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SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries continue to provide education and food relief to youth and their families in local villages

By at October 3, 2018 | 8:42 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries continue to provide education and food relief to youth and their families in local villages

(MissionNewswire) South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan in 2011 but has faced an ongoing civil war that started in December 2013 and has resulted in a dire humanitarian crisis. Responding to the civil strife is nothing new to Salesian missionaries in South Sudan who are dedicated to the programs and services they are providing across the country. Despite more...

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

ITALY: Don Bosco House project provides poor youth educational support and extra-curricular activities like art, music and sports

By at September 30, 2018 | 8:58 am

ITALY: Don Bosco House project provides poor youth educational support and extra-curricular activities like art, music and sports

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the Salesians of Social Welfare, also known as the SCS/CNOS Federation, are impacting Italian youth and their families through the Don Bosco House project. The school year has started again in Italy but many youth lack the educational opportunities needed to succeed. According to Salesian missionaries working in Italy, more more...

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PARAGUAY: Salesian San Luís Educational Institution is developing a multi-purpose space to accommodate new programming and community groups

By at September 28, 2018 | 8:32 am

PARAGUAY: Salesian San Luís Educational Institution is developing a multi-purpose space to accommodate new programming and community groups

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Paraguay since establishing a church in Asunción in 1896. Through the years, missionaries have operated educational programs to help advance the skills and knowledge of the indigenous population in the area while promoting strong cooperation with leaders of the indigenous culture. Local Salesian programming more...

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

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Girls Shelter gives girls caught in prostitution a chance for a better life

By at September 27, 2018 | 10:30 am

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Girls Shelter gives girls caught in prostitution a chance for a better life

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations located in Freetown, has been helping young women caught up in prostitution come in off the streets. Father Jorge Crisafulli launched the program out of Don Bosco Fambul’s Girls Shelter in September 2016 with the aim of searching for girls in their workplaces where they more...

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

ECUADOR: Salesian volunteer discovers his passion for working with at-risk youth while volunteering at Salesian program

By at September 22, 2018 | 10:46 am

ECUADOR: Salesian volunteer discovers his passion for working with at-risk youth while volunteering at Salesian program

(MissionNewswire) Gonzalo Peralta, a 26-year old from Chile, spent nine months as a volunteer missionary at Chicos de la Calle, a Salesian foundation located in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. After volunteering, Peralta decided not to continue his post-graduate program in mathematics but rather enroll in a master's degree program in psychology in order to continue his more...

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SPAIN: Salesian students participate in initiative to assist students with autism spectrum disorders and their teachers

By at September 22, 2018 | 10:18 am

SPAIN: Salesian students participate in initiative to assist students with autism spectrum disorders and their teachers

(MissionNewswire) The “Electronics and Autism Spectrum Disorders: building bridges for communication” initiative in Pamplona, Spain is focused on developing strategies to help children who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their teachers overcome the difficulties of interaction within the classroom. The initiative is a collaboration between the Salesians of more...

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

VIETNAM: Salesian universities prepare youth for the workforce and religious life as lay teachers and priests

By at September 21, 2018 | 11:18 am

VIETNAM: Salesian universities prepare youth for the workforce and religious life as lay teachers and priests

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate universities in both Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) and in Dalat, Vietnam that educate youth from all over the country. The universities provide vocational and technical education as well as help youth learn how to live on their own for the first time. Salesian students typically organize themselves into more...

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

ETHIOPIA: Homeless and abandoned youth have chance at a better life thanks to Bosco Children Project

By at September 21, 2018 | 10:28 am

ETHIOPIA: Homeless and abandoned youth have chance at a better life thanks to Bosco Children Project

(MissionNewswire) With the school year beginning in countries across the world, many youth continue to struggle to gain an education due to poverty and a lack of opportunity. Thanks to a partnership between the Don Bosco International Volunteers for Development (VIS) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), youth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia have access to more...

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GLOBAL: Don Bosco Green Alliance and Salesian programs around the globe participate in World Cleanup Day on Sept. 15

By at September 20, 2018 | 5:49 pm

GLOBAL: Don Bosco Green Alliance and Salesian programs around the globe participate in World Cleanup Day on Sept. 15

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Green Alliance and Salesian programs around the globe joined the global initiative, World Cleanup Day on Sept. 15. According to the World Cleanup Day website, the initiative was launched 10 years ago in Estonia when 4 percent of the country’s population cleaned the entire country of illegally dumped waste in a matter of hours. Millions more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco’s Prafulta Psychological Services celebrates 20th anniversary providing psychological services to youth

By at September 20, 2018 | 11:38 am

INDIA: Don Bosco’s Prafulta Psychological Services celebrates 20th anniversary providing psychological services to youth

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco’s Prafulta Psychological Services, located on the campus of the Salesian St. Dominic Savio High School in Mumbai, India, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary providing psychological services to youth and families in the region. As a result of rampant poverty, child abuse and exploitation as well as high incidences of child labor, many more...

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