Kinshasa, 05 December, 2022 / 7:50 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are securing the future of young women in an education partnership with International Voluntary Service (VIS).
In a report published Wednesday, November 30, SDB officials say 150 women have benefited from the training organized at Don Bosco Ngangi Youth Center in the country’s Goma Diocese.
“International Voluntary Service (VIS) supported Salesian efforts to train young women as part of the project to eradicate forms of violence against adolescent girls and adult women in vulnerable situations as well as victims of conflict in Goma,” Salesian officials say.
They add that the training is important because “empowering women is only one step in the fight to end violence.”
In the November 30 report, the Director of the U.S. development arm of the SDB, Salesian Missions, says that young girls and women exposed to formal education have a chance for a better life.