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VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries continue providing social programs for poor youth and their families despite economic and political instability

By at February 14, 2019 | 5:36 pm

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries continue providing social programs for poor youth and their families despite economic and political instability

(MissionNewswire) Despite economic and political instability in Venezuela, Salesian missionaries continue to take care of poor youth and their families in the country. Venezuelan journalists, M. Castro and J. Lafuente, recently described the situation in the country saying, “The needs, which include hunger, lack of water and continuous power cuts impose themselves on more...

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

PERU: Educators and youth from Red de Casas Don Bosco meet to discuss important topics in youth education and social support

By at February 10, 2019 | 4:07 pm

PERU: Educators and youth from Red de Casas Don Bosco meet to discuss important topics in youth education and social support

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries working at the organization, 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 Peruvian cities of Ayacucho, Arequipa, Cusco, Huancayo and Lima (Breña and Rímac) and in the Cusco more...

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

INDIA: BoscoNet received Art4Peace award for its contributions in the fields of education and social development

By at February 9, 2019 | 4:21 pm

INDIA: BoscoNet received Art4Peace award for its contributions in the fields of education and social development

(MissionNewswire) Father Noel Maddhichetty, director of BoscoNet, along with the BoscoNet team in New Delhi, India were honored with the Art4Peace award at the Teen Murthi Bhawan Auditorium in New Delhi. BoscoNet received the award in appreciation for its tremendous contributions in the fields of education and social development. Father Maddhichetty and his team more...

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

SYRIA: Salesian missionaries buy new plot of land to build Don Bosco Center in suburb of Damascus

By at February 9, 2019 | 2:33 pm

SYRIA: Salesian missionaries buy new plot of land to build Don Bosco Center in suburb of Damascus

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to support from the Salesian Rector Major, Father Ángel Fernández Artime, Salesian missionaries in Syria’s capital city of Damascus have been able to buy a plot of land on the outskirts of the city to build a new Don Bosco Center. The goal is to create a new space for youth to connect with their peers and with Salesian missionaries who are more...

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

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries launch new vocational training center at Palabek Refugee Settlement

By at February 8, 2019 | 12:35 pm

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries launch new vocational training center at Palabek Refugee Settlement

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries working in the Palabek Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda launched a new center for vocational training on Jan. 31. Uganda hosts close to 1.3 million refugees, the majority coming from South Sudan. Others are fleeing from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Somalia, Burundi and several other countries. The Palabek more...

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

CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation wins “Social Impact Technologies” award for new app that helps improve intervention for street children

By at February 7, 2019 | 2:18 pm

CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation wins “Social Impact Technologies” award for new app that helps improve intervention for street children

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Foundation in Santiago, Chile has won a “Social impact technologies” award for its new Registro Circuito de Calle (Register of Streets Circuit) app. Helping to improve intervention for street children, the new app was developed by the Don Bosco Foundation in collaboration with Fundación País Digital of Microsoft Chile and DonaTec, more...

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

SPAIN: Director of Salesian films and Salesian past pupil win Goya Awards in Spain

By at February 7, 2019 | 10:13 am

SPAIN: Director of Salesian films and Salesian past pupil win Goya Awards in Spain

(MissionNewswire) An event celebrating the 33rd Goya Awards, Spain's foremost annual national film awards, was held in Seville on Saturday, Feb. 2. "Campeones" and "El Reino" were the evening's two triumphant films but director, Raúl de la Fuente, and actor, Jesús Vidal, both with Salesian connections, won awards as well. Director, Raúl de la Fuente, and producer, more...

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

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Salesian Missions Lay Missioners begin their work in Salesian programs in Port Moresby

By at February 3, 2019 | 2:03 pm

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Salesian Missions Lay Missioners begin their work in Salesian programs in Port Moresby

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Lay Missioners program through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has sent three lay missionaries, one from Ecuador and two from the U.S., to work in Papua New Guinea. The Salesian Lay Missioners program began sending lay missionaries to the country in 1993 but stopped in 2005. This is the first year more...

ANS , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Papua New Guinea

SPAIN: Seven Salesian vocational training centers receive Siemens training certification

By at February 1, 2019 | 1:41 pm

SPAIN: Seven Salesian vocational training centers receive Siemens training certification

(MissionNewswire) Professors from Salesian vocational training centers in Spain took part in a training course on CNC SINUMERIK, a Siemens automation system for machine tools. The training, which took place from Jan. 8-11, was organized by Don Bosco Tech and Siemens and was held at the Salesian Center of Atocha in Madrid, Spain. As a result of the training, seven more...

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

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul holds marathon in honor of St. John (Don) Bosco feast day

By at January 31, 2019 | 1:05 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul holds marathon in honor of St. John (Don) Bosco feast day

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Fambul, located in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown, celebrated the feast of St. John (Don) Bosco this year with a variety of activities for youth. On Jan. 27, more than 100 youth participating in Don Bosco Fambul's programs took part in a marathon in honor of Don Bosco. The event was an opportunity for youth to engage with their more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone