A group of young adult volunteers from the United States visited the Salesian community in Tijuana over the Thanksgiving weekend. The volunteers served those in need at the Salesian Refectory Padre Chava, which assists migrants and people living in the streets at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Salesian Missions launched its Annual Food Distribution Appeal, enabling donors to multiply their gift many times over by turning a $1 donation into $20 of critical nutrition. Life-saving meals are ready for those who need them most. Salesian Missions needs donor help to transport the
Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring Human Rights Day, celebrated each year on Dec. 10. Human Rights Day commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Through education and social
Indigenous Xavante, who live within the 180 villages in the Brazilian state of Mato Grasso, are better able to treat their water and fight diarrheal disease thanks to a donation of clay filters. The rainy season causes health issues for the local population who drink
On Nov. 26-27, the international Salesian conference “Energy Forever” was held on green, clean and renewable energy. The conference in Rome was attended by 38 representatives from nongovernmental organizations, Mission offices and Salesian institutions from 20 countries from across the globe. The purpose of the
Sixty-seven youth volunteers with the Salesian-run Operation Mato Grosso spent six months working in three villages, São Pedro, São José and São Gabriel in Brazil. Volunteers worked in the village of São Pedro renovating the school, and repairing homes of missionaries and the roofs of
Salesian Missions donors have partially funded a project to provide sheet metal and mosquito netting to construct 120 beds for poor youth at St. Anthony’s Technical Institute located in Kadapa, India. This project is a work-sharing venture. The goal is to provide the raw sheet
On Nov. 28, 50 students graduated from a technical skills training program that is part of the Salesian Institute Youth Projects. The students completed their courses specializing in hotel and catering, hairdressing and electrical work. Some of the students have already secured employment after graduation.
Salesian missionaries are utilizing an unused wing of the Salesian College in Lima, Peru, as a reception center for Venezuelan youth who have fled their country in search of a better life. The center current accommodates 52 young men aged 18-25 years old. Salesian missionaries
Twenty-two students from the San Juan Bosco Salesian College, located in Risaralda, Colombia, took an educational trip to NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The students take courses at the San Juan Bosco Salesian College’s Institute of Astrobiology of Colombia. During