South America

BRAZIL: Salesian student with focus on literacy aims to create a library for his community

By at October 20, 2017 | 2:33 am

BRAZIL: Salesian student with focus on literacy aims to create a library for his community

(MissionNewswire) Jeferson Gabriel Ferreira, a 13-year-old student of the Salesian Institute São Gonçalo, is now a finalist for the Good Example Award. The award is a prize offered in the state of Mato Grosso, and promoted by TV "Centro América," an affiliate of the "Rede Globe" of Cuiabá. The award highlights and acknowledges positive individual initiatives that help more...

Brazil , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

CHILE: Salesian University students providing needed assistance to those living in homeless camps

By at September 14, 2017 | 1:40 pm

CHILE: Salesian University students providing needed assistance to those living in homeless camps

(MissionNewswire) According to the 2016 national census prepared by TECHO, a youth-focused nonprofit present in Latin America that addresses issues of poverty, 38,770 families live in 660 camps throughout Chile. Eighty-one of these camps are in the metropolitan areas. These informal settlements and camps (or shantytowns as they used to be called) are characterized by the more...

Chile , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BOLIVIA: Don Bosco Project Facilitates Educational Programming Through Cinema and Discussion

By at August 20, 2017 | 10:01 am

BOLIVIA: Don Bosco Project Facilitates Educational Programming Through Cinema and Discussion

(MissionNewswire) Eydith Barrios, a young Colombian researcher and communication sciences graduate, recently presented an educational initiative at the Don Bosco Home, part of the larger Don Bosco Project in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The initiative was targeted toward children and older youth who live at the home and who have been affected by negative life circumstances. The more...

Bolivia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BOLIVIA: Salesian University Provides Advanced Education for Disadvantaged Youth

By at August 1, 2017 | 9:34 am

BOLIVIA: Salesian University Provides Advanced Education for Disadvantaged Youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries recently held their first management evaluation meeting at the Salesian University. The meeting brought together 62 participants from the Main Salesian House in La Paz and from other Salesian programs located in Colcapirhua, Camiri, Sana Carlos, Yacuibi and Monteagudo. The meeting took place in June and included Provincial Father more...

Bolivia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PERU: Emergency Food Aid from Rise Against Hunger Helps Flood Victims Receiving Support from Salesian Programs

By at July 30, 2017 | 3:30 pm

PERU: Emergency Food Aid from Rise Against Hunger Helps Flood Victims Receiving Support from Salesian Programs

(MissionNewswire) Youth, the elderly and families affected by the devastating floods that have affected Peru since December 2016 now have access to better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), an international relief organization that provides food and life-saving aid to the world’s most more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Peru

COLOMBIA: Graduate of Don Bosco City returns to give motivational talk to students

By at July 25, 2017 | 7:29 am

COLOMBIA: Graduate of Don Bosco City returns to give motivational talk to students

(MissionNewswire) Salesian graduate Pablo Andrés Velez has a happy family life and is an entrepreneur who runs a chemical products firm that employs 12 people, thanks to the skills and support he received from Don Bosco City in Medellin. Velez, once a former street child, was one of the young boys known as “Gamines,” who at traffic lights would pick cars with lone more...

Colombia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ARGENTINA: Salesian Students Launch Service Project to Help City Kindergarten Clean and Repair After Flooding

By at July 21, 2017 | 12:26 pm

ARGENTINA: Salesian Students Launch Service Project to Help City Kindergarten Clean and Repair After Flooding

(MissionNewswire) Students at the Domingo Savio Salesian Institute located in the city of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, recently took part in a service project to give back to their community. The students cleaned and repaired the city’s kindergarten facilities after it was affected by floods that took place in the city in April 2017. Not only did mud and water enter more...

Argentina , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BRAZIL: Salesian Professor Develops Educational Programming to Help Students Better Understand Challenges of Physical Disabilities

By at July 7, 2017 | 11:23 am

BRAZIL: Salesian Professor Develops Educational Programming to Help Students Better Understand Challenges of Physical Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Professor Luiz Thimotheo, a physical education teacher at the Salesian Institute María Auxiliadora in Rio do Sul, in the state of Santa Catarina, wanted to teach his students what it was like for other students who are faced with a physical disability. The goal was to both educate them about disabilities and allow them to experience a simulation of it more...

Brazil , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PERU: Salesian Center Provides Educational Programs for Students with Disabilities

By at June 23, 2017 | 12:56 pm

PERU: Salesian Center Provides Educational Programs for Students with Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at the CETPRO Santo Domingo Savio Technical Center in Lima, Peru, provide training for young people with disabilities. They have also launched an awareness campaign to bring more attention to the abilities of those living with a disability in the country.  According to the National Council for the Integration of People with more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missionaries Highlight Educational and Social Programs that Combat Child Labor

By at June 12, 2017 | 1:05 pm

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missionaries Highlight Educational and Social Programs that Combat Child Labor

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the International Labor Organization and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Day Against Child Labor. Launched in 2002, the day focuses attention on the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. On this day, the United Nations, governments, employers and workers more...

Colombia , India , Kenya , Mexico , Special Reports