(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation, and the international community in celebrating World Water Day. Every year since 1993, the international community has celebrated World Water Day on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are rebuilding after Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane, pummeled Haiti on Oct. 4, 2016, affecting 2.1 million people including close to 894,000 children. The hurricane caused close to 1,000 deaths and has left nearly 141,000 people still displaced, most of whom are living in temporary shelters.
(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Mission Korr in Kenya provides services to nomadic populations in the surrounding community and within Kakuma refugee camp, which was established in 1992 near Kenya’s border with South Sudan and was a place of refuge for unaccompanied minors fleeing warring factions in what was then southern Sudan. Kakuma is operated by UNHCR, the U.N.
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco headquartered in New Rochelle, N.Y., recently received a grant from the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) for its Hunger for Education USAID International Food Relief Partnership project in Haiti. The project aims to increase the health and learning capacity of students by implementing school feeding programs in five Salesian centers in Haiti.
(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Foyer in Porto-Novo, the capital city of Benin, serves boys and girls in very complex situations, including youth who have been abandoned by their families, victims of abuse and those who are victims of forced marriages. The organization received funding from a donor through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to help support Salesian missionaries’ work with street children.