The Mamma Margherita Salesian Center, operated by Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Cotonou, Benin, has started an introductory art course for street children from the Dantokpa open-air market. The project is leading children to discover their hidden talents, increasing their self-esteem and teaching them to establish themselves in

Salesian missionaries have been providing education and social development programs for poor youth and their families in Zimbabwe since 1995. Recently, Don Bosco Hwange welcomed its first 90 students for grade 8 at the newly opened Don Bosco Secondary School. Both boys and girls, mostly from poor mining families, are


Americas & Caribbean

Indigenous Xavante people, who live within the Campinápolis village in the Brazilian state of Mato Grasso, have been receiving food baskets and other supplies thanks to donors from the local Salesian St. Domenico Savio Parish. Indigenous people represent about 60 percent of the population of the municipality of Campinápolis.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing concern of hunger in Brazil, the Brazilian Salesian Network has provided $462,374 (R$ 2.4 million reais) to support food assistance initiatives by Salesian institutions throughout the country. “Networking against Hunger” is the theme for the initiative.


Asia & Oceania

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salesian Philippines South Province made a formal agreement with the Region 7 Office of the Department of Health to use its retreat house in Lawaan, Talisay City, as temporary boarding for frontline workers. These health care professionals had to isolate themselves, even from their

Salesian missionaries in Nepal have been working to help mitigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for hundreds of families. Through the help of a donor, Salesians have also provided medical equipment and accessories including an oxygen concentrator, oximeters, PPE kits, masks, and sanitizer to the newly opened COVID-19 Center,



The Don Bosco Social Works in Sesto San Giovanni, a commune in Milan, Italy, has received a specially equipped vehicle thanks to PMG Italia and the support of the municipality of Cinisello Balsamo. The project is known as “Guaranteed Mobility” and is made possible by collaboration with local businesses.


Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World Day Against Child Labor on June 12. Child labor is associated with lower educational attainment and later with jobs that fail to meet basic decent work criteria. In honor of World Day Against Child Labor 2021, Salesian Missions

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 in their organizations around the globe. The Don Bosco Green Alliance, an international collective of youth from Salesian institutions and organizations that

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. Through education and social development programming, Salesian missionaries in more than 130 countries around the globe work to ensure that all youth know their rights, are able to fully participate in