VENEZUELA: Two Salesian Past Pupils Killed During Ongoing Political and Social Unrest

By at May 25, 2017 | 1:49 pm

The Salesian Family in Venezuela has been affected by the recent political and social strife happening the country. A recent BBC article reports that Venezuela has been gripped by an ever-deepening economic and political crisis that has triggered almost daily anti-government protests since April. On April 19, peaceful demonstrations took place in the country to deliver to more...

Uncategorized , Venezuela

SPAIN: Don Bosco Foundation Project is Helping Youth Connect in School and Excel

By at May 25, 2017 | 8:22 am

The Don Bosco Foundation Project, based at the San Isidro Salesian Institute in de La Orotava, Spain, has for many years carried out education and social development programs for young children and older youth, improving their lives and offering them a change at a brighter future. In 2016, the Foundation helped more than 450 children and obtained access to employment more...

Spain , Uncategorized

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Salesian Sisters Launch New Technical Secondary School for Girls

By at May 24, 2017 | 9:40 am

The Caritas Sisters of Jesus, part of the Salesian family, recently launched a new technical secondary school for girls in Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. The Salesian sisters opened their first school in the country in East Boroko, Port Moresby in 1996. Now a little more than 20 years later, they are launching this second technical school to educate poor youth in the more...

Papua New Guinea , Uncategorized

SIERRA LEONE: Mobile Outreach Provides Counseling and Medical Care to Street Children in Freetown

By at May 23, 2017 | 6:41 am

Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations, launched surveys in Sept. 2016 and Feb. 2017 to better understand the reality of street children’s lives in Freetown, the capital city. As a result, Salesian missionaries have noted that close to 2,000 children are living on the streets facing physical suffering and emotional and sexual abuse more...

Sierra Leone , Uncategorized

MOZAMBIQUE: Salesian Vocational Training Programs Helps Gain the Skills Needed for Employment

By at May 22, 2017 | 8:38 am

Opened by Salesian missionaries to meet the needs of poor youth, the Don Bosco Institute at Maputo provides vocational and technical training to poor youth in Mozambique. The institute offers youth a chance to gain skills needed to find and retain long-term employment once they graduate. This vocational training builds off primary and secondary schooling Salesian more...

Mozambique , Uncategorized

VIETNAM: Salesian Lay Missioners Teach English Language to Students in Salesian Programs

By at May 19, 2017 | 12:44 pm

Michael Gordon is one of seven international volunteers from the Salesian Lay Missioners program teaching English language to students across five centers in Vietnam. Gordon is teaching at Don Rua in the city of Da Lat. He spends his day teaching one-on-one with students and in small groups. Salesian Lay Missioners volunteer their time in several countries around the more...

Uncategorized , Vietnam

MEXICO: Salesian Missionaries Assist Haitian Migrants and Mexicans Deported from the United States

By at May 18, 2017 | 9:54 am

Between May 2016 and January 2017, Salesian missionaries faced a wave of Haitian migrants at its Salesian center, Desayunador Salesiano, in Tijuana. Haitian migrants arrived dizzy, exhausted, cold, hungry, and broke after their three-month land journey from Brazil. Some were sick. Some had delivered babies or miscarried along their route. Others had family and friends die more...

Mexico , Uncategorized

DR CONGO: Salesian Bakanja Center Aims to Help Street Children Access Shelter and Education

By at May 17, 2017 | 7:50 am

Salesian missionaries at Bakanja Center, in the city of Lubumbashi in the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are helping youth living on the streets escape a life of poverty. Poverty and family breakdown are the main reasons for the large number of children and young people who crowd the streets of Lubumbashi. Often their only shelter is the more...

Congo (Democratic Republic) , Uncategorized

SENEGAL: Youth are Positively Impacted by Salesian Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

By at May 16, 2017 | 8:14 am

Youth are positively impacted by the Salesian-lead Stop Human Trafficking Campaign that was launched in October 2015 by Salesian missionaries in Italy. The campaign raises awareness of the dangers of youth migration. With a focus on youth leaving countries in Africa in search of a better life in Europe, the campaign aims to prevent young migrants from becoming victims of more...

Senegal , Uncategorized

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Food Aid and Assist with Water Collection After First Rain in More Than a Year

By at May 12, 2017 | 7:54 am

Salesian missionaries are continuing relief work in the villages near Korr, Kenya. The first rains in more than year came on Sunday, April 30. While it was not a lot of rain, it was enough that Salesian missionaries were able to gather some of it for drinking water. Missionaries report that some villages are better equipped than others for collecting this rain water to more...

Kenya , Uncategorized