Salesian Missions facilitates the “Salesian Solidarity with Italy: the Emergency Response to COVID-19” project. The project is made possible with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Government’s main development agency operating in more than 100 countries worldwide. The project aimed
Youth attending Salesian schools and youth centers in Timor-Leste had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger. A 2020 shipment provided donated rice-meals to ensure students and rural community members had healthy nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dom Bosco Catholic University (UCDB) in Campo Grande, Brazil, has been hosting a drive-in vaccination center since mid-2021. It was the first and only one in the city’s northern region. In just five months of operation, the center administered 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring Human Rights Day, celebrated each year on Dec. 10. Human Rights Day commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Salesian Pontifical University in Rome recently launched an energy efficiency plan for the entire university campus. A presentation was held to inform members of the academic community on Nov. 22. During the presentation, the university officially joined the “Laudato Si' Initiative Platform” promoted by
Students, parents and staff of the Salesian Mons. Luiz Lasagna Institute and the Salesian University UniSALESIANO, both based in Araçatuba, Brazil, planted 100 ipê, which is a flowering plant of the Bignoniaceae family. The goal of the initiative was to promote integration, education and environmental
Salesian missionaries from the Saint Augustine Theologate launched Bosco Youth Center in the Nkol’Afeme community in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Saint Augustine Theologate provides theological formation for 52 confreres from 15 countries. The project is a joint collaboration between the Salesians and the Salesian Mary Queen of
Poor youth and their families in Uganda had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger. The rice-meals helped 300 families have better nutrition over five months of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. This was particularly important as many
BREADS (Bangalore Rural Education and Development Society), the development office in the Salesian Province of Bangalore, India, has launched the DREAM (Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring) project to raise awareness about the consequences of drug abuse and digital addiction. The DREAM project, which will take
Salesian students won first and third place in the Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival. The awards ceremony was held in Turin, Italy on Nov. 19. A total of 1,686 films were submitted from 116 countries and in many different languages.