(AFW-Nigeria) – Commemoration of the One Hail Mary that Started Salesian Oratory.

(MHC Iju, Lagos) – A Rosary circle in commemoration of the one hail Mary that started the work of Don Bosco with Bartholomeo Garelli was held at Mary Help of Christians at Iju.

On 8 December 1841, in fact, Don Bosco met Bartolomeo Garelli, a demotivated but resourceful boy. And so, with a simple Hail Mary recited together, on that distant 8 December 1841, the Salesian oratory began!

It is considered a HOME that welcomes, a SCHOOL that teaches (educates), a PARISH that evangelises in the faith and a PLAYGROUND that friends can meet and have fun.

The Salesian Oratory has been a place of fun and peace for many young people all over the world. Happy birthday Oratory!

(AFW – Ghana) – International Advanced Solar Training at DBTI Ashaiman.

(Ashaiman – Ghana) – The solar training centre which was inaugurated on the 5th of December 2019 is currently training people from Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Togo in Advanced solar installations.

The program which is geared towards creating competent solar technicians and trainers in these countries has both gender participating.

Renewable energy is the way to go and Don Bosco Solar Training is preparing a group of young people to lead the change in Africa.

Thank you to our donors for supporting our work with young people.

(AFW – Kenya) – AFW Province Participates in Don Bosco Tech Africa Workshop.

Today marks the commencement of the “kick off workshop” of the Global Program organized by Don Bosco Tech Africa (DBTA). This program is sponsored by the German Government through its Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in partnership with Don Bosco Mondo – Bonn Germany and DBTech Africa. It is currently taking place in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Nigerian Delegation of AFW is participating in the meeting through the Office of the Provincial Technical Vocational Education and Training (PTVET) Manager – Rev Fr John Paul Uchendu (Sdb) who is being represented by the National Job Service Officer (N-JSO). The PDO Coordinator of the antenna of Lagos – Rev Fr Maximus Okoro (Sdb) and the Training Director of John Bosco Institute of Technology (JOBITECH) Onitsha – Rev Fr Samuel Agudosi (Sdb) are also in attendance.

The Global Program consists of five main pillars which are:

– Capacity building

– Modernization

– Job Service Office

– Green TVET

– Networking.

It is expected that this program will greatly improve the quality and effectiveness of TVET delivery in our Training Centers, build a cleaner and greener environment and create jobs for our young people.

We appreciate the German Government, Don Bosco Mondo and and DB Tech Africa for this laudable initiative.


Mr Cletus E. Linus (N-JSO)


(AFW – Nigeria) – Oratory Day of Fun and Games at Akure.

(Akure – Nigeria) – Friday 6th December was dedicated as a day of celebration at our Akure Youth Centre.

It brought together many young people to express holy joy the Don Bosco way.

They engaged in games as well as some dancing and singing.

We want to appreciate our animators for creating a fun event for young people in Akure.

(AFW – Ghana) – Commissioning of the Solar and Renewable Energy Centre at DBTI Ashaiman.

(Ashaiman – Ghana) – On 5th of December 2019, there was a grand opening of the Solar and Renewable Energy Centre which was donated by Arthur Waser Foundation and Desiree Schopfer Juwe to train Solar Technicians at Don Bosco Technical Institute Ashaiman.

Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie CSSP blessed the centre before the sod cutting.

There were dignitaries from Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, NVTI, COTVET, VIS Ghana and many more who graced the occasion due to their love for technical education and young people.

Br Christof Baum our Solar Instructor and the Vice Provincial Fr Chukwudi Akubueze, of Don Bosco Anglophone West Africa Province was also there.

Thank you to our donors for supporting our work with young people.

(AFW – Ghana) – Don Bosco Technical Institute gets 123 Solar Modules.

(Ashaiman- Ghana) – As part of efforts to move from the national grid to power our campus with solar energy Don Bosco Technical Institute at Ashaiman has gotten another 123 solar modules with 335Wp each.

With this we will extend our existing PV System on the Campus.

Thank you to all our donors for supporting our work with young people.

(AFW – Ghana) – AWRA Foundation Poland Builds New School Block for Nankando

(Tatale – Ghana)  – AWRA Foundation Poland partners with the Provincial Development Organism of Anglophone West Africa Province to build a new school building for the Nankando School in Northern Region of Ghana. This week the school got new school furniture.

The old school block which after the rains was in bad shape has been replaced by a new building thanks to the Provincial development organism of Anglophone West Africa Province and our donors.

This Kia truck sent new school furniture to the school which currently has a population of 207 pupils and 5 teachers.

This school will help educate many young people in Nankando and environ.

(AFW-NIGERIA): We are here to stay!

(AFW-LAGOS ISLAND, LAGOS): We are here to stay were the words of the Salesian Srs Dieudonne and Justina to His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins the Metropolitan Archbishop of Lagos during their courtesy visit to him.


Accompanied by Fr Anthony Oche, SDB (Delegate Superior Mary Help Christians Delegation, Nigeria) and Fr Chikezie Ekugbah, SDB (Rector Mary Help of Christians Community Iju, Lagos) they shared their joy in being finally in Nigeria.

At the end of the brief meeting, the Archbishop blessed the Sisters and the new mission they are embarking on.