South America

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

BOLIVIA: People’s Schools of Don Bosco educates more than 123,000 students

By at November 12, 2017 | 8:33 am

BOLIVIA: People’s Schools of Don Bosco educates more than 123,000 students

(MissionNewswire) With an investment of more than $1 million, the Bolivian government was able to extend the facility for the Convenio Don Bosco Institute in Potosí. The President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Evo Morales, inaugurated the new building Nov. 3. Salesian Father Luis Adolfo Tórrez Sanjinés, national director of the People's Schools of Don Bosco more...

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

ECUADOR: Salesian Youth Volunteering Project has sent 2,206 volunteers to Salesian programs since its inception

By at October 21, 2017 | 7:30 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Youth Volunteering Project has sent 2,206 volunteers to Salesian programs since its inception

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Family Missionary Youth Volunteering Project in Ecuador was established in 1972 at the Mary Help of Christians in Cuenca with just two young people. It was the starting point for this social initiative that began to grow year after year. Over the course of the initiative, 2,206 have volunteered a year of their lives to help society’s most more...

Ecuador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

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)