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07/03/2017Sierra Leone
Don Bosco on wheels

Don Bosco on wheels

An urban bus from Badajoz, Spain will soon be transformed into “Don Bosco on Wheels” and from 1st April will start to run the streets of Freetown during the night in order to con- tact, socialize and detect small street kids, boys... More info

02/03/2017Sierra Leone
'In our fear, God helped us to respond generously and we decided to stay!'

"In our fear, God helped us to respond generously and we decided to stay!"

Fr Ubaldino Andrade Hernandez is a Salesian missionary who has worked in Sierra Leone. He was in Rome at the Generalate during the photographic exhibition: "Ebola, and beyond Ebola". His testimony is a sign of trust in God.  He says that in... More info

02/03/2017Sierra Leone
Inside Don Bosco Fambul: The transformation begins

Inside Don Bosco Fambul: The transformation begins

The problem of street children, even after many years of efforts, continues to be a difficult issue to deal with, both by the Government and by institutions working for the protection of minors. Last December, 28 children who had been housed at... More info

06/02/2017Sierra Leone
Girls Shelter - The story of Suntia: Don Bosco Saved Me!

Girls Shelter - The story of Suntia: Don Bosco Saved Me!

My name is Suntia Ronald, a Nigerian by origin. I came in contact with Don Bosco when I was undergoing tough time with my dad. That had been happening since we were in Nigeria and it continued even when we came to Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone... More info

27/01/2017Sierra Leone
More than 700 youth, widows receive better nutrition thanks to recent rice-meal donation

More than 700 youth, widows receive better nutrition thanks to recent rice-meal donation

(MissionNewswire) Youth, children with disabilities and widows were those who benefited from a recent shipment of rice-meals thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit... More info

08/12/2016Sierra Leone
Fire destroys “Angola” slum in front of Don Bosco Fambul

Fire destroys “Angola” slum in front of Don Bosco Fambul

On the evening of Thursday 1st December a fire outbreak completely destroyed “Angola Town”, a slum in front of Don Bosco Fambul. The slum served as a residence for 300 families and approximately 1500 people, most of them children and... More info

03/12/2016Sierra Leone
Don Bosco Childline: from 116 to 323

Don Bosco Childline: from 116 to 323

The importance of the Childline operated by Don Bosco Fambul cannot be underestimated. With little over 250 calls weekly, this department is faced with the huge challenge of providing the social- pedagogic counselling service by highly motivated... More info

03/12/2016Sierra Leone

48 boys bids farewel after rehabilitation

The Family Tracing Department is central to the work of Don Bosco Fambul in Sierra Leone. Staff members engage in night assessment and take in street kids for rehabilitation. In August 2016 a total of 48 street boys successfully completed the... More info

03/12/2016Sierra Leone
Fambul: Working with prisoners from within

Fambul: Working with prisoners from within

 Doctor Henning Reuter is a retired General Practitioner from Benediktbeuern, 64 kilometres from Munich, Germany. He came in contact with Don Bosco Fambul at a time when the former Director -Brother Lothar -was making a presentation in... More info

02/11/2016Sierra Leone
'Your name is John Bosco? With that name you should not be in prison.

"Your name is John Bosco? With that name you should not be in prison.

Two years ago the World Health Organization declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was over. The epidemic caused about 4,000 deaths and over 14,000 cases of infection. Two years later Sierra Leone has fallen into oblivion. This country... More info

26/10/2016Sierra Leone
‘Do I see Christ in the children and young people whom I meet today?’

‘Do I see Christ in the children and young people whom I meet today?’

Lo Po Tak Anthony is a Chinese Salesian born in Hong Kong who arrived one year ago in the English speaking province of Western Africa (AFW). He spent 6 months in Ghana and since last April he has been continuing his practical training in Sierra... More info

29/01/2016Sierra Leone
Post-Ebola: the social situation and the Salesian response

Post-Ebola: the social situation and the Salesian response

On 14 January, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the Ebola epidemic that had plagued West Africa since 2014. "All known chains of transmission have ceased." Yet, not even 24 hours later, in Sierra Leone the death of a woman... More info

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