Americas & Caribbean

CHILE: New Initiative Provides Advanced Training at Salesian Agriculture Schools Around the Globe

By at November 23, 2017 | 4:30 pm

CHILE: New Initiative Provides Advanced Training at Salesian Agriculture Schools Around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries, through the Don Bosco Solidarity Circuit initiative, have begun providing training and technical assistance to Salesian agriculture schools around the globe. The initiative is made possible through the collaboration of the Salesian-run organizations of Plaza Argentina Association and Missionary Museum of Colle Don Bosco, along with more...

Chile , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PERU: Red de Casas Don Bosco and Don Bosco Foundation launch fundraising to aid more than 600 youth in Salesian-run boarding homes

By at November 21, 2017 | 1:52 pm

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries, through 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 cities of Ayacucho, Arequipa, Cusco, Huancayo and Lima (Breña and Rímac), and the Cusco Alto Andinas missions more...

Peru

U.S./Sri Lanka: Long Island University post-graduate students help raise money and donated soccer equipment for poor students in Don Bosco programs in Sri Lanka

By at November 20, 2017 | 11:07 am

(MissionNewswire) In May 2017, two Long Island University (LIU) post-graduate students, Jake Murphy and Thomas Schoen, presented at an international marketing conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. During their trip, their group visited Don Bosco High School to better understand the socio-economic situation in the country. The Sri Lankan government has asked more...

Sri Lanka , United States

VENEZUELA: Two Salesian programs provide support and education for street youth in Caracas

By at November 16, 2017 | 9:56 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Caracas have two programs that specifically work to aid street youth in Venezuela's capital city. Both Red de Casas Don Bosco and the Patio Abierto Don Bosco aim to improve the lives of street children by connecting them with shelter, meeting their basic needs, and educating them. For many, living on the street and trying to make more...

Venezuela

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries launch communal feeding programs for the elderly and at-risk youth

By at November 6, 2017 | 11:58 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate a feeding program at the “La Dolorita” Salesian Technical & Vocational School in the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela. Known as the “Communal Pots & Pans” program, it provides meals to those most in need in the community, including the elderly, families and at-risk youth. Inspired by Pope Francis and the Year more...

Venezuela

MEXICO: Salesian Refectory Padre Chava celebrates 18 years of service to migrants and those at-risk in Tijuana

By at November 3, 2017 | 6:49 am

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Refectory Padre Chava located at the Salesian Center in Tijuana, Mexico, on the United States-Mexico border, recently celebrated 18 years of aid to the most vulnerable people. The refectory provides meals and other assistance to migrants from Mexico, Central America and Haiti, as well as those who are homeless, the elderly, people with more...

Mexico

HAITI: Salesian missionaries form new partnership to launch Haiti’s first vocational training for bakers

By at November 1, 2017 | 8:26 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the National School of Arts and Crafts (ENAM) have partnered with Les Cereales d'Haiti, S.A., a mid-sized organization in the grain industry in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to develop a 10-month training course for young bakers. This partnership brings the first vocational training school for bakers to Haiti and will allow more...

Haiti

PUERTO RICO: Salesian missionaries continue to assess their own damage from Hurricane Maria while aiding community residents

By at October 25, 2017 | 10:16 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are continuing to address community needs while dealing with their own property damage in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Officials have been unable to give an accurate death toll from the storms as of yet. CNN is reporting that about 1 million people are still without running water and 3 million of the more...

Puerto Rico

GUATEMALA: Two Argentine doctors volunteer at Salesian health clinic in San Benito Petén

By at October 21, 2017 | 8:40 am

GUATEMALA: Two Argentine doctors volunteer at Salesian health clinic in San Benito Petén

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries provide a range of educational and social programs for poor youth and their families in San Benito Petén, Guatemala. Recently, two Argentine doctors, Florencia and Maite, spent several months as volunteers working with the Salesian parish in the community. Their work began in October 2016 and included providing care for those who more...

Guatemala , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ECUADOR: Salesian Youth Volunteering Project has sent 2,206 volunteers to Salesian programs since its inception

By at October 21, 2017 | 7:30 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Youth Volunteering Project has sent 2,206 volunteers to Salesian programs since its inception

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Family Missionary Youth Volunteering Project in Ecuador was established in 1972 at the Mary Help of Christians in Cuenca with just two young people. It was the starting point for this social initiative that began to grow year after year. Over the course of the initiative, 2,206 have volunteered a year of their lives to help society’s most more...

Ecuador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)