Americas & Caribbean

UNITED STATES: Two Salesian High School Students Receive $40,000 College Scholarships from Edison Scholars Program

By at May 26, 2017 | 6:42 am

Two students from Salesian high schools in the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese are the recipients of the Edison Scholars Program, according to an article from Angelus. The Edison Scholars Program provides 30 high school seniors who excel in STEM subjects with $40,000 college scholarships. The Angelus article reports that on April 10, Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO more...

Uncategorized , United States

VENEZUELA: Two Salesian Past Pupils Killed During Ongoing Political and Social Unrest

By at May 25, 2017 | 1:49 pm

The Salesian Family in Venezuela has been affected by the recent political and social strife happening the country. A recent BBC article reports that Venezuela has been gripped by an ever-deepening economic and political crisis that has triggered almost daily anti-government protests since April. On April 19, peaceful demonstrations took place in the country to deliver to more...

Uncategorized , Venezuela

MEXICO: Salesian Missionaries Assist Haitian Migrants and Mexicans Deported from the United States

By at May 18, 2017 | 9:54 am

Between May 2016 and January 2017, Salesian missionaries faced a wave of Haitian migrants at its Salesian center, Desayunador Salesiano, in Tijuana. Haitian migrants arrived dizzy, exhausted, cold, hungry, and broke after their three-month land journey from Brazil. Some were sick. Some had delivered babies or miscarried along their route. Others had family and friends die more...

Mexico , Uncategorized

BRAZIL: Salesian University is Ranked Eighth Best University in all of Brazil

By at April 27, 2017 | 6:58 am

BRAZIL: Salesian University is Ranked Eighth Best University in all of Brazil

(MissionNewswire) According to results released by Brazil’s Ministry of Education, the Salesian-run Catholic University Center of Vitória was ranked as the best university center in the State of Espírito Santo and the eighth best in all of Brazil. The research that confirmed the ranking was conducted by Anísio Teixeira (Inep), the National Institute of Educational more...

Brazil , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

GUATEMALA: Salesian Missionaries Launch Youth Center in San Benito Petén

By at April 21, 2017 | 8:26 am

GUATEMALA: Salesian Missionaries Launch Youth Center in San Benito Petén

(MissionNewswire) In March, Salesian missionaries in San Benito Petén, Guatemala opened a new youth center in the village of La Cobanerita. The launch event of the new facility brought together youth from the local area along with their families for catechetical activities, games and sports. The new Salesian youth center has been in development for more than a more...

Guatemala , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MEXICO: Don Bosco Technological Institute Holds 10th Don Bosco Expotec for Students to Showcase Their Inventions

By at April 21, 2017 | 8:17 am

MEXICO: Don Bosco Technological Institute Holds 10th Don Bosco Expotec for Students to Showcase Their Inventions

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Technological Institute of Saltillo recently held the 10th Don Bosco Expotec, which highlighted 86 youth projects focused on the theme, “Young people who leave fingerprints.” The event was an opportunity for students studying for their bachelor’s degrees to put into practice their knowledge through ingenious inventions or improvements more...

Mexico , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Respond with Food and Medical Aid to Those Affected by Intense Flooding and Mudslides

By at April 18, 2017 | 10:44 am

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Respond with Food and Medical Aid to Those Affected by Intense Flooding and Mudslides

(MissionNewswire) Rains and heavy thunderstorms have continued to exacerbate already flooded conditions in Peru. The latest information from the National Emergency Operations Center reports deaths from flooding at more than 80 since the beginning of December 2016. More than 650,000 citizens have been affected with more than 145,000 properties damaged. The flooding and more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Peru

HAITI: First Rice-Meal Shipments Made to Six Salesian Centers Under the Hunger for Education USAID Food Relief Partnership Project

By at April 18, 2017 | 10:05 am

HAITI: First Rice-Meal Shipments Made to Six Salesian Centers Under the Hunger for Education USAID Food Relief Partnership Project

(MissionNewswire) Salesian students at six Salesian centers in Haiti have access to better nutrition thanks to a recent grant from the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID). Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco headquartered in New Rochelle, N.Y., received the grant for its Hunger for Education USAID International Food more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Haiti

HAITI: Recent Rice-Meal Donation Provides Better Nutrition to 1,500 Poor Youth and Their Families

By at April 3, 2017 | 10:09 am

HAITI: Recent Rice-Meal Donation Provides Better Nutrition to 1,500 Poor Youth and Their Families

(MissionNewswire) Poor youth and their families participating in Salesian programs that provide shelter, education and other services in Cap-Haïtien and Port-au-Prince have received access to better nutrition thanks to a recent shipment of fortified rice-meals. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Haiti

ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Housing and Education Programs for Indigenous Youth Living in the Amazon

By at March 31, 2017 | 10:14 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Housing and Education Programs for Indigenous Youth Living in the Amazon

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate a youth hostel and school for disadvantaged youth in Wasakentsa, an area in the city of Macas in southeastern Ecuador. The Salesian community currently provides housing for 40 boys and girls who attend the local Salesian school, which educates 120 students. Edwin Fernando Cárdenas became a Salesian in 2013 and began his more...

Ecuador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)