Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Rwanda’s Diocese of Butare are seeking to expand their street children Centre to meet the needs of the beneficiaries.
Officials of the Catholic Church in Djibouti have, in a report, highlighted their service to street children in the Horn of Africa country with basic needs, amid the COVID-19 challenges.
Sadam Rashid stops his truck at a hardware store located in the middle of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, before he picks a call for an interview with ACI Africa.
Jeremiah Wekesa who loitered on Kitale streets in western Kenya where he sought solace away from harsh conditions at home is a changed boy. Today, the boy who quit primary school at Class seven is a responsible son who helps his mother with house chores as he waits for the reopening of schools to complete his studies.
A pre-Christmas treat has been planned for street children in Ghana’s Kumasi Archdiocese, organizers of the 20-22 December initiative have told ACI Africa.
Plans to put up a dwelling place for street children suffering from substance abuse and those who are mentally disturbed are underway in Zambia’s Kabwe Diocese, the leadership of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has announced.
About 50 children who roamed streets in Ghana have benefitted from a Catholic Church-run project that seeks to reduce the risk of COVID-19 contagion on the Ghanaian streets and at the same time to rehabilitate street children in the west African country.
Sr. Winnie Mutuku was serving late lunch to 14 street boys inside the Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart compound of the Diocese of Kitale in the western part of Kenya when she received an unfamiliar call from a government official.
In an effort to shield street children in Angola from COVID-19, the International Volunteering for Development (VIS), the Non-Governmental Organization of the Religious Institute of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has opened a new emergency center in the Southern African nation’s capital, Luanda.
At least 60 street children converge at Christ the King Parish in Accra every morning under Soup Kitchen, a project initiated in 2016 by a Priest of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) working in Ghana to provide care for the poor and the homeless families living on the streets in the West African nation.
When news about COVID-19 broke out, plunging the world into action as governments across the world put into place safety measures to contain the spread of the disease, a Catholic lay missionary of Australian descent who has been working with Kenyan street children for nearly a decade assembled the children and informed them of the outbreak.