Freetown, Sierra Leone – October 2018 – The Salesian house “Don Bosco Fambul” assists street children in Freetown. Three months ago, an assessment was launched on the condition of the most vulnerable children and a rehabilitation program was initiated by which these children could either be reunited with their natural families, or set forth procedures […]
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In Ghana, as in many African countries, child trafficking is a widespread phenomenon. The Salesians try to oppose it through works such as the “Child Protection Center” of Ashaiman. This very center is the beneficiary of the solidarity project of the XI edition of the “Race of Saints”, the sports event that takes place in […]
Three years ago Sierra Leone was mentioned in the media all over the world as the country where people died of Ebola. “The truth – the Spanish daily ‘El Mundo’ wrote – is that Sierra Leone is sinking into oblivion and only a smaller number of NGOs remain in the zone”. While media and international […]
Lamín is a 21 year-old youth who lives at the Salesian house and NGO known as “Don Bosco Fambul”, which takes in so many street kids who can begin a new life in a familiar and loving setting. One day he came into the Rector’s office and, quite upset, came straight to the point: he […]
Michal Klučka is a young Salesian in formation, originally from Bratislava, Slovakia, but belonging to the Austria Province. However, he is not currently present in any of the two Central European countries, because he is completing a year of formation in Tatale, Ghana, where he collaborates in the pastoral care of the Salesian school and […]
Vienna, Austria – October 2018 – On October 5, over 200 guests gathered at the “Salesianum” in Vienna to celebrate 25 years of Salesian missionary volunteer service. Launched in 1993 by Fr Rudolf Osanger, with a first missionary trip to Tijuana, Mexico, the foreign volunteering service of Austria’s Salesians has been coordinated starting from 1997 […]
In September 2012, 17 Vietnamese were sent as missionaries ad gentes within the context of the 143rd Salesian Missionary Expedition. Fr Thomas Huan, SDB, is one of these. He is part of the Province of Western English-speaking Africa (AFW) and wanted to share some reflections on the missionary life that he leads in Nigeria. How do you […]
From Nigeria to Northern Belgium: this is the journey undertaken by the young Salesian Lawrence Okoli, 26, accepting the challenge of being a missionary ad gentes, ad estra, ad vitam. Starting with the 149th Salesian Missionary Expedition, he speaks today of what it means for him to be a missionary. “Obviously, it is not thanks to my merits […]
Don Bosco’s preventive system aims to eliminate risks at its root through a series of targeted actions. But, when needed, Salesian missionaries also intervene later, if there is someone that requires help. This is what can be clearly seen in Ghana where the “Child Protection Centre” was born, a centre dedicated to minors police saved […]
Ashaiman, Ghana – November 2018 – On 22 November, with a Eucharistic celebration, Fr Américo Chaquisse, Councilor for the Africa Madagascar Region, concluded the Extraordinary Visitation of the Province of Anglophone Western Africa (AFW) and celebrated the Provincial Feast.