On Nov. 28, 50 students graduated from a technical skills training program that is part of the Salesian Institute Youth Projects. The students completed their courses specializing in hotel and catering, hairdressing and electrical work. Some of the students have already secured employment after graduation.
Salesian missionaries are utilizing an unused wing of the Salesian College in Lima, Peru, as a reception center for Venezuelan youth who have fled their country in search of a better life. The center current accommodates 52 young men aged 18-25 years old. Salesian missionaries
Twenty-two students from the San Juan Bosco Salesian College, located in Risaralda, Colombia, took an educational trip to NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The students take courses at the San Juan Bosco Salesian College’s Institute of Astrobiology of Colombia. During
Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring Dec. 3 as the International Day of People with Disabilities. This year’s theme “The Future is Accessible” calls on everyone to work together and look toward
Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring World AIDS Day 2019 celebrated each year on Dec. 1. The day is held to honor AIDS victims and focuses on prevention and treatment issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. This year’s theme “Communities make the
Students from Salesian Institute Dom Bosco in Salvador, Brazil, won 11 medals, two of which were gold, at the 22nd edition of the Brazilian Astronomy and Astronautics Olympics that was held in May. The competition brought together more than 784,000 participating students from close to
The Salesian Carlos Pfannl Agricultural Institute, located in Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay, celebrated its 65th anniversary on Nov. 21. When the institute was first opened, it was dedicated to educating local rural farmers. In 1970, the institute began offering bachelor’s degree courses in agro-pastoral and forestry
Eric Ponce is a 32-year-old rapper from Ciudad Juárez who also works on behalf of children at risk as a course coordinator in "Second Opportunity, Fundraising and Development of Educational Programs." Just a few years ago, he was part of a criminal gang, handling weapons and seeing
The United Nations has published a report, the “Global study on children deprived of liberty,” which highlights the global problem of youth in prisons and other institutions. Salesian programs bring hope, education and support to these youth who are often forgotten by the outside world.
Students attending the Sacred Heart of Jesus Salesian school in Asunción, Paraguay, won first place in the public services category at the Municipal Prize for Student Initiative on Human Rights organized by the Municipal Council of Asunción. Their winning project, “The world of Derni,” is