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GUATEMALA: Youth playing on the Don Bosco Sports football team have a chance to make their dreams comes true

By at January 19, 2019 | 10:11 am

GUATEMALA: Youth playing on the Don Bosco Sports football team have a chance to make their dreams comes true

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries provide a range of educational and social programs for poor youth and their families in San Benito Petén, Guatemala. Youth that are involved with the Salesian oratory are able to play sports through the Don Bosco Sports program which launched a football team in February 2016. As one of the programs used by Salesian missionaries to more...

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

INDIA: Graduate of Don Bosco Ashalayam chosen for Bollywood movie production

By at January 17, 2019 | 11:47 am

INDIA: Graduate of Don Bosco Ashalayam chosen for Bollywood movie production

(MissionNewswire) Rajdeep spent many years at Don Bosco Ashalayam, a Salesian center for youth at risk in Kolkata, the capital of India's West Bengal state. Last year, he left the center to join a rugby school. Recently, he was selected by a Bollywood film director to play a role in “Jungle Cry,” a film based on the true story of the Indian under-14 rugby team known more...

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

DR CONGO: Salesian missionaries help ensure youth affected by devastating fire are able to attend school

By at January 16, 2019 | 1:54 pm

DR CONGO: Salesian missionaries help ensure youth affected by devastating fire are able to attend school

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been providing support to families who lost everything when a devastating fire broke out in the Nyalukemba neighborhood in the city of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The fire destroyed more than 300 houses that had been built with wooden planks and were very close together. With the agreement of the diocesan more...

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

SPAIN: Salesian Garelli House provides a home and education for older youth who came to Spain as unaccompanied minors

By at January 16, 2019 | 1:30 pm

SPAIN: Salesian Garelli House provides a home and education for older youth who came to Spain as unaccompanied minors

(MissionNewswire) Said and Moha are young migrants who arrived in Spain on boats while they were still minors. They were taken in at a reception center in Hortaleza, a district in Madrid, that was set up by the Spanish government to address the initial needs of unaccompanied minors. Now that they are both 20 years old, Said and Moha are continuing their studies and more...

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

INDIA: Don Bosco Research Center in Mumbai releases research study on the children of migrant construction workers

By at January 14, 2019 | 9:44 am

INDIA: Don Bosco Research Center in Mumbai releases research study on the children of migrant construction workers

(MissionNewswire) A new research study on the children of migrant construction workers in six cities in India was released at the 13th National Boscoree in Nashik, an ancient holy city within the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The study, authored by Dr. Ajoy Fernandes, director of the Don Bosco Research Center in Mumbai, is available for sale from the Tej-Prasarini more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Kep gives children who have been exploited through child labor a chance to regain their childhood and go to school

By at January 13, 2019 | 9:17 am

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Kep gives children who have been exploited through child labor a chance to regain their childhood and go to school

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Technical School (Don Bosco Kep) and Don Bosco Children Fund, both located in the Kep district within the Kep province of Cambodia, are working to provide a second chance for children who have been exploited, abused and caught up in forced child labor. Samai (age 11) and Phirun (age 13) were both exploited in a brick factory where they worked more...

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

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries launch new electro-technician course at Don Bosco Technical High School

By at January 12, 2019 | 5:56 pm

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries launch new electro-technician course at Don Bosco Technical High School

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Technical High School in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city, have launched a new vocational training course for electro-technicians. There is an afternoon class available to high school students which compliments their current educational path as well as a morning class for young workers to help them obtain more...

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

LAOS: More than 1,000 youth have received an education from the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center

By at January 10, 2019 | 12:38 pm

LAOS: More than 1,000 youth have received an education from the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center

(MissionNewswire) More than 1,000 youth from every region of Laos have received an education at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center located in Vientiane, the capital of the country. Father Patrizio Maccioni, director of the center, notes that the institution is the only Salesian presence in Laos. Salesian missionaries first began working in Laos in 2004 when an more...

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MALTA: Salesians of Malta join with 46 other organizations urging European governments to take action in support of stranded migrants

By at January 10, 2019 | 10:43 am

MALTA: Salesians of Malta join with 46 other organizations urging European governments to take action in support of stranded migrants

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Malta are among 46 groups and non-governmental organizations urging governments in Europe to take action in support of migrants who are stranded on two boats between Malta and Sicily, Italy. Since the week before Christmas, 49 migrants have been stranded on two rescue ships owned by non-governmental organizations operating in more...

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

PARAGUAY: Salesian missionaries launch summer camps for youth in Concepción

By at January 9, 2019 | 12:59 pm

PARAGUAY: Salesian missionaries launch summer camps for youth in Concepción

(MissionNewswire) On Jan. 7, Salesian missionaries with the María Auxiliadora parish, located in Concepción, Paraguay, launched a summer camp. The camp takes place at the Santos Ángeles chapel and the Óga Renda square and provides a structured environment for children and older youth to spend time with their peers playing sports and participating in workshops, more...

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