Asia & Oceania

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Salesian Sisters Launch New Technical Secondary School for Girls

By at May 24, 2017 | 9:40 am

The Caritas Sisters of Jesus, part of the Salesian family, recently launched a new technical secondary school for girls in Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. The Salesian sisters opened their first school in the country in East Boroko, Port Moresby in 1996. Now a little more than 20 years later, they are launching this second technical school to educate poor youth in the more...

Papua New Guinea , Uncategorized

VIETNAM: Salesian Lay Missioners Teach English Language to Students in Salesian Programs

By at May 19, 2017 | 12:44 pm

Michael Gordon is one of seven international volunteers from the Salesian Lay Missioners program teaching English language to students across five centers in Vietnam. Gordon is teaching at Don Rua in the city of Da Lat. He spends his day teaching one-on-one with students and in small groups. Salesian Lay Missioners volunteer their time in several countries around the more...

Uncategorized , Vietnam

INDIA: Salesian Kindergarten and Elementary School Educates 700 Children in Tribal Settlement

By at April 27, 2017 | 7:52 am

INDIA: Salesian Kindergarten and Elementary School Educates 700 Children in Tribal Settlement

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Garigaon, a small settlement located in a strongly tribal region in the state of Assam, operate an elementary school with a kindergarten program that accommodates up to 700 children. Most of the people living in Garigaon belong to different ethnic groups and came to the settlement as migrants, either because they had abandoned more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INDIA: Don Bosco Film Festival Awards Prizes to Youth-Created Short Films

By at April 18, 2017 | 11:04 am

(MissionNewswire) In March, the Salesian Rector Major Father Ángel Fernández Artime presented awards to the winners of the National Festival of Short Films: Don Bosco Youth Film Festival of India. The short film "Saavat" by Swapnil Rajashekar, was chosen as the best film among the 24 participants selected for the competition. The film festival gave budding filmmakers a more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MYANMAR: Don Bosco Friend Youth Center Shelters and Educates Boys Living on the Streets

By at April 11, 2017 | 11:22 am

MYANMAR: Don Bosco Friend Youth Center Shelters and Educates Boys Living on the Streets

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate the Don Bosco Friend Youth Center in Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar. The center was developed in 2013, and aims to help boys who are living on the streets access services and education. According to an article by UCANews.com, the center operates 24 hours a day with six paid staff and provides temporary shelter, more...

Myanmar , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

VIETNAM: Don Bosco Vocational School Has Trained More Than 3,000 Students for Future Employment

By at April 11, 2017 | 7:22 am

VIETNAM: Don Bosco Vocational School Has Trained More Than 3,000 Students for Future Employment

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate the Tan Tien Don Bosco Vocational School 155 miles north of Ho Chi Min City, the capital city of Vietnam. Just 25 years ago, Salesian missionaries purchased a five-hectare plot of land and built the school. In 2002, the first students graduated from the program, and today, the school has had 3,000 students successfully more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Vietnam

CAMBODIA: Rise Against Hunger Partnership Delivers 11,574 Boxes of Rice-Meals to Students in Salesian Technical Schools

By at April 11, 2017 | 6:59 am

CAMBODIA: Rise Against Hunger Partnership Delivers 11,574 Boxes of Rice-Meals to Students in Salesian Technical Schools

(MissionNewswire) Thousands of students in Salesian programs across Cambodia have access to better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable. The rice-meal donation, which also more...

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INDIA: Salesian Priest in India Receives State Award Gold Medal for Excellence in Youth Work

By at April 3, 2017 | 8:59 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Cyriac Pulinthanathumalayil of India’s Dimapur province received a state award Gold Medal for Excellence in Youth Work from the country’s home minister Minister Rajanath Signh at a function on Feb. 20 in the state capital of Itanagar, according to an article on Radio Vatican. The event was attended by several dignitaries from India more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MYANMAR: Salesian Missionaries Hold Medical Clinic Providing Care to More Than 2,000 People

By at March 24, 2017 | 8:49 am

MYANMAR: Salesian Missionaries Hold Medical Clinic Providing Care to More Than 2,000 People

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries recently held a medical clinic for people living in Anisakan, a remote village in Myanmar. Korean members of the Members of Global Union medical team visited the village for the second time to provide medical care to the residents. The Salesian-run Domenic Savio Hall of Nazareth Seminary was transformed into a medical clinic and more...

Myanmar , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missionaries Complete Water Projects Ensuring Youth Have Access to Clean, Safe Water

By at March 22, 2017 | 7:00 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missionaries Complete Water Projects Ensuring Youth Have Access to Clean, Safe Water

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation, and the international community in celebrating World Water Day. Every year since 1993, the international community has celebrated World Water Day on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for more...

Cambodia , Clean Water Initiative , Congo (Brazzaville) , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Rwanda , Samoa , Zambia