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Latest stories: Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB)

Fr. Lazar Arasu, the Director of Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services. Credit: Courtesy

Ugandan Refugee Camps Register Low Turnout of Students as Schools Reopen: Catholic Priest

Jan 13, 2022

Schools attended by refugees in Uganda have registered a low turnout of students as learners continue to throng the country’s various learning institutions that reopened on Monday, January 10 after nearly two years of closure.

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Salesians Provide New Clean Water Source in Ghana’s Jasikan Diocese in Borehole Project

Jan 13, 2022

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has facilitated the construction of a new borehole in Nafa Nkwanta village in Ghana’s Catholic Diocese of Jasikan.

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Salesians Facilitate “year-round” Access to Clean Water in Zambia’s Mansa Diocese

Jan 13, 2022

The people of God in Chimese village in Zambia’s Mansa Diocese have year-round access to clean water thanks to members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) who have drilled a borehole in the region.

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Salesians in Burundi Reach out to Bujumbura’s Vulnerable Youth with Food Assistance

Dec 27, 2021

Youths from poor backgrounds in Burundi’s largest city, Bujumbura, have had access to better nutrition courtesy of a partnership between the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) and Rise Against Hunger, an international relief organization that provides food to vulnerable people across the globe. 

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Salesians in Uganda in Partnership to Provide Nutritional Aid to Hundreds of Families

Dec 25, 2021

Hundreds of poor families in the East African nation of Uganda have received nutritional support from members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SBD) in a collaborative initiative.

An unfortunate accident damages the Salesian “Cité des Jeunes” in Lubumbashi. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in DR Congo Seeking Assistance to Rebuild Catholic School Destroyed by Storm

Dec 15, 2021

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are seeking partners to facilitate the renovation and rebuilding Catholic school structures damaged by strong winds and torrential rain.

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On Human Rights Day, Salesians Highlight Programs Fostering Insight into Youth Rights

Dec 10, 2021

On the annual Human Rights Day marked December 10, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their programs with young people across the world, including Africa, focusing on initiatives that help the youth understand their rights. 

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Salesians in Partnership to Provide Nutrition to Hundreds of Vulnerable Youth in Eswatini

Dec 4, 2021

Hundreds of vulnerable youth in Manzini city, Eswatini, have received nutritional support from members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SBD) in a collaborative initiative.  

Provincial house of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Ethiopia, Don Bosco Gottera (Addis Ababa). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Six Ethiopian Salesians Released from Police Detention, Placed Under Home Confinement

Nov 19, 2021

Six members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) who were among those arrested when government forces in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, raided two of their premises earlier this month were freed from police detention and placed under home confinement, a source has told ACI Africa in an interview.

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On World Toilet Day, Salesians Review Sanitation Projects in Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania

Nov 19, 2021

On the occasion of the World Toilet Day 2021 marked Friday, November 19, the leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has reviewed its sanitation initiatives around the globe, including three African countries.

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Salesians Reach Out to Thousands of Displaced in South Sudan with “food assistance”

Nov 18, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in South Sudan have reached out to thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) with “food assistance.”

Don Bosco Children Centre in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. Credit Courtesy Photo

Salesians Appeal for Prayers for Safe Release of Members Arrested in Addis Ababa Raid

Nov 10, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are appealing for prayers to secure the safe release of their confreres who were arrested when government forces in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, raided two of their premises.     

Don Bosco Boys Town teaches technical skills to youth from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds in Kenya. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Empowering Youth from Disadvantaged Backgrounds in Kenya with Technical Skills

Nov 4, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are empowering youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in Kenya with technical skills, officials of the Religious Order have reported.

40 farmers receive training in better methods of crop production in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Nigeria Train, Equip Multiple Farmers with “better” Crop Production methods

Oct 27, 2021

At least 40 farmers in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode have been equipped with better skills in animal and crop production at the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) run St. Joseph’s Farm in Sagamu. 

Work has begun on a new chapel for St. Mary’s Parish, located in the village of Nambe in Kabwe, Zambia, thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Credit: Salesian Missions

Renovation, Expansion of “community” Chapel in Zambia’s Kabwe Diocese Underway

Oct 20, 2021

The people of God in Nambe village within the pastoral area covered by St. Mary's Parish of Zambia’s Kabwe Diocese are set to benefit from the chapel whose renovation and expansion is underway, the Catholic organization involved in the project says in a report.

On the farm in Zambia, Salesians will increase crop cultivation and hope to start raising animals including poultry, goats, pigs and rabbits. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Zambia Undertaking Agricultural Projects to Educate, Feed Children

Oct 14, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SBD) in Zambia have engaged in farming initiatives to help in the education and nutritional support of children at an orphanage in the Southern African country. 

In Nigeria, a program helped girls develop tailoring and business skills to help achieve self-sufficiency. Credit: Salesian Missions

On International Girl Child Day, Salesians Highlight Programs Empowering Girls in Africa

Oct 12, 2021

On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child marked Monday, October 11, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs empowering young girls around the globe, including Africa.

Teachers in Maputo, Mozambique, attended technical training as part of collaborative effort. Credit: Salesian Missions

On World Teachers’ Day, Salesians Highlight Programs that Support Teachers in Africa

Oct 6, 2021

On the annual World Teachers’ Day marked October 5, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs supporting teachers around the globe including Africa.

A section of the cover of The Oratory, a film that portrays the story of St. Don Bosco in a contemporary Nigerian setting/ Credit: Fr. Cyril Odia, SDB/Dublin

Catholic Nollywood Film Confirms Triumph of Good Over Evil amid Christian Persecution

Sep 23, 2021

Those who have watched “The Oratory”, a film that tells the story of St. Don Bosco, the founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), have spoken about a groundbreaking movie whose happy ending confirms that good always triumphs over evil, especially in the context of persecution against Christians.

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

Sep 11, 2021

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.