West Africa

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)

SIERRA LEONE: More Than 700 Youth, Widows Receive Better Nutrition Thanks to Recent Rice-Meal Donation

By at December 20, 2016 | 8:35 am

SIERRA LEONE: More Than 700 Youth, Widows Receive Better Nutrition Thanks to Recent Rice-Meal Donation

(MissionNewswire) Youth, children with disabilities 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 700 people in Sierra Leone have access to more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Sierra Leone

SIERRA LEONE: Assisting Families Affected by Recent Fire in Angola Town Slum

By at December 8, 2016 | 5:56 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Assisting Families Affected by Recent Fire in Angola Town Slum

(MissionNewswire) On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 1, a fire outbreak completely destroyed “Angola Town,” a slum located in front of Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations located in Freetown, the country’s capital city. The slum served as a residence for 300 families and close to 1,500 people, most of them disadvantaged more...

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

SIERRA LEONE: 48 Street Chidren Reunited with Familes After Completing Program

By at November 29, 2016 | 3:48 pm

SIERRA LEONE: 48 Street Chidren Reunited with Familes After Completing Program

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Fambul, located in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown, 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 with their families. This year, 48 street youth who met Father Angel Fernandez Artime during his visit to Sierra Leone in more...

Sierra Leone

MALI: New Salesian Complex Provides Educational Programs and Boarding Houses for Students

By at October 21, 2016 | 2:44 pm

MALI: New Salesian Complex Provides Educational Programs and Boarding Houses for Students

(MissionNewswire) In May 2016, after construction was completed on Foyer Don Bosco, the educational facility opened in Touba, a small town in the Koulikoro Region of southwestern Mali. The facility is part of a project named “Guaranteeing access to a quality education for the displaced youth of the rural areas of Touba, Mali,” which has been made possible through more...

Mali , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

NIGERIA: Salesian Missionaries Building Schools, Boarding Homes for Street Children

By at September 29, 2016 | 10:32 am

NIGERIA: Salesian Missionaries Building Schools, Boarding Homes for Street Children

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are in the process of setting up schools, boarding homes and running water for poor youth in the area of Koko within Kontagora, a major town on the south bank of the Kontagora River in Northwestern Nigeria. The area lacks educational opportunities for children and older youth. Salesian missionaries have been working in Nigeria since more...

Nigeria , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SENEGAL: Don Bosco Center Graduates 30 Young Men Prepared to Join the Workforce

By at September 12, 2016 | 12:34 pm

SENEGAL: Don Bosco Center Graduates 30 Young Men Prepared to Join the Workforce

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Center in Dakar, the capital and largest city in Senegal, recently held a graduation for 30 young men finishing a two-year education program. These young men received a vocational education to prepare them for the workforce. Salesian missionaries, teachers and students all gathered to celebrate this important goal and achievement. Salesian more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Senegal

BURKINA FASO: Salesian Programs Address Social Development, Educational Needs of Youth Living on the Streets

By at August 8, 2016 | 8:29 pm

BURKINA FASO: Salesian Programs Address Social Development, Educational Needs of Youth Living on the Streets

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa, since March 1993. Missionaries first began their work in Bobo-Dioulasso, the second largest city in the country. They settled in a neighborhood known as Ouezzin, an expanding area of the city. The nearby area is crossed by several rivers. On those riverbanks more...

Burkina Faso , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)