Salesian missionaries in Guatemala are working to assess damage and provide support in the wake of Hurricane Eta. The Salesian community of Carchá has eight priests who serve 350 villages, including more than 5,000 Indigenous students. At least 40 of the villages have been directly
Students attending the Salesian-run Amalarakkini School for the Blind have a new chapel thanks to Salesian Missions donors. Amalarakkini School for the Blind is located in the town of Tiruvannamalai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. With the new chapel on school grounds, students
Don Bosco Technical Institute Henderson, located in Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, launched a new project in 2019 to provide education to children living near the Ranadi dump site. The families who live there experience high rates of poverty, unemployment and illiteracy.
Salesian missionaries at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in the Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp in Uganda launched the “Facial masks for refugees and host community” project on July 8. Refugees have made and distributed more than 24,000 masks, earning praise and recognition from the
Don Bosco Development Society in Mumbai Province of India helped 400 poor families and 140 people with disabilities in the Dharavi slum. Aid kits containing food rations and hygiene items were distributed. Dharavi is the largest slum in Asia and is home to 850,000 residents,
Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Network Tanzania, in collaboration with the prime minister’s office, implemented training apprenticeship programs from September 2019 to May 2020 to train more than 5,000 youth in employable skills. The training took place over six months and included two months of
The Salesian-run Learn to Live School of Skills project, operated by the Salesian Institute Youth Projects in Cape Town, South Africa, was chosen to present at the “T4 World Education Week” as part of an online event. The showcase gathered 100 schools to share expertise
People living in the villages of Campinápolis and Aldeia Corpo de Cristo in Brazil have six artesian wells for clean water access thanks to the Salesian Ambulant Mission Assistance project, an initiative of the Brazil-Campo Grande Province. Salesians built the new wells to make up
Students who attended the first “Pizzoratorio” project launched by the Italian Salesian association, Piccoli Passi Grandi Sogni (Small Steps, Big Dreams) in October 2019, have graduated. The project, which took place in Torre Annunziata, a city in Naples, Italy, provided vocational training at the local
The Salesian Parish in Rukago, Burundi, has started working directly with people with disabilities. The parish is organizing to offer vocational training to promote autonomy. People with disabilities have many skills and talents that we will help them discover and develop to fight poverty.