Africa

Salesian missionaries in Onitsha, Nigeria, are establishing the Don Bosco Solar Energy Training Center thanks to donors from Salesian Missions. Donors provided the funding for the materials, labor and staff for the new center. The launch is the first of a four-step process to develop a reliable and renewable energy

Salesian missionaries with the Anglophone West Africa Province offered a week-long training on greenhouse production technologies. The goal of the training was the promotion of the green economy and sustainable agriculture. The 30 participants from the Bono and Bono East regions were selected to attend the training with priority given

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Americas & Caribbean

The Salesian educational center Don Bosco El Prado in La Paz, Bolivia, closed on Nov. 6 after police detonated five tear gas grenades inside the school, risking the safety of everyone, including the close to 1,000 students, teachers and administrative staff. Social protests in Bolivia are increasing and heightening after

Salesian missionaries aimed to take back parks from violence and gangs with a project called Brigade of Joy. The events bring together about a hundred children in one park. They enjoy two hours of music and games, followed by a lesson applicable to everyday life and a snack for the

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Asia & Oceania

Don Bosco Technical College in Mandaluyong City, Philippines, recently held Toyota Motor Philippines’ Hybrid Campus Tour to educate students on the benefits of electric vehicles. A total of 465 students from various fields participated in seminars. In addition, technical experts provided test drives for students and faculty members. Attendees also

Don Bosco Bangalore in India rescues and protects vulnerable youth who are living on the streets or find themselves in other such dangerous environments. Salesian missionaries defend child rights and work with youth to help them establish pathways that lead to a brighter future. In 2018, staff with Don Bosco

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Europe

Salesian missionaries in Torre Annunziata, a city in Naples, Italy, launched two initiatives to help poor youth in need of education. The first is Casa Valdocco, a day center for youth aged 6-18 years who need a less traditional educational environment. The second is a new workshop as part

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Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Whether it’s combating child labor, assisting homeless youth or building schools where children previously had no access to education, Salesian missionaries are on the front lines ensuring those in need have access to programs and services. Working in more than 5,500 Salesian educational institutions and youth centers around the globe,

Obesity rates are soaring—even in countries where people suffer from hunger. This year’s World Food Day on Oct. 16 is a call to action from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to make healthy diets accessible to everyone. Around the globe, Salesian Missions feeding programs ensure that

Millions of young lives could be saved with access to bar soap and hygiene education, according to the World Health Organization. Together with the international community, Salesian Missions celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2019 on Oct. 15. Through its “Clean Water Initiative,” Salesian Missions is making clean water access a priority

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