Media Coverage

Salesian Missions is headquartered in New Rochelle, NY, and is part of the Don Bosco Network—a worldwide federation of Salesian NGOs. The mission of the U.S.-based nonprofit Catholic organization is to raise funds for international programs that serve youth and families in poor communities around the globe. The Salesian missionaries are made up of priests, brothers and sisters, as well as laypeople—all dedicated to caring for poor children throughout the world in more than 130 countries and helping young people become self-sufficient by learning a trade that will help them gain employment. To date, more than 3 million youth have received services funded by Salesian Missions. These services and programs are provided to children regardless of race or religion. Our Press Center is a key source of information for journalists, donors, organizational partners, funders and the public. In addition to the releases below, photographs and video from the field can be made available to journalists and partners upon request.

SALESIAN MISSIONS also operates a newswire as a service to the public and the media. The purpose is to provide information and insight about Salesian programs around the globe as well as news related to global humanitarian issues and organizations working to alleviate poverty.

U.S. Media Representative:
Hannah Gregory
[email protected]
Twitter: @SM_Newsdesk

Country-specific fact sheets, photos and b-roll are also available upon request. Contact Hannah to request an interview with Father Mark Hyde, executive director, or one of our international development experts.

SALESIAN MISSIONS may also be able to assist media working in or planning trips to one of the 130+ counties around the globe where we have a presence.

Salesian Missions fact sheet (PDF) »

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights educational initiatives and child rights education

Programs in Columbia, India, Senegal, Sierra Leone illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that support this year’s theme, which is focused on equality, justice and human rights. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 10, 2018) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and other organizations around...

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Salesians reflects on Haiti, eight years after devastating earthquake

Salesian Missions was instrumental in coordinating fundraising and relief efforts during the initial aftermath and continues to assist with rebuilding of schools and other infrastructure. NEW ROCHELLE, NY & PORT-AU-PRINCE HAITI (Jan. 12, 2017) On Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, exactly eight years after the...

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Student volunteers from Salesian universities arrive in Tijuana

Salesian Center in Tijuana has been providing services to migrants and poor youth living on the border as well as refugees from Haiti TIJUANA, MEXICO (Jan. 5, 2017) In December 2017, a group of Salesian university student volunteers from different locations across the United States, accompanied by...

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Salesian Missions reports on progress in Nepal

Immediately following the earthquake, an emergency fund was launched to assist Salesian missionaries in Nepal. To date, 10 schools have been built and equipped in small villages in the Kathmandu valley. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 12, 2017) Salesian missionaries have continued to rebuild schools and...

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Special report: Human Rights Day

In honor of Human Rights Day, Salesian Missions highlights its unique educational programs that are helping poor youth around the globe NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 10, 2017) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in honoring Human Rights Day, celebrated each...

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Special report: World Toilet Day

Salesian Missions highlights water and sanitation projects as part of its Clean Water Initiative NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 19, 2017) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and the international community in celebrating World Toilet Day. The day, celebrated each year on Nov. 19, marks the founding...

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Vocational students in El Salvador benefit from tool kits donated by ASAP

Salesian missionaries in El Salvador provide vocational and technical training to youth facing adversity due to extreme poverty and violence. SAN SALVADOR (Nov. 6, 2017) Vocational students in San Salvador, El Salvador, now have the tools they need—literally—to build brighter futures for...

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Water tanks donated to secondary school in remote part of Papua New Guinea

Thanks to generous donations to its Clean Water Initiative, Salesian Missions was able to provide eight water tanks that will benefit hundreds of students. NEW ROCHELLE, NY & ARAIMIRI, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Oct. 19, 2017) As part of its Clean Water Initiative, Salesian Missions recently donated eight...

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Salesian Missions delivers opportunity to students in Nigeria in the form of a school bus from New...

The bus will provide transportation so that students can take full advantage of opportunities available through Salesian technical institute. NEW ROCHELLE, NY & ONDO NIGERIA (Oct. 19, 2017) John Bosco Institute of Technology in Ondo, Nigeria has a new school bus thanks to a donation from Stocker...

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Feed My Starving Children partnership delivers 42,322 pounds of rice meals to Salesian programs in...

Salesian Missions helps the hunger-fighting charity reach school children, the elderly and other vulnerable people in hard-to-reach areas around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY & ESTELI, NICARAGUA (Oct. 19, 2017) Children, mothers, the elderly and those living in poverty within the Salesian Diocese of...

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