We are delighted to announce that the meals from your meal packaging event on 7/1/2015 have been shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from our Kansas City warehouse.
The meals will be received by our in-country partner Salesian Missions in South Sudan.
The Salesians of Don Bosco have been working in the region of South Sudan since 1982, providing marginalized youth in Juba, Maridi, Tonj, and Wau with educational opportunities, housing, food, youth centers, parishes, health services and other needs. An educational program in Tonj, which consists of a primary school for 1,200 students and additional educational centers in the villages, seeks to make education more easily accessible to children. Another essential service in Tonj is a Salesian run health center which cares for approximately 250 patients every day, and is the only medical facility available within 125 miles. At Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Wau, the Salesians train youth in general mechanics, carpentry and plumbing in addition to promoting agricultural projects essential to the town. Feeding the children is an integral part of the Salesian programs in South Sudan, because a satisfied stomach is a prerequisite for other learning and development activities. www.salesianmissions.org