Europe

ITALY: New Salesian program creates safety networks to connect with homeless, migrant youth in city train stations

By at February 19, 2018 | 9:31 am

ITALY: New Salesian program creates safety networks to connect with homeless, migrant youth in city train stations

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been challenged by the number of migrants and other unaccompanied youth looking for shelter, support and work in cities across Italy. For unaccompanied foreign minors, Salesian missionaries launched 58 projects, including first- and second-level reception centers, Italian language courses, job placement, legal assistance and more...

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SPAIN: Salesian missionaries provide education and social programs for more than 25,000 migrants and refugees through 40 projects

By at February 6, 2018 | 9:23 am

SPAIN: Salesian missionaries provide education and social programs for more than 25,000 migrants and refugees through 40 projects

(MissionNewswire) Salesian centers across Spain serve more than 25,000 migrants and refugees through 40 projects and with the help of 60 professionals and 200 volunteers. Salesian missionaries and their network of programs across Europe are assisting European countries with the ongoing refugee crisis. Salesian programs provide humanitarian and educational assistance to more...

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

SPAIN: Salesian vocational centers will receive teacher training thanks to partnership with German company Festo

By at January 19, 2018 | 12:20 pm

SPAIN: Salesian vocational centers will receive teacher training thanks to partnership with German company Festo

(MissionNewswire) Teachers with Salesian vocational training centers in Spain will have access to additional training thanks to a partnership agreement signed between Father Juan Carlos Pérez Godoy, provincial of the Salesian Province St. James Major, and Dr. Xavier Segura, general director of Festo. An informal training partnership had already been established between more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Spain

GERMANY: Young refugee succeeds in new community thanks to Don Bosco Youth Help Center

By at January 17, 2018 | 9:41 am

GERMANY: Young refugee succeeds in new community thanks to Don Bosco Youth Help Center

(MissionNewswire) Throughout Germany, Salesian missionaries operate several projects and facilities for young refugees who have sought asylum and arrived in the country without their family. The goal is to help these youth with their daily lives and assist with finding them a home and employment, along with integrating them into their new communities. Across Germany, more...

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SPAIN: Salesian centers across Spain launch fundraising projects to collect food and other items for youth and families in need

By at January 12, 2018 | 12:16 pm

SPAIN: Salesian centers across Spain launch fundraising projects to collect food and other items for youth and families in need

(MissionNewswire) In the weeks starting the new year, many Salesian programs in Madrid and across Spain launched fundraising campaigns to help others in need. The majority of these solidarity campaigns are traditional yearly events in Salesian houses. These events always encourage hope, help to set new goals and persevere in the mission of caring for youth in need, as more...

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

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

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

(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 , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ITALY: Research project shows importance of oratories for poor Italian youth

By at November 28, 2017 | 12:20 pm

ITALY: Research project shows importance of oratories for poor Italian youth

(MissionNewswire) Between 2015 and 2016, the National Service for Youth Ministry of the Italian Bishops' Conference provided a questionnaire to verify the number of oratories present in each Catholic diocese and the services they offered. They utilized the market research firm Ipsos Italia. Researcher and president of Ipsos Italia Nando Pagnoncelli created and deployed more...

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

ITALY: Salesian vocational school research data shows benefit of business and educational partnerships for students

By at November 24, 2017 | 12:28 pm

ITALY: Salesian vocational school research data shows benefit of business and educational partnerships for students

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Italy and in countries around the globe are focused on education as a path out of poverty for poor youth. Salesian vocational and technical education provides the skills youth need to find and retain long-term stable employment. Father Enrico Peretti, director general of the National Center of Salesian Institutions–Vocational more...

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ITALY: Salesian socio-sports programs help youth engage with their peers and gain confidence on and off the field

By at November 18, 2017 | 11:54 am

ITALY: Salesian socio-sports programs help youth engage with their peers and gain confidence on and off the field

(MissionNewswire) Since almost the beginning of Salesian educational programs, sports and recreation have been an integral part of the curriculum. Whether formally or more informally, socio-sports programming has been a way for youth to relax, gain confidence and engage with their peers. In the late 1800s, a small college in Ferrara, Italy run by Monsignor Baldi, was more...

Italy , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ITALY: New Salesian partnership will train 500 youth to become high-tech truck drivers to fill employment needs across Italy

By at November 16, 2017 | 9:50 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have launched the Young Drivers Project to train youth as truck drivers to meet Italy’s demand for 180,000 drivers who have more specialized technical piloting skills for high-tech cockpits. The project is in collaboration with the Unione Nazionale Rappresentanti Autoveicoli Esteri (UNRAE/National Union of Foreign Autovehicle more...

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