Butare, 26 February, 2022 / 4:00 pm (ACI Africa).
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.
In a Wednesday, February 23 report, officials of the SDB development arm, Salesian Missions, say, “Salesian missionaries are working to help children who have been impacted by child labor, disease, hunger and mistreatment.”
“St. John Bosco Parish and Salesian Vocational Training Center have been in operation since 1996, providing education and social development services to help poor and at-risk youth,’ Salesian Missions officials say.
They add, “Missionaries provide education in several vocational courses including construction, tailoring, welding, carpentry, hotel-related skills, mechanics, cooking and hairdressing.”
Officials of the New York-based entity reveal that “many of the youth in Salesian programs in Rango are former street children.”