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ITALY/INDIA: “Race of Saints” in Rome raises funds to help promote awareness of child marriage in India

By at December 1, 2017 | 7:30 am

(MissionNewswire) In order to raise funds and awareness on the issue of child marriage in India, the 10th edition of “Race of Saints” was held in Rome on Nov. 1, All Saints Day, according to Radio Vatican. Professional athletes, amateurs and fans of all ages participated in three races held on that day. Radio Vatican reports that Don Bosco in the World Foundation more...

India , Italy

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Sisters operate education and social programs to aid youth in poverty

By at November 29, 2017 | 11:32 am

(MissionNewswire) Sister Helen Hartnett, with the Salesian Sisters of Daughter of Mary Help of Christians, facilitates an assistance program for families with children who have recently settled in the new settlements on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. The children who participate in the program come from extremely poor families and attend educational lessons more...

South Africa

GHANA: Don Bosco Boys Home provides for street youth and victims of human trafficking

By at November 27, 2017 | 11:19 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries arrived in Ghana 25 years ago and began their work with poor children and older youth and their families. One of the programs they launched was the Don Bosco Boys Home for street children. The program provides shelter, education and social development services for poor youth who have been abandoned, have runaway or are at risk of more...


DR CONGO: Salesian Priest Helps Street Youth Connect to Long-term Rehabilitation Programs

By at November 25, 2017 | 12:24 pm

(MissionNewswire) Father Eric Meert, a Belgian Salesian priest, is one of the leaders of the Opera Mamma Margherita program operating in Lubumbashi, the second-largest city in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fr. Meert contacts local street children within the city offering them shelter, education and reunification with their families, if more...

Congo (Democratic Republic) , Featured on slider , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

CHILE: New Initiative Provides Advanced Training at Salesian Agriculture Schools Around the Globe

By at November 23, 2017 | 4:30 pm

CHILE: New Initiative Provides Advanced Training at Salesian Agriculture Schools Around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries, through the Don Bosco Solidarity Circuit initiative, have begun providing training and technical assistance to Salesian agriculture schools around the globe. The initiative is made possible through the collaboration of the Salesian-run organizations of Plaza Argentina Association and Missionary Museum of Colle Don Bosco, along with more...

Chile , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PERU: Red de Casas Don Bosco and Don Bosco Foundation launch fundraising to aid more than 600 youth in Salesian-run boarding homes

By at November 21, 2017 | 1:52 pm

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries, through Red de Casas Don Bosco, serve hundreds of children and older youth, offering them a home, food, education, and spiritual and psychological support. Red de Casas Don Bosco includes 11 boarding homes in the cities of Ayacucho, Arequipa, Cusco, Huancayo and Lima (Breña and Rímac), and the Cusco Alto Andinas missions more...


U.S./Sri Lanka: Long Island University post-graduate students help raise money and donated soccer equipment for poor students in Don Bosco programs in Sri Lanka

By at November 20, 2017 | 11:07 am

(MissionNewswire) In May 2017, two Long Island University (LIU) post-graduate students, Jake Murphy and Thomas Schoen, presented at an international marketing conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. During their trip, their group visited Don Bosco High School to better understand the socio-economic situation in the country. The Sri Lankan government has asked more...

Sri Lanka , United States

WORLD TOILET DAY: Salesian Missions highlights water and sanitation projects as part of its Clean Water Initiative

By at November 20, 2017 | 10:48 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and the international community in celebrating World Toilet Day. The day, celebrated each year on Nov. 19, marks the founding of World Toilet Organization, which started on Nov. 19, 2001. The inaugural World Toilet Summit was held on the same day, the first global summit of its kind. The day brings the world’s more...

Clean Water Initiative

CAMBODIA: Donor funding helps launch new Don Bosco Hatrans Kindergarten

By at November 17, 2017 | 12:35 pm

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to donor funding, through the Don Bosco Children’s Fund office in Kep, Salesian missionaries officially opened the Don Bosco Hatrans Kindergarten on Oct. 28. Donor funding was used to secure the location and for construction of the new building. Currently, 40 children are attending the kindergarten, which means so much to local parents who are more...


VENEZUELA: Two Salesian programs provide support and education for street youth in Caracas

By at November 16, 2017 | 9:56 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Caracas have two programs that specifically work to aid street youth in Venezuela's capital city. Both Red de Casas Don Bosco and the Patio Abierto Don Bosco aim to improve the lives of street children by connecting them with shelter, meeting their basic needs, and educating them. For many, living on the street and trying to make more...