Africa

The Don Bosco Hospitality Center, located in Kigali, Rwanda, will train professionals in the hospitality industry while also generating income for Salesian programs in the country. The center has 35 rooms as well as a restaurant and multi-functional hall that will hold up to 600 people.

Salesian missionaries had the funding to build a house for volunteers in Kazembe, Zambia, thanks to donor support from Salesian Missions. The building can accommodate the 10 volunteers along with guests who stay at the Salesian community. In the summer months, the community will also house five seminarians. The community

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Americas & Caribbean

The San Lucas Salesian Provincial House, in the San Lucas Province of Venezuela*, was able to help support the stability of personnel thanks to funding from Salesian Missions. People in the country are challenged to meet basic needs due to the country’s incessant inflation and devaluation of the currency. 

Students at Salesian elementary schools, high schools, and technical and vocational training centers in Argentina have new computer equipment thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. More than 2,800 students will be positively impacted by this donation. The project started in 2023 and will finish in July 2024.

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Asia & Oceania

Seven women were recently provided e-autos as part of the WE Auto (Women Empowerment through Electric Autos) initiative in Kollam, Kerala, India. The program, which has assisted 34 women from the local fishing community, is supported by BREADS – the Salesian Bangalore Rural Education and Development Society and its partner

Don Bosco Private Industrial Training Institute, known as Don Bosco Chinchwad, located in Chinchwad, India, has launched a new electric vehicle training lab, a collaborative effort with Schaeffler India. This initiative, in partnership with Don Bosco Kurla, aims to equip youth with the technical skills necessary for the growing electric

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Europe

Father Daniel Antúnez, president of Don Bosco Missions in Italy, recently returned from a trip to visit projects in Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine*. Salesians have been providing direct support for those who have fled Ukraine at the start of the war and those displaced inside the country.

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Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian and other international organizations in honoring the International Day of Families celebrated each year on May 15. The day is organized by the International Federation for Family Development in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages International and in collaboration with UNICEF and the Division for Social Policy

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian and international organizations around the globe in highlighting the plight of homeless children on the International Day for Street Children. The day provides organizations and the millions of street children in countries worldwide with an opportunity to have their voices heard while ensuring that their rights

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian and other international organizations in honoring World Health Day on April 7. In 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) held the First World Health Assembly and designated the day to mark the founding of WHO. The first World Health Day was held in 1950. Every year

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