West Africa

BURKINA FASO/FRANCE: Salesian Students Facilitate Projects Helping Poor Youth in Burkina Faso

By at May 27, 2015 | 1:27 pm

BURKINA FASO/FRANCE: Salesian Students Facilitate Projects Helping Poor Youth in Burkina Faso

(MissionNewswire) For the last 10 years, students at Costa de Beauregard, a Salesian High School in Chambéry, France, have worked in partnership with Salesian Sisters in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa. A project was initiated by the French students in 2005 with the goal of  helping poor youth and their families from disadvantaged backgrounds in more...

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LIBERIA: Food Aid Provides Returning Students Nutritious Meals Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership with Feed My Starving Children

By at April 9, 2015 | 12:29 pm

LIBERIA: Food Aid Provides Returning Students Nutritious Meals Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership with Feed My Starving Children

(MissionNewswire) Salesian students in Monrovia, Liberia who are returning to their classes after schools were closed during the Ebola crisis, have access to better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization committed to, “feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.” more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries are Caring for 120 Orphans in Wake of Ebola Crisis

By at April 1, 2015 | 5:36 am

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries are Caring for 120 Orphans in Wake of Ebola Crisis

(MissionNewswire) The number of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea is in decline, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since the outbreak started, WHO has reported more than 11,841 confirmed Ebola cases and 3,747 deaths from the virus in Sierra Leone alone. A total of 79 confirmed new cases of Ebola were reported in the week ending on March more...

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TOGO: Salesian Film and Awareness Campaign Work to Address Violations of Children’s Basic Rights

By at March 6, 2015 | 9:23 am

TOGO: Salesian Film and Awareness Campaign Work to Address Violations of Children’s Basic Rights

(MissionNewswire) A short documentary film, “Yo no soy bruja” (translated “I’m not a witch”), sponsored by the Salesian Missions office in Madrid, Spain, is one of 21 finalists for the Espiello Awards at the International Festival of Ethnographic Documentaries in Sobrarbe, one of the traditional districts of Aragon, Spain. The festival is the only national more...

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SENEGAL: New Don Bosco Center Offers Vocational and Literacy Programs for Poor Youth and Women

By at February 24, 2015 | 7:33 am

SENEGAL: New Don Bosco Center Offers Vocational and Literacy Programs for Poor Youth and Women

(MissionNewswire) Center Kër Don Bosco officially opened at the end of January in Dakar, the capital and largest city in Senegal. The new center will provide education, vocational training and apprenticeship opportunities to disadvantaged youth and women living in the Yoff district on the outskirts of the city. The center is part of an ongoing Salesian educational more...

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BENIN: Girl’s Long History of Abuse is Put to an End through the Help of a UNICEF-Supported Program Run by Salesian Sisters

By at February 5, 2015 | 7:16 am

BENIN: Girl’s Long History of Abuse is Put to an End through the Help of a UNICEF-Supported Program Run by Salesian Sisters

(UNICEF) “I lived with my grandmother because my parents abandoned me as soon as I was born. Therefore, my grandmother is the only person that counts for me,” says 15-year-old Solange. Today she lives in Cotonou, Benin, in a UNICEF-supported home operated by the Salesian Sisters. “I was born in Guinea,” Solange says. “I was 8 years old and I was in second more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Recent Food Aid Shipment is Nourishing Youth Affected by Ebola Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership with Feed My Starving Children

By at January 26, 2015 | 7:53 am

SIERRA LEONE: Recent Food Aid Shipment is Nourishing Youth Affected by Ebola Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership with Feed My Starving Children

(MissionNewswire) The number of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone, along with both Liberia and Guinea, is in decline, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since the outbreak started, WHO has reported more than 10,300 confirmed Ebola cases and 3,145 deaths from the deadly virus in Sierra Leone. Across the three West African countries, more than 800 health care more...

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LIBERIA: Schools Planning to Re-Open in February, Salesian Missionaries are Preparing and Responding with Teacher Education

By at January 22, 2015 | 3:01 pm

LIBERIA: Schools Planning to Re-Open in February, Salesian Missionaries are Preparing and Responding with Teacher Education

(MissionNewswire) The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the most deadly on record, has infected close to 21,200 and killed more than 8,400 across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Officials in Liberia are reporting a slowing rate of cases of the deadly virus and, as of mid-January, only 10 confirmed Ebola cases more...

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LIBERIA: Emergency Food Aid, Hand Soap Reaches Ebola-Affected Communities through Partnership Between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now

By at November 19, 2014 | 1:22 pm

LIBERIA: Emergency Food Aid, Hand Soap Reaches Ebola-Affected Communities through Partnership Between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now

(MissionNewswire) Fortified rice-meals and boxes of hand soap have been donated to Salesian programs in Liberia thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Food Aid Helps Ebola Orphans Thanks to Partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now

By at November 18, 2014 | 1:17 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Food Aid Helps Ebola Orphans Thanks to Partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now

(MissionNewswire) Fortified rice-meals have been donated to Salesian programs in Sierra Leone to help feed orphans of the Ebola epidemic thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable. The rate of Ebola in Sierra Leone is on more...

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