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INDIA: Don Bosco Junior College launches solar energy plant to provide clean energy to the school

By at January 11, 2018 | 8:02 am

INDIA: Don Bosco Junior College launches solar energy plant to provide clean energy to the school

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Junior College in the Yerwada district within the city of Pune, recently inaugurated a solar energy plant capable of generating 31 kilowatts of renewable energy. The college has become a model of clean energy for all Salesian institutes at the provincial, national and international levels. The solar energy system, which was designed, more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MEXICO: Salesian university students from the U.S. volunteer time at Salesian Refectory Padre Chava

By at January 5, 2018 | 12:40 pm

MEXICO: Salesian university students from the U.S. volunteer time at Salesian Refectory Padre Chava

(MissionNewswire) In December 2017, a group of Salesian university student volunteers from different locations across the United States, accompanied by Salesian Father Abraham Feliciano, arrived in Tijuana, Mexico to provide support for the Salesian Refectory Padre Chava, which assists migrants and people living in the streets. The volunteers contributed food they helped more...

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

INDIA/NEPAL: Salesian radio station holds historic Indo-Nepalese Friendship Tour

By at January 5, 2018 | 7:40 am

INDIA/NEPAL: Salesian radio station holds historic Indo-Nepalese Friendship Tour

(MissionNewswire) In December 2016, Salesian missionaries at the Salesian College Sonada in Darjeeling, India began regularly scheduled programming for their new radio station with 20 different programs produced in the Nepali language. The radio station (90.8 FM) is the first community/campus radio in West Bengal and the entire northeast India to be operated by a more...

India , Nepal , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PERU: New boat helps Salesian missionaries travel to hard to reach communities in the Amazon

By at January 2, 2018 | 9:32 am

PERU: New boat helps Salesian missionaries travel to hard to reach communities in the Amazon

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Luigi Bolla has traveled thousands of kilometers in the Amazon jungle between Peru and Ecuador, often sailing aboard a small boat known as “Pekepeke.” Fr. Bolla first arrived in Peru in 1984 and settled in Kuyuntsa, a city located in the district of Barranca, province of Datem del Marañon, Loreto region. “Yankuam Jintia,” or more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

PERU: Technical training center helps prepare youth in the Amazon for long-term employment

By at January 1, 2018 | 8:22 am

PERU: Technical training center helps prepare youth in the Amazon for long-term employment

(MissionNewswire) The Yankuam Jintia Training Center for Intercultural Education was developed by the Don Bosco Foundation to meet the needs of poor youth living in the Peruvian Amazon. The center was launched in August 2016, after support was provided by the German government through Don Bosco Mondo. Salesian Father Diego Clavijo and Father Nelson Vera have made the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

LIBERIA: Salesian Brother Lothar Wagner details needs for homeless children affected by war and the Ebola crisis

By at December 22, 2017 | 6:17 pm

LIBERIA: Salesian Brother Lothar Wagner details needs for homeless children affected by war and the Ebola crisis

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Brother Lothar Wagner has been in Liberia for about a year. In the West African country, Bro. Wagner takes care of children and older youth who are socially marginalized, such as the homeless “cemetery children” in Monrovia. These children are called that because they sleep in tombs in the cemetery as they have no other alternative place to more...

Liberia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MADAGASCAR: Playground equipment donated to Salesian Center in Bemaneviky

By at December 20, 2017 | 6:24 pm

MADAGASCAR: Playground equipment donated to Salesian Center in Bemaneviky

(MissionNewswire) Eight playground rides, built for the Don Bosco Oratory in San Donà di Piave (Venice), were donated to the Salesian Center in Bemaneviky, Madagascar. The initiative was made possible by a fundraiser developed by Salesian Father Enrico Gaetan and by volunteers who also did lathe and carpentry work for the project. Four of the playground rides have more...

Madagascar , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

EL SALVADOR: Without Barriers project graduates 87 people in American Sign Language

By at December 19, 2017 | 5:59 pm

EL SALVADOR: Without Barriers project graduates 87 people in American Sign Language

(MissionNewswire) The first group of graduates, 87 people in all, completed the first American Sign Language (ASL) course offered at Don Bosco University in El Salvador. The course is a part of the Without Barriers initiative launched by the Association of Salesian Students for Thought and Civic Education (AESPEC) and the Salesian Association of Students of Aeronautics more...

El Salvador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

UNITED STATES: Bosco Tech student’s initiative sends 900 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to children in need

By at December 19, 2017 | 11:34 am

UNITED STATES: Bosco Tech student’s initiative sends 900 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to children in need

(MissionNewswire) Nearly 900 children around the globe had a brighter Christmas thanks to the hard work of Grayson Wade, an architecture and construction engineering senior at Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) in Rosemead, Calif. Wade orchestrated a massive Operation Christmas Child shoebox donation drive and got the entire Bosco Tech student to rally behind his more...

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

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries’ humanitarian effort to rebuild 10 schools impacts more than 1,500 students

By at December 12, 2017 | 8:31 am

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries’ humanitarian effort to rebuild 10 schools impacts more than 1,500 students

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have continued to rebuild schools and other structures in Nepal after two earthquakes in 2015 caused massive destruction in the country. A devastating 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, followed by a second earthquake that struck on May 12. More than 8,000 people died and close to 20,000 were injured as a result of the more...

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