Central America

EL SALVADOR: Scholarships from Salesian Missions enable 15 youth to study at Saint Cecilia Salesian High School in Santa Tecla

By at February 14, 2019 | 1:51 pm

(MissionNewswire) Fifteen youth, aged 12 to 15 who plan to continue their studies in the technical field, were able to attend the Saint Cecilia Salesian High School in 2018 thanks to scholarship funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The school, located in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, has a scholarship program designed for more...

El Salvador , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

GUATEMALA: Youth playing on the Don Bosco Sports football team have a chance to make their dreams comes true

By at January 19, 2019 | 10:11 am

GUATEMALA: Youth playing on the Don Bosco Sports football team have a chance to make their dreams comes true

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries provide a range of educational and social programs for poor youth and their families in San Benito Petén, Guatemala. Youth that are involved with the Salesian oratory are able to play sports through the Don Bosco Sports program which launched a football team in February 2016. As one of the programs used by Salesian missionaries to more...

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

GUATEMALA: Brazilian dentist provides dental clinic for poor youth and their families during the Christmas season

By at December 29, 2018 | 7:47 am

GUATEMALA: Brazilian dentist provides dental clinic for poor youth and their families during the Christmas season

(MissionNewswire) This Christmas was the second holiday season that Dr. Roberto Ceriotti, a Brazilian dentist, spent at the Salesian mission in San Benito Petén, Guatemala. Doctor Ceriotti spent the time helping poor youth and their families in need of dental checkups and care. His mother and sister were also with him to lend a hand. Salesian missionaries provide a more...

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

EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University students delivered 108 orthotic devices and eight lower limb prosthetic devices during mission trips in 2018

By at December 28, 2018 | 12:38 pm

EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University students delivered 108 orthotic devices and eight lower limb prosthetic devices during mission trips in 2018

(MissionNewswire) The School of Rehabilitation Sciences at Don Bosco University in San Salvador, El Salvador, contributes to the rehabilitation and inclusion of persons with disabilities through professional training in the field. Training standards meet those set by the World Health Organization and the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Students more...

El Salvador , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

HONDURAS: Ze Carlos Castro Medina excels in industrial mechanics course work as a recipient of the “Preventing Drug Consumption by Youngsters in Honduras” project

By at December 3, 2018 | 2:04 pm

HONDURAS: Ze Carlos Castro Medina excels in industrial mechanics course work as a recipient of the “Preventing Drug Consumption by Youngsters in Honduras” project

(MissionNewswire) Ze Carlos Castro Medina, a 21-year-old from the La Travesía District of Tegucigalpa in Honduras, is excelling in his coursework in industrial mechanics at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center thanks to a new Salesian project called “Preventing Drug Consumption by Youngsters in Honduras.” The project aims to provide life skills training to 500 more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Honduras

HONDURAS: Juan Ángel Joya breaks addiction and begins coursework at Don Bosco Vocational Training Center thanks to new Salesian project

By at November 27, 2018 | 10:17 am

HONDURAS: Juan Ángel Joya breaks addiction and begins coursework at Don Bosco Vocational Training Center thanks to new Salesian project

(MissionNewswire) After completing a pre-vocational course and internship, Juan Ángel Joya, a 17-year-old from the El Sitio district of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, has been admitted into the motorcycle mechanics course at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center thanks to a “Preventing Drug Consumption by Youngsters in Honduras” project. The project aims to provide life more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Honduras

HONDURAS: José Wilfredo Herrera was able to stop drug use and successfully complete coursework at Don Bosco Vocational Training Center thanks to new Salesian project

By at November 23, 2018 | 12:33 pm

HONDURAS: José Wilfredo Herrera was able to stop drug use and successfully complete coursework at Don Bosco Vocational Training Center thanks to new Salesian project

(MissionNewswire) José Wilfredo Herrera, a 17-year-old from Supaya village in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, has successfully completed motorcycle mechanics courses at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center thanks to a “Preventing Drug Consumption by Youngsters in Honduras” project. The project aims to provide life skills training to 500 youth between the ages of 15 and more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Honduras

HONDURAS: Salesian Missions secures funding to provide life skills training to combat risk of drug abuse and criminal activity in Tegucigalpa

By at November 19, 2018 | 10:36 am

HONDURAS: Salesian Missions secures funding to provide life skills training to combat risk of drug abuse and criminal activity in Tegucigalpa

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Tegucigalpa, Honduras has been implementing a “Preventing Drug Consumption by Youngsters in Honduras” project to provide life skills training to 500 youth between the ages of 15 and 30 over a two-year period. The goal is to reduce the involvement of youth who are at high social risk of drug abuse and more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Honduras

GUATEMALA: New collaborative project launches to build homes for poor families in San Benito Petén

By at October 25, 2018 | 8:04 am

GUATEMALA: New collaborative project launches to build homes for poor families in San Benito Petén

(MissionNewswire) Families living within the Salesian mission in San Benito Petén, located in the El Petén department of Guatemala, have new homes thanks to the support of Fundepaz, a nonprofit organization led by Father Fernando Echeverria, a Colombian priest living in the United States who has raised funding for the construction of two new homes. According to the more...

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

GUATEMALA: Salesian missionaries collaborate with Mesoamerican University for new courses targeted towards indigenous women

By at July 21, 2018 | 9:56 am

GUATEMALA: Salesian missionaries collaborate with Mesoamerican University for new courses targeted towards indigenous women

(MissionNewswire) In July, the first four students from a newly-established Mesoamerican University, located in the municipality of San Pedro Carchá, Guatemala, graduated with degrees in educational administration. The university was established four years ago and has been growing rapidly. It started with just 44 students and has grown to 564 students in 2018. Given more...

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