South America

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

ARGENTINA: Salesian Agricultural School launches new biodigestore to turn agriculture waste into clean energy

By at November 27, 2017 | 8:41 am

ARGENTINA: Salesian Agricultural School launches new biodigestore to turn agriculture waste into clean energy

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Agricultural School Carlos M. Casares, located in the rural area of Del Valle within Buenos Aires, Argentina, inaugurated a biodigestore, which is able to produce energy from agricultural production waste. According to Dr. Darío Perera, plant director, the biodigestore will be used to generate gas to provide hot water and heating for the more...

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

ECUADOR: Salesian programs provide education and Spanish language skills to indigenous populations

By at November 24, 2017 | 11:28 am

ECUADOR: Salesian programs provide education and Spanish language skills to indigenous populations

(MissionNewswire) For 40 years the Salesian community of Ceferino Namuncurá, located in the Ecuadorian province of Morona-Santiago, has been carrying out fundamental education and social development services for the indigenous Achuar who live in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Ceferino Namuncurá is known as Wasakéntsa in the indigenous Achuar language. The area is in the more...

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

CHILE: New Initiative Provides Advanced Training at Salesian Agriculture Schools Around the Globe

By at November 23, 2017 | 4:30 pm

CHILE: New Initiative Provides Advanced Training at Salesian Agriculture Schools Around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries, through the Don Bosco Solidarity Circuit initiative, have begun providing training and technical assistance to Salesian agriculture schools around the globe. The initiative is made possible through the collaboration of the Salesian-run organizations of Plaza Argentina Association and Missionary Museum of Colle Don Bosco, along with more...

Chile , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PERU: Red de Casas Don Bosco and Don Bosco Foundation launch fundraising to aid more than 600 youth in Salesian-run boarding homes

By at November 21, 2017 | 1:52 pm

PERU: Red de Casas Don Bosco and Don Bosco Foundation launch fundraising to aid more than 600 youth in Salesian-run boarding homes

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries, through Red de Casas Don Bosco, serve hundreds of children and older youth, offering them a home, food, education, and spiritual and psychological support. Red de Casas Don Bosco includes 11 boarding homes in the cities of Ayacucho, Arequipa, Cusco, Huancayo and Lima (Breña and Rímac), and the Cusco Alto Andinas missions more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru