West Africa

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...

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

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Girls Shelter rebuilds after fire destroyed house that provides shelter and programs to child abuse victims

By at November 10, 2018 | 1:41 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Girls Shelter rebuilds after fire destroyed house that provides shelter and programs to child abuse victims

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Girls Shelter which is operated by Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations located in the capital city of Freetown, was recently reopened after a fire destroyed the building in May 2018. One of the girls received burns on her feet and everything in the shelter was destroyed in the fire which was caused more...

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

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul provides critical support and intervention services for inmates at Pademba Road Prison

By at November 7, 2018 | 4:52 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul provides critical support and intervention services for 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 the 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

TOGO: Funding provided by Salesian Missions aids continued construction at Salesian Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences in Lomé

By at November 1, 2018 | 2:03 pm

TOGO: Funding provided by Salesian Missions aids continued construction at Salesian Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences in Lomé

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences in Lomé, the capital city of Togo, has completed a construction project at the school thanks to funding provided by Salesian Missions. The project included building several classrooms within the institute. Further work, including plastering, carpentry, painting and adding electricity and more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Togo

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul offers life-changing social services and support for poor and at-risk youth

By at October 29, 2018 | 2:00 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul offers life-changing social services and support for poor and at-risk youth

(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 Sierra Leone’s leading child welfare organizations—offering food, clothing, crisis intervention services, more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

IVORY COAST: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for Don Bosco Home to build psychomotor room and train staff

By at October 26, 2018 | 1:35 pm

IVORY COAST: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for Don Bosco Home to build psychomotor room and train staff

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions donors have provided funding for the Don Bosco Home, located in the city of Abidjan on the southern Atlantic coast of the Ivory Coast, to build a psychomotor room to offer psychosocial support to children in difficult situations. The funding has helped to build the room, provide materials and train educators. The Don Bosco Home more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Ivory Coast

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...

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

SENEGAL: Italian volunteers spend time in Salesian programs in Tambacounda to aid poor youth and learn more about their culture

By at October 5, 2018 | 11:55 am

SENEGAL: Italian volunteers spend time in Salesian programs in Tambacounda to aid poor youth and learn more about their culture

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian association, Don Bosco 2000, operates a multicultural and service initiative called Beteyà Travel which was launched two years ago. Thanks to this initiative, Italian volunteers spend two weeks working in Salesian programs in Tambacounda, Senegal. People from the Salesian association and Italian volunteers have already made the more...

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

SIERRA LEONE: Children at Don Bosco Youth Center have access to better nutrition thanks to Feed My Starving Children rice meal shipment

By at October 3, 2018 | 8:29 am

SIERRA LEONE: Children at Don Bosco Youth Center have access to better nutrition thanks to Feed My Starving Children rice meal shipment

(MissionNewswire) Children attending the Don Bosco Youth Center in Lungi, a small coastal town in the Port Loko District of the Northern Province of Sierra Leone, have access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to “feeding God’s children hungry in body and more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Sierra Leone

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Girls Shelter gives girls caught in prostitution a chance for a better life

By at September 27, 2018 | 10:30 am

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Girls Shelter gives girls caught in prostitution a chance for a better life

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations located in Freetown, has been helping young women caught up in prostitution come in off the streets. Father Jorge Crisafulli launched the program out of Don Bosco Fambul’s Girls Shelter in September 2016 with the aim of searching for girls in their workplaces where they more...

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