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IVORY COAST: Don Bosco House will build new psychological care center thanks to Salesian Missions donors

By at August 27, 2018 | 12:58 pm

IVORY COAST: Don Bosco House will build new psychological care center thanks to Salesian Missions donors

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions donors have provided funding for the Don Bosco House in Abidjan, the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, to build a psychological care center where trained educators will help youth work toward emotional healing and well-being. The Don Bosco House provides programs for street children and other at-risk youth, many of whom have more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Ivory Coast

PERU: Salesian missionaries launch Casa Don Bosco to provide services for influx of Venezuelan migrants in Lima

By at August 26, 2018 | 9:12 am

PERU: Salesian missionaries launch Casa Don Bosco to provide services for influx of Venezuelan migrants in Lima

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Lima, Peru have launched a new program to assist the many migrants who are fleeing from Venezuela. BBC news reports that tens of thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing their country because of chronic shortages of food and medicines. Since 2014, millions of citizens have left Venezuela given the country’s longstanding economic more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

COLOMBIA: Salesian missionaries hold 13th annual National Salesian Games with more than 300 young athletes competing

By at August 25, 2018 | 9:27 am

COLOMBIA: Salesian missionaries hold 13th annual National Salesian Games with more than 300 young athletes competing

(MissionNewswire) In August, Salesian missionaries held the 13th annual National Salesian Games, bringing together more than 1,000 people including young athletes, families, current and former students, teachers and others. The event, held in Medellin at the Pedro Justo Berrío Institute and El Sufragio School, brought together people from 14 departments across Colombia more...

ANS , Colombia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BRAZIL: Salesian volunteers delivered food and clothing to native populations in Mato Grosso

By at August 24, 2018 | 1:38 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian volunteers delivered food and clothing to native populations in Mato Grosso

(MissionNewswire) Salesian volunteers from Salesian Universities in Araçatuba and Lins, both in the São Paulo state of Brazil, visited the villages of Mato Grosso in 2017 and 2018 to engage in social development projects for the native populations of Bororo and Xavante. Mato Grosso is a large state in west-central Brazil largely covered with Amazon rainforest, wetlands more...

ANS , Brazil , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ECUADOR: Salesian volunteers from Spain spend time giving back to street children at Don Bosco Farm

By at August 23, 2018 | 12:15 pm

ECUADOR: Salesian volunteers from Spain spend time giving back to street children at Don Bosco Farm

(MissionNewswire) Two Salesian volunteers, Pilar Muñoz and Rosa Morago, recently spent time volunteering at the Don Bosco Farm, a Salesian project for street youth that is part of the larger Don Bosco Home located in the city of Ambato, Ecuador. Both Muñoz and Morago are from Spain and received their training for international volunteer work from the Spanish Salesian more...

ANS , Ecuador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for musical instruments for new school band

By at August 21, 2018 | 12:33 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for musical instruments for new school band

(MissionNewswire) Donor funding through Salesian Missions is providing the necessary capital for musical instruments for a new school band at St. Augustine's Agricultural Secondary School in Lungi, Sierra Leone. The project will provide an extra-curricular program in music and entertainment that will bring relief and healing from the trauma that persists in the more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Sierra Leone

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries provide a summer camp for youth in remote village of Tappita

By at August 19, 2018 | 1:04 pm

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries provide a summer camp for youth in remote village of Tappita

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Tappita, a village 400 kilometers from Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia, operate a summer camp for youth during July and August when school is closed. Known as Holiday Camp, the program helps ensure that youth are engaged in safe and healthy activities throughout the summer months. During school breaks, even during the more...

ANS , Liberia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ARGENTINA: Don Bosco Oratory provides a residence supported by the community for 29 youth who attend the local Salesian school

By at August 18, 2018 | 2:41 pm

ARGENTINA: Don Bosco Oratory provides a residence supported by the community for 29 youth who attend the local Salesian school

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate the Don Bosco Oratory in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. The Don Bosco oratory operates with a minimal budget but provides a wealth of services for marginalized and at-risk youth. The structure has a youth center, community residence and a church with no facilities to generate income. Everything participants in the program more...

ANS , Argentina , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INDIA: Salesian institutions affected by damaging widespread flooding in Kerala in southern India

By at August 18, 2018 | 6:12 am

INDIA: Salesian institutions affected by damaging widespread flooding in Kerala in southern India

(MissionNewswire) Salesian institutions in central Kerala, India, have been affected by ongoing flooding in the region. NPR has reported that as of Friday, Aug. 17, at least 324 people have died from the monsoon flooding, according to the office of Kerala's chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan. Kerala has been affected by one of the worst floods in its history and the rain more...

ANS , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , India

UNITED STATES: Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School welcomes 127 new students into its successful Corporate Work Study program

By at August 16, 2018 | 1:06 pm

UNITED STATES: Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School welcomes 127 new students into its successful Corporate Work Study program

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School which was founded in 2007 and is located in Takoma Park, Md., outside of Washington. D.C., has welcomed 123 freshmen and four transferring sophomores this summer. All students attending Don Bosco Cristo Rey participate in the school’s Corporate Work Study Program where they gain professional work experience and earn more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , United States