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
Don Bosco High School Matunga, located in Mumbai, has been awarded the best “School in India in Sports and Recreational Education Activities” at the India Didactics Association (IDA) Education exhibition and awards program held in September 2019. IDA is the only exclusive membership association in
Italy, Europe’s third-largest economy, has close to 2 million children living in poverty, according to UNICEF. Young people who are unemployed and not in school or training programs represent 20 percent of the population. Salesian programs across Italy help youth who are unable to attend school and
In response to growing calls in Chile for the government to bring about social and economic change, Salesian missionaries across the country are holding events to learn more from youth and give them an opportunity to have their voices heard. Youth with the Salesian Youth
Salesian missionaries launched a new project to train young media professionals in Cameroon. This project offers a nine-month audiovisual editing course and hosts about 20 youth per class. When they graduate, students will receive a certificate issued by the Don Bosco Center and a Diploma
Lebanon is facing country-wide, non-sectarian protests, bringing hundreds of thousands of people into the streets in response to what they feel is the Lebanese government's failure to find solutions to the country’s economic crisis. Salesian missionaries living and working in Lebanon report that the country
The Salesian-run Tan Tien Intermediate Vocational Training School, located in Bao Loc, Vietnam, was selected as a model school for 2019 for its development and academic performance in the province of Lam Dong. More than 300 students each year gain an education at the school.
Salesian Missions celebrates Universal Children’s Day on Nov. 20. The theme of Universal Children’s Day 2019 is a continuation of the 2018 theme, “Children are taking over and turning the world blue.” This theme focuses on building a world where every child is in school,