(MissionNewsire) The Association of Damas Salesianas has been working to address the needs of children and their families in Puerto Chalaco, a district in the city of Callao, a major seaport in Peru. Recently, the Peruvian government declared Callao an emergency zone because of the
(MissionNewsire) A primary school in Khartoum, the capital and second largest city of Sudan, operated by Salesian Sisters from the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, provides education and social development services to 400 children. Nearly 80 percent of the students in the school are
(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries in Breña, a district within the capital city of Lima, Peru, have a provincial house, Salesian College, Superior Institute and Technical Vocational Center, and a house for homeless youth. Missionaries also operate the Mary Help of Christian’s parish, which provides communal meals
(MissionNewsire) A new round of clashes between a new rebel group and government troops in Wau, a remote town 650 kilometers northwest of the capital city of Juba in South Sudan, has left more than 50 people dead, according to a recent report by the
(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries have expanded their technical training offered to refugees at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Classes started in January 2016 after expansion of the program and construction on new facilities were completed in December 2015. Kakuma is operated by UNHCR, the U.N.
(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries continue to offer aid and support to those affected by the 7.8 earthquake that killed 660 and left tens of thousands homeless in Ecuador. The earthquake, which struck on April 16, destroyed water systems, collapsed roads, and affected 33 health centers –
(MissionNewsire) In 2015, the International Labor Organization released a report that noted there are 1.7 million unemployed people across Latin American countries. Youth are more than three times more likely to be unemployed and often lack the educational and employment opportunities necessary to escape conditions
(MissionNewsire) Salesian Sisters working with Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Betafo, a town of 30,000 people surrounded by hills in the Central Highlands of Madagascar, provide a nursery school, elementary school, professional center, oratory and two boarding houses, one for the girls attending
(MissionNewsire) Although war is still being waged in Syria, Salesian missionaries are providing a ray of hope through their summer youth program in Aleppo. Close to 800 young boys and girls are participating in these summer events made possible by 85 Salesian staff and volunteers.
(MissionNewsire) Salesian Missions stands with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and other international organizations in honoring World Refugee Day. UNHCR has noted that 60 million people worldwide are refugees and thousands flee their homes every day. In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting