Kinshasa, 23 September, 2022 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), also known as the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco, have furnished their educational institution in Zambia, City of Hope, in partnership with Reuse Network (IRN), a UK-based entity that specializes in tackling “material poverty, isolation and inequality”.
City of Hope was established “to educate and develop the full potential of the lives of poorest young people, especially the orphans and vulnerable children, who are the most disadvantaged, by promoting their dignity and rights through education and skills training, in consideration of the gender equality, health awareness, their social integration, as a positive framework in the fight against poverty and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.”
A Tuesday, September 20 report by Mission Newswire, the Salesian Missions official news service, indicates that the Lusaka-based institution of learning “received a donation of furniture from IRN which matches surplus items with organizations and people who need them.”
In the report, officials of Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), say that the donated furniture “will be used to outfit the current school and other outbuildings where educational opportunities are provided to the local community.”
The Director of Salesian Missions expresses gratitude for the donation; he is quoted as saying that the donation will “allow Salesian students to be educated in an environment conducive to learning.”