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R.D. CONGO

The last country in the world for the human development index of the United Nations. 7 out of 10 youths are illiterate, with the most dramatic rates of infant and maternal mortality: 1 child out of 5 doesn’t reach 5 years old, 1 mother out of 200 dies in childbirth.

Absence of infrastructures, lack of electrification, and a territory as large as half of Europe make the country a hostile and complex place.

The Salvatorians have been present since 1955 and have carried out projects of rural development of great value in these years: schools, agricultural cooperatives, dispensaries, health centres and pastoral training.

In 2011 a project for the electrification of the territory of Kapanga financed by the European Commission in cooperation with SOFIA was begun

Project 1 – Safe maternity in Congo – "Adopt a belly"

Adotta un pancione

 

The Salvatorian sisters daily photograph the mothers who leave the centre after having given birth to their children.

 

Location:

 

Ntita – Regione of Kapanga in the north of DRC

Sector:

Health of mothers and children (maternity)

Beneficiaries:

1,000 mothers and their children yearly

Objective:

To have women give birth in a safe place, with the precious presence of a full-time medical surgeon capable of intervening surgically, vaccinating and caring for children up to the age of five

Activity:

Prenatal visits, natural and Caesarean birth, training of mothers in correct hygienic and nutritional practices, care and vaccinations of the children, punctual civil registration

 

Project 2 – Desks and seats for the educational complex of Wokovu. 

 

Up until now the Fathers are obliged to use old plastic water containers in place of seats and desks.

Location:

Lubumbashi surroundings

Sector:

Education

Beneficiaries:

350 children of the elementary school

Objective:

The educational instruction district for about 2.000 children. Some blocks have recently been built and desks and seats are still needed to allow the children to study in a dignified and appropriate setting

Activity:

Furnishings for 5 elementary school classes

 

 

Project 3 – Water well for the educational complex of Wokovu

PROJECT HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED

 

A teacher in Wokovu with his elementary class. The Salvatorians offer quality teaching to all the children without distinction of race, religion or state.

 

Location:

 Kolwezi Minerary district - Lubumbashi (Golf Maisha zone)

Sector:

Education and Development

Beneficiaries:

About 4,000 children in 10 years

Objective:

To create a healthy ambience for the children of the area, to reduce the rate of illnesses because of water contamination and lack of hygiene

Activity:

Water well with an electric pump

 

Project 4 – ELKAP - Electrification with green energy  –  ELKAP - Electrification of Kapanga 

 

 

The children of Kapanga will finally be able to study after sunset, the women to give birth by the light of a lamp, the inhabitants more protected and able to communicate with the world. 

 

Location:

 

Territory of Kapanga – Province of Katanga

Sector:

Development – Green Energy

Beneficiaries:

45,000 people of whom half are children

Objective:

To bring electric energy – and therefore human development – to the area without electrification even today

Activity:

Construction of a hydroelectric power centre with low environmental impact that will limit the utilisation of non-renewable resources (wood and coal)

 

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CAMEROON

A large part of the population (48%) lives beneath the threshold of poverty, and the average income per capita is equal to $2.30. The work of the Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers in Cameroon began in May, 2007, in Hina in the Far North Region of Cameroon.

The objective is to offer support to the population in one of the poorest places of the country. The Far North Region in fact has the highest rate of illiteracy in Cameroon: 90% of the women are illiterate and only 40% of the children attend school. 

Project 1 - Maternal School

 

Salvatorians: Father Dieudonné in Hina with the children of the nursery school. The Fathers offer a quality education to all the children without distinction of race, religion or nationality.

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

 Hina – Far North

Sector:

Education

Beneficiaries:

80 children ; age 3-6 - 

Objective:

To face the problem of the lack of schools in the North of Camerun where poor families live. To help them to look after their children.

To increase the literacy rate in the region, preparing and encouraging children and their familis to go to Primary school. 

Activity:

To build and run a pre-elementary school for the children of the area. 

 

 


Project 2 – Sewing Courses for young women

 

Learning a trade will allow these women and girls to be able to count on a dignified life for them and for their children, far from abuses, exploitation and misery.

 

Location:

Hina – Far North

Sector:

Education

Beneficiaries:

80 women

Objective:

To better the life of these women and their families by allowing them to learn a trade and be financially independent.

To reduce gender inequality and discrimination; to promote interreligious dialogue and integration thanks to the aggregation of women of different ages and religions (Christians, Muslims, traditional beliefs) attending the courses. 

Activity:

The purchase of sewing machines, training in order to become a seamstress and run one’s own small activity.

