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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.

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’ ensures youth around the globe have access to clean, safe water

Programs in Guinea, India, Malawi, Nigeria and Tanzania highlight Salesian initiatives that bring clean water access to schools and communities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 22, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS: Salesian Missions is proud to highlight Salesian programs that empower youth, giving them a sense of well-being and happiness

Programs in Italy, Lebanon, Peru and Rwanda highlight Salesian initiatives that educate and empower youth. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 20, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in celebrating...

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MADAGASCAR: Salesian community provides clean water to close to 4,000 people thanks to funding from Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

The new well and water pump ensure that the community has clean water to improve local residents’ health and hygiene as well as curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 19, 2020) Salesian missionaries were able to provide clean water to close to 4,000 people in the Salesian community...

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CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation provides services under its ‘Care and Prevention’ program for at-risk children thanks to Salesian Missions donor funding

The organization is currently serving nearly 160 street children across more than 15 municipalities in Santiago. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 17, 2020) Don Bosco Foundation was able to provide services under its “Care and Prevention” program for at-risk children in Santiago, Chile, thanks to donor...

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PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missions donors support critical staff positions at Magone Home Aftercare Programs for youth in trouble with the law

The aftercare programs ensure that youth have an opportunity to receive the support and care they need when they are in trouble with the law. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 16, 2020) Magone Home Aftercare Program, located in Cebu, Philippines, received funding to pay for critical staff positions thanks to...

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PERU: Salesian Missions funded piping for clean water in two villages, impacting 1,200 people

Clean water access will help improve the health and hygiene of people in these villages as well as curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 12, 2020) Mountaintop villagers in Watzapampa and Shinua Jangas-Huaraz, Peru, were able to run 2,500 feet of piping to bring clean drinking water...

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BENIN: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for education and care for children at Foyer Don Bosco in Kandi

Foyer Don Bosco was able to have the ongoing support it needed to educate more than 3,700 people on the rights of children and the child protective systems. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 11, 2020) Homeless children have support at the Foyer Don Bosco, a home for abused and abandoned children in Kandi,...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights educational programs around the globe that empower girls and young women

Programs in Colombia, DR Congo, Ecuador and Ghana illustrate the work of Salesians that educate and provide support to young women to help them succeed in life.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March. 8, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University praised for development of LEED Lab for Prosthetics and Orthotics Technical Program with funding secured by Salesian Missions from USAID-ASHA

The “Walking Anew!” project is expanding and upgrading the facilities at Don Bosco University’s School of Rehabilitation Science. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 6, 2020) Don Bosco University in San Salvador, El Salvador, is empowering the next generation of medical rehabilitation practitioners to...

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GUINEA: Sacred Heart Parish in the Diocese of Ebebiyín has clean, safe water thanks to Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

The new well and water tank ensure that the parish has clean water to improve local residents’ health and hygiene as well as curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 5, 2020) Sacred Heart Parish in the Diocese of Ebebiyín in the Republic of Guinea, a French speaking province in West...

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