Africa

Mary Help of Christians Church, located in Kimihurura, Kigali, Rwanda, has been designated as a parish by Archbishop of Kigali Cardinal Antoine Kambanda. In addition to the church, the new parish will have a kindergarten, primary school and secondary school and offer parish ministry to those in the local community.

Work has begun on a new chapel for St. Mary's Parish, located in the village of Nambe in Kabwe, Zambia, thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The previous chapel was in dire need of repair because of its thatched

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Americas & Caribbean

The Salesian oratory in Cipolletti, a city in the Patagonian province of Río Negro, Argentina, has launched the “It’s a thing of the heart” project to provide school support and food assistance to children. Many children in the neighboring communities are poor and their families need assistance.

Salesian missionaries have opened Casa Valdocco in Montevideo, Uruguay, to provide support 35 children between the ages of 5-12 who need assistance from the state. Casa Valdocco’s main objective is to ensure that children spend as little time as possible in public institutions and instead be in a family-like environment.

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Asia & Oceania

Don Bosco Youth Services in Mumbai, India, hosted The Young Green Researchers Conference to culminate the month-long Season of Creation initiatives facilitated by the Salesian Youth Movement. The conference encouraged 20 youth to launch small environmental research projects.

Don Bosco Tech launched its first agro-based training program in Katihar, India, in 2020, to teach and empower 53 women to start mushroom farming training and growing mushrooms in their homes. As a result, these women doubled and tripled their initial investments and were able to earn an income to

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Europe

Salesians for Social officially launched “The accompaniment of unaccompanied minors in Europe: the experiences of social professionals” digital platform to provide information for frontline staff working with unaccompanied minors in Europe.

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Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty held on Oct. 17 each year. Working in more than 5,500 Salesian educational institutions and youth centers around the globe, missionaries educate children in some of the poorest places on

Salesian Missions joins the international community and organizations around the globe in honoring World Food Day. Celebrated each year on Oct. 16, the day was established to bring attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and undernourished. This World Food Day, Salesian Missions is proud to highlight feeding programs

Salesian Missions joins the international community in celebrating Global Handwashing Day 2021. The day, organized by the Global Handwashing Partnership, is celebrated each year on Oct. 15 and is dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of hand-washing with soap.

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