Africa

Located in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown, Don Bosco Fambul is one of the country’s leading child-welfare organizations and has been on the forefront of efforts to help rehabilitate street children and reunite them with their families. With the threat of COVID-19, Salesians are focusing on minors who live,

Salesian missionaries with Bosco Children Project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, are working on preventative measures in the face of COVID-19. The Salesian organization rescues children from the dangers of the street and provides support and educational services. In response to the crisis, Salesian missionaries have closed the Bosco Children Project

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Americas & Caribbean

The Rinaldi Foundation, the Salesian Planning and Development Office in Haiti, has started prevention and awareness activities to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. As soon as there was news of the virus's arrival, the Foundation contacted all local communities to address the situation, including the placement of water

Giovanni Hurtado has found a way to give back to youth and the Don Bosco Foundation long after his childhood in the Magdalena del Mar neighborhood in Lima, Peru. Hurtado spent considerable time with the Salesians who had a school, formation house and parish in the area. Today, at the

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Asia & Oceania

Given the increase in the number of coronavirus infections, Salesian missionaries have implemented new measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus throughout India, along with new initiatives to support those most vulnerable and most in need.

Salesian missionaries in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, have launched a self-sustainability project through commercial activities in the building in front of the Don Bosco Technical & Hotel School. To date, 31 stores have been built, each about 60 square meters of space. Most have businesses already operating inside. Only three of the

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Europe

Salesian missionaries in Europe have launched the DB Wave educational project in response to a growing need for more skills training to help youth find and retain employment. In the long-term, the project is expected to impact close to 60,000 students and 7,000 vocational education teachers from the European Union,

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Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian and other international organizations in honoring World Health Day 2020 on April 7. This year in honor of International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, World Health Day 2020 will focus on the vital role that nurses and midwives play in providing health care around

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, which is celebrated each year on April 6. The United Nations General Assembly designated the day in 2013, and it has been celebrated each year since 2014. The adoption of

Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the United Nations’ work on water and sanitation, and the international community in celebrating World Water Day on March 22. This year’s theme, “Water and Climate Change,” focuses on how the two are linked.

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