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
914-960-4642
[email protected]
Twitter: @SM_Newsdesk

To request interviews with staff, including Father Mark Hyde, director of Salesian Missions, please contact Hannah Gregory. Photos and b-roll are also available upon request. We may also able to assist journalists working for U.S. media outlets who are working abroad or planning trips to cover humanitarian news stories.

In addition to the press releases provided here, country-specific information is available in the Where We Work section of this website.

HAITI: More than 900 beneficiaries across seven Salesian programs have better nutrition thanks to Rise Against Hunger rice-meal donations

The fortified rice-meals are helping youth to focus on their studies and connect with their peers. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 22, 2019) More than 900 beneficiaries connected to programs facilitated by Don Bosco Lakay/Lakou have better nutrition thanks to donations of rice-meals from Rise Against...

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WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” ensures youth around the globe have access to clean, safe water

Programs in Ghana, India, Nigeria, and Vietnam highlight Salesian initiatives that bring clean water access to schools and communities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 22, 2019) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the United Nations’ work on water and sanitation, and the...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS: Salesian Missions is proud to highlight Salesian programs that bring youth a sense of well-being and happiness

Programs in Ethiopia, Honduras, Mali and the Philippines highlight Salesian initiatives that educate and empower youth. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 20, 2019) Salesian Missions joins organizations around the globe in celebrating International Day of Happiness. In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a...

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MADAGASCAR: Salesian Missions donors help Salesian vocational training center graduates launch small business enterprise

The project is helping to train Salesian graduates and give them the support needed to open a construction business. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 14, 2019) Salesian missionaries in the Fianarantsoa region of Madagascar are able to assist 10 graduates of the local Salesian vocational training center in...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs around the globe that empower girls and young women

Programs in Cambodia, El Salvador, Mali, and Sierra Leone illustrate the work of Salesians that support this year’s theme, which is focused on building a gender-balanced world. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March. 8, 2019) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and the international community in...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” provides funding for new bathroom facilities and septic tank at Don Bosco Center Rangajan

Constructing new restroom facilities will help improve health and hygiene as well as curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 25, 2019) The Don Bosco Center Rangajan, located in Assam, India, will be able to construct several restroom facilities that include 50 new toilets and a septic...

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TANZANIA: Don Bosco Vocational Training Centers in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and Iringa launch renewable energy training programs

The projects at the three Don Bosco training centers are contributing to increased access to quality technical training on renewable energy in Tanzania. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 15, 2019) Don Bosco Vocational Training Centers in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and Iringa in Tanzania have been working to...

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EL SALVADOR: Scholarships from Salesian Missions enable 15 youth to study at Saint Cecilia Salesian High School in Santa Tecla

Scholarships provide opportunity for youth, who not otherwise be able to afford to study, a chance to continue their education and gain skills for later employment. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 15, 2019) Fifteen youth, aged 12 to 15 who plan to continue their studies in the technical field, were able to...

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NIGERIA: Five Salesian communities have access to clean water thanks to funding from Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative”

To date, boreholes have been completed at Salesian programs in the towns of Ibadan, Akure, Ondo, Ijebu Ode and Onitsha. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 14, 2019) Funding from Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” has provided the funding for the construction of 10 water boreholes in communities in...

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EAST TIMOR: More than 1,170 youth attending 11 Salesian centers have access to better nutrition thanks to shipment of rice-meals from Rise Against Hunger

The fortified rice-meals have helped to nourish poor youth at Salesian schools and programs.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 14, 2019) More than 1,170 poor youth across 11 Salesian centers in East Timor have access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against...

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