Nigeria – Leadership Course for Youth Animators

28th-30th of March, 2019 – The Centre for youth Animation and Spirituality is organizing a youth leadership course for animators in the Nigerian Delegation.

In all, there are 45 animators from Akure, Ibadan, Ondo, Ijebu-Ode, Lagos(OMOLE), Onitsha.
The facilitators of this years leadership course are Fr. Stephen Omoniyi sdb, Fr. James Ailen sdb, S. Sunday Cyril Akinyele sdb and Anthony Ogunsusi.

The event organised in Akure was to improve the skills of the animators to better serve the young people. The activities for the leadership course was geared towards helping animators grow in team spirit, good communication and interpersonal skills.

Animators where reminded that active animated play is very much encouraged in the Youth Centre thus they were put through these animated games to improve on what they know already.

We believe that the participants will go back and train other leaders whilst giving their best to those they serve.
Thank you for supporting our work for young people.

Nigeria-Freshers Week Celebration for Catholic students of Tai Solarin University.

25th-31st March 2019 – It is  a fun week as Salesian community in Ijebu-Ode animates a freshers week celebration for all new intake into  Tai Solarin University.

The event is taking place in the Chapel of the ST.Albert the Great Chaplaincy, inside the Campus.

About 30 new students participated in talks on how to make the most of their stay on campus in order to be successful.

There were indoor and outdoor games.
They were taken through training to acquire basic skills for survival on campus.

After Mass our dear Father Italo Spagnolo SDB the  chaplain of the Tai Solarin University Chapter presented them with 2019 Don Bosco Calendar.

Thank-you for supporting the development of young people.
God bless you.

Ghana – Atelindo Community Gets a New Borehole

A project in Honour of the Rector Major of the Salesian of Don Bosco, Don Angel Artime’ supported by Salesian Missions Inc. New Rochelle, NY’ and implemented by Don Bosco Youth Network West Africa (DBYN) with the Salesian Community in Tatale.

Atelindo is one of the 43 Christian communities (Town) under the SS. Peter and Paul parish Tatale North west of Ghana. 

And Salesians are the ones taking care of the parish now.

When we came in 2015 the chiefs and the people accepted us. 

We then discovered that they depended heavily on streams which dried in the dry season. 

With no water many children leave school in search of water after walking long distances. 
The water was also contaminated and caused illness.

Don Bosco is now giving water to many of these communities. 
You are always welcome to support our one community one borehole project.

This is a thank you message form Atelindo community to you our benefactors for donating this borehole.

God bless you.

Ghana- Bible Quiz Competition for Tatale Communities.

Our mission in Tatale is a four hour drive from the capital of Northern Region, Tamale.

Our activities brought us to Wajado, Sheni and Nachamba II communities where the young people where engaged in Quiz activities to challenge their knowledge and build good interpersonal skills

The winners from Wajado, Sheni and Nachamba II communities got presents for the good work done.

Wajado, Sheni and Nachamba II communities are under the SS. Peter and Paul parish Tatale North west of Ghana. 

Thank you for supporting the development of young people in deprived communities.

Don Bosco Secondary School Onitsha Emerges Winner of Science Gist 2019 Quiz Competition.

23rd March 2019- The Don Bosco Science Gist 2019 quiz competition is a program organized by the Don Bosco Youth Animation Centre, Onitsha – Nigeria.

It is an educational competition which brought together students and staff from six secondary schools in Onitsha to compete on the core science subjects; CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS and MATHEMATICS.

The names of the schools that took part in the contest ran as follows:
1. Cor Mariae Girls’ Secondary School, Nkpor – Onitsha
2. Arch Bishop Obiefuna Secondary School, Iyiowa – Odekpe.
3. Choice De Immaculate Secondary School, Onitsha
4. Royal foundational Secondary School, Onitsha
5. St. Patricks Secondary School, Ugwuagba – Onitsha
6. Don Bosco Secondary School Ibolo Obosi – Onitsha

The venue was Don Bosco Secondary School, Hall
Each school was represented by two contestants, seven supporters and a staff.

The quiz was in three rounds.

After the eviction of one of the schools during the first round and two other schools in the second rounds, Don Bosco Secondary School, Ibolo Obosi emerged as the winner of the competition, ArchBishop Albert Obiefuna Secondary School, Odekpe – Onitsha came second and Royal Foundation Secondary School, Onitsha came 3rd.

The winner took home the sum of N15,000 in cash and New School chemistry text book for each of the contestant plus 3 notebooks each.

The second position took home N10,000 naira and New School Physics text book plus 2 notebooks each.

While the 3rd position got N7,000 naira plus Comprehensive mathematics text book for senior secondary school and one notebook each.

All the schools were given certificate of participation.

The 1st to 3rd schools were awarded certificate of merit according to their positions.

Our hope is to raise the next generation of Scientist and Technologist.

