A new juvenile justice center for children opened at the Salesian Immaculate Shelter in Kara, Togo, in October 2019. The center is the result of the collaboration between UNICEF, the Togolese state, and the Salesian community of Kara. The aim is to provide support to minors in trouble with the

Salesian missionaries with the Assumption of Mary Province of Central Africa, are supplying drinking water for distribution to the local population in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The water, which has been labeled Don Bosco Water, is bottled and distributed to the local population. Many in the region lack


Americas & Caribbean

The Salesian Agricultural School in Catemu, Chile, has signed a collaboration agreement for the creation of the first Regional Agro-Ecological Formation Center. The new regional center will be a part of the Salesian Agricultural School of Catemu. It will ensure that even more rural farmers and youth looking to go

Don Bosco Foundation signed a collaborative agreement with the company Emaresa to help support the Salesian-run “Together in the street” project in Santiago, Chile. This new collaboration will support the continuity of one of the Don Bosco Foundation’s residences for street children and provide support to youth who live there.


Asia & Oceania

Radio Salesian launched a Lepcha language program catering to the Lepcha tribe, an indigenous tribe in Sikkim and Darjeeling region, according to an article in The Northeast Today. The “Message to Lepcha Community” radio program features Lepcha personalities, folktales, and instruction on language and culture. The program is prepared by

Don Bosco KISMAT, operated by BREADS, the Salesian planning and development office in Bangalore, India, is helping poor migrant youth in Kerala access online education during the pandemic. Payal Kumari is one young girl supported by the program. The program identified 314 migrant children and older youth who were studying



Casa Don Bosco Museum, located in Turin, Italy, remains open online. The museum provides an exhibition of the origins of the Salesian founder St. John (Don) Bosco's educational and spiritual life. The virtual experience features a digital presentation of the 4,000 square meters and 27 physical exhibition spaces.


Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World Toilet Day. Celebrated each year on Nov. 19, the day brings the world’s attention to the global needs of sanitation. This year’s theme “Sustainable sanitation and climate change” focuses on ensuring that everyone has sustainable sanitation that can

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