(MissionNewswire) In 1983 in Santa Cruz, Argentina, former Salesian student Marcos Oliva Day — along with his wife Maria Laura Gaona — started Knowing our House. This nonprofit foundation offers social, educational, environmental and sports programs for youth.
New organization headquarters were opened recently and named Enrique Götz,
(United Nations) 10 January 2013 – Almost three years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, preliminary results of a new United Nations-backed national household survey show substantial progress for children there in the education, nutrition, health and sanitation sectors since 2006.
According to the initial results of
(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Bosco Boys program in Kenya is giving youth a reason to hope and a path out of poverty. Patrick Ngugi Gichuhi is a graduate of Bosco Boys who, through the program, went from living on the streets to graduating with a degree in international business
(MissionNewswire) In early December 2012, a new medical clinic opened as part of a Salesian-run program in Morelia. The clinic was named after Father Alberto Durán Cabrales, rector of the Antonio de Mendoza community in Morelia. Salesian Brother Víctor López Cisneros is responsible for the clinic’s
(MissionNewswire) The Platinum Jubilee of Don Bosco School Liluah was held the first week of Dec. celebrating 75 years of service. Religious, social, cultural and sporting events involving current and past students as well as area locals were held as part of the celebration.
Festivities began with
(MissionNewswire) Cyclone Evan, a powerful cyclone that hit Samoa Dec. 13-14, left at least four dead and flooding and structural damage in its wake. Another 10 people remain missing and thousands have been left homeless. The Salesian-run programs in the area are working to assist people
(MissionNewswire) This December, a new fundraising campaign was launched promoted by Don Bosco in the World Foundation in support of the Happy Youngsters Project, run by Don Bosco City in Corumbá, Mato Grosso, Brazil. This project aims to keep youth off the streets afterschool by
(MissionNewswire) The Corner was opened in December in Lupita Oratory (Youth Center), one of three Salesian Youth Centers in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The Corner is a cultural space designed to meet the needs of teens and older youth by providing a meeting space in a peaceful
(MissionNewswire) Late fall saw the addition of several new programs and facilities at Salesian sites in Cambodia. The Salesians have a long history of teaching job skills in Cambodia where one out of every three citizens live below the poverty line and barely survive on less
(MissionNewswire) Six months after the opening of the biomass production plant at Villa Don Bosco in Santander de Quilichao (in Cauca, Colombia), the first hundred tons of biomass produced was transported to Switzerland in mid December 2012.
The biomass, made up of forest residual matter like