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Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB)

Young mothers benefit from a sewing program through the Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Training School in Rwanda. Credit: Salesian Missions

On International Families Day, Salesians Highlight Initiatives to Assist Rwandan Families

May 16, 2022

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.

Don Bosco Kuajok: Street Children at the heart of Salesian Apostolate. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in South Sudan Rehabilitating, Reintegrating Street Children in Families

Apr 25, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering at their centre in South Sudan’s Wau Diocese are rehabilitating street children and helping reintegrate them with their respective families.

Wilondja Mayayu Luc is a young Salesian and one of the beneficiaries of the project. Credit: Salesian Missions

Hundreds in Lubumbashi Archdiocese in DR Congo Benefit from Salesian Food Project

Apr 19, 2022

Close to 500 youth in Kansebula, a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Lubumbashi Archdiocese, can have a decent meal thanks to a food project started at a 44-hectare farm that belongs to the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB). 

In Benin, Mamma Margherita Salesian Center launches an introductory art course for street children from the Dantokpa open-air market. Credit: Salesian Missions

On Annual Day for Street Children, Salesians Review Service to Street Children in Africa

Apr 17, 2022

On the International Day for Street Children marked April 12 annually, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), joined other humanitarian and international organizations in reviewing initiatives toward street children around the globe, including Africa.

Some children at Don Bosco Oratory in Kabgayi, Rwanda. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians at Rwandan Oratory Resume “in-person activities” After Drop in COVID-19 Cases

Apr 11, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) at an oratory in Rwanda's Catholic Diocese of Kabgayi have resumed in-person activities following a drop in reported COVID-19 cases.

Salesians in Lungi, Sierra Leone, start a Climate Club to focus on environmental education for youth. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Entity Highlights Health Initiatives for Vulnerable in Africa on World Health Day

Apr 7, 2022

On the occasion of World Health Day marked April 7, an entity of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has highlighted health initiatives that provide access to care for people living in poverty around the globe, including Africa.

At the Don Bosco Maputo Social-Sport School in Mozambique, more than 70 children and adolescents learn values ​​and improve their academic performance. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians, Real Madrid Foundation Collaborating on Youth Sports in Senegal and Mozambique

Apr 6, 2022

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are collaborating with the Real Madrid Foundation to run schools in Senegal and Mozambique where young people participate in sports and are taught other life skills and values.

New water tank and pump to supply fresh drinking water at the Don Bosco Center and Primary School in Namibia’s Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Entity Facilitates Access to Clean Water at Catholic Institution in Namibia

Apr 2, 2022

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has facilitated clean water supply to hundreds of learners who access the Don Bosco Center and Primary School in Namibia’s Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu.

The Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” project in Zambia provided a new borehole, 22-foot-high tank stand, solar pump and water reticulation network within the parish premises. Credit: Salesian Missions

On World Water Day, Salesian Development Entity Reviews Clean Water Initiatives in Africa

Mar 23, 2022

On the occasion of World Water Day marked March 22, the leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has reviewed its clean water initiatives around the globe, including Africa.

Students learn computer science with added equipment at Don Bosco College Mimboman in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Credit: Salesian Missions

On International Happiness Day, Salesians Highlight Fostering “youth well-being” in Africa

Mar 21, 2022

On the occasion of the International Day of Happiness marked March 20, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs promoting youth well-being around the globe, including Africa.

People living in the Ngwa-ngwa village, close to Rundu, Namibia, have access to clean water thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Entity Facilitates Access to Clean Water to Hundreds in Rundu Vicariate, Namibia

Mar 16, 2022

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has facilitated clean water supply to at least 250 dwellers of Ngwa-ngwa village in Namibia’s Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu. 

Young women were inspired to learn professions traditionally reserved for men at a conference held by the Salesian Tuwe Wafundi School of Trades in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Salesian Missions

On International Women’s Day, Salesians Review Women Empowerment Programs in Africa

Mar 8, 2022

On the annual event of the International Women’s Day (IWD) marked March 8, officials of a development entity of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have reviewed their programs that seek to empower “young women and girls” across the globe, including Africa.

Some children receiving training at St. John Bosco Parish and Salesian Vocational Training Center in Rango in Rwanda's Butare Diocese

Salesians in Rwandan Diocese Empowering Vulnerable Children Through Vocational Training

Feb 26, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) serving in Rwanda are reaching out to vulnerable children through vocational training initiatives being realized at St. John Bosco Parish and Salesian Vocational Training Center in Rango in the country’s Butare Diocese.

Fr. Lazar Arasu, Director of Don Bosco Refugee Services, Palabek in Uganda during a talk with the youth at the refugee camp. Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Salesians at Ugandan Settlement Training Catechists to Bridge Gap among Refugees

Feb 19, 2022

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Uganda have embarked on fresh training of Catechists among refugees in the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu to fill the gap that was left by Pastoral caregivers who went back to their homes in South Sudan.

Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians’ Climate Club in Sierra Leone on Environment to Benefit Thousands of Youth

Feb 17, 2022

More than 6,000 youth in the local Salesian schools and youth centers in Sierra Leone’s Northern Province are set to benefit from a climate club project that aims to provide environmental education.

Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Catholic Ministry Initiated by Salesians for Refugees in Uganda Spreads to Locals

Feb 10, 2022

A Catholic ministry, which members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) initiated about five years ago in Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese to serve South Sudanese refugees in the East African nation has spread to local people who had stayed for long without pastoral care.

Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Egypt Empowering Refugees, Vulnerable Persons with Entrepreneurial Skills

Feb 3, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Egypt are empowering refugees and vulnerable Egyptians in the country’s capital, Cairo, with skills to initiate businesses.

Fr. Lazar Arasu, the Director of Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services. Credit: Courtesy

Ugandan Refugee Camps Register Low Turnout of Students as Schools Reopen: Catholic Priest

Jan 13, 2022

Schools attended by refugees in Uganda have registered a low turnout of students as learners continue to throng the country’s various learning institutions that reopened on Monday, January 10 after nearly two years of closure.

Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Provide New Clean Water Source in Ghana’s Jasikan Diocese in Borehole Project

Jan 13, 2022

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has facilitated the construction of a new borehole in Nafa Nkwanta village in Ghana’s Catholic Diocese of Jasikan.

Credit: Salesian missions

Salesians Facilitate “year-round” Access to Clean Water in Zambia’s Mansa Diocese

Jan 13, 2022

The people of God in Chimese village in Zambia’s Mansa Diocese have year-round access to clean water thanks to members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) who have drilled a borehole in the region.