South America

CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation facilitates TechCamp for children and older youth

By at January 30, 2019 | 12:07 pm

CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation facilitates TechCamp for children and older youth

(MissionNewswire) From Jan. 7-18 this year, children and older youth participated in TechCamp, a technological camp facilitated by the Don Bosco Foundation and hosted by IF Blanco Recoleta, a collaborative space located in Recoleta, Chile. TechCamp was launched thanks to a joint venture between the Don Bosco Foundation and the Committee for the Democratization of Computer more...

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

PARAGUAY: Salesian missionaries launch summer camps for youth in Concepción

By at January 9, 2019 | 12:59 pm

PARAGUAY: Salesian missionaries launch summer camps for youth in Concepción

(MissionNewswire) On Jan. 7, Salesian missionaries with the María Auxiliadora parish, located in Concepción, Paraguay, launched a summer camp. The camp takes place at the Santos Ángeles chapel and the Óga Renda square and provides a structured environment for children and older youth to spend time with their peers playing sports and participating in workshops, more...

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

BOLIVIA: Salesian volunteer spends time in Kami helping Salesian programs with hydro plant and ham production

By at January 6, 2019 | 12:11 pm

BOLIVIA: Salesian volunteer spends time in Kami helping Salesian programs with hydro plant and ham production

(MissionNewswire) Daniel Jesús Cano Días is a Salesian volunteer who recently returned from three months in Kami, Bolivia using his skills as an engineer to help Salesian programs there. Días is from Huelva, a port city in southwestern Spain, and is the youngest of three siblings. He is an engineer and credits his Catholic upbringing with his desire to give more...

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

COLOMBIA: Salesian school students in the Músico Marcial Don Bosco Band recently competed at an international band tournament in Brazil

By at December 8, 2018 | 4:57 pm

COLOMBIA: Salesian school students in the Músico Marcial Don Bosco Band recently competed at an international band tournament in Brazil

(MissionNewswire) Youth in the Músico Marcial Don Bosco Band competed in an international tournament of bands in Sao Paulo, Brazil from Nov. 21-27. The event, which brought together the best bands from South American nations, was organized by the Imagination Marching Concepts, a company that organizes band events and competitions. Salesian students who are part of more...

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

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Making Impressions program teaches child rights education to decrease child labor in the coal mining industry

By at November 9, 2018 | 2:43 pm

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Making Impressions program teaches child rights education to decrease child labor in the coal mining industry

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco City’s protection program, Making Impressions, was established to help children understand their rights and to restore rights for those involved in child labor in the Amaga municipality in Colombia. This program was created in response to social issues that have arisen from the area's coal-based economy. Many families in the region make more...

Colombia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

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)

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

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)