Freetown, 11 June, 2022 / 5:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Don Bosco Fambul, an organization run by the members of the religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Sierra Leone has been honored with “Solidarity Project Award” by Spanish daily newspaper ABC, for facilitating “support and recovery for underage girls”.
In a Thursday, June 9 report, SDB officials say that the organization is supported by the Salesian Missions Office in Madrid, Spain. They say that the partnership is highlighted in the received award.
“Don Bosco Fambul won for the Girls Os+ program, which provides support and recovery for underage girls who are victims of sexual violence and abuse and forced into prostitution,” SDB officials say in the June 9 report.
They say that the program has transformed the lives of hundreds of girls who were victims of sexual abuse and forced prostitution from the time it was launched.
“Since the program was launched five years ago, it has changed the lives of more than 600 girls and given them the opportunity to start a new life and access education,” Salesian officials say.