Caribbean

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

PUERTO RICO: Salesian Missions launches Puerto Rico hurricane fundraising campaign to aid ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts

By at March 22, 2018 | 2:39 pm

PUERTO RICO: Salesian Missions launches Puerto Rico hurricane fundraising campaign to aid ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries continue to respond to critical needs of victims of Hurricane Maria, which devastated communities across Puerto Rico in September 2017. To aid these ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has launched a new fundraising campaign to help aid this more...

ANS , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Puerto Rico

HAITI: Salesian missionaries reflect back on loss of life and rebuilding efforts, marking 8 years since earthquake

By at January 23, 2018 | 12:21 pm

HAITI: Salesian missionaries reflect back on loss of life and rebuilding efforts, marking 8 years since earthquake

(MissionNewswire) On Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, exactly eight years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, Salesian missionaries held Catholic Mass and a ceremony at the Salesian-run National School of Arts and Crafts (ENAM) in Port-au-Prince. The ceremony, presided by Father Morachel Bonhomme, vicar of the vice province of Haiti, drew a large number of more...

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

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

CUBA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Educational Workshops and Youth Center in Camagüey

By at October 4, 2017 | 5:48 pm

CUBA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Educational Workshops and Youth Center in Camagüey

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Camagüey, Cuba, a city of 300,000 people located in the eastern region of the country, since 1917. There have been no religious or private colleges in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, but Salesian missionaries focus their work with youth through the local Salesian church parish. Three Salesian missionaries more...

Caribbean , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PUERTO RICO: Millions affected by Hurricane Maria and in need of assistance, Salesian missionaries prepare to assist

By at September 29, 2017 | 2:35 pm

PUERTO RICO: Millions affected by Hurricane Maria and in need of assistance, Salesian missionaries prepare to assist

(MissionNewswire) Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, killing at least 10 people and leaving almost all of the island without power and communications, according to CNN news reports. Puerto Rico, with a population of more than 3.4 million, has had homes, schools and buildings destroyed, roads completely washed away and others blocked with debris, and a more...

Disaster Relief , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Puerto Rico

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Rise Against Hunger provides medical aid to Salesian-run health clinics

By at September 14, 2017 | 9:53 am

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Rise Against Hunger provides medical aid to Salesian-run health clinics

(MissionNewswire) Eight Salesian-run health clinics, located in Santo Domingo,  Jarrabacoa, Hainamosa, La Vega, and Santiago in the Dominican Republic, received medical aid in 2016 and 2017 thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), an international relief organization that provides food and more...

Dominican Republic , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider

HAITI: USAID Hunger for Education grant secured by Salesian Missions provides second food aid shipments to 6 Salesian centers

By at August 25, 2017 | 2:57 pm

HAITI: USAID Hunger for Education grant secured by Salesian Missions provides second food aid shipments to 6 Salesian centers

(MissionNewswire) Salesian students at six Salesian centers in Haiti are receiving access to better nutrition this year thanks to a 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., secured the grant for its Hunger for Education USAID more...

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

HAITI: Salesian Technical Training Provides Professional Skills to Youth Affected by Hurricane Matthew

By at August 20, 2017 | 10:36 am

HAITI: Salesian Technical Training Provides Professional Skills to Youth Affected by Hurricane Matthew

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are continuing to rebuild after Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane, pummeled Haiti on Oct. 4, 2016, affecting 2.1 million people including close to 894,000 children. The hurricane caused nearly 1,000 deaths and has left nearly 141,000 people still displaced, most of whom are living in temporary shelters. The Salesian-run more...

Haiti , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)