Lome, 18 October, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty marked Sunday, October 17, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their programs seeking to empower young people in needy situations, including Rwanda and Togo.
A Sunday, October 17 report by Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of SDB, indicates that SDB members serving in more than “5,500 Salesian educational institutions and youth centers around the globe, educate children in some of the poorest places on the planet.”
“Whether it’s combating child labor, assisting homeless youth or building schools where children previously had no access to education, Salesian missionaries are ensuring those in need have access to programs and services,” the report published by Mission Newswire, the official news service of Salesian Missions indicates.
Officials of Salesian Missions further report that SDB members have had to “change how they provide services during the pandemic but have remained steadfast in helping those in poverty.”
In Rwanda, the Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Training School in Rango in the Catholic Diocese of Butare in the Southern part of the country currently offers courses in construction, carpentry, welding and sewing, they say in the October 17 report.