South America

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 The Salesian Center had outdated, deficient computers that had been donated more more...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)

ECUADOR: Salesian volunteers from Spain spend time giving back to street children at Don Bosco Farm

By at August 23, 2018 | 12:15 pm

ECUADOR: Salesian volunteers from Spain spend time giving back to street children at Don Bosco Farm

(MissionNewswire) Two Salesian volunteers, Pilar Muñoz and Rosa Morago, recently spent time volunteering at the Don Bosco Farm, a Salesian project for street youth that is part of the larger Don Bosco Home located in the city of Ambato, Ecuador. Both Muñoz and Morago are from Spain and received their training for international volunteer work from the Spanish Salesian more...

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

ARGENTINA: Don Bosco Oratory provides a residence supported by the community for 29 youth who attend the local Salesian school

By at August 18, 2018 | 2:41 pm

ARGENTINA: Don Bosco Oratory provides a residence supported by the community for 29 youth who attend the local Salesian school

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate the Don Bosco Oratory in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. The Don Bosco oratory operates with a minimal budget but provides a wealth of services for marginalized and at-risk youth. The structure has a youth center, community residence and a church with no facilities to generate income. Everything participants in the program more...

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

BOLIVIA: New project highlighting peace within education introduced at Salesian University

By at August 8, 2018 | 3:16 pm

BOLIVIA: New project highlighting peace within education introduced at Salesian University

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian University in La Paz, Bolivia recently hosted Professor Pedro Rosario from the University of Minho in Portugal and Professor Sonia Fuentes from the University of Chile to discuss the Arco Iris Project (Rainbow Project) facilitated by Scholas Catedras, a civil society organization originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2001. Scholas more...

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

BRAZIL: More than 60 youth with disabilities experience hippotherapy thanks to collaborative partnerships with Don Bosco Institute

By at July 29, 2018 | 7:02 am

BRAZIL: More than 60 youth with disabilities experience hippotherapy thanks to collaborative partnerships with Don Bosco Institute

(MissionNewswire) More than 60 children with disabilities and special needs from the Don Bosco Institute in São Paulo, Brazil, recently took part in the Gira Mondo project facilitated by the Hippotherapy Research and Development Center, the Horse Police Regiment and the São Paulo Military Police. Hippotherapy is the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic and more...

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