the Salesian rehabilitation and reunification programs operated at Don Bosco Fambul. Located in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown, Don Bosco Fambul is one of the country’s leading child-welfare organizations and has been on the forefront of efforts to help rehabilitate street children and reunite them more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

SIERRA LEONE: Girls Shelter Provides Second Chance, Hope for the Future for Suntia

By at March 9, 2017 | 1:57 pm

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations, has been operating the Girls Shelter for the last five years. Salesian missionaries, professional social workers and pastoral workers provide crisis intervention and follow-up care for girls and young women who have been victims of sexual assault. Girls that access the shelter more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

NIGERIA: Salesians Launch New Bosco Boys Home to Provide Programs for Street Youth

By at March 9, 2017 | 12:13 pm

NIGERIA: Salesians Launch New Bosco Boys Home to Provide Programs for Street Youth

(MissionNewswire) In January 2017, Salesian missionaries launched the Bosco Boys Home in Ibadan, the state capital of Nigeria’s Oyo state with a population of more than 3 million people. The new Salesian Home was developed to address the rising issue of street youth. Young people, some as young as 9 years old, end up living on the streets because of serious social and more...

Nigeria , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries Provide Critical Services to Meet the Needs of Young Inmates at Pademba Road Prison

By at February 28, 2017 | 11:07 am

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries Provide Critical Services to Meet the Needs of Young Inmates at Pademba Road Prison

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Fambul, located in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown and one of the country’s leading child-welfare organizations, have been actively providing services to young prisoners incarcerated at Pademba Road Prison. A long-term partnership between the prison and Don Bosco Fambul was established to allow more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

BENIN: Salesian Missionaries Provide Shelter and Education to Street Youth in Benin

By at February 21, 2017 | 11:18 am

BENIN: Salesian Missionaries Provide Shelter and Education to Street Youth in Benin

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Foyer in Porto-Novo, the capital city of Benin, serves boys and girls in very complex situations, including youth who have been abandoned by their families, victims of abuse and those who are victims of forced marriages. The organization received funding from a donor through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don more...

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

IVORY COAST: Salesian Missionaries Provide Education, Long-Term Planning for Youth Affected by War

By at January 30, 2017 | 10:15 am

IVORY COAST: Salesian Missionaries Provide Education, Long-Term Planning for Youth Affected by War

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Xec Marquès, born in Spain, has been a missionary in Africa since 1992. He has served in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Benin, Guinea, and now in the Ivory Coast. He works at the Salesian-run Handicraft and Rural Vocational Center in the city of Duékoué, which was one of the areas of the country most severely impacted during more...

Ivory Coast , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)