Americas & Caribbean

CUBA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Educational Workshops and Youth Center in Camagüey

By at October 4, 2017 | 5:48 pm

CUBA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Educational Workshops and Youth Center in Camagüey

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Camagüey, Cuba, a city of 300,000 people located in the eastern region of the country, since 1917. There have been no religious or private colleges in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, but Salesian missionaries focus their work with youth through the local Salesian church parish. Three Salesian missionaries more...

Caribbean , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PUERTO RICO: Millions affected by Hurricane Maria and in need of assistance, Salesian missionaries prepare to assist

By at September 29, 2017 | 2:35 pm

PUERTO RICO: Millions affected by Hurricane Maria and in need of assistance, Salesian missionaries prepare to assist

(MissionNewswire) Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, killing at least 10 people and leaving almost all of the island without power and communications, according to CNN news reports. Puerto Rico, with a population of more than 3.4 million, has had homes, schools and buildings destroyed, roads completely washed away and others blocked with debris, and a more...

Disaster Relief , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Puerto Rico

GUATEMALA: The Don Bosco Center celebrates its 35th year of providing education and workforce development services to youth

By at September 27, 2017 | 6:19 am

GUATEMALA: The Don Bosco Center celebrates its 35th year of providing education and workforce development services to youth

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center, located in Tzacanihá, near San Pedro Carcha, has been welcoming the children and young people of Raxruhá and the nearby city of Chamelco for 35 years. The organization recently celebrated its anniversary. Father Antonio De Groot, founder of the Don Bosco Center, organized this 35th anniversary celebration with the support of his more...

Guatemala , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MEXICO: Salesian missionaries are assessing damage and providing humanitarian assistance after devastating earthquake in Mexico City

By at September 21, 2017 | 5:52 am

MEXICO: Salesian missionaries are assessing damage and providing humanitarian assistance after devastating earthquake in Mexico City

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have already begun responding with humanitarian aid and assistance after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake reduced many buildings in Mexico City to rubble on Sept. 19. This is the second earthquake to hit Mexico in just 12 days. CNN is reporting that the earthquake has killed at least 225 and rescue operations are still underway. According more...

Mexico , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

CHILE: Salesian University students providing needed assistance to those living in homeless camps

By at September 14, 2017 | 1:40 pm

CHILE: Salesian University students providing needed assistance to those living in homeless camps

(MissionNewswire) According to the 2016 national census prepared by TECHO, a youth-focused nonprofit present in Latin America that addresses issues of poverty, 38,770 families live in 660 camps throughout Chile. Eighty-one of these camps are in the metropolitan areas. These informal settlements and camps (or shantytowns as they used to be called) are characterized by the more...

Chile , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Rise Against Hunger provides medical aid to Salesian-run health clinics

By at September 14, 2017 | 9:53 am

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Rise Against Hunger provides medical aid to Salesian-run health clinics

(MissionNewswire) Eight Salesian-run health clinics, located in Santo Domingo,  Jarrabacoa, Hainamosa, La Vega, and Santiago in the Dominican Republic, received medical aid in 2016 and 2017 thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), an international relief organization that provides food and more...

Dominican Republic , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider

UNITED STATES: Salesian Missions sets up fund to aid Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief

By at September 14, 2017 | 8:51 am

UNITED STATES: Salesian Missions sets up fund to aid Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has just launched a new hurricane fund. Donations received through the fund will go to support Salesian missionary programs in countries affected by Hurricane Irma, which may include communities in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba*, and the United States. Because more...

Disaster Relief , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , United States

EL SALVADOR: New coworking center at Don Bosco University aims to be learning center for technical small business training

By at August 29, 2017 | 5:35 pm

EL SALVADOR: New coworking center at Don Bosco University aims to be learning center for technical small business training

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco University recently launched a new Coworking Center UDB in collaboration with the El Salvador government, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the National Commission for Micro and Small Enterprises. This new physical space aims to promote innovation in micro and small businesses related to the production of fabrics, ceramics and typical more...

El Salvador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

HAITI: USAID Hunger for Education grant secured by Salesian Missions provides second food aid shipments to 6 Salesian centers

By at August 25, 2017 | 2:57 pm

HAITI: USAID Hunger for Education grant secured by Salesian Missions provides second food aid shipments to 6 Salesian centers

(MissionNewswire) Salesian students at six Salesian centers in Haiti are receiving access to better nutrition this year thanks to a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco headquartered in New Rochelle, N.Y., secured the grant for its Hunger for Education USAID more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Haiti

HAITI: Salesian Technical Training Provides Professional Skills to Youth Affected by Hurricane Matthew

By at August 20, 2017 | 10:36 am

HAITI: Salesian Technical Training Provides Professional Skills to Youth Affected by Hurricane Matthew

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are continuing to rebuild after Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane, pummeled Haiti on Oct. 4, 2016, affecting 2.1 million people including close to 894,000 children. The hurricane caused nearly 1,000 deaths and has left nearly 141,000 people still displaced, most of whom are living in temporary shelters. The Salesian-run more...

Haiti , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)