West Africa

IVORY COAST: Salesian missionaries launch campaigns that focus on prevention of child abuse and promoting a healthy environment

By at July 11, 2018 | 9:58 am

IVORY COAST: Salesian missionaries launch campaigns that focus on prevention of child abuse and promoting a healthy environment

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working with poor youth and their families in Abidjan, the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, for more than 25 years. Missionaries provide social development services, education and workforce development to help youth break the cycle of poverty and become contributing members of their communities. In addition to more...

Ivory Coast , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian organizations hold event at United Nations in New York to give visibility to girls at risk of prostitution

By at June 28, 2018 | 12:38 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian organizations hold event at United Nations in New York to give visibility to girls at risk of prostitution

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Missions Office in Madrid, in collaboration with the International Mary Help of Christians Institute, VIDES International and Jugendhilfe Weltweit, organized an event at the United Nations in New York to give visibility to the most vulnerable youth who are forced to work as prostitutes in order to survive. The event, entitled “Girls with more...

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

SENEGAL: Youth start vegetable garden and small farm together as part of the Stop Human Trafficking Now campaign

By at June 24, 2018 | 7:45 am

SENEGAL: Youth start vegetable garden and small farm together as part of the Stop Human Trafficking Now campaign

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate an “Action to combat irregular migration through support of local development in the Tambacounda Region” project in Tambacounda, Senegal, a town of 80,000 people. This is part of the broader “Stop Human Trafficking” campaign Salesian missionaries are operating in several African countries. In Tambacounda, there more...

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

SPAIN: New documentary shines light on child slavery in Africa, work of Salesian programs

By at June 15, 2018 | 12:43 pm

SPAIN: New documentary shines light on child slavery in Africa, work of Salesian programs

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Missions office in Madrid, Spain has been working with photojournalist Ana Palacios on a documentary “Child slaves, the back door” about child trafficking. The documentary notes there are some 152 million child slaves in the world, 72 million of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. It also notes that 50 percent of these 152 million children more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Spain , 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)