Mission News

A Second Chance for Children on the Streets
A Second Chance for Children on the Streets

Three years ago, Salesian Brother Lothar Wagner surveyed a plot of barren land and saw a promising opportunity. Today, nourished by his vision, hundreds of former street children are cultivating the seeds for more vibrant futures at the Don Bosco Kuajok in South Sudan. This work is more important...

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Collaborating for Care in Ukraine
Collaborating for Care in Ukraine

Amid the ongoing horrors of violence in Ukraine, Salesian missionaries throughout the country continue to provide crucial humanitarian aid—despite meager resources and the very real danger to their own lives. Today, thanks to a new partnership between Salesian Missions and MedShare, these...

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High-Tech Hopes for Students in Cameroon
High-Tech Hopes for Students in Cameroon

Since 1992, Salesian missionaries in Yaoundé, Cameroon have been providing traditional and technical education for marginalized youth. Today, for the first time, students enrolled in computer science classes at Don Bosco College are learning their coursework on new, up-to-date computers, thanks to...

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Soap for Better Health
Soap for Better Health

Good health requires good nutrition. It also relies on basic hygiene—most especially, handwashing—which is a practice that can be difficult for impoverished children and families to follow. Thanks to our annual Loaves and Fishes campaign, generous donors like you are delivering the gift of...

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Press Releases

NAMIBIA: 200 youth receive meals thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions
NAMIBIA: 200 youth receive meals thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Don Bosco Youth Center provides 2 meals a day to give youth energy to focus in school. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 29, 2022) Youth attending Don Bosco Youth Center, in Rundu, Namibia, received nutritional support thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians...

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BENIN: Children in need receive clothing

Children at Foyer Don Bosco have basic needs met thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 28, 2022) Children at Foyer Don Bosco, a home for abused and abandoned children in Kandi, Benin, have their needs met thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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ZAMBIA: 4 new classrooms benefit students

Salesian secondary school in Zatti community builds 4 new classrooms thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 21, 2022) Students have four new classrooms at the Salesian secondary school in the Zatti community in Kabwe, Zambia, thanks to donor funding from Salesian...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs that aid refugees

The 2022 theme is ‘Whoever. Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety.’ NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 20, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World Refugee Day,...

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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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