South Asia

INDIA: BOSCO Helps to Provide a Second Chance for At-Risk and Marginalized Youth

By at June 29, 2017 | 9:03 am

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO), located in Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) and the third-most populous city in India, serves child laborers, victims of child abuse and youth who are orphaned, abandoned or live on the streets. Nine BOSCO rehabilitation centers and six outreach hubs are spread throughout the city to assist these more...

India

INDIA: New Salesian Migrant Help Desk Joins 7 Others Across India Helping Migrant Workers Connect to Vital Services

By at June 23, 2017 | 9:22 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian programs across India have set up migrant help desks to address the needs of migrant workers in local communities. These help desks have been set up in Dimapur, Guwahati, Panjim, Tiruppur, Vijayawada and Chennai. Salesian missionaries at Don Bosco Veedu Society in Trivandrum just launched a new migrant program, “Shramik Kalyan Kendr” (SKK), more...

India

INDIA: Donor Funds Two Salesian Missions Water Projects, Providing Access to Clean Water in Drought-Prone Villages

By at June 15, 2017 | 9:52 am

INDIA: Donor Funds Two Salesian Missions Water Projects, Providing Access to Clean Water in Drought-Prone Villages

(MissionNewswire) Water projects funded by a donor through Salesian Missions, the U.S development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, are providing two villages in India access to clean water through its "Clean Water Initiative." The Marathwada region in the state of Maharashtra often suffers from drought-like conditions leaving villagers without water for cooking, more...

Clean Water Initiative , India , Web Projects

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missionaries Highlight Educational and Social Programs that Combat Child Labor

By at June 12, 2017 | 1:05 pm

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missionaries Highlight Educational and Social Programs that Combat Child Labor

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the International Labor Organization and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Day Against Child Labor. Launched in 2002, the day focuses attention on the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. On this day, the United Nations, governments, employers and workers more...

Colombia , India , Kenya , Mexico , Special Reports

GLOBAL: Five New Salesian Projects Start with Funding from Schneider Electric Foundation

By at June 8, 2017 | 9:44 am

GLOBAL: Five New Salesian Projects Start with Funding from Schneider Electric Foundation

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to a collaboration between the Salesian Institute in Rome, Italy and Schneider Electric Foundation, five international projects run by Salesian technical and professional schools aimed at sustainable human and social development will be funded with a total donation of 2 million euro. Schneider Electric Foundation is the charitable arm of Schneider more...

Congo (Democratic Republic) , Corporate Partnerships , Global , Haiti , India , Italy , Mozambique , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SRI LANKA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Relief After Devastating Floods and Landslides

By at June 2, 2017 | 10:48 am

SRI LANKA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Relief After Devastating Floods and Landslides

(MissionNewswire) Sri Lanka's southwest monsoon season, which runs from May to September, has brought unusually heavy rains even for the season. The most recent rains at the end of May caused major floods and landslides. Salesian missionaries living and working in the region report that the local Disaster Management Center has reported 202 deaths and 96 people missing. more...

Disaster Relief , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sri Lanka

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)

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)

INDIA: Don Bosco Care Home Provides Medical Care and Education to 62 Boys with HIV

By at March 11, 2017 | 11:05 am

INDIA: Don Bosco Care Home Provides Medical Care and Education to 62 Boys with HIV

(MissionNewswire) In response to the overwhelming need for HIV/AIDS care in India, Salesian missionaries opened the Don Bosco Care Home in the village of Nilavarapatti, located in the district of Salem in Tamil Nadu, in August 2011. The Salesian-run program provides care and assistance for 62 boys ages 7 to 21 who are living with HIV. Salesian Father Daniel Sebastian, the more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)