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Salesians in Ghana Highlight Success of Three-month Program “in organic agriculture”

Oct 5, 2023

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted the success of a three-month program in Ghana involving boys.

A sign of hope in the midst of war: a woman gives birth to triplets in the health center of the Don Bosco Ngangi Youth Centre. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians’ Medical Center in DR Congo “transformed into emergency hospital” amid Violence

Apr 6, 2023

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have had to transform their medical center “into an emergency hospital”, reaching out to thousands of victims of the ongoing violence in the Eastern part of the country.

Official Logo for the World Humanitarian Day. Credit: Courtesy Photo

On World Humanitarian Day, Salesians Highlight Climate Change Interventions in Nigeria, TZ

Aug 19, 2021

On the occasion of this year’s World Humanitarian Day marked Thursday, August 19, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their climate change interventions around the world, including two countries in Africa.

A woman in Uganda receiving food donations from members of Salesians of Don Bosco. Credit: Salesian Missions

Cost of Treating COVID-19 Patients “incredibly high”: Salesian Missionaries in Uganda

Jul 23, 2021

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Uganda’s Archdiocese of Kampala have noted with concern the “incredibly high” cost of treating COVID-19 patients in the East African country.

Fr. Lazar Arasu saying Mass at the Palabek Refugee Settlement in Uganda/ Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Catholic Missionary Priest Reports Agony of Refugees in Uganda as COVID-19 Bites

Jul 11, 2021

Uganda has continued to implement stringent measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 amid a spike in infections and related deaths, a situation that has terribly impacted the wellbeing of refugees who were already struggling to survive in the East African country.

Oxygen Concentrators.

Caritas South Sudan, Salesian Sisters Donate Oxygen Concentrators to Government Hospital

Aug 1, 2020

Caritas South Sudan has partnered with Salesian Sisters serving in the Catholic Diocese of Wau to present three oxygen concentrators to the COVID-19 management facility that the nuns set up in a government-run hospital early this month to help manage reported cases of the coronavirus infections.

Some residents of Luanda queue at the Emergency Centre for Street Children . / International Volunteering for Development (VIS)

Salesians Open Emergency Centre in Angola to Protect Street Children from COVID-19

May 5, 2020

In an effort to shield street children in Angola from COVID-19, the International Volunteering for Development (VIS), the Non-Governmental Organization of the Religious Institute of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has opened a new emergency center in the Southern African nation’s capital, Luanda.  

Fr. Marco Mongu, Diocesan Administrator Wau Diocese, South Sudan. / ACI Africa

South Sudan’s Wau Diocese Dismisses Some 5,000 IDPs for Fear of COVID-19

Apr 29, 2020

The administration of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has sent home more than 5,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in a move that the diocese says will depopulate the Catholic church premises to curb the possible spread of COVID-19 that has already been reported in the country’s capital, Juba.

A volunteer serves food to children at Don Bosco Gumbo IDP camp, Juba. / Salesians of Don Bosco

US-based Salesian Missions Supporting COVID-19 Prevention Measures in South Sudan

Apr 17, 2020

In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the world’s youngest country, South Sudan, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) is facilitating prevention measures at an internally displaced persons’ (IDPs) facility.

Clean Water Initiative by Salesian Missions in Equatorial Guinea / Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions Facilitate Access to Safe Drinking Water in Equatorial Guinea

Mar 11, 2020

While 2.2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water globally, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco is bridging the gap by helping local communities in the Central African nation of Equatorial Guinea get access to safe drinking water through the “Clean Water Initiative.”

UCAP Members at the end of their Annual Recollection that held at the Don Bosco Centre in Akosséwa (Lomé), Sunday December 1, 2019. / UCAP-Togo

Catholic Journalists in Togo Pray for Murdered Priests and Victims of Terrorism

Dec 3, 2019

Following the murder of two Salesian Missionary priests working in Burkina Faso earlier this year, members of the Catholic Press Union in the west African nation of Togo (UCAP-Togo) have, on the occasion of their annual recollection day Sunday, December 1, offered special prayers for Fr. César Antonio Ferdnandez and Fr. Fernando Hernàndez as well as other victims of terrorism across the globe.