SOFIA promotes and improves the education of children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Venezuela. The Salvatorian missionaries create places for new students and make sure that children can study and play under better conditions; the Salvatorians initiate programmes for the scholastic recovery of boys and girls who have abandoned school.
SOFIA is also engaged in basic health care projects and in a programme combating HIV/AIDS in Kenya with a focus on children, youth and women.
In 2014 we will finish the construction of a micro-hydroelectric power plant in the Congolese hinterland to supply electricity to the territory of Kapanga. This rural development project will boost local change in a sustainable manner. We are particularly happy about and proud of the positive appreciation of our work by the European Commission, which made a significant contribution.
Finally, we carry out pastoral work, with a special focus on preparing over 500 young Salvatorians in Africa and Asia to work in difficult environments.