Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring World Teachers’ Day celebrated each year on Oct. 5. The day honors the vital role that teachers play in the lives of their students. This year’s theme is “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining
In Ethiopia, Salesian missionaries are working to address increasing needs in the face of the growing coronavirus pandemic. At 16 vocational training centers, they are distributing food, drinking water and hygiene kits. Salesians have also launched awareness campaigns to promote good practices to prevent coronavirus
Salesian missionaries have been working in Madagascar to support families with food and hygiene supplies to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Although schools in Ivato have been closed, Salesians continue to pay teachers and employees, including offering them a one-time bonus. Salesian missionaries also
The Catholic News Service article “COVID-19 robbed refugees ‘of the little that they had,’ says Salesian” focuses on the increasingly desperate situation for refugees at the Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp in Uganda, as well as the Salesians of Don Bosco efforts to save lives. The article
The Salesian-run Opera Don Bosco Onlus Foundation in Milan, Italy, has launched a new global appeal to help create an infirmary to take care of the girls living in the Laga Laura Vicuña Orphanage in East Timor. The orphanage houses 104 girls aged 6-17. The
Rádio Dom (Radio Don Bosco) is an online radio station established by Salesian missionaries and students Curitiba, Brazil. Youth produce the majority of the content. Rádio Dom also supports youth in detention centers, who are able to express themselves and learn skills.
Don Bosco Fambul staff members are using what they learned during Ebola to prevent coronavirus infections in Sierra Leone. One of the first steps was to turn their headquarters into a first-aid base and transfer youth who were not infected to other buildings. The bus
BMW Group Thailand and Don Bosco Technological College have had an ongoing service apprentice program since 2017. The partnership teaches automotive skills, meeting the international standards in the field. Salesian missionaries know the local economy and develop strategic partnerships to help educate poor youth in
The collaboration between the Salesian Vocational Training School in Sesto San Giovanni, a commune in Milan, Italy, and Yamaha Motor Italia established during the 2019-20 school year has already brought about a positive impact. Two students, Michele Musolino and Marco Crippa, obtained a technical diploma from the
On Sept. 21, Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe by celebrating the International Day of Peace—with this year’s theme of “Shaping Peace Together” calling for compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the global pandemic.