Giovanni Hurtado has found a way to give back to youth and the Don Bosco Foundation long after his childhood in the Magdalena del Mar neighborhood in Lima, Peru. Hurtado spent considerable time with the Salesians who had a school, formation house and parish in
The Salesian Technical Institute Ricaldone in San Salvador, El Salvador, has received donations to help support educational programming thanks to Salesian Missions. The donations included musical instruments, laptops, tools and digital music mixing equipment. The 30 laptops were obtained through USAID’s Limited Excess Property Program.
Salesian missionaries in India and around the globe are working in their centers and communities to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The Don Bosco Center for Human Resources Development in Gagillapur took immediate action by producing more than 1,000 masks, which were distributed
Salesian missionaries with the Institution for Cultural and Rural Development (I-CARD) based at Jorhat, Assam, India, built individual household toilets thanks to funding from Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative.” The project took place in 2018 and impacted 35 households in the villages of Bormukali and
Despite the ongoing difficulties in Venezuela, Salesian missionaries continue providing education and social support. On March 7, Salesian missionaries held a health day at the Domenic Savio Youth Center in Duaca. Twelve doctors from different specialties saw more than 600 people, providing medicine, check-ups, analysis
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, some Salesian schools are moving to distance learning when possible. Egypt, which as of March 23 had 366 cases and 19 deaths, closed schools in a measure to stop the spread of the virus. Don Bosco Cairo, with
Salesian missionaries in Lima, Peru, are working to accommodate migrants and refugees from Venezuela. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked Salesian missionaries to sign an agreement to set up temporary migrant assistance offices at the Salesian Institute, which is located in the Breña neighborhood of
Salesian missionaries with Bosco Children Project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, are working on preventative measures in the face of COVID-19. The Salesian organization rescues children from the dangers of the street and provides support and educational services. In response to the crisis, Salesian missionaries have
The Australian Salesian Missions Overseas Aid Fund (ASMOAF) has been working in collaboration with the local Salesian community in Suva, Fiji, to raise funds to construct a new multipurpose community center. The new center will provide youth a place where they can learn, engage in
Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the United Nations’ work on water and sanitation, and the international community in celebrating World Water Day on March 22. This year’s theme, “Water and Climate Change,” focuses on how the two are linked.