Rebecca, a young woman serving with the Salesian-run Great Britain Bosco Volunteer Action, wrote about her experiences in Tanzania. She has already served three months of nine months. Soon after arriving, Rebecca attended a class to learn how to structure English language lessons and said, “I realize that I can't

Salesian missionaries have launched a new initiative to secure mattresses, mosquito nets and sheets for children who seek shelter at the Salesian Maison Papy reception center, part of the La Cité des Jeunes Don Bosco Lukunga Center in the outskirts of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. More than 40


Americas & Caribbean

Every two to three months, a team from the Salesian Mission Animation project travels through the Brazilian state of Mato Grasso to provide well repair and other services to the region's indigenous communities. Close to 500 people live in 13 villages near Campinapolis and benefit from the wells.

To ensure youth in six Salesian centers have access to better nutrition, Salesian Missions launched its “Hunger for Education” project, funded by USAID. Before the feeding program began, some vocational training students fainted during their practical exercises due to a lack of food. Now students have energy to make it


Asia & Oceania

The Don Bosco Development Society is providing education in 10 villages in the state of Rajasthan, India, for 300 extremely poor and disadvantaged children, including children of farmers and workers in quarries. The educational project is supported by the van Ameringen Foundation, which provides funds for innovative and practical programs

Youth attending Don Bosco Technical School Fatumaca in #East Timor have access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger. In addition to the rice-meals, poor youth access a range of programs including health, nutrition, education and general support services. The school also offers



Salesian missionaries with the National Salesian Center for Vocational Training and Ongoing Education, have entered into a partnership with Yamaha to provide skills training in the automotive and motorsports field at the Don Bosco Social Works Vocational Training Center in Sesto San Giovanni near Milan, Italy. During the fourth year


Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Since the devastating earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the work of Salesian missionaries never wavered and didn’t stop when the rubble was cleared away. Missionaries have remained as they always were—an integral part of communities across the country. Rebuilding Haiti has not been easy. Yet progress can be

Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring International Migrants Day. Each year, International Migrants Day is held on Dec. 18 to recognize the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide. Unaccompanied migrant youth often face rejection,

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring Human Rights Day, celebrated each year on Dec. 10. Human Rights Day commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Through education and social development programming, Salesian missionaries in