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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.

PHILIPPINES: Students at Don Bosco Agro-Mechanical Technology Center have access to new farm...

The technology center educates 170 rural youth each year and the farm helps more than 2,000 young graduates embark on their own farming cooperatives. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 18, 2019) Salesian Missions donors are ensuring that students attending the Don Bosco Agro-Mechanical Technology Center (known...

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TANZANIA: Students at the Don Bosco Kilimanjaro International Institute have access to clean water thanks to Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative”

A clean water source is important for students and teachers at the Salesian institution in order for them to be able to endure the dry season and cultivate the land for food. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 17, 2019) Students at the Don Bosco Kilimanjaro International Institute for Telecommunications,...

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WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing technical and vocational training programs

WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing technical and vocational training programs Training programs in Madagascar, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Tanzania illustrate the work of Salesians that ensure youth have the skills for employment.  NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 15,...

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Haiti: USAID-funded Hunger for Education project feeds 18,161 students at six Salesian centers

Salesian feeding programs are helping youth to stay in school, focus on their studies, and connect with their peers. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 11, 2019) Salesian students at six Salesian centers in Haiti received access to better nutrition thanks to a grant from the U.S. Agency for International...

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UNITED STATES: Salesians of Don Bosco host side events at upcoming United Nations High-level Political Forum

The forum will provide a follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 5, 2019) The Salesians of Don Bosco will host side events at the upcoming United Nations High-level Political Forum, convened under the auspices...

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GHANA: Salesian Missions partnership with World Vision provides chairs and bicycles to Don Bosco Centers

The bicycles were provided to Salesian students and staff who live great distances from the Don Bosco Technical Institute and Don Bosco Child Protection Center.  NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 26, 2019) Youth and staff at Salesian programs in Ghana have new chairs and bicycles thanks to a donation by...

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Director of Salesian Missions to share stories of missionary work at St. John Bosco Parish this weekend

Talk will be centered around the mission of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to end the cycle of poverty by providing education and opportunities to at-risk youth in more than 130 countries, in some of the poorest places around the globe. BRANFORD, Conn. (June 21, 2019) – Father Mark Hyde will share...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Salesian missionaries from around the globe travel to US to share stories about helping at-risk youth

Talks will be centered around the mission of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to end the cycle of poverty by providing education and opportunities to at-risk youth in more than 130 countries, in some of the poorest places around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (July 3, 2019) — As part of the annual...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions highlights technical skills training and social programs for refugees

Salesian programs in Egypt, Kenya and Uganda highlight this year’s theme of taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 20, 2019) Salesian Missions stands with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and other international organizations in honoring World Refugee Day,...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” provides funding for new water filtration system at Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra

Facility improvements and a new water filtration system will help improve health and hygiene as well as curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 18, 2019) A Salesian shelter, Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra, located in Harewadi village in the Maharashtra District of India, has been able to...

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