(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
(MissionNewswire) Human Rights Day is celebrated around the globe on Dec. 10. Each year provides an opportunity to focus on a particular human rights issue and gives all people a chance to advocate for the full enjoyment of human rights for everyone. The Universal Declaration of
(MissionNewswire) Each year, on Dec. 5th, International Volunteer Day is celebrated throughout the world. This day was founded to honor and recognize volunteers and volunteer organizations that have committed to making the world a better place by donating their time and talents. This year’s focus is
(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