(MissionNewswire) Since 1891, Salesian missionaries have been living and working in Bethlehem, initially establishing an orphanage for boys living in poverty and later expanding programs to meet growing local needs. Today, Salesian missionaries provide a range of educational and social activities to support the local
(MissionNewswire) Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, killing at least 10 people and leaving almost all of the island without power and communications, according to CNN news reports. Puerto Rico, with a population of more than 3.4 million, has had homes, schools and
(MissionNewswire) Thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger, an international relief organization that provides food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, seven donations of soap were made to Salesian programs in places like Haiti, Swaziland and Guatemala in 2017.
(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center, located in Tzacanihá, near San Pedro Carcha, has been welcoming the children and young people of Raxruhá and the nearby city of Chamelco for 35 years. The organization recently celebrated its anniversary. Father Antonio De Groot, founder of the Don
(MissionNewswire) Thanks to donor funding provided through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, new classrooms have been built at the Salesian-run Talita Kumi Educative Center in Zona Reyna, Guatemala. The new classrooms were inaugurated on Aug. 20 with more
(MissionNewswire) In July and August, the Salesian-run Bosco Enhancement Services for Tribals (BEST) set up its second hockey league competition exclusively for migrants. The tournament is utilized as a way to engage migrant youth in sports and help identify youth who might be in need
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Piero Gavioli deals with the harsh reality of the growing number of street children in the city of Bukavu located in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2014, in order to address some of the needs of these
(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have already begun responding with humanitarian aid and assistance after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake reduced many buildings in Mexico City to rubble on Sept. 19. This is the second earthquake to hit Mexico in just 12 days. CNN is reporting that the
(MissionNewswire) According to the 2016 national census prepared by TECHO, a youth-focused nonprofit present in Latin America that addresses issues of poverty, 38,770 families live in 660 camps throughout Chile. Eighty-one of these camps are in the metropolitan areas. These informal settlements and camps (or
Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has announced that Salesian Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, who was taken by Islamist militants in March 2016, has been freed. In a statement reported in the National Catholic Register, the Vatican said that Fr.