Thank you for supporting our work with the young.

God bless you!

What Kind of Salesian For The Youth of Today?

IBADAN, March 21st – 23rd 2019: In order to respond adequately to the question raised in preparation for the General Chapter 28, “WHAT KIND OF SALESIAN FOR THE YOUTH OF TODAY”, the Salesians of Don Bosco in Nigerian delegation met in Ibadan to reflect on possible answer to the question.

Present at the assembly were confreres from the various communities in Nigeria with the delegation council.

The Rector of Ibadan Rev. Father Charles Uzoeto SDB welcomed all present and wish all a fruitful deliberations.

The moderator of the provincial chapter Rev. Father Anthony Nzeli SDB, was also present to animate the confreres in their deliberation on the topic of the chapter.

Support us in prayers for a fruitful deliberation.

Thank you.

Welcome to Don Bosco Anglophone West Africa Province Farm Ijebu-Ode

20th March 2017 was another harvesting day at Ijebu Ode Don Bosco Anglophone West Africa Farms.

Ugwu a local vegetable leaf delicacy for Nigerians is ready for the market.

Last year Father John Bankole accepted with great enthusiasm and commitment to start a great adventure of managing an Agroforestry farm at Ijebu Ode.

Before the project water for irrigation was provided in the form of borehole, big tower and 4 big tanks for storing water.

West African farming is heavily dependent on rain but at this farm we tried implementing an irrigation system to ensure all year round farming.

The next project was to provide a shelter for farm workers to stay which is temporarily on hold due to lack of funds.

Animal farming is part of the plan for the farm and currently there are turkeys with some on eggs anticipating new turkeys.

Fish farming is our next plan and that is under construction.

There are other crops such as maize, yam etc.

The dream of this farm is to raise food for the people of Ijebu-Ode and beyond.

There is another vision of using this farm as training center for good Agroforestry practices, fish farming and animal farming practices.

We believe more young people will venture into agriculture to feed their communities when good farming practices make their enterprise profitable.

God bless you for supporting our work with the young.

“Feel the Electricity” Project

On the 14th of March 2019 there was a meeting for the technical committee on the curriculum development and electrical laboratory construction at 8th Street Monrovia, Liberia.

Don Bosco Anglophone West Africa and Misioni Don Bosco Torino in parthnership with VIS – Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo, Liberian Ministry of Education , Ministry of Youth & Sports, Chamber of commerce and LEC ( Liberia Electricity Company) are embarking on the “Feel the Electricity” Project.

Mr Muller Holger a Senior Expert Service personnel through Don Bosco Mondo E.v. Bonn in Germany has been in Liberia for 3 weeks organizing Training of Trainers workshop for 8(eight) Electrical instructors.

He is also supporting the Competence Based Approach curriculum development for Liberia.
A modern Electrical Installation training Laboratory is under construction to deliver market relevant skills to the young people in Liberia.

At Don Bosco our aim is leading and supporting a pragmatic step for youth empowerment through Technical/Vocational Education and Training!

Thank you for supporting the empowerment of young people.

Ashaiman – Ghana: Don Bosco Empowering Trafficked young women of Ghana

Don Bosco Child Protection Center Ashaiman – Ghana on February 15, 2019 started a new program, with the theme “Empower Women of Ghana”; targeting young women between the ages of 18 -23 years old.

With assistance from Missioni Don Bosco, the program is designed to assist young women who face many adversities and challenges during their journey to create better lives for themselves and are susceptible to human trafficking and migration.

They are from poverty driven backgrounds, and have been deprived of basic education, and have had little or no support in learning to become respectable young women in the society. By means of curbing this trend, in collaboration with responsible agencies, these young women were rescued from various vulnerable situations from all over Ghana for the program.

One of the first things done during this period is to empower them from within by helping them re-ignite that reason to live as well as offering them group and individual therapy, behavioral management, and addresses various topics such as personal hygiene, self-love, the importance of relationships, and etiquette in a professional setting.

After the inward empowerment comes the outward empowerment. Thus the program provides skills training in hair dressing, catering, beads making, and fashion design.

The mission of this project is to ensure these young women and many more who would come in the future, exit the program with the skills training needed to progress in the specific fields in which they desire to pursue self – employment.

National assembly of confreres, Bo, Sierra Leone

11th March, 2019: The Salesians of Don Bosco of AFW Province Sierra Leone communities had their National Assembly  at Bo engaging on important discussion of their communities. 

There are three communities, Immaculate Heart of Mary Bo, St Don Bosco Freetown and Mary Help of Christians, Lungi. 

We have 3 Pre and Basic schools and a secondary school. 

The main agenda was to start more TVET centers to facilitate the skills training of the young people in Sierra Leone.

The young people in Sierra Leone  are eager and waiting for Don Bosco to start their technical education. 

You are not left out, your support will be highly appreciated. 
Thank you for your support.