Americas & Caribbean

ECUADOR: Salesian Polytechnic University inaugurates new modern laboratory building

By at November 6, 2018 | 6:15 pm

ECUADOR: Salesian Polytechnic University inaugurates new modern laboratory building

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Polytechnic University which launched in 1994, has campuses in Cuenca, Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador. Recently, the Guayaquil campus inaugurated a new building complete with modern laboratories used for automotive, mechatronics, electronics and automation, electrotechnics, telecommunications and information technology courses. The new 7,500 more...

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

CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation launches new app to help intervention teams work effectively to support youth living on the streets

By at November 4, 2018 | 9:53 am

CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation launches new app to help intervention teams work effectively to support youth living on the streets

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Foundation of Chile in collaboration with Fundación País Digital of Microsoft Chile and DonaTec, an online donation program for the non-governmental agency CDI Chile, developed their new Registro Circuito de Calle (Register of Streets Circuit) app. The app allows users to update mapping within a territory, providing intervention teams more...

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

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries launch new agriculture projects at agriculture school in Barinas

By at October 31, 2018 | 11:33 am

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries launch new agriculture projects at agriculture school in Barinas

(MissionNewswire) Despite economic and political instability in Venezuela, Salesian missionaries continue to take care of poor youth and their families in the country. News reports have noted that poverty is reaching unprecedented levels with nearly 90 percent of the population facing conditions of poverty and 60 percent facing extreme poverty. An estimated 1.6 million more...

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

PERU: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for renovation of building and basketball court at Don Bosco Home for Troubled Youth

By at October 30, 2018 | 1:33 pm

PERU: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for renovation of building and basketball court at Don Bosco Home for Troubled Youth

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Home for Troubled Youth, located in Calca, Peru, was able to improve the condition of its facilities thanks to Salesian Missions donors. Funding was used to renovate a dilapidated part of the home and included the addition of a storage area and the repair of a previously unsafe basketball court and recreation area. Sports and recreation are more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Peru

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)

BOLIVIA: Youth who come from challenging family situations excel at Hogar Don Bosco

By at October 20, 2018 | 8:24 am

BOLIVIA: Youth who come from challenging family situations excel at Hogar Don Bosco

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are helping youth gain an education and access resources that meet their basic needs in several programs connected to the Don Bosco Project located in Santa Cruz, the largest city and capital of the Santa Cruz department in Bolivia. Throughout the Santa Cruz region several Salesian centers have been developed and expanded to meet more...

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

CHILE: Salesian institutions and students win awards in recent WorldSkills Competition

By at October 17, 2018 | 5:29 am

CHILE: Salesian institutions and students win awards in recent WorldSkills Competition

(MissionNewswire) Two students with the Don Bosco Institute of Punta Arenas in Chile received awards in this year’s WorldSkills competition. Jean Bravo won the prize in the auto mechanics competition and Gabriel Mansilla won first place in the competition for electrical installations. The Salesian Institute of Alameda won second place in the renewable energy category, more...

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

BOLIVIA: Salesian programs meet the basic needs of at-risk youth and provide access to education to prepare them for future employment

By at October 10, 2018 | 9:10 am

BOLIVIA: Salesian programs meet the basic needs of at-risk youth and provide access to education to prepare them for future employment

(MissionNewswire) Every year, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, commonly known as Santa Cruz, the largest city in Bolivia and the capital of the Santa Cruz department, attracts youth who leave the hard life of the rural highlands in search of a new life. Throughout the Santa Cruz region, several Salesian centers have been developed and expanded to meet the needs of the local more...

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

PARAGUAY: Street children attending programs at Don Bosco Roga will have new sports courts and sporting equipment thanks to Salesian Missions donors

By at October 10, 2018 | 8:49 am

PARAGUAY: Street children attending programs at Don Bosco Roga will have new sports courts and sporting equipment thanks to Salesian Missions donors

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions donors have provided the funding to renovate sports facilities at Don Bosco Roga, a Salesian home for street children located in Lambaré, Paraguay. The current facilities are in need of renovation and repair as they are in terrible condition and children are at risk of injury. The funding will support the reconstruction of three new, more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Paraguay

PARAGUAY: Salesian San Luís Educational Institution is developing a multi-purpose space to accommodate new programming and community groups

By at September 28, 2018 | 8:32 am

PARAGUAY: Salesian San Luís Educational Institution is developing a multi-purpose space to accommodate new programming and community groups

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Paraguay since establishing a church in Asunción in 1896. Through the years, missionaries have operated educational programs to help advance the skills and knowledge of the indigenous population in the area while promoting strong cooperation with leaders of the indigenous culture. Local Salesian programming more...

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