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Some 250 vulnerable people initiated into entrepreneurship by COOPI. / COOPI

Hundreds of Somalia’s Vulnerable People Receive Training, Capital from Jesuit-founded NGO

Hundreds of vulnerable people in Somalia’s Mogadishu Diocese have benefited from entrepreneurship training and business start-up capital from the leadership of Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI), an Italy-based non-governmental organization (NGO) founded by a Jesuit Cleric.

Pope Francis at the “Protection of Minors in the Church” Meeting, that took place from February 21 to 24 2019 in the Vatican / Vatican News

Rome Meeting on Protection of Minors Inspired Tanzania’s Children Radio Program: Official

An ongoing radio program in Tanzania hosted by children aimed at making children in the East African nation aware of sexual abuse cases and the safeguarding of minors was inspired by the 2019 Vatican meeting on the “Protection of Minors in the Church,” an official who was in the team that spearheaded the program has said.

Some girls from Kilifi County attending the launch of a program aimed at ending teenage pregnancies organized by the Catholic Diocese of Malindi on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child. / Diocese of Malindi/Facebook Page.

Kenyan Diocese Launches Program to Address Teenage Pregnancies among Poor Coastal Families

The leadership of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi in partnership with Karibuni Onlus NGO has, on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child celebrations, launched a program that will see 500 girls from Kilifi County, a coastal town in the East African country, benefit from an array of interventions aimed at ending teenage pregnancies that are reportedly rife in the region.

Some of the flood victims in Sudan receive aid provided by Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI). / Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI)

Thousands in Sudan Receive Help from Italian NGO Founded by Jesuit Cleric amid Flooding

As Sudan grapples with the effects of the ongoing floods described as the worst in a century, officials of Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI), an Italy-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that was founded by a Jesuit Cleric, have reached out to some of the affected people in the country with emergency humanitarian aid.

Logos of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
(GIZ), a German Development Agency and Caritas Ghana, the development and humanitarian agency of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC). /

Caritas Ghana Rolls out $175,000 Project to Ease COVID-19 Burden

Catholic Bishops in Ghana, through their humanitarian wing, Caritas Ghana have embarked on a humanitarian project that will see vulnerable groups who have been worst hit by COVID-19 benefit from a GHc1million (UD$175,000.00) project to help them get back on their feet.

Seminarians carry the coffin of their murdered colleague, Michael Nnadi during his burial on February 11. /

At least 70 Clergymen Killed, Abducted in Nigeria since 2015: Report

At least 20 clergymen among them Catholic priests and seminarians have been killed in the West African nation of Nigeria since June 2015, while another 50 have been abducted, according to a report by a on-governmental organization (NGO) based in the West African country.

Panelists at the meeting of Religious Leaders in Ivory Coast. /

Link Between Religion, Politics, Peace Discussed at Ivorian Religious Leaders’ Meeting

Following a series of statements by Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast calling for reconciliation and peaceful elections in the country, religious leaders in the West African nation have, in a panel discussion, explained the relationship between religion, politics and peace.

Some of the participants  during a two-day workshop held at a Catholic institution of higher learning in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. / Leaders Guild

“Learn alternative ways of mobilizing resources,” Religious Orders, NGOs in Africa Told

Catholic Church institutions and other Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) that have relied on donor funding for their sustainability have been advised to seek “alternative ways” for resource mobilization to sustain their projects during a two-day workshop held at a Catholic institution of higher learning in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, with participants advised to become aware of “donor fatigue.”

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Bert van Megen addressing guests during Golden Jubilee of the Religious Superiors Conference of Kenya (RSCK) in Nairobi on October 8, 2019 / ACI Africa

“Do not slip into being an NGO”: Pope’s Representative to Religious in Kenya

In a country where structures have been put in place to enable the government of the day to provide for its citizens the needed services including health and education, members of religious orders and societies of apostolic life have been cautioned against the temptation to become Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).