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PUERTO RICO: Millions affected by Hurricane Maria and in need of assistance, Salesian missionaries prepare to assist

By at September 29, 2017 | 2:35 pm

PUERTO RICO: Millions affected by Hurricane Maria and in need of assistance, Salesian missionaries prepare to assist

(MissionNewswire) Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, killing at least 10 people and leaving almost all of the island without power and communications, according to CNN news reports. Puerto Rico, with a population of more than 3.4 million, has had homes, schools and buildings destroyed, roads completely washed away and others blocked with debris, and a more...

Disaster Relief , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Puerto Rico

GLOBAL: Partnership with Rise Against Hunger provides donated soap to Salesian programs to aid proper hygiene and prevent illness

By at September 28, 2017 | 7:37 am

GLOBAL: Partnership with Rise Against Hunger provides donated soap to Salesian programs to aid proper hygiene and prevent illness

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger, an international relief organization that provides food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, seven donations of soap were made to Salesian programs in places like Haiti, Swaziland and Guatemala in 2017. The soap was included in regular shipments of more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Global

GUATEMALA: The Don Bosco Center celebrates its 35th year of providing education and workforce development services to youth

By at September 27, 2017 | 6:19 am

GUATEMALA: The Don Bosco Center celebrates its 35th year of providing education and workforce development services to youth

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center, located in Tzacanihá, near San Pedro Carcha, has been welcoming the children and young people of Raxruhá and the nearby city of Chamelco for 35 years. The organization recently celebrated its anniversary. Father Antonio De Groot, founder of the Don Bosco Center, organized this 35th anniversary celebration with the support of his more...

Guatemala , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

GUATEMALA: Donor funding allows remote Salesian-run Talita Kumi Educative Center to build 4 new classrooms

By at September 23, 2017 | 9:30 am

GUATEMALA: Donor funding allows remote Salesian-run Talita Kumi Educative Center to build 4 new classrooms

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to donor funding provided through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, new classrooms have been built at the Salesian-run Talita Kumi Educative Center in Zona Reyna, Guatemala. The new classrooms were inaugurated on Aug. 20 with more than 500 boys and girls, along with their parents and neighbors. Zona more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider

INDIA: Hockey tournament helps raise awareness and identify migrant youth in need of employment

By at September 23, 2017 | 9:21 am

INDIA: Hockey tournament helps raise awareness and identify migrant youth in need of employment

(MissionNewswire) In July and August, the Salesian-run Bosco Enhancement Services for Tribals (BEST) set up its second hockey league competition exclusively for migrants. The tournament is utilized as a way to engage migrant youth in sports and help identify youth who might be in need of educational and workforce development services. It is also a popular tournament that more...

India

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides shelter and education to youth living on the streets

By at September 21, 2017 | 9:35 am

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides shelter and education to youth living on the streets

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Piero Gavioli deals with the harsh reality of the growing number of street children in the city of Bukavu located in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2014, in order to address some of the needs of these youth, Salesian missionaries opened the Don Bosco Center. Operated by two Salesian priests and one more...

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

MEXICO: Salesian missionaries are assessing damage and providing humanitarian assistance after devastating earthquake in Mexico City

By at September 21, 2017 | 5:52 am

MEXICO: Salesian missionaries are assessing damage and providing humanitarian assistance after devastating earthquake in Mexico City

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have already begun responding with humanitarian aid and assistance after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake reduced many buildings in Mexico City to rubble on Sept. 19. This is the second earthquake to hit Mexico in just 12 days. CNN is reporting that the earthquake has killed at least 225 and rescue operations are still underway. According more...

Mexico , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

CHILE: Salesian University students providing needed assistance to those living in homeless camps

By at September 14, 2017 | 1:40 pm

CHILE: Salesian University students providing needed assistance to those living in homeless camps

(MissionNewswire) According to the 2016 national census prepared by TECHO, a youth-focused nonprofit present in Latin America that addresses issues of poverty, 38,770 families live in 660 camps throughout Chile. Eighty-one of these camps are in the metropolitan areas. These informal settlements and camps (or shantytowns as they used to be called) are characterized by the more...

Chile , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ITALY: Salesian Missions joins in celebration of release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, abducted in Yemen in 2016

By at September 14, 2017 | 10:32 am

ITALY: Salesian Missions joins in celebration of release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, abducted in Yemen in 2016

Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has announced that Salesian Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, who was taken by Islamist militants in March 2016, has been freed. In a statement reported in the National Catholic Register, the Vatican said that Fr. Uzhunnalil will remain for a few days at the Salesian community in Rome before returning home more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Rise Against Hunger provides medical aid to Salesian-run health clinics

By at September 14, 2017 | 9:53 am

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Rise Against Hunger provides medical aid to Salesian-run health clinics

(MissionNewswire) Eight Salesian-run health clinics, located in Santo Domingo,  Jarrabacoa, Hainamosa, La Vega, and Santiago in the Dominican Republic, received medical aid in 2016 and 2017 thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), an international relief organization that provides food and more...

Dominican Republic , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider