South America

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 Registro Circuito de Calle, a well-known IT company in Chile, has launched a new app that helps improve intervention for street children. The app allows users to update mapping within a territory, providing intervention teams with online information that will increase their knowledge of the 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)

BOLIVIA: Salesian programs meet the basic needs of at-risk youth and provide access to education to prepare them for future employment

By at October 10, 2018 | 9:10 am

BOLIVIA: Salesian programs meet the basic needs of at-risk youth and provide access to education to prepare them for future employment

(MissionNewswire) Every year, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, commonly known as Santa Cruz, the largest city in Bolivia and the capital of the Santa Cruz department, attracts youth who leave the hard life of the rural highlands in search of a new life. Throughout the Santa Cruz region, several Salesian centers have been developed and expanded to meet the needs of the local more...

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

PARAGUAY: Street children attending programs at Don Bosco Roga will have new sports courts and sporting equipment thanks to Salesian Missions donors

By at October 10, 2018 | 8:49 am

PARAGUAY: Street children attending programs at Don Bosco Roga will have new sports courts and sporting equipment thanks to Salesian Missions donors

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions donors have provided the funding to renovate sports facilities at Don Bosco Roga, a Salesian home for street children located in Lambaré, Paraguay. The current facilities are in need of renovation and repair as they are in terrible condition and children are at risk of injury. The funding will support the reconstruction of three new, more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Paraguay

PARAGUAY: Salesian San Luís Educational Institution is developing a multi-purpose space to accommodate new programming and community groups

By at September 28, 2018 | 8:32 am

PARAGUAY: Salesian San Luís Educational Institution is developing a multi-purpose space to accommodate new programming and community groups

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Paraguay since establishing a church in Asunción in 1896. Through the years, missionaries have operated educational programs to help advance the skills and knowledge of the indigenous population in the area while promoting strong cooperation with leaders of the indigenous culture. Local Salesian programming more...

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