Africa

Father Albert Kabuge, Salesian provincial of the Central Africa Province, recently visited Salesian programs in Bukavu and Goma and made an appeal for support for 75 abandoned children and babies living at the Ushindi Center Orphanage. These children are accessing shelter, care and basic needs, and when old enough, they

Women entrepreneurs in Dagoreti, Kenya, and other poor areas are benefiting from the Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) project started by the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, according to an article in the Global Sisters Report. The project was launched to help women start businesses of their own to

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Americas & Caribbean

Salesian missionaries have been working with the Achuar, an indigenous population in the Ecuadorian Amazon, for the last 50 years. Salesian work focuses on spiritual development, education, and human, social and cultural promotion.

The Don Bosco School of Arts and Crafts recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in the Marconi district of Montevideo, Uruguay. Today the school provides education to close to 200 youth, and it is focused on how to grow the school and enrich programs for its students.

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Asia & Oceania

Don Bosco Development Society, the planning and development office of the Salesian Province of Mumbai, India, has continued to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the support of Auxilium India, an association in Seregno, Italy, Salesian missionaries have distributed goods, basic necessities and hygiene items.

Salesian past pupils in China have sent 10 shipments of goods to Salesian programs. The shipments included seven containers with computer numerical control machines, desks, cabinets, workbenches, hydraulic forklifts, projectors, microscopes, chairs, fans and more. A final container was shipped during the pandemic and included 300,000 face masks donated by

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Europe

Salesians in the Mary Help of Christians Province in Seville, Spain, launched the Kilo Operation to collect and distribute aid for families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Another initiative, the Potito Operation, collected close to 10,000 items. This initiative was led by the DOSA Youth Center and Bosco Global.

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Due to COVID-19, up to 150 million new people could be living in extreme poverty by 2021, says the Global Humanitarian Overview 2021 from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Around the globe, Salesian missionaries and Salesian Missions focus on helping vulnerable people by providing

Salesian Missions provides food relief, clean water around the globe to help address crisis (MissionNewswire) Increasing hunger—made worse by COVID-19—is one of the serious challenges facing the world this year, according to the Global Humanitarian Overview 2021 from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). “By the end of

Salesian Missions 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. Salesian programs around the globe help young migrants adapt to their new environment through language and

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