West Africa

BENIN: Youth in Belgium visit Salesian programs in Benin to learn about cultural differences and the struggles youth face

By at June 11, 2018 | 9:52 am

BENIN: Youth in Belgium visit Salesian programs in Benin to learn about cultural differences and the struggles youth face

(MissionNewswire) Jerome Merckx, with the support of the Belgian organization Via Don Bosco, worked with his students for a year to educate them on different cultures and expand their perspective on others' experiences around the globe. Merckx and his students also visited Salesian programs in Port Novo, Benin as part of these lessons. In 2017, Merckx and three other more...

Benin , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SIERRA LEONE: Fire destroys Don Bosco Fambul house that shelters and provides programs for 34 child abuse victims

By at May 30, 2018 | 9:38 am

SIERRA LEONE: Fire destroys Don Bosco Fambul house that shelters and provides programs for 34 child abuse victims

(MissionNewswire) On Sunday May 27, a devastating fire at a Don Bosco Fambul house in Freetown, Sierra Leone was caused by an electrical short-circuit. Everything in the Girls Shelter was lost in the fire and one of the 34 girls was slightly injured, with burns on her feet. The Salesian organization is one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations. The house more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

GHANA: Salesian missionaries have 4 centers across the country serving poor youth who are at risk of child labor and human trafficking

By at April 27, 2018 | 9:11 am

GHANA: Salesian missionaries have 4 centers across the country serving poor youth who are at risk of child labor and human trafficking

(MissionNewswire) Accra, the capital and largest city of Ghana, is located on the Gulf of Guinea and home to 2.27 million people. The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area has about 4 million inhabitants, which makes it the 11th largest metro area in Africa. Salesian missionaries have two centers in the urban area in addition to centers in Sunyani, the first place Salesian more...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SIERRA LEONE: New Salesian short film “Love” debuts in Rome, highlights Don Bosco Fambul’s rescuing young prostitutes from the streets

By at April 19, 2018 | 9:56 am

SIERRA LEONE: New Salesian short film “Love” debuts in Rome, highlights Don Bosco Fambul’s rescuing young prostitutes from the streets

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations located in Freetown, showed a new short film titled “Love,” directed by Goya prize winner Raúl de la Fuente, near the Vatican on April 12. The video captures the work of Salesian missionaries in Freetown who are helping hundreds of girls forced into prostitution by poverty more...

Featured on slider , In the News , NOT ans , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

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