Americas & Caribbean

BRAZIL: More than 60 youth with disabilities experience hippotherapy thanks to collaborative partnerships with Don Bosco Institute

By at July 29, 2018 | 7:02 am

BRAZIL: More than 60 youth with disabilities experience hippotherapy thanks to collaborative partnerships with Don Bosco Institute

(MissionNewswire) More than 60 children with disabilities and special needs from the Don Bosco Institute in São Paulo, Brazil, recently took part in the Gira Mondo project facilitated by the Hippotherapy Research and Development Center, the Horse Police Regiment and the São Paulo Military Police. Hippotherapy is the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic and more...

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

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions highlights programs for victims of human trafficking on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

By at July 27, 2018 | 2:30 pm

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions highlights programs for victims of human trafficking on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and organizations around the globe in honoring World Day against Trafficking in Persons. In 2013, UN member states adopted a resolution that designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The day aims to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of more...

Colombia , Ghana , Senegal , Spain , Special Reports

ECUADOR: Salesian Project Ecuador brought together 160 youth to compete in soccer championships held at Don Bosco House

By at July 27, 2018 | 10:30 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Project Ecuador brought together 160 youth to compete in soccer championships held at Don Bosco House

(MissionNewswire) From July 19-21, Salesian missionaries with the Don Bosco House, located in the city of Guayaquil, held a soccer championship for youth called the Salesian Mundialito. The 160 youth who participated are mostly street children and are all part of the Salesian Project Ecuador. The Salesian Mundialito is a formative sporting event attended by at-risk more...

ANS , Ecuador , 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)

ECUADOR: Salesian Missions donor provides funding to support sports programming at Father Antonio Amador Soccer School

By at July 20, 2018 | 8:42 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Missions donor provides funding to support sports programming at Father Antonio Amador Soccer School

(MissionNewswire) A donation, provided through Salesian Missions to the Guayaquil Salesian Project Foundation, has helped subsidize programming for the Father Antonio Amador Soccer School at the Don Bosco House located in the city of Guayaquil. The foundation has made a commitment to offer children, adolescents and older youth a place to practice sports with a particular more...

Ecuador , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

GUATEMALA: Donated masks prove critical during relief efforts after Fuego volcanic eruption

By at July 18, 2018 | 9:21 am

GUATEMALA: Donated masks prove critical during relief efforts after Fuego volcanic eruption

(MissionNewswire) Early in 2018, Salesian missionaries received a shipment of food, medicines and other items from Canada for their mission in San Benito Petén, Guatemala. Among the items received were 10 cases of protective masks for nurses which was far beyond what the mission though they could use. The masks proved extremely useful after the Fuego volcanic eruption more...

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

El SALVADOR: Furniture donation from IRN impacts close to 900 students, enhancing their learning environments

By at July 12, 2018 | 1:41 pm

El SALVADOR: Furniture donation from IRN impacts close to 900 students, enhancing their learning environments

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco University in San Salvador, El Salvador has received 586 pieces of furniture for its School of Rehabilitation Sciences and School of Aeronautics thanks to a recent donation made possible by an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and IRN (Institution Recycling Network). IRN matches surplus items with organizations and more...

El Salvador , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

CHILE: Salesian missionaries open new home – Nueva Luz – for homeless youth thanks to public-private partnerships

By at July 5, 2018 | 9:41 am

CHILE: Salesian missionaries open new home – Nueva Luz – for homeless youth thanks to public-private partnerships

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Santiago, Chile inaugurated a new home for youth called, Nueva Luz (New Light). The home can accommodate eight people and was created thanks to a public-private collaboration between the Don Bosco Foundation of Chile, the construction company Sodimac and the Chilean government. This is good news for the community after a fire more...

Chile , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uncategorized

BRAZIL: Salesian Network of Brazil’s Northeast holds 33rd annual sports tournament to showcase youth athletic and team skills

By at July 4, 2018 | 5:29 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian Network of Brazil’s Northeast holds 33rd annual sports tournament to showcase youth athletic and team skills

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries recently held the 33rd edition of the Nordestão Salesiano, a student athletic tournament facilitated by the Salesian Network of Brazil's Northeast. The tournament brought together more than 1,200 youth during the last week of June. The event was held at the Henrique Castriciano of Nata educational complex’s gym. This year’s more...

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

EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University students join with other university students in San Salvador to design and present new water filtration project

By at June 25, 2018 | 12:23 pm

EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University students join with other university students in San Salvador to design and present new water filtration project

(MissionNewswire) Strategic design students attending the Mónica Herrara School of Communication joined together with industrial and graphic design students from Don Bosco University to present their “Design for Vulnerability” water filtration project in New York in May 2018. Their project was presented at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and won a prize more...

El Salvador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uncategorized