Africa

Jorge Fernandes went to Luanda, Angola, for one year as a Salesian missionary volunteer. In Luanda, Salesian missionaries provide education, shelter for homeless children and at-risk girls, and support for youth through social development programs. Being a Salesian missionary volunteer meant facing a lot of unknowns for Fernandes, but it

Don Bosco Maputo offers a Real Madrid Social-Sports School in Mozambique’s capital of Maputo. Through soccer and basketball, more than 70 children and adolescents learn values and improve their academic performance. Don Bosco Maputo Social-Sport School is part of a collaborative initiative between the Salesian Missions Office in Madrid and

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Americas & Caribbean

Salesian missionaries have remained active and engaged with the Achuar, an Indigenous population in the Ecuadorian Amazon, throughout the pandemic. At the request of parents with the support of the Salesian schools and the Wasakentsa mission, all students have returned to classes.

Pedro Eduardo Valdés Sierra, a mechatronics engineering student at the Don Bosco Technological Institute in Saltillo, Mexico, earned an internship at Tesla in California. Sierra credits his education at the Don Bosco Technological Institute for his chance to work in the United States.

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Asia & Oceania

Salesian missionaries in Dili-Comoro, East Timor, have sheltered 3,000 people who fled from their homes because of floodwater. A flash flood caused by torrential rains crippled areas around the capital city of Dili as well as nearby islands in eastern Indonesia in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday. Salesians

Salesian volunteers with Holy Child Auxilium School, operated by Salesian Sisters in New Delhi, India, organized a program for children who work in brick kilns. Funds were raised to buy food for more than 200 children. The Salesian community in Jhajjar provides education and help to children working in the

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Europe

Alin Cazacu is a graduate of the Salesian Vocational Training Center in Serravalle Scrivia in the Italian region of Piedmont. Thanks to his determination and commitment to his education, he was able to fulfill his dream of starting his own business. He runs his own pizzeria with his business partner

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Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian and international organizations around the globe in highlighting the plight of homeless children on the International Day for Street Children. Celebrated each year on April 12, the day was established by the United Nations to raise awareness of issues affecting youth forced to live on the

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian and other international organizations in honoring World Health Day 2021. The theme for World Health Day 2021 is “Building a fairer, healthier world” and highlights the inequalities in health and access to health services. These inequalities have been more apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic and the

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. In honor of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Salesian Missions highlights sports programs in countries around the globe.

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