Manzini, 04 December, 2021 / 7:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Hundreds of vulnerable youth in Manzini city, Eswatini, have received nutritional support from members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SBD) in a collaborative initiative.
The rice meals are provided through a partnership between the U.S. development arm of the SDB, Salesian Missions, and Rise Against Hunger, an international relief organization that provides food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable.
Officials of the SDB-run Manzini Youth Care are in charge of distributing the food.
In a Monday, November 29 report, SDB officials say the food was distributed through one of their vocational training centers, a primary school, two soup kitchens, two orphanages, and communities around Manzini.
"The Salesian organization (Manzini Youth Centre) distributed meals to 720 beneficiaries. Salesians had hoped to reach 800 beneficiaries but due to challenges such as school closure during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, trouble with transportation bringing food into the villages, and youth who had relocated, they fell short of their goal," the report indicates.