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

Jun 5, 2021

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.

Fr. Peter Konteh with the award received by Caritas Freetown during the commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day on August 19. / Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Feted for Impacting Vulnerable Lives in Sierra Leone

Aug 20, 2020

The charity arm of the Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone working among the marginalized and vulnerable groups has been awarded for its humanitarian activities that have changed thousands of lives in the West African country before and after the outbreak of COVID-19.

Sr. Catherine Mutindi Kivutui, member of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd together with some of the the vulnerable children under her program at Bon Pasteur Kolwezi in DR Congo / Sr. Catherine Mutindi

US$1 Million Award to “improve lives, renew hope of most vulnerable” in DR Congo: Nun

Dec 2, 2019

The winner of this year’s Opus Prize worth US$1 million, Sr. Catherine Mutindi Kivutui, has returned to her ministry in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where she oversees the running of Bon Pasteur (Good Shepherd) Kolwezi, the apostolate she founded in 2012 in Lualaba Province, south of DRC with the objective of ending child labor.

Fr. Kalenga (middle) with two other panelists during the training session in the diocese of Kolongo South East DR Congo / National Bishops' Conference of Congo (CENCO)

Church in DR Congo Training Pastoral Agents on Protection of Minors, Vulnerable

Oct 12, 2019

Some five months after Pope Francis issued his Apostolic Letter “Vos Estis Lux Mundi” (You are the light of the world) in which the Holy Father introduced norms regarding sexual abuse, Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) have launched a series of trainings targeting pastoral agents in view of ensuring the protection of minors and vulnerable persons in the various structures of the local Church.