On Nov. 28, 50 students graduated from a technical skills training program that is part of the Salesian Institute Youth Projects. The students completed their courses specializing in hotel and catering, hairdressing and electrical work. Some of the students have already secured employment after graduation. The Salesian Institute Youth Projects

Salesian missionaries launched a new project to train young media professionals in Cameroon. This project offers a nine-month audiovisual editing course and hosts about 20 youth per class. When they graduate, students will receive a certificate issued by the Don Bosco Center and a Diploma of Professional Qualification (DPQ) issued


Americas & Caribbean

A group of young adult volunteers from the United States visited the Salesian community in Tijuana over the Thanksgiving weekend. The volunteers served those in need at the Salesian Refectory Padre Chava, which assists migrants and people living in the streets at the U.S.-Mexico border. Each day, 900 to 1,200

Students attending the Don Bosco School, located in Alajeulita, Costa Rica, engaged in two recent educational competitions, placing among the top finalists in both. Students competed in the First Lego League, a science, technology and robotics competition that encourages youth to research and use critical thinking. In addition to the


Asia & Oceania

Salesian Missions donors have partially funded a project to provide sheet metal and mosquito netting to construct 120 beds for poor youth at St. Anthony’s Technical Institute located in Kadapa, India. This project is a work-sharing venture. The goal is to provide the raw sheet metal, which the students in

Don Bosco High School Matunga, located in Mumbai, has been awarded the best “School in India in Sports and Recreational Education Activities” at the India Didactics Association (IDA) Education exhibition and awards program held in September 2019. IDA is the only exclusive membership association in India for education and training



Italy, Europe’s third-largest economy, has close to 2 million children living in poverty, according to UNICEF. Young people who are unemployed and not in school or training programs represent 20 percent of the population. Salesian programs across Italy help youth who are unable to attend school and others who drop out to


Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring Human Rights Day, celebrated each year on Dec. 10. Human Rights Day commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Through education and social development programming, Salesian missionaries in

Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring Dec. 3 as the International Day of People with Disabilities. This year’s theme “The Future is Accessible” calls on everyone to work together and look toward a future where the barriers

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring World AIDS Day 2019 celebrated each year on Dec. 1. The day is held to honor AIDS victims and focuses on prevention and treatment issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. This year’s theme “Communities make the difference” highlights the important role