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SPAIN: Salesian missionaries provide education and social programs for more than 25,000 migrants and refugees through 40 projects

By at February 6, 2018 | 9:23 am

SPAIN: Salesian missionaries provide education and social programs for more than 25,000 migrants and refugees through 40 projects

(MissionNewswire) Salesian centers across Spain serve more than 25,000 migrants and refugees through 40 projects and with the help of 60 professionals and 200 volunteers. Salesian missionaries and their network of programs across Europe are assisting European countries with the ongoing refugee crisis. Salesian programs provide humanitarian and educational assistance to more...

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

SOUTH SUDAN: Graduate of Don Bosco School Tonj credits Salesian priest with inspiration for advancing to medical school in South Korea

By at January 28, 2018 | 7:47 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Graduate of Don Bosco School Tonj credits Salesian priest with inspiration for advancing to medical school in South Korea

(MissionNewswire) Dr. Thomas Taban Akot, a graduate of Don Bosco School Tonj in the South Sudan, is an international student at Inje University-Medical College in Busan, South Korea. He recently graduated from the medical college and passed his medical licensing examination. Dr. Akot credits much of his success to meeting the late Father John Lee Tae-Suk, a doctor and a more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries continue programs for poor and homeless youth despite instability in the country

By at January 25, 2018 | 10:35 am

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries continue programs for poor and homeless youth despite instability in the country

(MissionNewswire) Venezuela is facing an increase in corruption, prices and a scarcity of goods. As a result, the country is dealing with insecurity and violence. CNN Money released an article that noted Venezuela has lost half of its economy since 2013. According to the article, new figures published by the International Monetary Fund indicate that unemployment will more...

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

INDIA: Third annual Don Bosco Film Festival shows short films in 100 venues across 20 states in India

By at January 18, 2018 | 7:52 am

(MissionNewswire) The third annual Don Bosco Film Festival of India was held on Jan. 18-19, 2018. The theme for this year was “Youth for Life.” Nearly 100 venues across 20 states in India screened 34 short films that were selected by a panel of experts from hundreds of submissions. The themes of the short films focused on eco-awareness, respect for parents and more...

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

GERMANY: Young refugee succeeds in new community thanks to Don Bosco Youth Help Center

By at January 17, 2018 | 9:41 am

GERMANY: Young refugee succeeds in new community thanks to Don Bosco Youth Help Center

(MissionNewswire) Throughout Germany, Salesian missionaries operate several projects and facilities for young refugees who have sought asylum and arrived in the country without their family. The goal is to help these youth with their daily lives and assist with finding them a home and employment, along with integrating them into their new communities. Across Germany, more...

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

SPAIN: Salesian centers across Spain launch fundraising projects to collect food and other items for youth and families in need

By at January 12, 2018 | 12:16 pm

SPAIN: Salesian centers across Spain launch fundraising projects to collect food and other items for youth and families in need

(MissionNewswire) In the weeks starting the new year, many Salesian programs in Madrid and across Spain launched fundraising campaigns to help others in need. The majority of these solidarity campaigns are traditional yearly events in Salesian houses. These events always encourage hope, help to set new goals and persevere in the mission of caring for youth in need, as more...

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

BURKINA FASO: New Salesian complex underway to offer education, a women’s center and other programs for young girls and women

By at January 12, 2018 | 10:28 am

BURKINA FASO: New Salesian complex underway to offer education, a women’s center and other programs for young girls and women

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to the joint efforts of several Salesian organizations in Spain, a Women's Promotion Center is taking shape in Kouba, within the capital city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The center will be operated by the Salesian Daughters of Mary Help of Christians as part of a vast socio-educational project. Work started in December 2017 and should be more...

ANS , Burkina Faso , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

DR CONGO: Salesian staff at Bakanja Ville helps to reunify one young boy with his family

By at January 12, 2018 | 7:21 am

DR CONGO: Salesian staff at Bakanja Ville helps to reunify one young boy with his family

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Bakanja Ville is part of the local Salesian Bakanja Center for homeless children in the city of Lubumbashi in the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the first stop in the process of welcoming children into the Salesian program. It acts as a drop-in center and reception center for homeless youth who are more...

ANS , Congo (Democratic Republic) , 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

BENIN: New dormitory provides safe haven for young girls kept as child laborers

By at December 12, 2017 | 8:18 am

BENIN: New dormitory provides safe haven for young girls kept as child laborers

(MissionNewswire) Salesian sisters with the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians are in the process of starting a new reception center near Dantokpa market, the largest open-air market in West Africa, located in Cotonou, Benin. The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians have been active in the Dantokpa market since 2001, where they have been working for the reintegration of more...

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