Antananarivo, 01 April, 2023 / 8:40 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Madagascar are providing basic means of livelihood, including “social support” to young boys imprisoned at a state-run rehabilitation center in the country’s capital, Antananarivo.
In a Tuesday, March 28 report, SDB members say the acts of compassion shown to the around 100 imprisoned boys help in their reintegration into society after they are set free.
“Salesian missionaries deliver meals and provide social support for boys in the state-run rehabilitation center in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Salesians also provide engaging recreational activities,” SDB members in the Island country in the Indian Ocean say.
They add, “During the week, the young prisoners are subject to rigid prison rules which do not provide play and free time, but on Sundays, they can participate in sports and recreational activities.”
Besides the weekly recreational activities, games and raffles are organized twice or thrice a year, the Salesians say, adding that they “distribute useful items for daily life” to the youths during the leisure activities.