In November, Central America was hard hit by two Category 4 hurricanes. Hurricane Eta hit on Nov. 3 and Hurricane Iota hit less than two weeks later on Nov. 16. Salesian missionaries across Central America, including Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras, are responding locally to help
The Parents Union from Don Bosco School in San Luis, Argentina, carried out a solidarity campaign called “Leaving footprints in exchange for smiles.” The campaign collected 300 pairs of shoes, which we were delivered to the soup kitchens at Dejando Huellas and the Rincon de
Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring International Day of People with Disabilities. This year’s theme “Not All Disabilities Are Visible” aims to spread awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent. Salesian missionaries in programs initiate projects
Don Bosco Fambul, located in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown and one of the country’s leading child-welfare organizations, recently held a workshop entitled “Youth4Life” that focused on issues concerning the well-being and integral development of youth in Sierra Leone.
Salesian missionaries with Mary Help of Christians Parish in Bangkok, Thailand, have resumed their prison support activities after COVID-19 restrictions put a halt to their work earlier this year. Once a month for the past 10 years, Father Aaron Alcoseba, the Salesian parish priest, has
The Salesian community of Scandicci, just outside Florence, Italy, opened a semi-residential community for youth. The residence will be able to accommodate up to 18 young people a day, both males and females, aged 6 to 14, who are sent by the local social services.
Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring World AIDS Day 2020 on Dec. 1. This year’s theme “Global solidarity, shared responsibility” calls on leaders to reexamine global health responses, including the AIDS response. On World AIDS Day 2020, Salesian Missions
Don Bosco Human Resource Development Center, located in Gagillapur, Hyderabad, India, has graduated 15 young women from a two-month basic training course in tailoring. The training helped them prepare for work in a tailoring shop or some may start their own small tailoring business to
The Don Bosco Center, located in Bukavu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been supporting women who wish to join women’s groups run by the Association Villageoise d’Epargne et Crédit (AVEC), an association for savings and credit in the villages. With the pandemic,
The Salesian St. Giovanni Bosco and St. Domenico Savio Parish, located in Cordoba, Argentina, has been offering an Educational Integration Scholarships program since 2007 in collaboration with the BBVA Group. The goal is to support adolescents between 12 and 19 years old whose families are