Butare, 16 May, 2022 / 8:33 pm (ACI Africa).
On the occasion of the International Day of Families (IDF) marked Sunday, May 15, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their initiatves aimed at empowering needy families in Rwanda.
In a Sunday, May 15 report, officials of the Salesian Missions, the U.S. SDB development arm, say, “Salesian missionaries around the globe provide for youth and their families who are facing challenges related to poverty, lack of education, hunger, and homelessness.”
“While our primary focus is on education, we also aim to provide other wrap-around services that help youth and their families lead healthy and productive lives while making a positive impact on their communities,” the Director of Salesian Missions, Fr. Gus Baek, has been quoted as saying.
In Rwanda, the Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Training School in Rango located in the Catholic Diocese of Butare in the Southern part of the country currently offers courses in construction, carpentry, welding and sewing, officials of the Salesian Missions say.
They add, “Each course spans two years of training, and the majority of students in the program are youth who come from vulnerable situations and have been living in poverty.”