Africa

Salesian missionaries in Tigray are making every effort to bring aid to people in need. Young Ethiopians in the northern part of the country are facing an ongoing military conflict, along with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Salesian-run Opera Don Bosco Onlus Foundation in Milan, Italy, is supporting Salesian centers in

Salesian missionaries were able to finish the roof of the new St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Ondo, Nigeria, thanks to funding from Salesian Missions. The new church has been in construction for the last three years and was needed because the previous church was no longer able to accommodate the

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Americas & Caribbean

Salesian missionaries at the Salesian parish in San Benito Petén operate the Casa Bethania for Migrants, one of two homes for migrants in Petén, Guatemala. In addition, two Salesian parishes on the border in Naranjo and Melchor are stopovers for migrants. They receive food and a place to sleep as

Don Bosco University, located in San Salvador, El Salvador, has new furniture thanks to a donation secured by Salesian Missions. The furniture was provided by Furniture Reuse Solutions, which has a commitment to sustainability and societal benefit. The company provides charities and nonprofits with gifts-in-kind donations that aid in their

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Asia & Oceania

Children living at the Ekalavya Children’s Home were supported by funding from Salesian Missions. The home was created by the Salesian-run People’s Action for Rural Awakening for disadvantaged children in Konaseema, in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, India. The home was started to support school dropouts, rescue child

Twenty-three young women who lived at the Salesian Surakshita Home, located in the town of Ravulapalem in Andhra Pradesh, India, were supported through funding from Salesian Missions. The home provides living facilities for young women who have been in legal trouble. During the five months that funding was provided, 23

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Europe

Salesian Missions Office of Madrid (“Misiones Salesianas”), Spain, has created an educational campaign as part of the “Something new is sprouting” initiative launched by the Salesian St. James the Greater Province. The new educational campaign aims to help children and youth transform the world into a more just place, starting

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Special Reports From Salesian Missions

On International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, Salesian Missions highlights how former child soldiers overcome the traumas of war and rebuild their lives through Salesian programs.

“Youth movements are shaping global trends” is one the three key opportunities identified in the Global Humanitarian Overview 2021 from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The opportunity comes at a time when youth are facing increasing difficulties, according to the report.

Due to COVID-19, up to 150 million new people could be living in extreme poverty by 2021, says the Global Humanitarian Overview 2021 from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Around the globe, Salesian missionaries and Salesian Missions focus on helping vulnerable people by providing

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