Addis Abeba: Catholic Bishops from the AMECEA (Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa) Region have converged in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 19th AMECEA plenary which began on Friday, 13th July, 2018. The 19th AMECEA plenary, has brought together about 100 bishops from the AMECEA region, and is expected to end on Monday, 23rd July, 2018. It will be held under the theme, “Vibrant Diversity, Equal Dignity, Peaceful Unity in God in the AMECEA Region”.
Mekanissa – Addis Abeba: The SYM gathering for the province of AET was organized from 11 to 13 July at Bosco Children center, Mekanissa. The event saw the active participation of over 300 young people gathered from the various Salesian houses of the province. The Salesian province of AET in the corn of Africa comprising of the entire country of Ethiopia was begun in 1975 and has at the moment 14 Salesian presences catering to thousands of young people all over the country.
Philippians: Abba Temesgen Petros, a member of AET province, who had been doing his Master Degree in Education with Major in Educational leadership and Educational management in the Philippians, successfully defends his thesis. The title of the thesis was: LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT STORIES OF DON BOSCO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA.
Zway: 13th May was a red letter day in the history of Zway Don Bosco, as it commemorated the 25th anniversary of the death of Abba Elio, the great Italian missionary who had worked and died in Zway 25 years ago. The Italian missionary had left a beautiful memory in the hearts of people which was evident from the hundreds of people young and old that were present to mark this day at Zway. People from all walks of life, belonging to different religions and denominations were already at the Don Bosco compound starting from the previous day to prepare the place and surroundings for this great occasion.
Addis Abeba: "Bosco Children Project" in Addis Abeba celebrates 10 years of its existence. The Bosco Children project has been giving a concrete and efficient answer to the street children problem that has remarkably increased in the last fifteen years in Ethiopia especially in the capital city Addis Abeba. The socio-economical situation, broken families, different ethnic conflicts and the spreading of HIV are the most plausible causes of this phenomenon.
Mekanissa: It was a public witness of the devotion of hundreds of people as they gathered together at the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians to celebrate the Feast of MHOC on 24th May, Thursday. Even though it was a week day, there wasn't any lessening of the number of faithful that came to celebrate the feast at the Shrine. The Mass was scheduled for 7.30 am presided over by the Cardinal, his eminence Berhane Yesus Surafel.
Debrezeit: From 1 to 3 of May was held a meeting of the Practical trainees as part of their initial formation. The meeting began in the provincial house with a session from the volunteer of Amici del Sidamo Ms. Laura who invited the clerics to reflect upon their call to be generous and offer free service to the young people who are in need. She also gave them an idea of the work that was being carried out in Nigat which is a center opened for the women on the street.
Entoto, Addis Abeba: The first ‘Sport for Development Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Championships’ has kicked off today 8th June 2018 at the Entoto technical vocational college. Organized by Sport for Development in Africa (S4DA), programme implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Development Cooperation, together with the Addis Ababa TVET Bureau, the tournament will bring together ten colleges and TVET training centers in Addis Ababa.
Adigrat: Feeling once again part of the Salesian Family, it was a home-coming feeling for all the Past-pupils who had gathered on 4 May for a friendly get-together at Don Bosco Gola', Adigrat. The meeting was organized by Abba Sebhat Hadgu, the Rector of the Post-novitiate house at the request of Abba Samuel Abraha who holds the role of animating the Past-Pupils' Association in the province of AET. The meeting was part of the series of other gatherings of Past-pupils that were already done in the province in various houses.
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