Americas & Caribbean

UNITED STATES: Bosco Tech student’s initiative sends 900 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to children in need

By at December 19, 2017 | 11:34 am

UNITED STATES: Bosco Tech student’s initiative sends 900 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to children in need

(MissionNewswire) Nearly 900 children around the globe had a brighter Christmas thanks to the hard work of Grayson Wade, an architecture and construction engineering senior at Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) in Rosemead, Calif. Wade orchestrated a massive Operation Christmas Child shoebox donation drive and got the entire Bosco Tech student to rally behind his more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , United States

PERU: Don Bosco Foundation offers free medical and dental clinic for poor youth and their families

By at December 4, 2017 | 12:28 pm

PERU: Don Bosco Foundation offers free medical and dental clinic for poor youth and their families

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the Don Bosco Foundation of Peru recently launched a free medical, surgical and dentistry clinic in the cities of Pucallpa and Ucayali in the Amazonian rainforest.  The initiative was made possible by the support of ULYSSES, a humanitarian organization providing professional medical assistance, the Lions Club of Pucallpa, the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

UNITED STATES: Don Bosco Cristo Rey offers a unique corporate work study program to prepare high school students for college and employment

By at November 29, 2017 | 12:15 pm

UNITED STATES: Don Bosco Cristo Rey offers a unique corporate work study program to prepare high school students for college and employment

(MissionNewswire) Launched in 2007, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School is located in Takoma Park, Md.,  outside of Washington. D.C. The school is a unique partnership between the Archdiocese of Washington, the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Cristo Rey Network of Schools. The school, which is led by founding president Salesian Father Steve Shafran, was started for students more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , United States

ARGENTINA: Salesian Agricultural School launches new biodigestore to turn agriculture waste into clean energy

By at November 27, 2017 | 8:41 am

ARGENTINA: Salesian Agricultural School launches new biodigestore to turn agriculture waste into clean energy

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Agricultural School Carlos M. Casares, located in the rural area of Del Valle within Buenos Aires, Argentina, inaugurated a biodigestore, which is able to produce energy from agricultural production waste. According to Dr. Darío Perera, plant director, the biodigestore will be used to generate gas to provide hot water and heating for the more...

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

ECUADOR: Salesian programs provide education and Spanish language skills to indigenous populations

By at November 24, 2017 | 11:28 am

ECUADOR: Salesian programs provide education and Spanish language skills to indigenous populations

(MissionNewswire) For 40 years the Salesian community of Ceferino Namuncurá, located in the Ecuadorian province of Morona-Santiago, has been carrying out fundamental education and social development services for the indigenous Achuar who live in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Ceferino Namuncurá is known as Wasakéntsa in the indigenous Achuar language. The area is in the more...

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

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

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

(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...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

USA / SRI LANKA: Long Island University post-graduate students help raise money, donated soccer equipment for poor students in Don Bosco programs in Sri Lanka

By at November 20, 2017 | 11:07 am

USA / SRI LANKA: Long Island University post-graduate students help raise money, donated soccer equipment for poor students in Don Bosco programs in Sri Lanka

(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...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , 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

BOLIVIA: People’s Schools of Don Bosco educates more than 123,000 students

By at November 12, 2017 | 8:33 am

BOLIVIA: People’s Schools of Don Bosco educates more than 123,000 students

(MissionNewswire) With an investment of more than $1 million, the Bolivian government was able to extend the facility for the Convenio Don Bosco Institute in Potosí. The President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Evo Morales, inaugurated the new building Nov. 3. Salesian Father Luis Adolfo Tórrez Sanjinés, national director of the People's Schools of Don Bosco more...

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