Monday 19 Feb 2018

Don Bosco Missions - East Africa

Journeying with the young; Supporting Salesian Missionaries in East Africa

  • Sponsor a street child
    Sponsor a street child

    Thousands (if not millions!) children in Kenya live in the slum, in the setting with less thatn 1$ to spend per day. They often end up on the street, which gives them only way of survival. Bosco Boys gives them new opportunity.
    This is where you come in. For less than one dollar a day ($30 monthly, $360 annually), you too can support a child in his quest for education. This monthly pledge will help a child go to school, receive necessary medical treatment, and be a part of activities that will give him/her an opportunity to have a future. You will be sent a photo and bio about the child you are sponsoring. As a sponsor you will be able to communicate with the child through our organization. The length of the sponsorship is yearly, but maybe discontinued at the donor's request at any time. 

  • South Sudan: Don Bosco Juba attacked
    South Sudan: Don Bosco Juba attacked
    On 24th of May 6 robbers entered our delegation house, around 2 pm and started shooting, they shot one of the police, the bullet went through his jacket, and fortunately nothing happened to him. They were shooting, almost hit Father David, but protection of Mother Mary nobody was hurt. Thanks be to God! They stole though everything that was of any value, so we are all called to help them in any possible way.
  • Let's build fence in Don Bosco EMBU so that robbers will not come again
    Let's build fence in Don Bosco EMBU so that robbers will not come again
    On Easter Monday night robbers attended to hurt Don Bosco Embu. They entered by beating the watchman, they attacked Fathers responsible for the school, robbed what they could and destroyed many facilities. We are searching for financial help in order to improve security system in Don Bosco Embu, particularlyl to build a fence around the compound, so that students will be better protected.
  • financial help
    financial help
    We are asking for financial help to replace out-dated machines in Don Bosco technical institutes: Boys' Town, Embu, Kakuma and Makuyu
  • Sponsor a student of primary or secondary school
    Sponsor a student of primary or secondary school
    Sponsor a student of primary or secondary school and help him to have better future!
  • financial help to replace out-dated machine
    financial help to replace out-dated machine
    we are asking for financial help to replace out-dated machines in Don Bosco technical institutes: Boys' Town, Embu, Kakuma and Makuyu

Don Bosco Missions - East Africa

NZAIKONI

blankets after youth-programs

This is a Mission Parish, about 80 km away from Nairobi, in the Diocese of Machakos. The Salesian Missionaries took charge of it in 1990. It has 21 out-stations and in each there is also a small church which is visited by the missionaries at last once a month. There are about 5000 Catholics in this mission. The mission centre is helped by a group of missionary Sisters of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart. There are 2 priests and 4 sisters working in this Mission. Every year there is a good number of adult baptisms. There is also a youth centre to cater for the boys and girls of the Parish.

MajorActivities

  • Parish with a catholic population of 14,000 and 21 outstations.
  • The Human Integral Development centre offers training and seminars for different groups; the facilities are used by other groups from the diocese. A computer training centre, offers short package based training courses.
  • In collaboration with the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in the parish, we ensure that parish council meetings and catechists seminars is held in which matters are discussed together with the laity in addition to other meetings such as Small Christian communities, PDC and other animating organs of the parish.
  • The Sisters also run a dispensary.
  • There is also the animation of the YCS (Young Christian Students) in the secondary schools and masses to the same.
  • Marriages and baptisms are also done through out the year for example in the year 2003 there were 312 baptisms and 27 marriages.
  • Parish is supporting six schools in the county, providing basic education and conducive learning environment
CURRENTLY THEY NEED HELP FOR:
  • Provision of FOOD, for sick and elderly (about 250 individuals)
  • Illiteracy (causes other problems connected with harmful traditional beliefs
  • Programs / seminars especially for youth to eliminate or minimize problems of Witch-craft, health (HIV) and drugs (Alcohol, bangi, miraa)
  • Programs for empowering families (many are disintegrated due to alcohol abuse and poverty)
  • Needs for more sponsorships for students, especially to send them to secondary or at least VTC
  • Trainings for catechists and animators (which are in each outstation), parish leaders
  • Subsidies for group events: retreats, youth camps etc.
  • beds and mattresses (at least 100 more to fill the halls)
  • Small workshops for skills, especially for more needy
  • Greenhouse for the parish: for the sustainability of the parish (place and water is there, but investment is not)
  • Many schools need renovation and extensions, especially for classrooms. 4 more schools need this kind of project.
  • Need for learning materials in schools

CONTACTS:
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Nzaikoni outstations