(ANS – Uvira) – Salesian missionaries in Uvira, within South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, are providing young children and older youth an opportunity to go to school. Many of these young students are former child soldiers, street children, children accused of witchcraft, abused women and single mothers who have had their rights violated and been denied a chance to gain an education – leaving them particularly vulnerable to violence and exploitation.
(ANS – Hamamatsu) – Fr. Evaristo Higa is a very committed and creative Brazilian Salesian missionary, the founder of the Salesian parish in Hamamatsu. During past 10 years the Hamamatsu intercultural parish community became a point of reference for the migrant ministry at diocesan and national level.