Olympic athlete Fiona May, a retired long jumper who won two Olympic silver medals and competed for the United Kingdom and later Italy, recently spent time in Ethiopia. She took a trip to the neighborhood of Mekanissa, located in Addis Ababa, and visited the Don Bosco Center, which is home

Youth who were evacuated from Don Bosco Ngangi Center in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, during the Nyiragongo volcanic eruption have returned to the center. Don Bosco Ngangi Center, which is home to 250 children across two sites, was spared any damage, but families who were receiving help from


Americas & Caribbean

The Salesian House in Rawson, the capital city of the Argentine province of Chubut, a sparsely populated region located at the southern end of South America, has a project that creates and donates blankets for families in need during the winter months. The project, which began in 2010, was initially

Don Bosco Catholic University in Campo Grande, Brazil, has received an average of 1,500 people per day at its COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The clinic is set up across three sports fields and is supported by 200 students, teachers and administrative employees who help in the administration of vaccines.


Asia & Oceania

The Salesian Province of Bangalore, BREADS and the Youth Commission of the Archdiocese of Bangalore led by the Salesian Father Anil D'Sa are continuing to facilitate initiatives to help those affected by COVID-19 in India. Over the past two weeks, several health clinics have been held to help vaccinate people

Don Bosco Orphanage, in Gandhinagar, a planned city in the western Indian state of Gujarat, received donor funding from Salesian Missions. The orphanage, part of the Salesian Vellore Diocese, provides a home to poor orphan and semi-orphan Catholic boys to give them an education and a safe place to live.



More than 1,400 staff and volunteers at Salesian youth centers in Spain are organizing activities for 13,000 children and older youth during their summer break. Despite the limitations caused by the pandemic, the activities are broad-based and varied. These activities are facilitated at overnight camps and day camps in urban


Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in recognizing World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. In 2013, United Nations member states adopted a resolution that designated July 30 as the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The day aims to raise awareness about the victims of human

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating World Youth Skills Day, which has been celebrated each year on July 15 since 2014. Salesians offer more than 1,000 vocational, technical, professional and agricultural schools around the globe.

To mark World Refugee Day on June 20, Salesian Missions is proud to highlight programs around the globe that provide life-changing education and support for refugees and internally displaced people in need. In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives