Africa

A water-well project in the Gambella region of Ethiopia* is supported by Salesians and the nonprofit organization Cuore Amico. Father Filippo Perin, a Salesian missionary, facilitates the project to open as many wells as possible to ensure the population’s survival, according to a recent article in Vatican News.

The Don Bosco Hospitality Center, located in Kigali, Rwanda, will train professionals in the hospitality industry while also generating income for Salesian programs in the country. The center has 35 rooms as well as a restaurant and multi-functional hall that will hold up to 600 people.

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Americas & Caribbean

The María Auxiliadora Formation Center in Ecuador has held training initiatives for more than 270 people in 2024, up from more than 130 participants in 2023. Most of the training is aimed at women in Esmeraldas who face unemployment, lack of resources, gender violence and abandonment, or who are heads

Reiber Sumoza is a 29-year-old Venezuelan who settled in Colombia after leaving his country due to the tough economic circumstances. While he is trained and has worked in maintenance of air conditioners, he discovered the athletic practice of tightrope and has since made a living with this skill. He’s received

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Asia & Oceania

Salesian missionaries with Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra in India are working with Maharashtra’s most marginalized communities to uplift lives through sustainable development and self-reliance. Since its inception, Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra has facilitated life-changing integrated water projects in 27 villages across the state, recharging aquifers, and helping more than 47

Don Bosco Technical School, located in Gabutu, Papua New Guinea, began the Servanthood and Leadership Training (S.A.L.T.), which is an annual program designed to get students active in the community. The goal is for students to graduate and serve the community as responsible citizens.

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Europe

On May 3, Pope Francis welcomed members of the National Confederation for Upskilling in Technical Skills to the Vatican, marking the commemoration of its 50th anniversary. Among the attendees were representatives from the Salesian community, including delegations from the National Salesian Center for Upskilling in Technical Skills and the Salesian

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Special Reports From Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World Day Against Child Labor. The day has been celebrated on June 12 since 2002, and it brings attention to the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating World Environment Day held annually on June 5. The day will focus on land restoration and drought resilience under the slogan “Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration.”

Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. Recognized on June 4 each year since its United Nations designation in 1982, the day acknowledges the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental

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