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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 MissionNewswire.org, as a service to the public and the news media. The purpose is to provide information and insight about Salesian programs around the globe and news related to global humanitarian issues. News from and about Salesian Missions can also be found on ReliefWeb, the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters operated by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

U.S. Media Representative:
Hannah Gregory
914-960-4642
[email protected]
Twitter: @SM_Newsdesk

To request interviews with staff, including Father Gus Baek, 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: Salesian Missions USAID-funded ‘Hunger for Education’ provided meals to thousands of school children, improved learning environment

The fortified rice-meals provided better nutrition for poor youth at six Salesian centers.     NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 16, 2020) Ten years after the devastating Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, the country continues to face challenges and serious issues with hunger and undernutrition....

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HAITI: “Little Schools” provide education to more than 17,000 children in Port-au-Prince

The “Little Schools” provide education and support to primary school children who might not otherwise have access to education. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 15, 2020) In the distressed Port-au-Prince slums of La Saline and Cité Soleil, where most parents do not have the means to properly care for...

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HAITI: Rebuilt Salesian Youth Center in Fort Liberté offers additional programs and services after devastating 2010 earthquake reduced it to rubble

The reconstruction project was made possible by generous donors of Salesian Missions who donated in the aftermath of the earthquake.  NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 13, 2020) Five years after the devastating Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake struck Haiti and reduced the Salesian Youth Center in Fort Liberté,...

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Haiti: Salesian Missions reflects on 10 years of rebuilding Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake

In the last 10 years, Salesian missionaries have rebuilt schools and youth centers, and most importantly, have given youth hope for a better life through education.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 10, 2020) Salesian missionaries were instrumental during the emergency response and the initial aftermath of...

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EAST TIMOR: Youth attending Don Bosco Technical School Fatumaca have access to proper nutrition thanks to Rise Against Hunger rice-meals

The rice-meal shipment from Rise Against Hunger improved the lives and health of youth attending Salesian technical education courses. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 8, 2020) Youth attending Don Bosco Technical School Fatumaca in East Timor have access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between...

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CAMBODIA: 650 Salesian technical students have better nutrition thanks to Rise Against Hunger donated rice-meals

The fortified rice-meals have helped to nourish poor youth at three Salesian technical schools.    NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 6, 2020) Students in technical skills training programs supported by the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia had access to proper nutrition in the second quarter of 2019 thanks...

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UGANDA: Poor youth attending programs at Don Bosco Children and Life Mission receive healthy nutrition thanks to donation of Rise Against Hunger rice-meals

The rice-meal shipment from Rise Against Hunger improved the lives and health of youth at Salesian programs in Uganda. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 2, 2020) Poor youth in Uganda had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger, an international...

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ZAMBIA: More than 2,900 youth and families impacted by Feed My Starving Children rice-meal donation

The rice-meal shipments from Feed My Starving Children improved the lives and health for those attending Salesian schools, centers and parishes. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 30, 2019) More than 2,900 people, including youth, families, grandmothers and orphaned children, have access to better nutrition...

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BURUNDI: Students at Lycée Don Bosco have access to better nutrition thanks to Salesian Missions partnership with Rise Against Hunger

Rice-meal shipments from Rise Against Hunger improved the lives and health for students, enabling them to better focus on their studies. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 18, 2019) More than 1,200 students attending Lycée Don Bosco, located in Bujumbura, Burundi, had access to better nutrition in the second...

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CAMBODIA: Students attending 3 Don Bosco technical schools have access to proper nutrition thanks to rice-meals from Rise Against Hunger

The fortified rice-meals have helped to nourish poor youth attending Salesian technical training so they can better focus on their studies.    NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 17, 2019) Students in technical skills training programs supported by the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia had access to proper...

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