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Latest stories: Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB)

Don Bosco Foyers give dignity and rights to exploited minors in Benin. Credit: Salesian Missions – Benin

Salesians in Benin Offering “hope, Safety” to Victims of Child Labor

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in the West African nation of Benin are offering hope and safety to victims of child labor.

Some ex-combatants at the Don Bosco Ngangi Center, located in Goma in DR Congo. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in DR Congo Empowering Young Ex-Combatants with Education, Life Skills

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are empowering young ex-combatants in the Central African nation with life and vocational skills.

One of the young mothers at the Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Training School in Rango in Rwanda's Butare Diocese. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Empowering Young Mothers in Rwanda Through Vocational Training Initiatives

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Rwanda are reaching out to young mothers through vocational training initiatives being realized at the Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Training School in Rango in the country’s Butare Diocese.

Fr. George Tharaniyil. Credit: Salesian Missions

On International Youth Day, Salesian Cleric Encourages Innovation, Productivity

On the occasion of the International Youth Day (IYD) marked Thursday, August 12, a member of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has called upon the young people in Africa to be innovative and productive.

Some youths working in one of the farms belonging to the students at the Don Bosco Gatenga Center in the country’s Archdiocese of Kigali. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Facilitating Access to Nutritional Support at Catholic Youth Center in Rwanda

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Rwanda are facilitating access to nutritional support for youth and students at the Don Bosco Gatenga Center in the country’s Archdiocese of Kigali.

Fr. Lazar Arasu, Director of Don Bosco Refugee Services, Palabek in Uganda during a talk with the youth at the refugee camp. Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Catholic Priest in Uganda Calls for Strengthening of Church Marriages to Curb Cohabitation

A Catholic Missionary Priest in Uganda has raised alarm over the rise in cohabitation among the youth in African countries and called for the strengthening and support of the Sacrament of Matrimony to nurture responsibility and foster faith in families.

Some women and children at the Salesian farm in Shasha in DR Congo. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in DR Congo Resettling Children Evacuated following May Volcanic Eruption

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are resettling hundreds of children who had been evacuated from their Centre following the May Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in Goma.

A section of beneficiaries of Center Kër Don Bosco, an initiative of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Senegal that aims to empower girls and women through education/ Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Address Inequality in West Africa, Facilitate Formal Education in Senegal, Mali

On the occasion of the annual World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked July 30, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their initiatives in addressing the challenge of inequality in West Africa, a factor that contributes to human trafficking.

Section of children under the Salesian Mission in Nigeria whose Church was renovated. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Nigeria’s Ijebu-Ode Diocese Facilitate Renovation of 1,500-capacity Chapel

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) at Corpus Christi Catholic Parish of Ijebu-Ode Diocese in Nigeria have facilitated the renovation of the Chapel where some 1,500 worshipers gather for liturgical celebrations.

Salesian missionaries provide safe activities and education to help disadvantaged youth in Mali/ Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Missionaries in Mali Offering “healthy educational entertainment” to Needy Youth

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Mali are offering educational entertainment to “disadvantaged young” in the neighborhood of Bamako in the country’s Archdiocese of Bamako. 

Salesian missionaries in Nigeria have been able to train 15 girls in tailoring and give them self-employment starter kits/ Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Empowering Young Girls in Nigeria with Tailoring Skills, Starter Kits

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) serving in Nigeria are empowering young girls in the West African nation with skills in tailoring and starter kits, officials of the Religious Order have reported.

Salesian water project at St. John Bosco Parish in Namibia's Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu/ Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Missionaries Facilitate Water Project in Namibia’s Rundu Apostolic Vicariate

More than 7,300 people at St. John Bosco Parish in Namibia's Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu can now access clean water following an initiative, which Salesian Missions, the US development wing of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) facilitated.

Some youth being trained at the Foyer Jean XXIII Education and Formation Center in the Togolese city of Kara. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Missionaries Offering Education to Togolese Youth at Risk of Social Exclusion

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are offering education to at least 183 Togolese youth who are at risk of social exclusion. 

Salesian missionaries are able to offer training to assist refugees in gaining the skills needed for employment or self-employment in Egypt. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Missionaries in Egypt Empowering Refugees Through Vocational Training

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Egypt are empowering refugees seeking shelter in the Northern African country with technical skills that can significantly enhance the refugees’ empowerment.

Fr. Abba Petros Abraha with students of the Don Bosco Technical School in Dekemhare, Eritrea/Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Entity Facilitates Self-Sustainability Initiatives for Catholic School in Eritrea

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, is facilitating self-sustainability initiatives at the Don Bosco Technical School in Dekemhare, a town located some 25 miles Southeast of Eritrea's capital, Asmara.

Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Facilitate Sanitation Infrastructure at Catholic School in Shinyanga, Tanzania

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are facilitating the construction of new bathrooms at Don Bosco Didia Secondary school in the Catholic Diocese of Shinyanga in Tanzania.

Some children at the Mamma Margherita Salesian Center, operated by Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Cotonou, Benin. Credit: Salesian Missions

How Salesian Sisters are Facilitating Vulnerable Children Integration in Beninese Society

Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), also called Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, are reaching out to vulnerable children in the West African nation of Benin by offering art classes to street children and sheltering former slaves to help reintegrate them in the Beninese society.

Some students of the Don Bosco Secondary School in Zimbabwe. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Zimbabwe Provide Education to Children from Poor Mining Families

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Zimbabwe are offering education to children from poor mining families in the Southern African nation.

The Burundi Oratory Youths Food Aid to Slow Down COVID-19 Outbreak Effect project. Credit: Salesian Missions

How Salesian Development Initiative is Facilitating Fight Against COVID-19 in Africa

The leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has, in a report, outlined initiatives the entity has undertaken in facilitating the fight against COVID-19 in African countries.

Eruption of the volcanic Mount Nyirangongo on the eastern frontier of the the Republic of the Congo.Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Goma Residents in DR Congo “preparing for the worst” amid Earth Tremors: Catholic Nun

There is a mounting humanitarian crisis in areas around the city of Goma on the Eastern frontier of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo and the subsequent earth tremors that have left people fearing for the worst.