Salesian missionaries are continuing relief services in Haiti after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake killed more than 2,000 people and left thousands injured and homeless on Aug. 14. Homes and businesses have collapsed and infrastructure needs to be rebuilt. Missionaries recently distributed hot meals to 500 families
The Salesian-run Casa Betania, located in San Benito Petén, Guatemala, welcomes thousands of people every year, most of them migrants in search of a better life. Children, youth, adults, pregnant women, families, and the elderly find support and relief thanks to a group of volunteers.
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. Salesian missionaries educate more than 1 million youth in
The Salesian Polytechnic University, located in Quito, Ecuador, has been included in the rankings in the “World University Rankings 2022” by the Times Higher Education, a British periodical specializing in educational news and famous for its ranking of the best universities in the world.
Salesian missionaries in Suva, Fiji, recently went to the villages of Muanikoso and Makoi to check on youth and provide them educational materials. Since the start of the pandemic and the lockdowns that followed, Salesians have been working to maintain relationships with youth in their
Don Bosco Development Society continues to provide aid to those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in India. Most recently, with the support of the Macquarie Group Foundation, Salesian missionaries provided 450 families in the slums of Mumbai with kits that contained groceries,
Don Bosco Youth Center in Rundu, Namibia, has a renovated a children's playground thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. Prior to the renovations, the playground was in a dilapidated state and dangerous, leaving children without a place to play and connect with their peers.
Salesian missionaries with Retreat-Don Bosco, located in Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India, have a new vehicle thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. Yercaud has a mountainous terrain and the previous vehicle was having mechanical problems every month. It had been overused in the hills during
Don Bosco College in Manaus, Brazil, is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year. In 2019, Don Bosco College started assessing the need for a local kindergarten and how it could accommodate that within the building’s current structure. The renovation was completed this year and in
The Salesian Missions Office in Madrid, Spain, has launched the “Innocence behind bars” campaign in collaboration with the new documentary "Libertad," directed by filmmaker Raúl de la Fuente. The campaign and documentary shed light on the daily life of youth in the Pademba Road Prison