(AFW – Nigeria) – Father Redentor Molina SDB Goes To Glory.

(Onitsha – Nigeria) – One of the 1st Salesian pioneers of Onitsha, Nigeria, Fr Redentor Molina (fondly called Fada Mmeme), passed on yesterday 28th October 2019, barely 5 days to his 57th birthday. Fr Red was well known for his dynamism and creativity in youth ministry, catechizes and spiritual direction. He is also a man of many talents, one who could warm up any cold heart and was able to identify the best attributes of any young person. He will be greatly missed even though he was reassigned from Onitsha many years ago. He has indeed touched many lives during his short stay there. May the good Lord, together with all the Salesian hosts of heaven, welcome him home.

(AFW – Liberia) – A Visit to The Prison the Salesian Way.

(Tappita- Liberia) – As part of their activities for the month of October the Animators in Tappita went to visit the prisoners on Saturday 26th October. They cleaned in and around the prison, provided food for all prisoners, paid the bail fine and released two prisoners, had interaction with the prisoners and officers and finally prayed with them. One of the prisoners referred to the Animators as God sent. We believe that prison should be reformatory so our prison apostolates try to touch lives through training, giving and sharing Jesus with those in prison. God bless all the animators who served with a loving heart.

(AFW- Sierra Leone) – Speech Declamation Competition at St. Augustine Primary School, Dwarzark, Freetown

(Freetown- Sierra Leone)- On 25th October 2019, the students of St. Augustine Primary School, Dwarzark, Freetown, engaged in a Speech Declamation Competition. They expressed the power of their memory by giving the speeches of past and present Presidents of Sierra Leone. The 2011 speech, 2012, 2018 and 2019 speeches were given with such accuracy the judges had a tough time determining the ultimate winner. We say thank you to staff of the school for making this event a huge success.

(AFW – Ghana) – Stakeholders Meeting on Inclusive Education

The meetings was for all the 10 Schools from both Southern and Northern Sector of Ghana. These schools are being assisted through infrastructure and training to make their teaching environment more inclusive for the physically challenged and the socially disadvantaged.   Many were the discussions which centered on
  • Sustainability of Inclusive Education.
  • Development of Human Resource for proper implementation of Inclusive Education.
  • Curriculum development for qualitative inclusive education.
  • Best ways to implement Government Policies on Inclusive Education.
Some of the stakeholders present were
  • Controller of Apprenticeship (Deputy Director of NVTI) Headquarters Accra.
  • Chairman of Association of PTA’s (Northern Region).
  • Hayford from UWE (University)
  • Don Bosco West Africa Inclusive Education Team.
  • Presidents of the Federations of People with Disabilities (PWD’s)
  • Presidents of Queen Mothers Upper East & Upper West
There were representatives from the 10 beneficiary schools
  • New Century Career Training Institute (NCCTI)
  • Boabab Children Vocational Training Centre, Komenda
  • Evangelical Presbyterian Technical Institute, Alavanyo
  • Mary’s Vocational Training Institute, Asamankese
  • St Bernadette’s Vocational Training Institute- Narongo
  • St John’s Integrated School – Navrongo
  • Basilide’s Vocational Training Institute –Kaleo
  • Sawla Girls Vocational Training Institute -Sawla
  • St Marys Vocational Training Institute- Tamale
  • Sandema Senior High Technical School- Sandema
  Some experts in Inclusive education like Mr Godfred Tay and Prof. Hayford from UWE (University) shared on the human resource development of Curricula by the University and the way-forward for inclusive school.   Thank you to all for making this a success.

(AFW – Sierra Leone) – Assembly of Confreres Working in Sierra Leone.

Salesians working in Sierra Leone came together to have an Assembly of Confreres. This is an annual meeting organised within the countries constituting the Anglophone West Africa Province. The welfare of young people in Sierra Leone was the main topic for discussion.

(AFW-Nigeria) – Meeting of Finally Professes Confrères Nigerian Delegation.

(Lagos, Iju-Nigeria): From October 10-12, 2019, the finally professed Confrères working in the Nigerian Delegation gathered around the Delegate Fr Anthony Oche, SDB to reflect and evaluate on the community life and mission entrusted to the community. Kindly keep the Confrères, collaborators (Cooperators and Benefactors) in Prayers as together we work for the young.

(AFW-Nigeria) – Meeting of Vocation Directors Nigerian Delegation.

(Lagos, Iju-Nigeria): From October 8-9, 2019, vocation directors from the Salesian communities in the Nigerian Delegation gathered in the Delegation House Iju, Lagos to evaluate the past year, and plan for the year ahead. Let’s keep them all in our prayers as they avail themselves in the service of the Church and Congregation in the formation of young people who desire to become Salesian.

(AFW – Nigeria) -Restructuring of Children Playground by Italian Missionary Volunteers.

(Akure – Nigeria) -The young missionaries supported the renovation of our playground at Akure. Fr Stephen Omoniyi blessed the playground for the happy children who can now enjoy their restructured playground.

(AFW- Nigeria) – Annual Marian pilgrimage from Mary Help of Christian’s parish, Akure to Òkè Maria,

(Ondo – Nigeria) – October is a month dedicated to Mother Mary so n the 3rd October young Salesians mad e pilgrimage from Mary Help of Christian’s parish, Akure to Òkè Maria, Akoko both in Ondo State. They recited the Rosary as they walked the 115 journey. The journey which began in the early hours of Thursday 3rd of October ended on 5th October 2019. We thank God for the grace and strength he gave all pilgrims.

Italy – Ghana participated and have won award in 1st International Meeting of Salesian Agricultural Schools

(AFW – Lombriasco) – Our school in Odumase is participated in a unique event, scheduled from 3 to 6 October 2019 at the Institute, its theme “Youth agriculture between present and future” which allowed students of the Salesian Agricultural Schools from all over the world to meet to get to know each other and discuss a variety of topics to generate an international network of young farmers who, in the spirit of Don Bosco, can contribute to a sustainable future of agriculture, respecting the nature of the land and peoples, as the Holy Father himself wished to indicate in the encyclical letter “Laudato Si”. “Nothing in this world should be indifferent to us” (Pope Bergoglio). After a keen contest between the Salesian agricultural schools of Argentina, Ghana, France, Ireland and Italy and Piedmontese schools (including non-Salesians) our school in Odumase have won the first prize. Congratulations Team Ghana.