Asia & Oceania

ITALY/INDIA: “Race of Saints” in Rome raises funds to help promote awareness of child marriage in India

By at December 1, 2017 | 7:30 am

(MissionNewswire) In order to raise funds and awareness on the issue of child marriage in India, the 10th edition of “Race of Saints” was held in Rome on Nov. 1, All Saints Day, according to Radio Vatican. Professional athletes, amateurs and fans of all ages participated in three races held on that day. Radio Vatican reports that Don Bosco in the World Foundation more...

India , Italy

U.S./Sri Lanka: Long Island University post-graduate students help raise money and donated soccer equipment for poor students in Don Bosco programs in Sri Lanka

By at November 20, 2017 | 11:07 am

(MissionNewswire) In May 2017, two Long Island University (LIU) post-graduate students, Jake Murphy and Thomas Schoen, presented at an international marketing conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. During their trip, their group visited Don Bosco High School to better understand the socio-economic situation in the country. The Sri Lankan government has asked more...

Sri Lanka , United States

CAMBODIA: Donor funding helps launch new Don Bosco Hatrans Kindergarten

By at November 17, 2017 | 12:35 pm

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to donor funding, through the Don Bosco Children’s Fund office in Kep, Salesian missionaries officially opened the Don Bosco Hatrans Kindergarten on Oct. 28. Donor funding was used to secure the location and for construction of the new building. Currently, 40 children are attending the kindergarten, which means so much to local parents who are more...

Cambodia

INDIA: Salesian Missions Clean Water Initiative brings water to village residents

By at November 9, 2017 | 9:33 am

(MissionNewswire) Gangabai Akolkar, a 55-year-old resident of Marathwadi village, is relieved she no longer has to search for water thanks to a well project supported by the Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” that is bringing water to her village. Three months ago, she had to walk for 2.5 kilometers to fetch water for her family. The project was implemented by more...

Clean Water Initiative , India

THAILAND: Don Bosco Technological College develops partnership with BMW Group Thailand for service apprentice program

By at November 3, 2017 | 6:54 am

(MissionNewswire) BMW Group Thailand and Don Bosco Technological College in Bangkok recently announced a partnership to launch the BMW service apprentice program. The partnership will help foster the potential of vocational students in achieving automotive skills and knowledge at an international standard. The goal is to elevate Thai vocational education to match the more...

Thailand

INDIA: Salesian program helps provide safe haven and education for young girl being forced into child marriage

By at October 26, 2017 | 11:35 am

(MissionNewswire) Samkuru Vani escaped being a child bride and is now studying technology at Don Bosco Navajeevan in the city of Vijayawada, located in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. According to an Asia News article, Vani is the youngest of eight children whose father abandoned the family when she was young. Her mother works as a day laborer in the more...

India

MYANMAR: Salesian programs provide hope and education for poor youth and their families

By at October 26, 2017 | 11:23 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Giordano Piccinotti with the Opera Don Bosco Foundation recently made a trip to Myanmar to discover the country’s areas of vulnerability and visit the Salesian programs working to address these issues. One of the programs he visited was the Don Bosco Friend Youth Center, which was opened in 2013 in Mandalay, the second largest city in more...

Myanmar

EAST TIMOR: Salesian missionaries focus on technical skills training and educational programs for women and young girls

By at October 20, 2017 | 8:26 am

EAST TIMOR: Salesian missionaries focus on technical skills training and educational programs for women and young girls

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in East Timor have been providing programs to help residents recover and rebuild in the wake of a devastating civil war in the country that claimed countless lives, decimated entire communities and resulted in living conditions that are among the worst in the world. Now that the violence has subsided, efforts are being focused on more...

East Timor , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INDIA: Thanks to Don Bosco Ashalayam former street child now studying at Chicago’s DuPage College

By at October 20, 2017 | 1:46 am

INDIA: Thanks to Don Bosco Ashalayam former street child now studying at Chicago’s DuPage College

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco Ashalayam, operating in India’s capital city of New Delhi, offers a range of programs for disadvantaged youth. Reaching out to street children and others, the organization offers child helplines, shelters, schools and vocational programs. Outreach programs help to meet youth on the street where they are and offer them a fresh more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Salesian Missions provides eight new water tanks giving students access to clean water

By at October 19, 2017 | 5:43 am

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Salesian Missions provides eight new water tanks giving students access to clean water

(MissionNewswire) As part of its Clean Water Initiative, Salesian Missions recently donated eight water reservoir tanks to the Don Bosco Araimiri Secondary School in Araimiri, Papua New Guinea. The school is located in a remote area without access to even the most basic necessities. The new water tanks give students access to clean drinking water. Prior to receiving the more...

Clean Water Initiative , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Papua New Guinea