Ghana

GHANA: New Empower Women of Ghana program is providing counseling and skills training to help young women achieve independence through employment

By at March 20, 2019 | 9:45 am

GHANA: New Empower Women of Ghana program is providing counseling and skills training to help young women achieve independence through employment

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Child Protection Center in Ashaiman, Ghana, has started a new program called Empower Women of Ghana. Launched in February, the program is for young women between the ages of 18 and 23 and was started with the help of the Don Bosco Mission in Turin, Italy. The program is designed to assist young women who face adversity and are vulnerable more...

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GHANA: Salesian missionaries provide shelter and education for victims of trafficking at Child Protection Center

By at January 6, 2019 | 12:41 pm

GHANA: Salesian missionaries provide shelter and education for victims of trafficking at Child Protection Center

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate the Child Protection Center, a safe place for children who have been saved from the slave trade, located in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. Children come to the Child Protection Center via referrals from other nonprofits and from the police, usually following a complaint. The center offers shelter, counseling and more...

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GHANA: A young girl finds hope for the future after restarting her education at Salesian Child Protection Center

By at November 23, 2018 | 1:55 pm

GHANA: A young girl finds hope for the future after restarting her education at Salesian Child Protection Center

(MissionNewswire) When 14-year-old Mawufemor arrived at the Salesian Child Protection Center in Ashaiman, a large town in the Greater Accra Region of South Ghana, she was malnourished. After having left school several years before, she had experienced many terrible things. At the center, she found hope for the future. “The challenges of my life began after the more...

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GHANA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” provides funding for boreholes for fresh drinking water in communities of Sunyani and Tatale

By at November 20, 2018 | 1:00 pm

GHANA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” provides funding for boreholes for fresh drinking water in communities of Sunyani and Tatale

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate four centers across Ghana that serve poor youth who are at risk of child labor and human trafficking. There are two centers in the urban area of Accra, a new center in the town of Tatale and a center in the city of Sunyani, the first place Salesian missionaries launched programs in the country more than 25 years ago. A more...

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GHANA: A young Salesian in formation is working with poor youth at Salesian oratory in Tatale

By at November 18, 2018 | 10:35 am

GHANA: A young Salesian in formation is working with poor youth at Salesian oratory in Tatale

(MissionNewswire) Michal Klučka, a young Salesian in formation originally from Bratislava, Slovakia, is completing a year-long internship in Tatale, Ghana where he helps with the pastoral care of youth at the Salesian school and oratory there. A year ago, when his Provincial, Father Petrus Obermüller, informed him about the options for internship, he did not even know more...

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GHANA: “Race of Saints” in Rome raises funds to expand programs for young women at Child Protection Center

By at October 24, 2018 | 9:27 am

GHANA: “Race of Saints” in Rome raises funds to expand programs for young women at Child Protection Center

(MissionNewswire) In order to raise funds and awareness of the issue of human trafficking in Ghana, the 11th annual “Race of Saints” will be held on All Saints Day on Nov. 1 in Rome. Professional athletes, amateurs and fans of all ages will participate in races held on that day. The funding raised will go to support the Salesian Child Protection Center in Ashaiman, more...

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GHANA: Salesian missionaries and VIS volunteers offer eco-sustainable agriculture vocational education to ease migration and keep youth safe from trafficking

By at August 9, 2018 | 10:59 am

GHANA: Salesian missionaries and VIS volunteers offer eco-sustainable agriculture vocational education to ease migration and keep youth safe from trafficking

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run International Volunteer Service for Development (VIS) provides services to youth in developing countries around the globe. Part of the organization's work is to assist youth at risk of exploitation, particularly those at risk of trafficking. The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human more...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions highlights programs for victims of human trafficking on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

By at July 27, 2018 | 2:30 pm

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions highlights programs for victims of human trafficking on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and organizations around the globe in honoring World Day against Trafficking in Persons. In 2013, UN member states adopted a resolution that designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The day aims to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of more...

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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...

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GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides for street youth and victims of human trafficking

By at November 27, 2017 | 11:19 am

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides for street youth and victims of human trafficking

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries arrived in Ghana 25 years ago and began their work with poor children and older youth and their families. One of the programs they launched was the Don Bosco Boys Home for street children. The program provides shelter, education and social development services for poor youth who have been abandoned, have runaway or are at risk of more...

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