Americas & Caribbean

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)

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries launch communal feeding programs for the elderly and at-risk youth

By at November 6, 2017 | 11:58 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate a feeding program at the “La Dolorita” Salesian Technical & Vocational School in the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela. Known as the “Communal Pots & Pans” program, it provides meals to those most in need in the community, including the elderly, families and at-risk youth. Inspired by Pope Francis and the Year more...

Venezuela

EL SALVADOR: Salesian vocational graduates receive tool kits to help them prepare for the workforce

By at November 6, 2017 | 11:36 am

EL SALVADOR: Salesian vocational graduates receive tool kits to help them prepare for the workforce

(MissionNewswire) Since 1991, Salesian missionaries at Ciudadela Don Bosco (Don Bosco Citadel) in San Salvador, El Salvador have been providing at-risk youth the educational foundation, technical training and life-skills development to help them find and excel in long-term jobs. At Don Bosco Citadel’s Vocational Training Center, close to 1,700 students between the ages more...

El Salvador , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

MEXICO: Salesian Refectory Padre Chava celebrates 18 years of service to migrants and those at-risk in Tijuana

By at November 3, 2017 | 6:49 am

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Refectory Padre Chava located at the Salesian Center in Tijuana, Mexico, on the United States-Mexico border, recently celebrated 18 years of aid to the most vulnerable people. The refectory provides meals and other assistance to migrants from Mexico, Central America and Haiti, as well as those who are homeless, the elderly, people with more...

Mexico

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

GUATEMALA: Two Argentine doctors volunteer at Salesian health clinic in San Benito Petén

By at October 21, 2017 | 8:40 am

GUATEMALA: Two Argentine doctors volunteer at Salesian health clinic in San Benito Petén

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries provide a range of educational and social programs for poor youth and their families in San Benito Petén, Guatemala. Recently, two Argentine doctors, Florencia and Maite, spent several months as volunteers working with the Salesian parish in the community. Their work began in October 2016 and included providing care for those who more...

Guatemala , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ECUADOR: Salesian Youth Volunteering Project has sent 2,206 volunteers to Salesian programs since its inception

By at October 21, 2017 | 7:30 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Youth Volunteering Project has sent 2,206 volunteers to Salesian programs since its inception

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Family Missionary Youth Volunteering Project in Ecuador was established in 1972 at the Mary Help of Christians in Cuenca with just two young people. It was the starting point for this social initiative that began to grow year after year. Over the course of the initiative, 2,206 have volunteered a year of their lives to help society’s most more...

Ecuador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)