West Africa

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missions donor provides funding for solar lights for victims of mudslides

By at March 29, 2018 | 2:05 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missions donor provides funding for solar lights for victims of mudslides

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations in Freetown, immediately responded with relief efforts for those affected by flooding and mudslides that occurred on Aug. 14, 2017. Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, lies between the mountains and the sea. The intense rain caused a mudslide on more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , NOT ans , Sierra Leone , Special Donor-Funded Project

MALI: New Salesian St. John Bosco high school provides education for more than 400 youth from 17 local villages

By at March 27, 2018 | 4:20 pm

MALI: New Salesian St. John Bosco high school provides education for more than 400 youth from 17 local villages

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have built a secondary school in Touba, a small town in Mali, where there were no educational institutions at this level. In February, the St. John Bosco secondary school was completed with the assistance of the Spanish Salesian organization Solidaridad Don Bosco, which aims to assist youth at risk of social exclusion to access more...

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

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights health, education programs that empower girls and young women

By at March 8, 2018 | 10:55 am

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights health, education programs that empower girls and young women

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and its international partners in celebrating International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. Each year, International Women’s more...

Burkina Faso , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Ethiopia , India , Sierra Leone , Special Reports

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul helps youth living on the street access shelter, nutrition and education

By at February 21, 2018 | 7:20 am

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul helps youth living on the street access shelter, nutrition and education

(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...

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

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries have small parish in remote village in Liberia

By at February 10, 2018 | 7:54 am

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries have small parish in remote village in Liberia

(MissionNewswire) A new Salesian missionary, Father Riccardo Castellino, recently joined the Salesian mission in Tappita, a village 400 kilometers away from the Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia. The village is in the middle of the forest and far away from towns and cities. The last 100 kilometers to the village are impossible to travel across during the rainy season. more...

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

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