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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.

TANZANIA: Don Bosco Oysterbay solar training enables one young woman to have a second chance at education and gain stable employment

The project at Don Bosco Oysterbay is providing access to quality technical training on renewable energy in Tanzania. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 29, 2020) Students who are looking to make a career in renewable energy have an opportunity for education and advancement at Don Bosco Vocational Training...

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NAMIBIA: Don Bosco Youth Center receives nutritional support thanks to Salesian Missions donors

Funding for food support has improved the lives and health of youth especially now during the coronavirus pandemic. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 25, 2020) Salesian missionaries with the Don Bosco Youth Center, located in Rundu, Namibia, were able to continue with a feeding program for vulnerable children...

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PARAGUAY: The Maria Auxiliadora Parish community in Concepción has new audiovisual equipment thanks to Salesian Missions donor funding

The Salesian parish now has the equipment necessary to hold meetings and conduct workshops with partners and youth. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 23, 2020) The Maria Auxiliadora Parish community in Concepción, Paraguay, has new audiovisual equipment thanks to donor funding through Salesian Missions, the...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs that aid refugees

Programs in Egypt, Italy, Peru and Uganda highlight the work of Salesian missionaries that provide refugees much needed support and hope for a brighter future. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 20, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations...

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WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs that combat child labor

Programs in Colombia, Ghana and India illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that support youth having the opportunities to achieve their dreams. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 12, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations...

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BURUNDI: Salesian Missions provides funding for hand-washing stations and food support for Salesian Parish in Rukago

The hand-washing stations were placed in eight churches, 15 schools and the Don Bosco Oratory, impacting 65,000 people. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 8, 2020) The Salesian Parish in Rukago, Burundi, has access to hand-washing stations thanks to funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of...

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: Salesian Missions highlights Don Bosco Green Alliance in helping to promote environmental change through action, thought and policy

Launched in India in April 2018, the Don Bosco Green Alliance has 273 registered members from 56 countries and is still growing. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 5, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF INNOCENT CHILDREN VICTIMS OF AGGRESSION: Salesian Missions highlights programs that support at-risk youth and those dealing with trauma

Programs in Angola, Colombia, India and Mexico illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that are helping children gain an education and overcome trauma. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 4, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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GLOBAL DAY OF PARENTS: Salesian Missions highlights programs around the globe that support parents through education and social development services

Programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India and Spain illustrate the work of Salesians that support parents in playing a critical role in their children’s lives. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 1, 2020) Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in...

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TANZANIA: Don Bosco Didia Secondary School will have new sanitation facilities for 1,218 students thanks to Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

The new sanitation facilities and clean water supply at Don Bosco Didia will minimize water-related risks and infections for both students and staff. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 28, 2020) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Didia Secondary School, located in Shinyanga in northern Tanzania, will be able...

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