South America

PERU: Salesian missionaries launch new short film competition for young filmmakers

By at June 20, 2018 | 7:11 am

PERU: Salesian missionaries launch new short film competition for young filmmakers

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Peru have launched their first film competition called “Regálanos tu historia” (Give or gift us with your story). The competition was organized through the Salesian production house TVP. The national competition aims to stimulate creativity and increase critical skills. Above all, the competition motivates youth to be the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

ECUADOR: Salesian missionaries rebuild school buildings after they were destroyed in the April 2016 earthquake

By at May 18, 2018 | 5:59 am

ECUADOR: Salesian missionaries rebuild school buildings after they were destroyed in the April 2016 earthquake

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have inaugurated new school buildings after they were destroyed in the 7.8 earthquake that killed close to 700 and initially left tens of thousands homeless in Ecuador. The earthquake, which struck on April 16, 2016, destroyed water systems, collapsed roads and affected 33 health centers. In addition, 560 schools and close to 10,000 more...

Ecuador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BRAZIL: Salesian missionaries are helping young, single mothers with shelter and education in the remote area of Iauaretê

By at May 17, 2018 | 8:00 am

BRAZIL: Salesian missionaries are helping young, single mothers with shelter and education in the remote area of Iauaretê

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries, in collaboration with Italian volunteers and Mary Help of Christians and all led by Italian Salesian missionary Father Roberto Cappelletti, bring hope and education to those living in Iauaretê. The community is located in the deep western part of the Brazilian Amazon at the border with Colombia and is one of the farthest and most more...

Brazil , Featured on slider , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ARGENTINA: Salesian Intercultural Vocational Training Center launches new building to provide additional vocational training courses

By at April 27, 2018 | 9:01 am

ARGENTINA: Salesian Intercultural Vocational Training Center launches new building to provide additional vocational training courses

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Intercultural Vocational Training Center in Resistencia, the capital and largest city of the province of Chaco in northeastern Argentina, has recently inaugurated a new building. This new space enables more youth to attend skills training to find and retain a useful profession or trade for their future, build important relationships and more...

Argentina , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ARGENTINA: San José Vocational Training Center offers free vocational training to marginalized youth and adults

By at April 11, 2018 | 5:31 am

ARGENTINA: San José Vocational Training Center offers free vocational training to marginalized youth and adults

(MissionNewswire) The San José Vocational Training Center in Salta, provincial capital in mountainous northwestern Argentina, offers free evening vocational training to older youth and adults living in conditions of poverty and social isolation. Students come from several different neighborhoods and many have not finished school, but all attend because they want to do more...

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

ARGENTINA: Salesian missionaries develop collaborative project to assist and support local efforts for poor youth and their families

By at April 7, 2018 | 5:58 am

ARGENTINA: Salesian missionaries develop collaborative project to assist and support local efforts for poor youth and their families

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Córdoba, Argentina offer assistance to thousands of children and older youth living in vulnerable circumstances. In 2011, missionaries launched the Amarrando Redes de Solidaridad (Connecting Networks of Solidarity) project, which aims to develop a new culture of solidarity while moving past society’s often individualistic more...

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

PARAGUAY: Donor funding through Salesian Missions provides updated library for Don Bosco School students, community

By at March 12, 2018 | 9:22 am

PARAGUAY: Donor funding through Salesian Missions provides updated library for Don Bosco School students, community

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to donor funding through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, the Don Bosco School in Minga Guazú, Paraguay will have an improved library for students and the entire educational community. The school provides quality education to more than 1,200 students in all levels including nursery school, preschool and more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , NOT ans , Paraguay , Special Projects

BRAZIL: Casa Don Bosco provides 200 youth sports, arts and cultural programs each day

By at March 1, 2018 | 6:49 am

BRAZIL: Casa Don Bosco provides 200 youth sports, arts and cultural programs each day

(MissionNewswire) Since 1989, Salesian missionaries have operated Casa Don Bosco, which serves the most disadvantaged youth in the district of Taquaral Bosque in Campo Grande, Brazil. These youth live in situations of vulnerability and are socially at risk. The Salesian program is a social center that offers socioeducational and human development services for children and more...

ANS , Brazil

COLOMBIA: Salesian Missions highlights work with former child soldiers on International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers

By at February 12, 2018 | 8:29 am

COLOMBIA: Salesian Missions highlights work with former child soldiers on International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and international organizations around the globe in honoring International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers. The day was started when the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict entered into force on February 12, 2002. This protocol was more...

Colombia , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Special Reports

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City helps youth transition from armed conflict groups to life of peace and stability

By at January 12, 2018 | 12:51 pm

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City helps youth transition from armed conflict groups to life of peace and stability

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Rafael Bejarano, director of the Don Bosco City house in Medellín, has been engaged in development of the “Specialized Protection House-Building Dreams” project for several years. Its aim is to help the social reintegration of Colombian minors recruited by armed groups and deprived and violated of their human rights. Don Bosco more...

Colombia , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news