Kebbi, 04 June, 2022 / 6:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, is facilitating scholarships for students with vulnerabilities at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center Koko in Nigeria.
In a Tuesday, May 31 report, Salesian Missions officials say, “Youth attending the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Koko, within the Kebbi State of Nigeria, received scholarships thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions.”
“The 150 students who received scholarships were selected based on criteria developed at the school,” officials of the SDB entity say in the May 31 report.
They add that the initiative benefitted “students who were directly affected by bandit attacks, teenage girls who were about to be forced into marriage, youth from poor backgrounds, and orphans who lost either parent.”
“Other students selected had not received any formal education and were willing to learn a skill,” Salesian Missions officials further say.