Europe

ITALY: Salesian Missionaries Ensure Youth Have Access to Sports and Recreation

By at March 31, 2017 | 8:21 am

ITALY: Salesian Missionaries Ensure Youth Have Access to Sports and Recreation

(MissionNewswire) Sports and recreational activities are an essential part of Salesian educational programs in Italy. They give youth a time to connect with their peers and help them work on problem solving and team building. Father Mimmo Madonna, rector of the Salesian House in the city of Locri, wanted to ensure youth had access to leisure, play and creativity. Part of more...

Italy , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SPAIN: Real Madrid to Hold Match to Benefit Salesian Socio-Sports Programs in Africa

By at March 16, 2017 | 6:04 am

SPAIN: Real Madrid to Hold Match to Benefit Salesian Socio-Sports Programs in Africa

(MissionNewswire) Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, launched the eighth “Corazón Classic Match” to be held on June 11 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. The match will showcase the skills of the Real Madrid squad against their opponent in Rome. The event will benefit the Real Madrid Foundation in Africa, which includes 10 sports school and more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Spain

ITALY: Salesian House Provides Home and Support for Separated Fathers and Their Children

By at March 14, 2017 | 3:33 pm

ITALY: Salesian House Provides Home and Support for Separated Fathers and Their Children

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Prato, a city within Tuscany, Italy, recently launched Casa Francesco, a home for fathers and their children. The project, which was made possible with the support of the Poste Insieme Onlus Foundation, offers accommodation to fathers who are separated or whose marriage is in crisis and have one or more children. The home is part more...

Italy , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Programs and a Safe Space for Youth in Aleppo

By at March 10, 2017 | 3:26 pm

SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Programs and a Safe Space for Youth in Aleppo

(MissionNewswire) On a recent visit to Turin, Italy, Father Pier Jabloyan, assistant pastor at the Salesian center in Aleppo, Syria, reported that violence continues in the city and services are sporadic, creating great challenges for the people. Oil remains scarce, which affects the transport, water and electricity supply service. The situation remains challenging, and more...

Italy , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Syria

ITALY: New Training Program Aims to Improve Skills to Help 185 Youth Access Employment

By at January 28, 2017 | 5:53 pm

ITALY: New Training Program Aims to Improve Skills to Help 185 Youth Access Employment

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Turin, Italy recently launched the “Space over Time, Places of Work, and Paths to Growth” project, which aims to engage various Salesian programs in promoting work placement for disadvantaged youth. The project brings together the Department for Vocational Training and Salesian Youth Ministry of the Special Circumscription of more...

Italy , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ITALY: New Salesian Semi-Residential Program Aims to Help Youth Living in Challenging Home Environments

By at January 23, 2017 | 4:40 pm

ITALY: New Salesian Semi-Residential Program Aims to Help Youth Living in Challenging Home Environments

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco Boys’ Town in Rome, Italy has started a new program to assist youth in need of extra support. The semi-residential community is aimed at youth 10 to 16 years old who are living in difficult conditions and have been referred to the program by social service departments in the area. Salesian missionaries are working to more...

Italy , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SPAIN: Salesian Day Centers Provide Education, Sports and Language Skills to Youth After School

By at January 14, 2017 | 9:53 am

SPAIN: Salesian Day Centers Provide Education, Sports and Language Skills to Youth After School

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Ángel Tomás Foundation in Spain operates programs for children and families at risk who need extra assistance during the school year. Currently the foundation supports 13 social educational programs, which are facilitated by 213 volunteers and staff. The programs assist 659 people. In the port cities of Valencia and Cartagena, on more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Spain

SPAIN: New Educational Initiative by Don Bosco Foundation Gives Second Chance at Education to At-Risk Youth

By at January 9, 2017 | 10:40 am

SPAIN: New Educational Initiative by Don Bosco Foundation Gives Second Chance at Education to At-Risk Youth

(MissionNewswire) A new educational initiative by the Don Bosco Foundation, with the approval of the Andalusian Educational Inspectorate in Spain, offers different forms of schooling without requiring students to attend formal secondary education. Thirteen youth from the city of Cordoba who come from complex backgrounds are attending courses at the Salesian center to more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Spain

ITALY: Salesian House Provides Home and Basic Needs for Young Men Attending School and Gaining Employable Skills

By at January 5, 2017 | 5:27 pm

ITALY: Salesian House Provides Home and Basic Needs for Young Men Attending School and Gaining Employable Skills

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian family community known as “The Dream” was developed in Naples, Italy in December 2006. The Salesian House was developed to provide shelter, basic needs and education to young men living in poverty and new to the community. Over its 10-year history, hundreds of young men have found a home at the Salesian program as well as discovered new more...

Italy , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SPAIN: Salesian Students Restore Used and Broken Bicycles to Provide to Poor Youth

By at November 30, 2016 | 1:49 pm

SPAIN: Salesian Students Restore Used and Broken Bicycles to Provide to Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) For the fifth consecutive year, students at the Salesian Intermediate School in Elche, a town located in the  region of Baix Vinalopó, Spain, have held a workshop to restore bicycles for youth in need. This year’s project was named "Bicycle Solidarity 5.0” and was facilitated by Dr. Pedro Moreno who teaches fundamental education in vehicle more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Spain