Close to 500 people supported by the Maria Auxiliadora Parish in Gbényedzi, Lomé, Togo, have access to coronavirus prevention materials thanks to funding from Salesian Missions donors. The funding enables Salesians at the parish to purchase and distribute face masks, install hand-washing devices and purchase thermo-flash devices for taking temperatures.

In early October, Don Bosco Youth Education Services held three days of teacher training on the theme “Teaching and Learning in the 21st century” led by Father Selvam Sahay and a team of experts. Participants included 20 teachers from five Salesian academic institutions.


Americas & Caribbean

The Salesian Youth Center in Salto, Uruguay, celebrated its 25th anniversary on Oct. 1. Since its inception, the center has transformed the lives of vulnerable youth. The Salesian Youth Center offers vocational training through woodworking and metal workshops, as well as cooking classes focusing on regional cuisine. The center also

Salesian missionaries have launched the Center for Digital Education and Innovation (CEDI San Juan Bosco), a new training center, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, thanks to support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Salesian missionaries help ensure disadvantaged youth gain the skills needed for long-term employment. The majority of


Asia & Oceania

There is a new book out about the Catholic Church’s history in Nepal thanks to funding from Salesian Missions donors. The book “The Cross on the Roof” by Father George Thirumalachalil, former faculty member in the history department at the Salesian College Sonada in India, is being distributed to 1,500

Sixty boys are receiving education and shelter and having their basic needs met at Don Bosco Murunkan, in Mannar, Sri Lanka, thanks to donor funding received from Salesian Missions. Many of the students are orphans or only have one parent and are unable to pay their expenses at the school.



The collaboration between the Salesian Vocational Training School in Sesto San Giovanni, a commune in Milan, Italy, and Yamaha Motor Italia established during the 2019-20 school year has already brought about a positive impact.  Two students, Michele Musolino and Marco Crippa, obtained a technical diploma from the Salesian Vocational School in June


Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty held on Oct. 17. This year’s theme is “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all." Salesian environmental programs help youth give back to their communities and understand

Salesian Missions joins the international community and organizations around the globe in honoring World Food Day on Oct. 16. During the pandemic, Salesian missionaries, staff and volunteers have increased their efforts to ensure that children out of school, families who have lost income, migrant workers and those living in extreme

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring International Day of Rural Women, which is celebrated each year on Oct. 15. Salesian missionaries living and working in more than 130 countries are focused on achieving gender equality. Programs focus on empowering empower young women and girls