As Ethiopia closed schools and universities for three months, one of the biggest challenges for Salesian missionaries was what to do with children who were a part of the Bosco Children project, located in Addis Ababa. Salesians opted for a lockdown and kept all of the children and staff, including

Students who are looking to make a career in renewable energy have an opportunity for education and advancement at Don Bosco Vocational Training Centers in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and Iringa in Tanzania. After hearing about a scholarship, Marian Yusuph Said started a short course program in solar energy. Said


Americas & Caribbean

The Don Bosco Oratory in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, continues its “Young farmers, towards responsible and sustainable participation” project, which was launched in 2018. A new project set to launch will provide a virtual environmental program to help teach families and children to create their own gardens at home. The Don

Don Bosco Preparatory High School (Don Bosco Prep), located in Ramsey, New Jersey, has announced that Aidan Lloyd, a junior at the school, has received his Eagle Scout rank, and his project is being considered for the National Eagle Scout Project of the Year. Lloyd, 17, took his love of


Asia & Oceania

Salesian missionaries in Gizo, the capital of the Western Province in the Solomon Islands, inaugurated the St. John Bosco Primary School. The ceremony was attended by 205 students who will attend first to fifth grade at the new school. Parents and community representatives were also present.

Although bordering China, Vietnam has had only 332 coronavirus infections and no deaths to date. Salesian missionaries were ready for the worst and their actions to set up prevention and relief efforts were embraced by the community. Saint John Bosco Province, located in Ho Chi Minh City, launched the “Ban



Salesian Social Platforms, which is run by the Salesian Pinardi Federation, has programs in Spain to help vulnerable unaccompanied minors. Salesian Social Platforms primarily supports children, adolescents and older youth. Of the 118,264 asylum applications submitted in Spain in 2019, 22,373 were from minors under age 18.


Special Reports From Salesian Missions

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

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World Day Against Child Labor on June 12. The day brings attention to the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. This year’s theme is “Protect children from child labor, now more

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating World Environment Day held annually on June 5. Salesian missionaries have an ongoing focus on the environment. The Don Bosco Green Alliance, an international collective of youth from Salesian institutions and organizations that contribute to global environmental action, thought