Africa

Salesian missionaries living and working at Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp in Uganda are able to provide education to refugee children thanks in part to donor funding from Salesian Missions.

Salesian missionaries at the Don Bosco Gumbo camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Juba, South Sudan, were able to provide food, hygiene products and other items to help care for the well-being of those in the camp thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions.

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Americas & Caribbean

The Salesian Missions Office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, launched a new campaign to raise funds to help poor youth and their families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign, which runs from Sept. 13-30, is called “Let’s Feed & Educate” and aims to raise funding to provide food assistance to

Don Bosco Industrial Technical College in Calama, Chile, has signed an agreement with Codelco Northern District, a leading company in the mining sector, and with the Mining Cluster of the Antofagasta Region corporation to create new opportunities in professional technical training for youth interested in the mining field. This collaboration

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Asia & Oceania

Father Antonio “Beng-Beng” Molavin, rector of the Salesian St. Ildefonso Parish in Makati, Philippines, has launched initiatives to help the parish population focus on removing plastics from the environment by working with Plastic Bank, a non-governmental organization focused on recycling plastics.

Social work students attending Don Bosco College Kottiyam in Kerala, India, worked in collaboration with the local village of Rosemala to rebuild a dilapidated and abandoned library. The students had noted the plight of the village library and reading room while they were there for a 10-day camp.

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Europe

Salesian Social Platforms State Coordination Committee recently presented its 2020 report, which highlighted the work of Salesian programs in support of Spain's most vulnerable people, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. During 2020, 52,667 people participated in one of the more than 500 projects in 74 municipalities that Salesian Social Platforms

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Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in recognizing the International Day of Peace, observed on Sept. 21 each year. This year’s theme “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world” focuses on how to help everyone recover better from the COVID-19 pandemic, build resilience, and transform

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in celebrating International Literacy Day on Sept. 8. During the pandemic, Salesians have been working to address educational challenges head-on with many changing and adapting to provide educational lessons remotely and in person with safety measures in place.

In honor of the International Day of Charity on Sept. 5, Salesian Missions highlights unique educational and social programs that are helping poor and at-risk youth meet their basic needs, receive an education and find a path out of poverty, bringing them hope for the future.

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