Street children

Street children receive an education and services, including addiction treatment, at Don Bosco Kuajok in South Sudan. Credit: Salesian Missions

“Hope for a better life”: Street Children in Salesian Programs in Ghana, South Sudan

Apr 15, 2023

Street children in Ghana and South Sudan are being given “hope for a better life” in rehabilitation initiatives that Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), facilitates.

Some of the street youths  who have benefitted from Salesian Centre in Rwanda/ Credit: Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS)

Salesians Expanding Centre in Rwanda’s Butare Diocese to Meet Street Children’s Needs

Apr 23, 2021

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.

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Church Officials in Djibouti Highlight Service to Street Children amid COVD-19 Challenges

Jan 30, 2021

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.

Some street children with the staff of Kwetu Home of Peace in Nairobi, Kenya. / Patrician Brothers.

How Patrician Brothers are Rehabilitating Most Difficult Cases on Kenyan Streets

Jan 3, 2021

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.

Resilience Paying Off for Catholic Sisters’ Project on Kenyan Streets

Dec 20, 2020

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.

Sr. Olivia Umoh, DC, Director of Safe-Child Advocacy (SCA), a Humanitarian Organisation owned by the Archdiocese of Kumasi, sharing food to Children with disability and their mothers at a recent party for the vulnerable. / SCA.

Street Children in Ghana’s Kumasi Archdiocese to Get Christmas Treat from Sisters

Dec 18, 2020

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.

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Plans to Build “House of Hope” for Street Children in Zambia Underway: Salesians

Dec 12, 2020

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.

Catholic Humanitarian Entity in Ghana Rehabilitates 60 Street Children in COVID-19 Project

Oct 31, 2020

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 of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul, founder of Upendo Street Children in Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Kitale. She was accorded the Presidential Order of Service, Uzalendo Award on Madaraka Day. / Sr. Winnie Mutuku

Kenyan Nun Wins State Award for Feeding Street Children amid COVID-19

Jun 4, 2020

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.

Some residents of Luanda queue at the Emergency Centre for Street Children . / International Volunteering for Development (VIS)

Salesians Open Emergency Centre in Angola to Protect Street Children from COVID-19

May 5, 2020

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.  

Fr. Andrew Campbell, SVD, founder of the Christ the King Soup Kitchen Project in Ghana in 2016 with some street children during a soup kitchen feting in Accra on April 1, 2020. / Soup Kitchen Team

Cleric’s Street Feeding Program in Ghana Struggling to Survive amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Apr 15, 2020

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.

Street children that are part of the Nairobi-based Alfajiri Street Kids Art pose for a photo with the founder of the facility, Australian-born Lenore Boyd (at the back) / Joost Bastmeijer for Beyond the Orphanage

Meet Catholic Lay Missionary Igniting Hope in Kenya’s Street Families amid COVID-19

Apr 3, 2020

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.