Cairo, 31 October, 2022 / 10:20 am (ACI Africa).
Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are reaching out to Sudanese refugees at Don Bosco Zeitoun Oratory in Cairo, Egypt, with education and social services.
In a report published October 27, SDB officials say, “Don Bosco Zeitoun, located in Cairo, Egypt, provides education and support to Sudanese refugees in the country.”
“Work with refugees began in 2000 when several arrived at the Salesian organization hoping to celebrate Catholic Mass,” SDB officials say, adding that the Salesian community in the capital city of the North African country “welcomed the refugees with open arms.”
“Initially, the Comboni Fathers were responsible for working with the refugees but gradually that work transitioned over to the Salesian community,” SDB officials further say in the October 27 report.
They add, “Since space is very limited, Don Bosco Zeitoun Oratory organizes activities for refugees three days a week.”