Middle East

SYRIA: Salesian missionaries create two video documentaries highlighting their work in Syria and Lebanon

By at April 7, 2019 | 11:37 am

SYRIA: Salesian missionaries create two video documentaries highlighting their work in Syria and Lebanon

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in the Middle East have published two video documentaries of their work in recent years. The video documentaries focus on the Salesian oratories in Damascus, Kafroun and Aleppo in Syria, and on the Salesian El Hessoun oratory and Al Fidar Vocational Training Center in Lebanon. Despite ongoing conflict and instability, Salesian more...

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

SYRIA: Salesian Sisters launch reconstruction projects for schools and centers in Aleppo and Damascus

By at March 22, 2019 | 8:05 am

SYRIA: Salesian Sisters launch reconstruction projects for schools and centers in Aleppo and Damascus

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Sisters working in the cities of Aleppo and Damascus in Syria are starting reconstruction projects to reopen schools and centers for children, teens and women, according to an article by ANSA Med. Despite ongoing conflict and instability, Salesian missionaries and nuns have continued their work with youth in Syria. Over the course of the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Syria

SYRIA: Damascus Hospital operated by Salesian Sisters supported by “Open Hospital” project

By at March 7, 2019 | 12:00 pm

SYRIA: Damascus Hospital operated by Salesian Sisters supported by “Open Hospital” project

(MissionNewswire) An Italian hospital in Damascus, which was founded in 1913 and is run by the Salesian Sisters, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, is currently being supported by the “Open Hospitals” project. According to a recent Crux article, The Syrian “Open Hospitals” project was launched by the AVSI Foundation in 2016 in partnership with the Gemelli more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Syria

SYRIA: Salesian missionaries buy new plot of land to build Don Bosco Center in suburb of Damascus

By at February 9, 2019 | 2:33 pm

SYRIA: Salesian missionaries buy new plot of land to build Don Bosco Center in suburb of Damascus

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to support from the Salesian Rector Major, Father Ángel Fernández Artime, Salesian missionaries in Syria’s capital city of Damascus have been able to buy a plot of land on the outskirts of the city to build a new Don Bosco Center. The goal is to create a new space for youth to connect with their peers and with Salesian missionaries who are more...

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

SYRIA: Salesian center in Aleppo continues to provide after-school and social programs to help youth in need

By at April 18, 2018 | 6:26 am

SYRIA: Salesian center in Aleppo continues to provide after-school and social programs to help youth in need

(MissionNewswire) Despite ongoing conflict and instability, Salesian missionaries continue their work with youth in Syria. Over the course of the last seven years since the outbreak of civil war began in March 2011, Salesian missionaries have operated three centers in Kafroun and the particularly high conflict areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Each of the centers is staffed more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Syria

TURKEY: Salesian missionaries provide programs for refugee families, helping them adapt to their new homes

By at November 14, 2017 | 12:46 pm

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center in Istanbul, Turkey, led by Salesian Father Andres Calleja Ruiz, provides special programs for young refugees from Syria, as well as a number of families who fled ISIS persecution in Iraq. Because most refugees do not speak the local language, it is difficult for children to attend school and adults to find work. For this reason, the more...

Turkey

SYRIA: Salesian teacher faces own hardship as she helps Salesian community rebuild in Aleppo

By at October 30, 2017 | 11:10 am

SYRIA: Salesian teacher faces own hardship as she helps Salesian community rebuild in Aleppo

(MissionNewswire) Rania Salouji, a 40-year-old Christian and Salesian catechism teacher in Aleppo, has remained in her Syrian city through the outbreak of civil war that has devastated much of the country. Salouji and her husband Grigor have two children 17-year-old Michael and 14-year-old Hovik.  They have remained in Aleppo and overcome fear to help contribute to the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Syria

ISRAEL: Salesian missionaries provide educational programming and bakery bringing Muslims and Christians together

By at October 3, 2017 | 9:12 am

ISRAEL: Salesian missionaries provide educational programming and bakery bringing Muslims and Christians together

(MissionNewswire) Since 1891, Salesian missionaries have been living and working in Bethlehem, initially establishing an orphanage for boys living in poverty and later expanding programs to meet growing local needs. Today, Salesian missionaries provide a range of educational and social activities to support the local community which includes both Christian and Muslim more...

Israel , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BELGIUM: Salesian Missionaries Provide Education and Hope to Young Refugees

By at June 15, 2017 | 10:43 am

BELGIUM: Salesian Missionaries Provide Education and Hope to Young Refugees

(MissionNewswire) In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills training, workforce more...

Afghanistan , Belgium , Refugees and IDPs , Syria

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