Africa

The Salesians are the only institution that works with detainees at the Pademba Road Prison in Sierra Leone. Recently, fear of COVID-19 led to a riot that ended in unrest, fires and deaths among the detainees. The Salesian team working in the prison managed to enter to assess the damage

Students at the Don Bosco Kilimanjaro International Institute for Telecommunications, Electronics and Computers, located in Arusha, Tanzania, have clean water access thanks to Salesian Missions donors. Through Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative," Don Bosco Kilimanjaro was able to drill a borehole and test water capacity, build a water tower and

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Americas & Caribbean

The Salesian-run FUSALMO, located in the municipality of Soyapango, El Salvador, launched an online educational platform called Transforma for both students and teachers. Around 3,000 children and young people will benefit from this service. Transforma offers virtual learning with games, educational advice, assignments and tasks.

Don Bosco Foundation continues to provide services under its “Care and Prevention” program for at-risk children in Santiago, Chile, thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. Salesian staff received professional development training, youth were able to access programs and others indirectly benefited from the project.

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Asia & Oceania

Retreat-Don Bosco in Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India, launched a new livelihood program, known as CALLS, for those who have lost their jobs and those without any means of survival because of the pandemic. With most of Yercaud’s tourism industry shut down, residents have seen poverty and hunger on the rise.

Salesian missionaries in Gizo, the capital of the Western Province in the Solomon Islands, inaugurated the St. John Bosco Primary School. The ceremony was attended by 205 students who will attend first to fifth grade at the new school. Parents and community representatives were also present.

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Europe

Salesian Social Platforms, which is run by the Salesian Pinardi Federation, has programs in Spain to help vulnerable unaccompanied minors. Salesian Social Platforms primarily supports children, adolescents and older youth. Of the 118,264 asylum applications submitted in Spain in 2019, 22,373 were from minors under age 18.

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Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World Refugee Day, held each year on June 20 since 2001. The day, which is coordinated by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and other international organizations, honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people who have

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World Day Against Child Labor on June 12. The day brings attention to the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. This year’s theme is “Protect children from child labor, now more

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating World Environment Day held annually on June 5. Salesian missionaries have an ongoing focus on the environment. The Don Bosco Green Alliance, an international collective of youth from Salesian institutions and organizations that contribute to global environmental action, thought

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