Cotonou, 05 September, 2022 / 8:10 pm (ACI Africa).
On the occasion of the International Day of Charity marked September 5, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their social programs seeking to empower vulnerable youth and families in Benin.
In a Monday, September 5 report, SDB members say that the “programs help youth meet their basic needs, receive an education and find a path out of poverty.”
“All of the youth in Salesian schools and centers come from situations of poverty,” the Director of Salesian Missions, Fr. Gus Baek has been quoted as saying in the report.
Fr. Baek adds, “While education is always our primary focus, we know youth are dealing with much more than just needing access to education.”
“Salesian missionaries work to meet basic needs like shelter, food and medical care while also working to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches those who need it most,” Fr. Baek further says.