Four 18-year-old students, two of whom attend Salesian schools in Milan, Italy, have started a project to help families have access to computers at home for distance learning. The website PC4U.tech was set up to handle both donations and requests for a computer. The idea
Lockdown restrictions have brought vulnerable Syrian households closer to the brink of financial ruin. Tens of thousands of jobs have been eliminated. Meanwhile, the foreign support that sustained many Syrian households is drying up. Salesian missionaries operate three centers in Kafroun and the particularly high
Salesian missionaries in South Sudan are working with local populations as the effects of coronavirus spread across the country. There are five Salesian communities in the country. In Gumbo, there is a camp for internally displaced persons directly managed by the Salesians. The camp currently
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating World Youth Skills Day, which has been celebrated each year on July 15 since 2014. The United Nations designated the day as a
During the coronavirus pandemic, San Juan Bosco Salesian Institute in Granada, Nicaragua, is continuing to provide quality education to its students with technology for online education. The process has been complex because it also required engagement from parents. The Salesian Institute monitors progress of online
To respond to increasing needs during the coronavirus pandemic, Salesian Missions has funded projects in seven countries to date that address nutritional support, sanitary and hygiene, and educational materials for prevention. These activities help respond to the local need and help families who have been
Sacred Heart Parish in the Diocese of Ebebiyín in Equatorial Guinea has clean, fresh water in the village of Okong-Oyeck thanks to a Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” project. The water well project is one of 18 planned for the area once funding is secured.
Radio Salesian, based out of Salesian College Sonada in Darjeeling, India, has been selected by India’s Community Radio Association as a partner to raise awareness about COVID-19 through a national project sponsored by UNICEF. Titled “Mission Corona,” the five-month initiative will feature a 25-minute weekly
The Salesian-run FUSALMO, located in the municipality of Soyapango, El Salvador, launched an online educational platform called Transforma for both students and teachers. Around 3,000 children and young people will benefit from this service. Transforma offers virtual learning with games, educational advice, assignments and tasks.
The Salesians are the only institution that works with detainees at the Pademba Road Prison in Sierra Leone. Recently, fear of COVID-19 led to a riot that ended in unrest, fires and deaths among the detainees. The Salesian team working in the prison managed to