Algiers, 12 April, 2021 / 6:17 pm (ACI Africa).
Augustinian Missionaries ministering in Algeria are running psychological and social programs in centers across the vast Northern African country to address the rising cases of depression and suicide among young people in the country.
An official at Agostiniani nel Mondo Foundation, a non-profit organization for the missionaries of St. Augustine that operates in more than fifty countries in support of the poor and neediest, told Agenzia Fides that most suicide cases in Algeria involve the youth.
According to Maurizio Mistiano, the organization which has been working in the country for years has turned its focus to young people in the country to restore their hope for a better future.
“The goal of our missionary project in Algeria is to create a psychological and social assistance program for young Algerians, structured in listening centers managed by professionals, associations and volunteers, with the aim of countering the worrying increase in cases of suicide,” Mistiano told Agenzia Fides in a Saturday, April 10 report.
Agostiniani nel Mondo Foundation, the organization’s international projects and fundraising official said, is aimed to provide “a definitive response to difficulties and uncertainty and to recover a look of hope towards the future.”