(MissionNewswire) Since 1988, Dec. 1 has marked World AIDS Day—held to honor AIDS victims and focus on prevention and treatment issues surrounding HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). Salesian Missions is one recipient of the PEPFAR program funding having provided
(MissionNewswire) Last week in Goma, hostilities between the Congolese army (FARDC) and the 23 March Movement (M23) rebel group escalated leaving thousands of men, women and children looking for safety and shelter from the fighting.
According to UNICEF, as of November, more than 2.4 million people have
(MissionNewswire) Salesian-run programs in Bevaneviky, Madagascar are now able to offer youth new computer services and better technology training thanks to a charitable initiative created in collaboration with Computer Buffs Without Frontiers, an organization formed by professional information technology volunteers, and Monclick, one of the
(United Nations) The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Leila Zerrougui, is deeply concerned about the situation of children in the ongoing conflict in eastern Congo.
The advance of the M23 armed group into Goma and Sake have been
(MissionNewswire) On Nov. 7, 2012, the Salesians of Don Bosco in Cambodia celebrated the opening of the Piet de Visser House, also known as the Banteay Srei Women’s Hostel, for female students and teachers at the Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep. Among the dignitaries included
(MissionNewswire) Each year, Nov. 20 marks Universal Children’s Day, which is aimed at having countries focus on the welfare of the world's children. The day also marks the day in which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and
(MissionNewswire) The Salesians of Don Bosco Prison Ministry opened their third vocational training center inside the Krishnanagar District Jail in West Bengal, India on Sept. 4, 2012. This is the third vocational center the prison ministry has started since its first pilot program inside the
(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Technical School Krishnagar launched an ambitious “Go Green” project planting 12,000 high yielding timber saplings. The project consisted of planting saplings of high quality timber using local varieties of trees like Mahagani, Akashmuni, Teak, and Kodam. The school was eager to become
(MissionNewswire) This fall, St. Kizito Hous – new Salesian-run home for street boys in Luanda, Angola – was opened. This new house is the result of a joint international cooperation between the Salesians, International Voluntary Service for Development volunteers and public institutions.
In Angola, 68 percent