Abuja, 12 October, 2021 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).
On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child marked Monday, October 11, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs empowering young girls around the globe, including Africa.
In a Monday, October 11 report shared with ACI Africa, SDB members say, “Young women and girls face many disadvantages and barriers to accessing education and achieving financial independence despite their huge potential.”
In the report by Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of SDB, members of the Catholic Institute provide statistics of their education programs empowering young girls around the globe.
“Salesian missionaries living and working in more than 130 countries around the globe are focused on achieving gender equality through programs targeted specifically for young women and girls,” SDB members say in the report.
In the West African Nation of Nigeria, Salesian missionaries facilitated the training of 15 girls in tailoring, realizing for these girls “self-employment.”