South America

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

ECUADOR: Salesian volunteer discovers his passion for working with at-risk youth while volunteering at Salesian program

By at September 22, 2018 | 10:46 am

ECUADOR: Salesian volunteer discovers his passion for working with at-risk youth while volunteering at Salesian program

(MissionNewswire) Gonzalo Peralta, a 26-year old from Chile, spent nine months as a volunteer missionary at Chicos de la Calle, a Salesian foundation located in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. After volunteering, Peralta decided not to continue his post-graduate program in mathematics but rather enroll in a master's degree program in psychology in order to continue his more...

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

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City’s Preparing for Life program ensures youth have access to education and a better quality of life

By at September 18, 2018 | 4:49 pm

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City’s Preparing for Life program ensures youth have access to education and a better quality of life

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco City’s Preparing for Life program in Medellin, Colombia works to ensure the full restitution of rights for youth ages 8 to 12 years who have been living on the streets or at-risk of violence and exploitation. One of Don Bosco City's primary programs, it guarantees participating youth access to lodging, food, clothing, education, more...

Colombia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ARGENTINA: More than 1,200 Salesian students have access to new computers and training thanks to Salesian Missions donor

By at September 18, 2018 | 8:20 am

ARGENTINA: More than 1,200 Salesian students have access to new computers and training thanks to Salesian Missions donor

(MissionNewswire) More than 1,200 at-risk Salesian students attending the Sacred Heart Vicariate Educational Center which consists of five individual schools in Ludueña, Rosario in Santa Fe Province, Argentina, have access to better computer literacy thanks to a Salesian Missions donor. The Salesian Center had outdated, deficient computers that had been donated more more...

Argentina , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

ARGENTINA: The Salesian educational project Tejiendo Lazos (Weaving Ties) at the Don Bosco Oratory is providing youth a second chance for a better life

By at August 29, 2018 | 9:09 am

ARGENTINA: The Salesian educational project Tejiendo Lazos (Weaving Ties) at the Don Bosco Oratory is providing youth a second chance for a better life

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian educational project, Tejiendo Lazos (Weaving Ties), at the Don Bosco Oratory in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, has made a significant impact on the lives of youth in the region. The program changed the life of Victor, now 23 years old, who began at the Don Bosco Oratory in 2013 after friends who were also participating in the Tejiendo more...

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

PERU: Salesian missionaries launch Casa Don Bosco to provide services for influx of Venezuelan migrants in Lima

By at August 26, 2018 | 9:12 am

PERU: Salesian missionaries launch Casa Don Bosco to provide services for influx of Venezuelan migrants in Lima

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Lima, Peru have launched a new program to assist the many migrants who are fleeing from Venezuela. BBC news reports that tens of thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing their country because of chronic shortages of food and medicines. Since 2014, millions of citizens have left Venezuela given the country’s longstanding economic more...

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

COLOMBIA: Salesian missionaries hold 13th annual National Salesian Games with more than 300 young athletes competing

By at August 25, 2018 | 9:27 am

COLOMBIA: Salesian missionaries hold 13th annual National Salesian Games with more than 300 young athletes competing

(MissionNewswire) In August, Salesian missionaries held the 13th annual National Salesian Games, bringing together more than 1,000 people including young athletes, families, current and former students, teachers and others. The event, held in Medellin at the Pedro Justo Berrío Institute and El Sufragio School, brought together people from 14 departments across Colombia more...

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

BRAZIL: Salesian volunteers delivered food and clothing to native populations in Mato Grosso

By at August 24, 2018 | 1:38 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian volunteers delivered food and clothing to native populations in Mato Grosso

(MissionNewswire) Salesian volunteers from Salesian Universities in Araçatuba and Lins, both in the São Paulo state of Brazil, visited the villages of Mato Grosso in 2017 and 2018 to engage in social development projects for the native populations of Bororo and Xavante. Mato Grosso is a large state in west-central Brazil largely covered with Amazon rainforest, wetlands more...

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