South Asia

INDIA: Don Bosco Scouts and Guides hold 13th National Boscoree with 4,815 in attendance

By at January 2, 2019 | 10:15 am

INDIA: Don Bosco Scouts and Guides hold 13th National Boscoree with 4,815 in attendance

(MissionNewswire) The 13th National Boscoree, a gathering of Don Bosco Scouts and Guides, was held from Dec. 30 to Jan. 3 in Nashik, an ancient holy city within the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The event, organized by Salesian missionaries, was attended by 4,815 participants. It brought together scouts and guides from 141 units from 22 Indian states and two more...

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

INDIA: Don Bosco College of Engineering receives grant funding to support incubator that helps agriculture start-ups

By at December 27, 2018 | 1:16 pm

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco College of Engineering Fatorda-Goa, located in Margao, a city in the western Indian state of Goa, has received a yearly grant of Rs 25 lakh from the Government of Goa, according to an article in the Herald. Agriculture Minister, Vijai Sardessai, announced that from the next financial year forward, the Goa Agriculture Department would give Don more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INDIA: Salesian programs across Tamil Nadu are helping provide humanitarian support for victims of Cyclone Gaja

By at December 15, 2018 | 10:34 am

INDIA: Salesian programs across Tamil Nadu are helping provide humanitarian support for victims of Cyclone Gaja

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been responding to community needs after Cyclone Gaja devastated 12 districts in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India on Nov. 16. New reports indicate that at least 46 individuals were killed, an estimated 250,000 were displaced and more than 85,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. Loss of electricity created even harsher more...

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

INDIA: Boys at Bosco Boys Home learn how to play mallakhamb, a traditional Indian sport

By at November 28, 2018 | 12:50 pm

INDIA: Boys at Bosco Boys Home learn how to play mallakhamb, a traditional Indian sport

(MissionNewswire) Boys at the Bosco Boys Home located in the Borivli neighborhood of Mumbai, India were introduced to mallakhamb, a traditional Indian sport, as a way to stay fit and healthy. The sport involves performing aerial yoga postures and wrestling grips in concert with a vertical, stationary or hanging wooden pole, cane or hanging rope. The word mallakhamb more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INDIA: St. Joseph’s Industrial Training Institute develops partnership with Motul Atlantic Lubricants and Specialties to establish a 1,100 square foot training center

By at November 15, 2018 | 1:44 pm

INDIA: St. Joseph’s Industrial Training Institute develops partnership with Motul Atlantic Lubricants and Specialties to establish a 1,100 square foot training center

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run St. Joseph's Industrial Training Institute Don Bosco Kurla, located in the city of Mumbai within the Indian state of Maharashtra, signed a memorandum of understanding with Motul Atlantic Lubricants and Specialties to establish a 1,100 square foot training center for students to learn how to work on and repair two-wheeler more...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions donors support work of Salesian missionaries at five Don Bosco Snehalaya homes for poor and orphaned youth

By at November 13, 2018 | 1:50 pm

INDIA: Salesian Missions donors support work of Salesian missionaries at five Don Bosco Snehalaya homes for poor and orphaned youth

(MissionNewswire) Two Salesian Missions donors support the work of Salesian missionaries operating programs at Don Bosco Snehalaya, located in Guwahati within the Indian state of Assam. Salesian missionaries operate five homes for poor and orphaned youth in the region as well as educational programs, summer activities and more. Children in the five Salesian homes have more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , India

INDIA: Assam Don Bosco University awarded “University of the Year” by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

By at November 7, 2018 | 5:13 pm

INDIA: Assam Don Bosco University awarded “University of the Year” by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Assam Don Bosco University has been awarded “University of the Year” by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The university received the award at the 14th Chamber Higher Education Summit 2018, a global conference and exhibition held in New Delhi on Oct. 30. R. Subrahmanyam, secretary of higher education for more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Balprafulta holds educational forum on youth and addiction for childcare institutions

By at November 6, 2018 | 5:59 pm

INDIA: Don Bosco Balprafulta holds educational forum on youth and addiction for childcare institutions

(MissionNewswire) Sixty-five professionals from 25 child care institutions in the Indian state of Maharashtra attended a seminar on “How to Handle Addicted Children” organized by Don Bosco Balprafulta and held at the Don Bosco Provincial House in Mumbai on Oct. 24. Father Thomas Koshy, executive secretary of the Don Bosco Young at Risk forum and Delhi Juvenile more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INDIA: Young woman escapes difficult family life and continues her education with support from Don Bosco Navajeevan

By at October 25, 2018 | 12:08 pm

(MissionNewswire) Gaddala Mary Venkulamma, a 22-year-old woman living in Telangana, India, received a second chance in life and the ability to finish her education thanks to the Salesians of Don Bosco, according to an Asia News article. After much hardship, Venkulamma was sent to live at Don Bosco Navajeevan in the city of Vijayawada located in the southeastern Indian more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries are continuing to provide education and technical training to poor youth

By at October 19, 2018 | 2:36 pm

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries are continuing to provide education and technical training to poor youth

(MissionNewswire) Thirty students recently graduated from the Don Bosco Technical Institute located in Thecho, Nepal with certificates from its tailoring and beautician courses. Each program lasted for six months and included additional support in finding employment after graduation. In total, the institute has trained 642 students in these two courses since more...

Nepal , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)