West Africa

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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SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Receives Sierra Leone’s Presidential Award for Its Efforts in Fighting Ebola Epidemic

By at January 21, 2016 | 6:09 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Receives Sierra Leone’s Presidential Award for Its Efforts in Fighting Ebola Epidemic

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations located in Freetown, the country’s capital city, has been on the forefront of efforts to help prevent Ebola in communities throughout Sierra Leone and provide care for children left orphaned by the deadly epidemic. The organization recently received Sierra more...

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SENEGAL: Salesian Educators and Coaches Attend Real Madrid Foundation Socio-Sports Training Course

By at January 19, 2016 | 6:46 pm

(MissionNewswire) The Real Madrid Foundation's technical team recently made a trip to Senegal to provide a training course for Salesian staff based on its “They play, we educate” program model. The training, which was attended by 16 coaches and educators from Salesian-run socio-sports programs across Senegal, was held at the Don Bosco Kër Center in Dakar, the largest more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missions Madrid Releases Report on Increase in Child Rights Violations Since Ebola Epidemic

By at December 2, 2015 | 6:11 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missions Madrid Releases Report on Increase in Child Rights Violations Since Ebola Epidemic

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions in Madrid, Spain recently released a report titled, Right to Protection of Children in Sierra Leone, that detailed a number of child rights violations that have been occurring in the country in the wake of the Ebola epidemic. According to the report, youth are dealing with the devastating repercussions of Ebola including forced child more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Programs Benefit from Furniture Donation from the Institution Recycling Network

By at November 14, 2015 | 10:42 am

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Programs Benefit from Furniture Donation from the Institution Recycling Network

(MissionNewswire) Salesian programs in the small coastal town of Lungi and the capital city of Freetown in Sierra Leone have new school and office 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 more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries Are Working to Free Young Prisoners Who Never Received Convictions

By at November 2, 2015 | 6:43 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries Are Working to Free Young Prisoners Who Never Received Convictions

(MissionNewswire) In 2014, Don Bosco Fambul, a leading educational and vocational organization that serves disadvantaged youth in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in collaboration with Catholic Caritas and Sierra Leone Prisons Service, launched the Legal Support Project with the intention of helping the most disadvantaged inmates incarcerated at Pademba Road Prison in Freetown. more...

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