(ANS - Kigali) - In all of Rwanda, UNICEF estimates that there are about 7,000 street children, but another 300,000 live in families with a minor as head of the family. The pandemic, with the consequent economic crisis, has led to an increase in the number of street children. “To get them out of this hopeless life, the first thing they need is to be shown kindness, have something to eat and go back to school,” explains Bro. Hubert Twagirayezu, 39-year-old Salesian Rwandan brother, Economer of the “St Charles Lwanga” Vice Province of Africa Great Lakes (AGL), which includes Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi.
(ANS - Beitgemal) - The Salesian Fr Giovanni Caputa, former professor of Theology in Cremisan and Jerusalem (1980-2017), has since 2014 been a collaborator in the cause of beatification of Venerable Simone Srugi, a Salesian brother who was a central figure for the Salesians of the Middle East. Fr Caputa recently wrote a new book in Italian on Simone Srugi (Simone Srugi nella storia di Betgamāl), and today he illustrates the history of the Venerable and the value of this publication.
(ANS – Luanda) – Jorge (George) Fernandes, born at Ribamar da Lourinhã in Portugal, is passionate about facing new challenges and adventures. He studied computer engineering and project management. After 3 years working in the Czech Republic as a software developer, he decided to go to Luanda, Angola, for one year as a Salesian missionary volunteer. His preparation and commissioning were through the Czech Salesian association SADBA. After his Angola experience, he returned to his hometown where he works as a teacher. He enjoys life to the fullest: the love of his family and neighbours, the sun, and the beach.Here are some of his reflections on his experience.