West Africa

TOGO: Don Bosco Professional Center expands, providing more than 500 students vocational training

By at November 29, 2017 | 11:39 am

TOGO: Don Bosco Professional Center expands, providing more than 500 students vocational training

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Professional Center in the city of Kara, Togo has more than 500 students now enrolled and attending vocational training courses thanks to an expansion of the school’s facility. The expansion project was made possible through financial support from donors in Seville, Spain. During the course of construction, classrooms were restructured and more...

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

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...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides second chance for youth who faced forced labor and exploitation

By at November 23, 2017 | 8:22 am

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides second chance for youth who faced forced labor and exploitation

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries, led by Salesian Father Ubaldino Andrade, operate the Don Bosco Boys Home for street children in Sunyani, Ghana. The program provides shelter, education and social development services for poor youth who have been abandoned, have runaway or are at risk of violence and exploitation. Like other youth his age, Edo, age 18, has a more...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SENEGAL: Salesian missionaries provide vocational training so youth are able to find and retain stable employment

By at November 13, 2017 | 12:56 pm

(MissionNewswire) In the industrial city of Thiès, Salesian missionaries operate the Don Bosco Center, a vocational training school that has been in operation for the last 30 years. Much of the population in the city works in the railway yards, manufacturing tapestries typical of the area or in the aluminum and phosphate mines. The Don Bosco Center is an important center more...

Senegal

GHANA: Salesian-run Child Protection Center provides shelter and education for youth at risk of trafficking and exploitation

By at November 11, 2017 | 12:21 pm

GHANA: Salesian-run Child Protection Center provides shelter and education for youth at risk of trafficking and exploitation

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries recently celebrated 25 years in Ghana. The first missionaries arrived in 1992 in Sunyani and soon became known for their educational work, especially for at-risk children and victims of trafficking. Children face extensive hardships from being exploited in child labor to being sold by their relatives, often to pay off some debt. In more...

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

NIGERIA: Salesian programs provide education and social supports to aid poor and at-risk youth

By at November 6, 2017 | 12:02 pm

NIGERIA: Salesian programs provide education and social supports to aid poor and at-risk youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries wrapped up a summer full of youth-focused activities at the Salesian mission of Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria. Salesian summer programs were attended by 272 youth and 25 young educators. Father Italo Spagnolo, who oversees the Salesian activities in the community, has spent the last 35 years as a missionary working with poor and at-risk youth more...

Nigeria , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

WEST AFRICA: Salesian missionaries are bringing hope to 29,000 youth across Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone

By at October 27, 2017 | 9:38 am

WEST AFRICA: Salesian missionaries are bringing hope to 29,000 youth across Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in the West African Province are serving more than 29,000 youth across four countries including Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Both Christian and Muslim youth attend Salesian schools, vocational and technical training, youth centers and social development programs. The Salesian centers and programs are led and staffed by more...

Featured on slider , Ghana , Liberia , Nigeria , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone , West Africa

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys home provides education and shelter for at-risk street children

By at October 19, 2017 | 9:42 am

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys home provides education and shelter for at-risk street children

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Boys Home is a Salesian-run program for street children in Sunyani, Ghana. The program provides shelter, education and social development services for poor youth who have been abandoned, have runaway or are at risk of violence and exploitation. The program is directed by Salesian Father Ubaldino Andrade. “Every child is like a book and more...

Ghana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

NIGERIA: Bus donation coordinated by Salesian Missions ensures students have transportation they need for school events and activities

By at October 19, 2017 | 8:50 am

NIGERIA: Bus donation coordinated by Salesian Missions ensures students have transportation they need for school events and activities

(MissionNewswire) John Bosco Institute of Technology in Ondo, Nigeria has a new school bus thanks to a donation from Stocker Bus Co. in Newton, New Jersey. Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, secured the donation and shipped it to the Salesian school. The bus will be used for transport for student activities and sports competitions. more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Nigeria

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...

Benin , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)