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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 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.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights Don Bosco Green Alliance “Keep it Clean” campaign

The “Keep it Clean” campaign illustrates the work of Salesians around the globe that support this year’s theme, which is focused on “Climate Actions for Peace.”    NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 21, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins...

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INDIA: Close to 50 youth have new bathroom facilities at Don Bosco Anbu Illam thanks to Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative”

Constructing new bathroom facilities helps improve health and hygiene as well as curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 18, 2019) Salesian missionaries at Don Bosco Anbu Illam, located in the city of Coimbatore in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, recently completed a new...

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BURUNDI: More than 1,200 students at Lycée Don Bosco had access to better nutrition thanks to Rise Against Hunger rice-meals

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 (Sept. 16, 2019) More than 1,200 students attending Lycée Don Bosco, located in Bujumbura, Burundi, had access to better nutrition in the first...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Vazhikaatti Educational and Charitable Society launches career counseling and job placement services for poor youth thanks to Salesian Missions funding

The Salesian project provided guidance to help youth discover their aptitude and interests, and explore career options for a successful future. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 12, 2019) Don Bosco Vazhikaatti Educational and Charitable Society, which operates in 50 schools in five districts of Tamil Nadu,...

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NIGERIA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” brings clean water access to 10 communities

Clean water access will help improve the health and hygiene of people in these communities as well as curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 10, 2019) Ten communities in Nigeria have clean water access thanks to donor funding through Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative.”...

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INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY: Salesian Missions highlights literacy and educational initiatives for poor and at-risk youth

Programs in Brazil, El Salvador, India, and the Solomon Islands illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe who focus on ensuring youth have access to literacy education. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 8, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins...

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EAST TIMOR: Youth attending Salesian programs received access to better nutrition thanks to Rise Against Hunger donated rice-meals

The rice-meal shipments from Rise Against Hunger improved the lives and health for those attending Salesian schools, centers and parishes. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 5, 2019) Youth attending 10 Salesian schools, centers and parishes in East Timor have access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CHARITY: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing educational and social programs for poor youth

Salesian missionaries are working in more than 130 countries around the globe, bringing poor youth and their families education, workforce development and social programs. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 5, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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BANGLADESH: Salesian Missions provides funding for new electrical transformer and generator at a Salesian facility in Telunjia

The new equipment ensures that those studying in Salesian facilities have the electricity needed for a proper learning environment. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 3, 2019) Salesian missionaries have a new electrical transformer and generator set up on the Salesian grounds in Telunjia, Bangladesh, thanks...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions funds English language course for 65 students at Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra

The project enabled students to learn the English language and develop leadership skills while helping to build their confidence.    NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 3, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, funded a project at Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra, located...

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