West Africa

SENEGAL: Don Bosco Center Graduates 30 Young Men Prepared to Join the Workforce

By at September 12, 2016 | 12:34 pm

SENEGAL: Don Bosco Center Graduates 30 Young Men Prepared to Join the Workforce

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Center in Dakar, the capital and largest city in Senegal, recently held a graduation for 30 young men finishing a two-year education program. These young men received a vocational education to prepare them for the workforce. Salesian missionaries, teachers and students all gathered to celebrate this important goal and achievement. Salesian more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Senegal

BURKINA FASO: Salesian Programs Address Social Development, Educational Needs of Youth Living on the Streets

By at August 8, 2016 | 8:29 pm

BURKINA FASO: Salesian Programs Address Social Development, Educational Needs of Youth Living on the Streets

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa, since March 1993. Missionaries first began their work in Bobo-Dioulasso, the second largest city in the country. They settled in a neighborhood known as Ouezzin, an expanding area of the city. The nearby area is crossed by several rivers. On those riverbanks more...

Burkina Faso , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

IVORY COAST: Salesian Missionaries Bring Hope and Education to Those Affected by 2011 Civil War

By at May 20, 2016 | 7:22 pm

IVORY COAST: Salesian Missionaries Bring Hope and Education to Those Affected by 2011 Civil War

(MissionNewsire) In March 2011, the Salesian mission of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus in Duékoué, a city in western Ivory Coast, saved the lives of 30,000 people who took refuge on its grounds of just 2.5 hectares during the civil war that broke out during that time. The city had been under siege when the crisis in Ivory Coast escalated into full-scale military more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Ivory Coast

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...

Benin

SENEGAL: Center Kër Don Bosco Trains 220 in Professional Trades and Literacy Education

By at April 21, 2016 | 8:26 am

SENEGAL: Center Kër Don Bosco Trains 220 in Professional Trades and Literacy Education

(MissionNewswire) A Salesian-run project trained 70 women in professional trades and 150 women in literacy courses at the Center Kër Don Bosco in Dakar, the capital and largest city in Senegal. This training project was aimed at mothers, pregnant women and single women with daughters. The goal was to combat the high unemployment rate of the many vulnerable women with more...

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IVORY COAST: More than 560 Youth at Salesian Programs Benefited from School and Bedroom Furniture Donation

By at April 13, 2016 | 10:25 am

IVORY COAST: More than 560 Youth at Salesian Programs Benefited from School and Bedroom Furniture Donation

(MissionNewswire) Salesian programs in Abidjan, the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, have new school, office and bedroom furniture thanks to a recent donation made possible by an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and the Institution Recycling Network (IRN), an organization that matches surplus items with organizations and people who need them. The 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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SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries Install New Well in Village Hard Hit by Ebola

By at April 7, 2016 | 1:36 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries Install New Well in Village Hard Hit by Ebola

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are assisting the small village of Kumbrabai, 100 kilometers from the capital city of Freetown in Sierra Leone, which has been severely impacted by the Ebola virus. The village once had 270 residents but 82 villagers succumbed to Ebola and 65 more who were infected fled the village. Entire families were lost and some are left with more...

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LIBERIA: More Than 500 Students Benefit from New School Furniture

By at March 18, 2016 | 12:08 pm

LIBERIA: More Than 500 Students Benefit from New School Furniture

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Mary Help of Christians Catholic High School, the Blessed Sandor Matadi Salesian Community offices and the Holy Innocents Matadi Foundation office, all located in Liberia’s capital city of Monrovia, received new furniture thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and the Institution Recycling Network (IRN). More than more...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Women’s Education, Empowerment Programs

By at March 8, 2016 | 7:28 pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Women’s Education, Empowerment Programs

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and its international partners in celebrating International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. The 2016 theme for International more...

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