Asia & Oceania

INDIA: Close to 500 youth from diverse backgrounds come together for peace march

By at February 1, 2018 | 12:11 pm

INDIA: Close to 500 youth from diverse backgrounds come together for peace march

(MissionNewswire) Close to 500 youth from Salesian institutions in the Indian states of West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand, and neighboring country Nepal participated in a peace march held on Saturday, Jan. 27. The peace march was part of four-day international youth festival that highlighted the unity in diversity in spite of racial, ethnic and linguistic differences. more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PHILIPPINES: Salesian missionaries begin humanitarian relief work to help those affected by Mount Mayon volcano eruption

By at January 29, 2018 | 12:26 pm

PHILIPPINES: Salesian missionaries begin humanitarian relief work to help those affected by Mount Mayon volcano eruption

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at Don Bosco Vocational Training Center within the Salesian Legazpi community have already begun relief efforts to aid those affected by the Mount Mayon volcano that has been spewing fire and ash for the last two weeks. The center, which is about 24 km away from the volcano, is out of the danger zone. It is also located 70 meters more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Philippines

MYANMAR: Salesian missionaries provide life-changing education and social programs

By at January 25, 2018 | 7:25 am

MYANMAR: Salesian missionaries provide life-changing education and social programs

(MissionNewswire) While Myanmar as a whole is enjoying some overall economic growth, not all people in the country are enjoying the benefits of this expansion. Many are still living in poverty. Salesian missionaries operate 10 centers throughout Myanmar to help those who are poor, in need of education and are marginalized. In Anisakan and May Myo, approximately 100 more...

Myanmar , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INDIA: Third annual Don Bosco Film Festival shows short films in 100 venues across 20 states in India

By at January 18, 2018 | 7:52 am

(MissionNewswire) The third annual Don Bosco Film Festival of India was held on Jan. 18-19, 2018. The theme for this year was “Youth for Life.” Nearly 100 venues across 20 states in India screened 34 short films that were selected by a panel of experts from hundreds of submissions. The themes of the short films focused on eco-awareness, respect for parents and more...

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

INDIA: Italian donor provides funding for school for 60 children living in Indian slum

By at January 11, 2018 | 12:11 pm

INDIA: Italian donor provides funding for school for 60 children living in Indian slum

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in the state of Andra, India, started educational activities in the Kacherapalem slum in December 2016. They started their work under a small tent, but in Febrary 2017, Massimiliano Schilirò, an Italian traveler from Gavi, visited the slum and left a small contribution with which a wooden school hut was built. The Kacherapalem more...

India

INDIA: Don Bosco Junior College launches solar energy plant to provide clean energy to the school

By at January 11, 2018 | 8:02 am

INDIA: Don Bosco Junior College launches solar energy plant to provide clean energy to the school

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Junior College in the Yerwada district within the city of Pune, recently inaugurated a solar energy plant capable of generating 31 kilowatts of renewable energy. The college has become a model of clean energy for all Salesian institutes at the provincial, national and international levels. The solar energy system, which was designed, more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INDIA/NEPAL: Salesian radio station holds historic Indo-Nepalese Friendship Tour

By at January 5, 2018 | 7:40 am

INDIA/NEPAL: Salesian radio station holds historic Indo-Nepalese Friendship Tour

(MissionNewswire) In December 2016, Salesian missionaries at the Salesian College Sonada in Darjeeling, India began regularly scheduled programming for their new radio station with 20 different programs produced in the Nepali language. The radio station (90.8 FM) is the first community/campus radio in West Bengal and the entire northeast India to be operated by a more...

India , Nepal , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries’ humanitarian effort to rebuild 10 schools impacts more than 1,500 students

By at December 12, 2017 | 8:31 am

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries’ humanitarian effort to rebuild 10 schools impacts more than 1,500 students

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have continued to rebuild schools and other structures in Nepal after two earthquakes in 2015 caused massive destruction in the country. A devastating 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, followed by a second earthquake that struck on May 12. More than 8,000 people died and close to 20,000 were injured as a result of the more...

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

INDIA: Don Bosco University Center for Excellence in Nanotechnology develops innovative solar dryer for food preservation

By at December 7, 2017 | 11:08 am

INDIA: Don Bosco University Center for Excellence in Nanotechnology develops innovative solar dryer for food preservation

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship at the Don Bosco University Assam launched a new low-cost innovative solar dryer, according to a recent article in The Sentinel. The unique dryer was designed by the Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology at the Don Bosco University Assam and jointly developed by the Indian Institute of more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PHILIPPINES: Salesian agriculture center helps youth gain the classroom and hands-on skills needed for farming

By at December 7, 2017 | 7:03 am

PHILIPPINES: Salesian agriculture center helps youth gain the classroom and hands-on skills needed for farming

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries launched an Agricultural Technology Center and adjacent Don Bosco Demonstration Farm in Legazpi in 2000. Legazpi is located in the Bicol region, about 12 hours by bus from metro Manila. Currently, the Agricultural Technology Center and Don Bosco Demonstration Farm are facilitated by two Salesian priests, Rector Fr. Javines and more...

Philippines