In the powerful short film "Hell,“ filmmakers shared the stories of people who are dying forgotten in prison in inhumane conditions in Sierra Leone. One hopeful story is that of Chennu, a former street child and prisoner. After spending four years in prison, Chennu overcomes extreme difficulties to change his

As a runaway youth with a second grade education, Werkeneh Alemu found shelter, clothing, education, and most of all, hope for a better life at the Bosco Children Project in Ethiopia. Today he dreams of being a doctor and giving back to society. Alemu is just one of the vulnerable


Americas & Caribbean

A new app in Santiago, Chile, provides intervention teams with important information to help street children. In the first four months of use, the app has helped Salesian staff reach and serve 10 percent more children. The app is being considered for use at the national level. Users are able

Indigenous community members protesting for the rights of the country’s most vulnerable are facing a crackdown and repression by government forces. In response, the Salesian Polytechnic University campus in Quito has opened its doors to welcome and assist more than 3,000 indigenous people from all over the country. Salesian missionaries,


Asia & Oceania

A Salesian Missions donor is improving the medical care of children and families in some of the poorest slums in New Delhi, India, thanks to a donation sent to the Medical Care for the Street and Vulnerable Children in New Delhi project. A recent donation is providing medications for the

Salesian staff with Bosco Delhi, through the Don Bosco Ashalayam Center, operates Childline in the South West district of Delhi. Available 24 hours a day, the toll-free hotline ensures staff responds to the needs of street children in crisis situations. Once children connect with the hotline many then receive services



The Salesian Vocational Training Center in Lviv, Ukraine, set up a unique workshop for a new training course in car mechanics for poor youth. The one-of-a-kind course in the area is in response to increased student interest in vocational training. Since 2001, Salesians have been committed to the vocational school


Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Obesity rates are soaring—even in countries where people suffer from hunger. This year’s World Food Day on Oct. 16 is a call to action from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to make healthy diets accessible to everyone. Around the globe, Salesian Missions feeding programs ensure that

Millions of young lives could be saved with access to bar soap and hygiene education, according to the World Health Organization. Together with the international community, Salesian Missions celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2019 on Oct. 15. Through its “Clean Water Initiative,” Salesian Missions is making clean water access a priority

In honor of the International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11, Salesian Missions is proud to highlight its work to empower girls and young women through education. Young women with physical disabilities in rural Cambodia are given access to education. Girls living on the streets find safety in India.