Mission News

Let’s Stop the Scourge of Hunger Together

It’s time for our dedicated Food Distribution Appeal—an annual campaign that funds the delivery of crucial nutritional aid to children and families in need around the world. At a time of skyrocketing global hunger, we’re depending on compassionate friends like you to help us stop this rapidly...

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Closing the Gender Gap Opens New Doors

Caste, class and gender—more than anything else—contribute to a lack of opportunity among India’s working-age population. Through the Don Bosco Job Placement Network, underserved young adults, nearly half of which are women, recieve the training and support they need to find sustainable,...

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Helping Kids be Kids in South Sudan

You wouldn’t know it from their shouts of laughter, bursting forth as they run along the rows of makeshift shelters their families call home. But these precious girls and boys suffer heartbreaking deprivations that no child should have to endure. That’s why, every day, our Salesian missionaries...

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Clean Water for Vietnam
Clean Water for Vietnam

In the central highlands of Vietnam, access to safe drinking water depends on who you are and where you live. But thanks to our many generous friends, more than 2,500 impoverished youth and low-wage laborers no longer have to worry about foregoing other basic needs in order to obtain clean drinking...

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Press Releases

INT’L DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Salesian Missions highlights social and educational programs that promote inclusion
INT’L DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Salesian Missions highlights social and educational programs that promote inclusion

Almost 1 billion people living with a disability, according to the World Health Organization. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 3, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring International Day of...

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WORLD AIDS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide medical care and social support to youth with HIV/AIDS

Salesian missionaries offer more than 150 medical clinics and hospitals around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 1, 2022) Top of Form Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring World AIDS Day...

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NAMIBIA: 550 people have clean water access thanks to the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

People in Ruurumwe village previously survived on unsafe water from holes and small wells. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 29, 2022) Residents of the Ruurumwe village, located outside of Rundu, Namibia, have access to clean water thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of...

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EL SALVADOR: Two nursery and primary schools receive furniture

Students benefit thanks to donation from Father Mark Hyde, former director of Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 28, 2022) Two nursery and primary schools in El Salvador received school furniture thanks to a donation from Father Mark Hyde, former director of Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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News Coverage

(ACI Africa) On International Women’s Day, Salesians Review Women Empowerment Programs in Africa

BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo March 8, 2022 (Excerpt) On the annual event of the International Women’s Day (IWD) marked March 8, officials of a development entity of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have reviewed their programs that seek to empower “young...

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(Catholic News Service) UPDATE: Where to give to help Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC March 3, 2022 (Excerpt) Various Catholic agencies are collecting donations to aid with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, as people flee to escape Russian bombing and shelling. Here are some places to donate. See the full article here: UPDATE: Where to give to help Ukraine This...

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(Emergency Live) Ukraine, Salesian Priest’s Mission: “We Bring Medicines To Donbass”

UKRAINE March 1, 2022 (Excerpt) “Soon we will leave again for Lysychansk, in the direction of the front line in Donbass, to bring medicines and essential products for the hospital.” These are the words of Father Oleh Ladnyuk, a Salesian based in Dnipro, eastern Ukraine. See the full article...

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(Crux/Catholic News Service) Fleeing war: Volunteers pitch in with agencies to evacuate Ukrainians

BERLIN Feb. 28, 2022 (Excerpt) Don Bosco International, which represents Salesian religious orders to European institutions, tweeted photos that showed Slovak Salesians had transported 50 children in a bus from a care center in Lviv, in collaboration with the Ukrainian police and Salesians in...

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