Kira, a young Ukrainian refugee in Slovakia, works with the Salesians in Bratislava as a volunteer and interpreter for the refugee population. Like many of her fellow Ukrainians, Kira fled with her family at the outbreak of war. She doesn’t like to dwell on the
More than 1,000 youth in Salesian educational institutions in Honduras are benefiting from new school furniture thanks to a donation secured by Salesian Missions. The furniture was provided by Furniture Reuse Solutions, which provides charities and nonprofits with gifts-in-kind donations that aid in their humanitarian
Students attending the Salesian-run Timkatec schools in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger. The rice-meals were distributed at the school canteen and sent home with students in need.
St. Dominic Savio Parish’s Children's Pastoral Care in Campinápolis, Brazil, recently visited the Xavante village of Santa Fé, where 120 people live in 10 homes. The visit is part of the volunteer efforts of Operation Mato Grosso, a Salesian initiative that provides volunteer support to
On June 18, the Salesian Boys' and Girls' Club of St. Peter and St. Paul Church in San Francisco, California, celebrated its 100th anniversary. The Salesian Center at the church is deeply rooted in the community and includes the parish, a grammar school, and the
Salesians in České Budějovice, Czech Republic, are holding three summer camps for young Ukrainian refugees. Each camp will bring together 15 youth to provide a time for recreation and peer bonding. Beyond summer camps, Salesians are providing preschool classes for young children and informal classes
The Salesian-run St. Joseph Higher Institute in Žilina, Slovakia, hosted a conference dedicated to start-ups for young entrepreneurs. Several former students, now entrepreneurs, and some of the institute's current students talked about their experiences about how they started in business. The purpose of the conference
Salesian missionaries with St. Augustine’s Parish, located in the Dworzak community within Freetown, Sierra Leone, have partially completed construction of a new church thanks to donor funding provided by Salesian Missions. Salesians are seeking additional funding to finalize the project. With the additional funding,
During the last week of June, Salesians in Luanda, Angola, hosted a meeting of the SAAM project, an acronym for the “Supporting Alliance for African Mobility” project. The project, launched in 2020, is creating a vocational education and training network based on peer-to-peer connections among
Children living at the Ekalavya Children’s Home were supported by donor funding from Salesian Missions. The home was created by the Salesian-run People’s Action for Rural Awakening for disadvantaged children in Konaseema, located in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, India.