Thirty projects from 19 vocational training centers across nine autonomous communities throughout Spain were showcased in the 34th edition of the Don Bosco National Award. Many of the projects this year focused on innovation for dealing with the pandemic, including self-disinfecting outdoor furniture, a COVID-19
Don Bosco High School in Nkhotakota, Malawi, was able to dig a second borehole to provide clean, fresh water for its students and staff thanks to funding from the Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative.” The funding was utilized to dig a borehole, install a water
The St. John Bosco Oratory in Granada, Nicaragua, has opened and resumed activities. The oratory had been closed to in-person activities since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many youth, who faced close to a year of lockdown, are excited and hopeful to once again
In March, the Tijuana Salesian Project in Tijuana, Mexico, celebrates 34 years in service to the community. The center provides services to migrants and poor youth living on the border between Mexico and the U.S.
Salesian missionaries are providing food and support to migrants, particularly those from Venezuela, at the Salesian Solidarity Canteen in Quito, Ecuador. Since November 2020, more than 80 families have benefited.
Salesian missionaries in Foggia, Italy, have launched a new “Family Community” initiative to provide a home structure where youth in need can live and access education and support. The inauguration of the home is scheduled for the end of May, and project activities will start
Salesian staff and students in Lahore and Quetta are responding to the call by Pope Francis to provide care for the environment. They recently planted 100 trees on the campus grounds. In Lahore, Salesians have a technical institute, elementary school, boarding school for children, workshops
Two youth attending the Don Bosco Technical Vocational Center in Calauan, Philippines, continued their studies thanks to scholarship funding provided by donors of Salesian Missions. The financial assistance will enable the students to gain the education needed to find and retain stable employment either locally
Salesian missionaries in Mimboman, Yaoundé, Cameroon, were able to take COVID-19 pandemic precautions and support youth finishing school thanks to funding from Salesian Missions. Funding supported pandemic precautions, school fees for youth in need and medical care for several individuals.
Salesian missionaries operate the St. Joseph’s Farm, in Sagamu, Nigeria. The farm is a center for training, research and production. Overall, the farm has several objectives. It provides training for youth and the poor, enabling them to generate an income and reduce food insecurity. The