Americas & Caribbean

GUATEMALA: Salesian missionaries begin offering emergency aid and support after devastating Fuego volcanic eruption

By at June 11, 2018 | 8:41 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are responding to needs of residents who were affected by the Fuego volcanic eruption that happened on Sunday, June 3. The head of Guatemala’s National Forensic Sciences Institute has reported the latest death toll stands at more than 100 people with more than 200 still reported missing and nearly 3,000 people wounded and more...

Guatemala , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

GUATEMALA: Salesian medical clinic makes improvements to meet community demand for medical care

By at June 4, 2018 | 8:24 am

GUATEMALA: Salesian medical clinic makes improvements to meet community demand for medical care

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries provide a range of educational and social programs for poor youth and their families in San Benito Petén, Guatemala. Salesian missionaries in the region provide a medical clinic that helps to care for people from the local villages. The clinic, dedicated to Artemide Zatti, a Salesian of Don Bosco and a noted pharmacist who more...

Guatemala , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

HAITI: More than 1,000 youth from Salesian programs across Haiti take part in the seventh edition of the Salesian National Games

By at May 30, 2018 | 9:16 am

HAITI: More than 1,000 youth from Salesian programs across Haiti take part in the seventh edition of the Salesian National Games

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Port-au-Prince, Haiti organized the seventh edition of the Salesian National Games. The games, held May 17-20, brought together more than 1,000 youth from several Salesian and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians programs across Haiti. The sporting event began with an opening speech by Father Jean-Paul Mésidor, superior of the more...

Haiti , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ECUADOR: Salesian missionaries rebuild school buildings after they were destroyed in the April 2016 earthquake

By at May 18, 2018 | 5:59 am

ECUADOR: Salesian missionaries rebuild school buildings after they were destroyed in the April 2016 earthquake

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have inaugurated new school buildings after they were destroyed in the 7.8 earthquake that killed close to 700 and initially left tens of thousands homeless in Ecuador. The earthquake, which struck on April 16, 2016, destroyed water systems, collapsed roads and affected 33 health centers. In addition, 560 schools and close to 10,000 more...

Ecuador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BRAZIL: Salesian missionaries are helping young, single mothers with shelter and education in the remote area of Iauaretê

By at May 17, 2018 | 8:00 am

BRAZIL: Salesian missionaries are helping young, single mothers with shelter and education in the remote area of Iauaretê

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries, in collaboration with Italian volunteers and Mary Help of Christians and all led by Italian Salesian missionary Father Roberto Cappelletti, bring hope and education to those living in Iauaretê. The community is located in the deep western part of the Brazilian Amazon at the border with Colombia and is one of the farthest and most more...

Brazil , Featured on slider , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ARGENTINA: Salesian Intercultural Vocational Training Center launches new building to provide additional vocational training courses

By at April 27, 2018 | 9:01 am

ARGENTINA: Salesian Intercultural Vocational Training Center launches new building to provide additional vocational training courses

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Intercultural Vocational Training Center in Resistencia, the capital and largest city of the province of Chaco in northeastern Argentina, has recently inaugurated a new building. This new space enables more youth to attend skills training to find and retain a useful profession or trade for their future, build important relationships and more...

Argentina , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ARGENTINA: San José Vocational Training Center offers free vocational training to marginalized youth and adults

By at April 11, 2018 | 5:31 am

ARGENTINA: San José Vocational Training Center offers free vocational training to marginalized youth and adults

(MissionNewswire) The San José Vocational Training Center in Salta, provincial capital in mountainous northwestern Argentina, offers free evening vocational training to older youth and adults living in conditions of poverty and social isolation. Students come from several different neighborhoods and many have not finished school, but all attend because they want to do more...

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

ARGENTINA: Salesian missionaries develop collaborative project to assist and support local efforts for poor youth and their families

By at April 7, 2018 | 5:58 am

ARGENTINA: Salesian missionaries develop collaborative project to assist and support local efforts for poor youth and their families

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Córdoba, Argentina offer assistance to thousands of children and older youth living in vulnerable circumstances. In 2011, missionaries launched the Amarrando Redes de Solidaridad (Connecting Networks of Solidarity) project, which aims to develop a new culture of solidarity while moving past society’s often individualistic more...

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

HAITI: Lakay Don Bosco celebrates 30 years providing services to homeless, at-risk youth Cap-Haïtien and Port-au-Prince

By at March 27, 2018 | 4:28 pm

HAITI: Lakay Don Bosco celebrates 30 years providing services to homeless, at-risk youth Cap-Haïtien and Port-au-Prince

(MissionNewswire) Lakay Don Bosco was established in 1988 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti by an Italian Salesian priest.  Father Attilio Stra launched the project to answer the needs of children and older youth who have been rejected and marginalized and lived in situations of neglect, negligence or serious social risk. For 30 years that has remained the mission of Lakay Don more...

ANS , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Haiti

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries continue to care for homeless, abandoned youth despite overcrowding

By at March 27, 2018 | 4:08 pm

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries continue to care for homeless, abandoned youth despite overcrowding

(MissionNewswire) Despite the economic and political instability in Venezuela, Salesian missionaries continue to take care of children living on the streets and recover those who belong to criminal gangs. The Latin American Herald Tribune has reported that an increasing number of Venezuelans are crossing the border into Colombia due to the unprecedented economic and more...

NOT ans , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Venezuela