Lusaka, 11 July, 2022 / 4:02 pm (ACI Africa).
The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has reported spearheading a livelihood program that is benefiting hundreds of God’s people in Katongo village in Western Zambia, including learners and women.
In a Monday, July 11 report, SDB officials say that people living in the Zambian village received better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian entity committed to “feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit”.
“A rice-meal shipment was received in November 2021 and provided meals for more than 700 people,” SDB officials say in the report, and add that “among the recipients of the donation was the Salesian-run Mornese Mission which educates more than 200 students in primary and secondary school.”
Salesian officials continue in reference to the livelihood initiative they are spearheading at Mornese Mission in the Zambian village of Katongo, “Children received the rice-meals three times a week at school, which supplements food that is procured locally.”
As a result of the livelihood program, SDB officials say in the July 11 report, “There was an increase in the number of children attending school and class participation on the days the food was provided.”