(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries arrived in Mali 35 years ago to work with disadvantaged children and older youth to provide them quality education with the goal of improving their lives. They currently operate programs in the cities of Bamako, Sikasso and Touba. Recently, the Spanish Salesian-run organization, Solidaridad Don Bosco, developed

(MissionNewswire) On June 11, the first group of youth taking part in rehabilitation and reunification programs at Don Bosco Fambul started the pre-unification process (the step before reintegration) with their families. The Don Bosco Fambul program helps street children reunite with their natural families or pursue adoption procedures. Located in Sierra


Americas & Caribbean

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been responding to the needs of indigenous populations in the Peruvian Amazon since an 8.0 magnitude earthquake shook the region on May 27. According to news reports, one person was killed and 11 people were injured when the earthquake affected the departments of Loreto, Yurimaguas and

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Center within the Avenida Revolución region in Guadalajara, Mexico, recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. Celebrations began May 24, bringing together Salesian missionaries, staff and current and past students and their families as well as the community. Beginning with a Catholic Mass followed by a festival held on the

Asia & Oceania

(MissionNewswire) In an effort to attract students of academic merit and lighten the burden of admission fees on parents, Salesian College Sonada has slashed its current admission fees by 50 percent. The goal is to make college more accessible to students who might not otherwise be able to afford it

(MissionNewswire) A Salesian shelter, Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra, located in Harewadi village in the Maharashtra District of India, has been able to complete facility improvements and install a new water filtration system thanks to donor funding for a Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative.” The funding enabled Salesian missionaries to tile interior


(MissionNewswire) In May, the Salesian National Federation of Past Pupils and Friends of Don Bosco in Malta launched a new mentoring program to assist homeless youth. The new program is funded through Erasmus+, the European Union’s program to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The goal of the

Special Reports From Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions stands with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and other international organizations in honoring World Refugee Day, held each year on June 20 since 2001. The day, which is coordinated by UNHCR, honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people who have been forced to

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the International Labor Organization and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Day Against Child Labor. Every year since 2002, the day is celebrated on June 12 and brings attention to the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and other international organizations in honoring International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. Celebrated on June 4 each year since its UN designation in 1982, the day acknowledges the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical,