South America

ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Housing and Education Programs for Indigenous Youth Living in the Amazon

By at March 31, 2017 | 10:14 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Housing and Education Programs for Indigenous Youth Living in the Amazon

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate a youth hostel and school for disadvantaged youth in Wasakentsa, an area in the city of Macas in southeastern Ecuador. The Salesian community currently provides housing for 40 boys and girls who attend the local Salesian school, which educates 120 students. Edwin Fernando Cárdenas became a Salesian in 2013 and began his more...

Ecuador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BOLIVIA: Salesian Radio Station Has Been Informing and Connecting Rural Communities for 25 Years

By at March 24, 2017 | 9:35 am

BOLIVIA: Salesian Radio Station Has Been Informing and Connecting Rural Communities for 25 Years

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Radio Sariri was launched 25 years ago, and still operates from Escoma in the La Paz Department in Bolivia. In the 1990s, the rural area of La Paz was an isolated highland. There was no means of communication and people were left uninformed. To better educate local people about services available, inform them what was happening in the more...

Bolivia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BOLIVIA: Youth Volunteers Help Support the Activities of the Don Bosco Project

By at March 21, 2017 | 4:10 pm

BOLIVIA: Youth Volunteers Help Support the Activities of the Don Bosco Project

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Bolivia encourage youth volunteerism as a way to give back to local communities. Each year in January, youth come together with a desire to serve others. This year, 54 youth gathered in the city of Santa Cruz as part of the Don Bosco Project. They met initially to obtain their volunteer assignments, learn more about being a more...

Bolivia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Respond to Devastating Flooding, Prepare to Launch Health Project in Wake of Water Systems Collapse

By at March 21, 2017 | 2:47 pm

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Respond to Devastating Flooding, Prepare to Launch Health Project in Wake of Water Systems Collapse

(MissionNewswire) Devastating flooding caused by extreme weather since the start of 2017 has caused landslides in cities across Peru. According to the Associated Press, at least 72 people have died and 11 more are missing. More than 500,000 people have been affected with thousands left homeless after a series of storms struck the country in the last few weeks. At least more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Peru

PERU: Salesian Sol Bosco Program Provides Recreation Activities, Skills Training to More Than 100 Youth

By at March 9, 2017 | 11:15 am

PERU: Salesian Sol Bosco Program Provides Recreation Activities, Skills Training to More Than 100 Youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Breña, a district within the capital city of Lima, Peru, facilitate a project each year known as Sol Bosco. This program provides educational lessons and a safe space for youth to enjoy time with their peers and develop skills and expertise in various disciplines. Youth can access skills training in courses such as guitar, more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

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