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Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB)

An injured man at Dar Mariam community of the Salesian Sisters in Shajara, about 7 kilometers from Sudan's Capital Khartoum. Credit: Fr Jacob Thelekkadan

Catholic Priest Who Fled War in Sudan Recalls Locals Parting Shot

Jun 4, 2024

When fighting in Sudan’s capital Khartoum intensified, with missiles endlessly hitting St. Joseph Vocational Training Centre of the Salesians of Don Bosco, the Catholic community around the college begged the missionaries to leave.

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Earth Day: Salesians Advocate for “sustainable alternatives”, Jesuits Invite Reflection on “our interconnectedness”

Apr 22, 2024

On the occasional of Earth Day 2024 marked on Monday, April 22, Don Bosco Tech Africa (DBTA) is advocating for initiatives that would contribute to a “cleaner, healthier world”, while the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) is inviting reflections on “our interconnectedness”.

A camp of displaced people spontaneously arises around Salesian work “Don Bosco Ngangi”. Credit: Salesian Missions

Humanitarian Situation in Eastern DR Congo “serious and risks getting worse”: Salesians

Mar 14, 2024

The situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where clashes between rebels and the military have intensified is “serious and risks getting worse”, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the country have said.

Sniper sparks a fire at the FMA house in Karthoum. Credit: Salesian Missions

Rooms “badly damaged” in Latest Bombing of Salesian Sisters’ House in Sudan

Jan 24, 2024

The Dar Mariam House of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, (FMA/Salesian Sisters) in Sudan’s Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum has been bombed for a second time after a sniper reportedly set fire to a section of the building. 

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Salesians Realize Month-long Campaign on Value of Vocational Education in Rwanda

Dec 20, 2023

The Job Service Office of the members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Rwanda organized a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the need to embrace vocation and technical education in the East African nation.

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Salesians Address Electricity Challenges at 156-bed-capacity Hospital in DR Congo

Dec 18, 2023

The Institute of Salesian of Don Bosco (SDB) has addressed electricity challenges at a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by procuring a new generator.

Logo Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB). Credit: SDB

Salesians Launch Career Program in Nigeria to Help Youth Identify Professional Goals

Dec 3, 2023

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has launched a new program to enable young Nigerians to navigate life by identifying their potential career paths.

Map of Liberia with a blue pushpin stuck. Credit: Wead/Shutterstock

Salesian Missionary in Liberia Calls for Release of Young Men Locked up Without Indictment

Dec 2, 2023

A member of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Liberia is calling for the release of 63 young men locked up without indictment.

Logo Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB). Credit: SDB

Salesians in South Africa Strategically Choose Youth for Skills to Realize “social change”

Nov 22, 2023

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in South Africa are strategically choosing young people from “disadvantaged communities” in the country’s Cape Town region, equipping them with entrepreneurial skills capable of realizing positive social change. 

Missão Dom Bosco’ launches a campaign for the earthquake emergency in Morocco. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Launch Campaign to “directly help” Victims Two Months After Morocco’s Earthquake

Nov 12, 2023

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has launched a campaign aimed at helping victims of the Morocco deadly earthquake that happened on September 8.

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Salesians in Sierra Leone Rehabilitating Young Sex Workers

Nov 5, 2023

Members of the Institute of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Sierra Leone are rehabilitating young girls who had been forced into prostitution at the Don Bosco Fambul.

An agricultural course for single mothers at Don Bosco Muhazi. Credit: Salesian Missions

Single Mothers in Rwanda among “most vulnerable” Beneficiaries of Salesian Initiatives

Oct 27, 2023

Single mothers in Rwanda are among the “most vulnerable” beneficiaries of the initiatives that members of the Institute of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kigali are undertaking in view of empowering the needy.

Job start toolkit for girls at Don Bosco Gatenga TSS. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Rwanda Enrolling Girls in “technical professions” to Break Gender Barriers

Oct 21, 2023

Members of the Institute of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Rwanda are enrolling girls in “technical professions” in an effort to break gender barriers in the landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley of Central Africa.

Donor funding helps support day-to-day needs for the Salesian community in Lilongwe, Zambia. Credit: Salesian Missions

Day for Poverty Eradication: Salesians Highlight Initiatives to Vulnerable in Africa

Oct 20, 2023

On the annual event of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, officials of the U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, have reviewed their initiatives that seek to support vulnerable persons across the globe, including Africa.

A water project benefits student farming activities at Don Bosco Agriculture Training Center in Zambia. Credit: Salesian Missions

World Food Day: Salesians Highlight Initiatives Ensuring “healthy nutrition” in Africa

Oct 17, 2023

On the occasion of the annual World Food Day (WFD) marked on October 16, the leadership of the U.S-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has highlighted initiatives aimed at ensuring “healthy nutrition” across the globe, including Africa.

Students, teachers, staff and members of the community gathered to celebrate the opening of a new school building in Rwanda. Credit: Salesian Missions

On World Teachers’ Day, Salesians Highlight Programs that Support Educators in Africa

Oct 6, 2023

On the annual World Teachers’ Day marked October 5, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs supporting educators around the globe including Africa.

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Salesians Empower Youth in “digital skills for employment" Initiative in Nigerian Centre

Sep 25, 2023

The Salesian Centre in Ibadan, Nigeria, has received equipment to help equip youths with digital skills in an initiative that seeks to address youth unemployment described as “digital skills for employment”.

St. Joseph Major Seminary of Lwena Diocese in Angola. Credit: Fr. Amilton Camuele

Seminarians in Angolan Diocese Cautioned against “excessive use of social media”

Sep 20, 2023

Bishop Martín Lasarte Topolansky of Angola’s Lwena Diocese has cautioned Seminarians in his Episcopal See against “excessive use of social media.”

Don Bosco Nursery and Primary School-Kimumura in a wider angle. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Partnership Facilitating School Expansion in Rwanda to Serve More Learners

Sep 7, 2023

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Rwanda have partnered with an Italian Foundation to facilitate the expansion of their school in Kimihurura in the Catholic Archdiocese of Kigali in view of providing quality education to “more children”. 

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Salesians in DR Congo Providing Shelter, Nutrition to “displaced families” at Shasha

Sep 6, 2023

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are reaching out to members of “displaced families” with shelter and nutrition amid violence in the country’s North Kivu Province that is covered by the Catholic Diocese of Goma.