Nairobi, 18 November, 2020 / 7:30 pm (ACI Africa).
On the occasion of the World Toilet Day to be marked Thursday, November 19, the leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has reviewed its sanitation initiatives around the globe, including Africa.
In Africa, the leadership of the New York-based agency has undertaken sanitation projects in Egypt, Madagascar and Tanzania, through its “Clean Water Initiative,” a report shared with ACI Africa on Tuesday, November 17 indicates.
“Having access to proper sanitation brings a sense of dignity to the children and families we serve in our programs,” the Director of Salesian Missions, Fr. Gus Baek has been quoted as saying in the November 17 report.
In the North African nation of Egypt, officials of Salesian Missions have facilitated access to clean, fresh water and improved sanitation for more than 4,000 students at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Cairo, Egypt.
With funding from the development agency, SDB members at the Catholic institute have been able to install two safe water drinking supplies and renovated sanitation facilities such as bathrooms and toilets, which “had dramatically deteriorated over the last few years.”