Close to 800 youth taking part in Salesian-run Manzini Youth Care programs, located in the city of Manzini in Swaziland, have better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger. In the third quarter of 2019, rice-meals were provided to a Salesian vocational training center, primary

Five communities in Nigeria have clean water access thanks to donor funding through Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative.” The borehole projects have been completed in the Nigerian states of Bagbe, Litaye, Ondo, Akwa Ibom and Imo. Due to geographic conditions, there is very little potable water in this region and


Americas & Caribbean

Salesian missionaries offer schools and social development programs across Bolivia to ensure youth have access to education and hope for a brighter future. The Don Bosco Project, which launched in November 1991, acts as a hub to help coordinate activities among several local Salesian-run programs including Hogar Don Bosco, Mano

The Salesian Diocesan Center of Arts and Trades (CDAM) in Les Cayes, Haiti, has a new back-up electricity system for the school thanks to Salesian Missions donors. The back-up electrical system is essential to the operation of the school due to Haiti’s unreliable electricity supply and frequent blackouts. With the


Asia & Oceania

Salesian missionaries have the funding for the construction of the Mama Margaret Boarding House in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines, thanks to donor funding through Salesian Missions. The construction started in the middle of August 2019 and is expected to finish in July 2020. The house will accommodate up to

The Opera Don Bosco Foundation, located in Milan, Italy, supports youth in need through education and social development programs at Salesian centers across Myanmar. The Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in the city of Myitkyina is one such center. Over the last 11 years, more than 500 young men and



The Salesian “This is my home” program in Turin, Italy, recently launched new temporary shelter spaces for at-risk youth and foreign unaccompanied minors. The project to renovate the building was made possible by a donor and is intended to provide housing for young university students or workers and Italian and


Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring Red Hand Day, also known as the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers. The day was started when the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

Since the devastating earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the work of Salesian missionaries never wavered and didn’t stop when the rubble was cleared away. Missionaries have remained as they always were—an integral part of communities across the country. Rebuilding Haiti has not been easy. Yet progress can be

Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring International Migrants Day. Each year, International Migrants Day is held on Dec. 18 to recognize the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide. Unaccompanied migrant youth often face rejection,