Yaounde, 21 March, 2022 / 4:33 pm (ACI Africa).
On the occasion of the International Day of Happiness marked March 20, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs promoting youth well-being around the globe, including Africa.
In a Sunday, March 20 report, SDB members say the programs “empower the youth, giving them a sense of well-being and happiness.”
“For the youth to be happy and have a sense of well-being, they must feel valued and have their voices heard,” the Director of Salesian Missions, Fr. Gus Baek, has been quoted as saying in the report.
Fr. Baek adds, “Youth must also have their basic needs met. Salesian missionaries meet the basic needs of disadvantaged and at-risk youth who often have nowhere else to turn. They provide education and skills training in addition to social and workforce development services to ensure a positive transition into adulthood.”
In the Central African nation of Cameroon, SDB members say, “More than 500 youth attending Don Bosco College Mimboman in Yaoundé, Cameroon, have access to additional computer equipment thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions.”