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

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.

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INDIA: Salesian Missions donors provide funding to construct new classrooms at Don Bosco Literacy...

The upgraded center is providing a structured learning environment for primary school children to focus on literacy and other school subjects. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 10, 2019) More than 200 youth have access to a better school environment thanks to Salesian Missions donors. Funding was provided to...

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CAMBODIA: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for wheelchairs and new elevator so students...

Don Bosco Technical School has been making broad changes to ensure that students with disabilities are able to access an education. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 4, 2019) Youth with disabilities attending Don Bosco Technical School in Kep City, Cambodia have wheelchairs and a new elevator thanks to...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for Don Bosco Academy of Music and Fine Arts to buy...

The new piano allows 100 students at Don Bosco Academy greater access to learning a new instrument and practicing. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 4, 2019) Thanks to Salesian Missions donors, youth at the Don Bosco Academy of Music and Fine Arts have a new second-hand piano to further their music education....

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ZAMBIA: New Salesian Early Childhood Education Center develops thanks to Salesian Missions donors

The Early Childhood Education Center will provide a safe, healthy learning environment for more than 100 pre-school aged children. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 3, 2019) Young children in the village of Lufubu, Zambia will have a new Salesian Early Childhood Education Center thanks to Salesian Missions...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for counseling initiative for 100 young adults at...

The initiative will offer counseling to 100 young adults with a focus on marriage preparedness and sound life choices. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 3, 2019) The Don Bosco Youth Center, which is part of the Salesian Assumption Church located in Vijayawada in the Krishna District of India, has launched a...

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EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University students delivered 108 orthotic devices and eight lower limb...

Grant funding secured by Salesian Missions is enabling Don Bosco University to increase access to medical rehabilitation for persons with physical disabilities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 31, 2018) The School of Rehabilitation Sciences at Don Bosco University in San Salvador, El Salvador, contributes...

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INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights social and educational programs assisting...

Programs in Mexico and in countries in Europe and Africa illustrate the Salesians focus on ensuring young migrants have access to the education and social supports they need. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 18, 2018) Salesian Missions joins the International Organization for Migration and organizations...

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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 reflect 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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