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UNION OF THE COMOROS

The Union of the Comoros is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 63% of the population forced to live on less than $2 a day. It is politically unstable, has few natural resources, a low level of education and a deficient health system. Convinced that a difference can be made, we work to provide medical care to the population through the 14 health centres present in the Grande Comore, in Anjouan (in Mutsamudu) and in Mohéli (Fomboni).

The project – Solar panels for the Health Centre

 

 

The Salvatorians believe that there cannot be salvation without a basic development that allows a dignified life for people and their children. The health services respect these needs.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

 

Moroni, Unione delle Comore

Sector:

Health

Beneficiaries:

More than 50,000 yearly (in particular the children of the nutritional centre).

Objective:

To improve the health of the population of Moroni, in particular of the poorest, through adequate functioning of the infrastructures and the medical equipment.

Activities:

The purchase and installation of 24 solar panels for the Moroni Health Centre's nutritional centre administrative offices.      

 

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TANZANIA

In Tanzania 60% of the population is without electricity and 40% doesn't have access to drinkable water. There is a shortage of 110.000 teachers in all of the country and this paralyses its development. The Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers work in the poorest parts of the country – the centre and the south – where several schools, a University and three dispensaries are managed.

Project 1: Expansion of Jordan University College

Jordan University is the pride of all the Salvatorian projects. Originating from a theological institute, it was transformed in a few years into a centre of excellent training in various disciplines such as: teaching, economics and management.

The number of enrolled grew in a few years to several thousand young people who come from different African countries and who will soon be able to bring new skills to Africa.

 

African and European students at Jordan University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Morogoro

Sector:

University Education

Beneficiaries:

4,900 young people, male and female

Objectives:

To increase the capacity and the quality of higher education at Jordan University College. To contribute to developing the necessary knowledge and skills to transform the University into a centre of excellence capable of training a new managerial class.

Activity:

The construction and furnishing of new halls and rooms for boarding facilities; the recruitment and training of teaching staff for the new academic programmes.

 

Project 2 -The dispensary of NAMIUNGO

 

Brother Fulmence is the arm and soul of Namiungo. His great experience as a professional nurse and his vocation have made Namiungo a ‘centre of excellence’ in the region. 

 

Location:

 

Namiungo – South Tanzania

Sector:

Health

Beneficiaries:

15,000 people, half of whom are children, the population of the area of Namiungo

Objectives:

To improve the health conditions of the area by transforming the dispensary into a real maternity hospital. To be capable of confronting every type of emergency, face the needs of medical care, train the midwives of the area

Activity:

The construction and equipping of the new building, creation of a first-aid centre, setting up training courses for the health workers of the region and of hygiene for the population

 

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MOZAMBIQUE

In Mozambique 54% of the inhabitants live beneath the threshold of poverty. The Salvatorians have been present in Mozambique since March 2005, in Chókwè (province of Gaza) and Maputo, the capital. The Salvatorians organise training seminars to develop among the population a critical conscience about faith and about important questions such as unemployment, hunger, domestic violence, justice, and peace.

Project 1 -  Training of catechists

THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED

 

The Salvatorian family is formed of Fathers and Brothers, Sisters and Laity.

  

Location:

 Mozambique, Chókwè

Sector:

Pastoral

Beneficiaries:

70 partecipants (Direrct beneficiaries ); 2 pariishes- 34 chapels- 160.000 inhabitants.

Objective:

To train the catechists in human and Christian values for the promotion of the local church. To develop among the population a critical conscience with regard to social questions such as unemployment, hunger, violence and ecology.

Activity:

To organise training programmes for the laity, centred on catechesis, justice and peace.

 

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KENYA

Kenya is a country that is often considered to be richer than it is. In reality the poverty is widespread and development is still far off. One of the worst afflictions is the diffusion of HIV/AIDS. In the region of Kajado, in the North, more than 50.000 people live with the tragedy of the illness. They are orphans, sick people, people with disabilities, or poor women unable to feed their children. We collaborate in sustenance and care with the Congregation of the Apostles of Jesus.

The project  -  Support for the community in fighting against HIV/AIDS

 

Child orphans of AIDS. Often they have contracted the illness at birth from their mothers and their future depends on the treatments they will receive. 

 

Location:

Rift Valley

Sector:

Health

Beneficiaries:

50.000 people

Objective:

To lower the contamination rate, discriminatory behaviour, the mortality rate and the absence of adequate care.

Activity:

The care of orphans, counselling and psychological support, distribution of medicines, education and training of youths and women.