South America

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs That Empower Girls and Young Women Through Education

By at March 8, 2017 | 8:00 am

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs That Empower Girls and Young Women Through Education

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and its international partners in celebrating International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. Each year, International Women’s more...

Bolivia , El Salvador , Global , India , Madagascar , Special Reports

BRAZIL: Salesian Youth Ministry Initiative Donates School Supplies to 320 Children in Poverty

By at March 4, 2017 | 3:45 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian Youth Ministry Initiative Donates School Supplies to 320 Children in Poverty

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Youth Ministry, located in the city of Manaus on the banks of the Negro River in northwestern Brazil, recently implemented a project to collect and donate school supplies for 320 children and older youth in need. This is the second year the Salesian Youth Ministry has facilitated this project to great success. The initiative was carried more...

Brazil , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BRAZIL: Salesian Missionaries in Brazilian Amazon Help Youth Have Hope for a Better Future

By at February 28, 2017 | 5:03 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian Missionaries in Brazilian Amazon Help Youth Have Hope for a Better Future

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian mission of Iauaretê is located in the deep western part of the Brazilian Amazon at the border with Colombia and is one of the farthest and most difficult missions to reach. It normally takes three days to get there. Visitors must take a motorboat traveling up the Rio Negro and then continuing toward Colombia, sailing the Rio Uaupes. more...

Brazil , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

CHILE: Salesian Missionaries Aid Families Affected by Devastating Wildfires in Southern Chile

By at February 10, 2017 | 9:22 am

CHILE: Salesian Missionaries Aid Families Affected by Devastating Wildfires in Southern Chile

(MissionNewswire)  Salesian missionaries living and working in southern Chile are helping families affected by a chain of wildfires that killed at least 11 and destroyed thousands of homes. The fires, which spread quickly due to historically high temperatures and an ongoing drought, have burned 593,000 acres, about three times the size of New York City, according to a more...

Chile , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Releases Documentary on Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers

By at February 8, 2017 | 11:41 am

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Releases Documentary on Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Rafael Bejarano, director of Don Bosco City, and James Areiza, program director for child protection, along with two former child soldiers, recently visited Rome, Italy to present a documentary on former child soldiers’ journeys toward recovery and reintegration, according to a recent article in Crux, an independent Catholic media more...

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

BOLIVIA: Don Bosco Project Reaches More Than 700 Homeless and At-Risk Youth Each Year

By at January 28, 2017 | 5:10 pm

BOLIVIA: Don Bosco Project Reaches More Than 700 Homeless and At-Risk Youth Each Year

(MissionNewswire) Through outreach, tutoring, technical training and school programs, Salesian missionaries in Bolivia have been working to support many homeless and poor youth throughout the country. Each year, the Don Bosco Project in Santa Cruz helps more than 700 youth, most of them homeless with nowhere else to turn. The goal of the Don Bosco Project is to provide more...

Bolivia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Hold Technical and Business Congress to Help Youth Find Employment

By at January 14, 2017 | 10:16 am

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Hold Technical and Business Congress to Help Youth Find Employment

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Peru have worked to improve the standards for technical education and opportunities for youth around the country, and in particular, at the Salesian-run SALESTEC Institute. Each year Salesian missionaries hold a large education, technical and business Congress. In 2016, the 22nd Congress was attended by thousands of young people, more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

PARAGUAY: Salesian Missionaries Collaborate with Local Foundation to Build Center for More Than 500 Students with Disabilities

By at January 3, 2017 | 10:53 am

PARAGUAY: Salesian Missionaries Collaborate with Local Foundation to Build Center for More Than 500 Students with Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have collaborated with the Fundación Teletón (Telethon Foundation) to launch the Center for Integral Rehabilitation in the district of Minga Guazú, Paraguay. The center will provide services to more than 500 children and adolescents with disabilities. Fundación Teletón is a private nonprofit organization that helps children and more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Paraguay

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Offer Free Medical and Dental Clinic to Poor Residents

By at December 28, 2016 | 12:48 pm

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Offer Free Medical and Dental Clinic to Poor Residents

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the Don Bosco Foundation of Peru recently launched a free medical, surgical and dentistry clinic in the city of Piura, in the northern part of the country. The free medical and dental assistance was launched with the help of 14 medical and dental professionals who are part of ULYSSES, a humanitarian organization providing more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

ECUADOR: Providing New School Supplies to 921 Students

By at December 3, 2016 | 10:28 am

ECUADOR: Providing New School Supplies to 921 Students

(MissionNewswire) At the start of the new school year, the Salesian Foundation, Chicos de la Calle, located in Quito, Ecuador‘s capital city,  provided 921 children new backpacks filled with school supplies to support them in their education. Before the backpacks were presented there was a summary of school support activities carried out in the past year by the more...

Ecuador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)