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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...

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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...

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BENIN: Salesian missionaries complete Benin project aimed at raising awareness of issues facing homeless and at-risk youth

By at October 18, 2017 | 9:53 am

BENIN: Salesian missionaries complete Benin project aimed at raising awareness of issues facing homeless and at-risk youth

(MissionNewswire) On Aug. 30, the “Improving the care of children and street children in Cotonou (Benin)” exhibition came to a close. The exhibition, facilitated by Don Bosco Solidarity and the Brotherhood of Mary Help of Christians of La Palma del Condado, consisted of 11 panels that presented the work of welcoming, accompaniment, support, and social and family more...

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BENIN: New Awareness Programs Launch to Better Understand Plight of Homeless and At-Risk Youth

By at June 25, 2017 | 7:41 am

BENIN: New Awareness Programs Launch to Better Understand Plight of Homeless and At-Risk Youth

(MissionNewswire) In June, Don Bosco Solidarity, together with the Brotherhood of Mary Help of Christians of La Palma del Condado, launched the exhibition "Improving the care of children and street children in Cotonou (Benin).” The exhibition consisted of 11 panels that presented the work of welcoming, accompaniment, support, and social and family reintegration carried more...

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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...

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BENIN: Salesian Programs Focus on Improving Education and Child Rights Education

By at May 16, 2016 | 12:21 pm

BENIN: Salesian Programs Focus on Improving Education and Child Rights Education

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Foyer has launched its "Improvement of equipment” project in Kandi, a town in the Alibori Department of eastern Benin. The goal of the project is to improve the educational capacity of the Salesian school to better provide basic education and skills training to youth. Don Bosco Foyer serves boys and girls in very complex situations including more...

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BENIN: Salesian Programs in Spain Support Food for Benin Campaign with Recent Shipment

By at April 7, 2016 | 6:14 pm

BENIN: Salesian Programs in Spain Support Food for Benin Campaign with Recent Shipment

(MissionNewswire) In February 2016, volunteers from the Spanish nonprofit Ayuda Contenedores (Help Containers) and the Salesian-run Youth and Development Center joined together in Pamplona, Spain to load a food container that will be sent to Benin. The container carries 23,000 kilos of non-perishable food which was collected through a Food for Benin campaign run by more...

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BENIN: Salesian Missionaries Provide Hope and Healing to Victims of Child Trafficking

By at July 1, 2015 | 4:34 am

BENIN: Salesian Missionaries Provide Hope and Healing to Victims of Child Trafficking

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries around the globe are working to end child trafficking and other abuses by addressing their root causes. From identifying traffickers and holding them accountable to educating families about these predatory practices, missionaries are working to change local laws and strengthen legal protections for youth. In 2014, the United more...

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BENIN: Girl’s Long History of Abuse is Put to an End through the Help of a UNICEF-Supported Program Run by Salesian Sisters

By at February 5, 2015 | 7:16 am

BENIN: Girl’s Long History of Abuse is Put to an End through the Help of a UNICEF-Supported Program Run by Salesian Sisters

(UNICEF) “I lived with my grandmother because my parents abandoned me as soon as I was born. Therefore, my grandmother is the only person that counts for me,” says 15-year-old Solange. Today she lives in Cotonou, Benin, in a UNICEF-supported home operated by the Salesian Sisters. “I was born in Guinea,” Solange says. “I was 8 years old and I was in second more...

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BENIN: Salesian Youth in Spain Pay it Forward to Help Poor Youth in Benin

By at January 15, 2014 | 11:39 am

BENIN: Salesian Youth in Spain Pay it Forward to Help Poor Youth in Benin

(MissionNewswire) Youth in Benin face overwhelming challenges in combating poverty. According to UNICEF, Benin remains one of the poorest countries in the world with close to 70 percent of its population living in poverty. Almost 20 percent are chronically undernourished and the effects of poverty in rural areas are severe. Child labor and trafficking are also concerns more...

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