South America

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

BRAZIL: Salesian Archdiocese of Belém aims to open 50 oratories in 2018

By at January 12, 2018 | 12:41 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian Archdiocese of Belém aims to open 50 oratories in 2018

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in parishes within the Archdiocese of Belém in Brazil are about to launch a new oratory and youth program. The oratory will be a place for youth for both their school and religious studies as well as for sports, leisure, and healthy and safe activities with their peers. The goal is to develop a place where youth can come together more...

Brazil , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PERU: New boat helps Salesian missionaries travel to hard to reach communities in the Amazon

By at January 2, 2018 | 9:32 am

PERU: New boat helps Salesian missionaries travel to hard to reach communities in the Amazon

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Luigi Bolla has traveled thousands of kilometers in the Amazon jungle between Peru and Ecuador, often sailing aboard a small boat known as “Pekepeke.” Fr. Bolla first arrived in Peru in 1984 and settled in Kuyuntsa, a city located in the district of Barranca, province of Datem del Marañon, Loreto region. “Yankuam Jintia,” or more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

PERU: Technical training center helps prepare youth in the Amazon for long-term employment

By at January 1, 2018 | 8:22 am

PERU: Technical training center helps prepare youth in the Amazon for long-term employment

(MissionNewswire) The Yankuam Jintia Training Center for Intercultural Education was developed by the Don Bosco Foundation to meet the needs of poor youth living in the Peruvian Amazon. The center was launched in August 2016, after support was provided by the German government through Don Bosco Mondo. Salesian Father Diego Clavijo and Father Nelson Vera have made the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

PERU: Don Bosco Foundation offers free medical and dental clinic for poor youth and their families

By at December 4, 2017 | 12:28 pm

PERU: Don Bosco Foundation offers free medical and dental clinic for poor youth and their families

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the Don Bosco Foundation of Peru recently launched a free medical, surgical and dentistry clinic in the cities of Pucallpa and Ucayali in the Amazonian rainforest.  The initiative was made possible by the support of ULYSSES, a humanitarian organization providing professional medical assistance, the Lions Club of Pucallpa, the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru