Mission News

A Heartwarming Tale from Bangalore

Every five minutes, a vulnerable girl or boy arrives alone and frightened at a train station in Bangalore, one of India’s biggest cities. Every five minutes! Some of them are simply lost, with no ability to find their way home. Others have been abandoned. Many have fled poverty and violence at...

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Tools of Love for Refugees in Uganda

Since April 2016, thousands of South Sudanese refugees have flooded across the northern Ugandan border into Palabek—where they join, as of now, at least 36,000 others seeking relief from violence, drought and famine in their own countries. Salesian missionaries working within the camp have...

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A “Dad’s” Love for His Kids in Ethiopia

Like any devoted parent, Angelo Regazzo rises each morning at 4:00am to have breakfast with the children before he goes to work. Unlike many parents, however, his family is comprised of quite a few kids: 400, to be exact. You see, this man is their father—just not in the typical sense. Angelo...

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Scouting Shines the Light of Peace

Today, in what seems to be the darkest hour in the war-torn country of the Central African Republic (CAR), 15,000 children and young people are ready and eager to join the worldwide “Scouting” movement, and brighten their country’s path toward peace. Scouting is a global movement that helps...

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Press Releases

TANZANIA: Don Bosco Vocational Training Centers in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and Iringa launch...

The projects at the three Don Bosco training centers are contributing to increased access to quality technical training on renewable energy in Tanzania. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 15, 2019) Don Bosco Vocational Training Centers in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and Iringa in Tanzania have been working to...

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EL SALVADOR: Scholarships from Salesian Missions enable 15 youth to study at Saint Cecilia Salesian...

Scholarships provide opportunity for youth, who not otherwise be able to afford to study, a chance to continue their education and gain skills for later employment. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 15, 2019) Fifteen youth, aged 12 to 15 who plan to continue their studies in the technical field, were able to...

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NIGERIA: Five Salesian communities have access to clean water thanks to funding from Salesian...

To date, boreholes have been completed at Salesian programs in the towns of Ibadan, Akure, Ondo, Ijebu Ode and Onitsha. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 14, 2019) Funding from Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” has provided the funding for the construction of 10 water boreholes in communities in...

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EAST TIMOR: More than 1,170 youth attending 11 Salesian centers have access to better nutrition...

The fortified rice-meals have helped to nourish poor youth at Salesian schools and programs.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 14, 2019) More than 1,170 poor youth across 11 Salesian centers in East Timor have access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against...

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News Coverage

(Crux) Preparing for pope, young Chileans say they’re glad he wants their views

SANTIAGO, CHILE Jan. 8, 2018 (Excerpt) The playground at the Salesian-run school is filled with children in brightly colored swimsuits, laughing and screaming as young Catholic volunteers spray them with water in the 100-degree summer sunshine. The children range in age from 6 to 12. They are...

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(Crux) Salesian priest remembers the day Father Tom was kidnapped in Yemen

MUMBAI, INDIA Dec. 15, 2017 (Excerpt) Salesian Father George Muttathuparambil received the phone call at 11:15 in the morning on March 4, 2016. Sister Sally, the mother superior of the Missionaries of Charity center in the Yemeni port city of Aden, was in a state of shock on the phone. The other...

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Global Sisters Report: Where gangs are family, job training offers chance to escape violence

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Dec. 14, 2017 (Excerpt) It’s not the gangster language itself that worries Sr. Ana Maria Mainero, a Salesian Sister of Don Bosco. What worries Mainero is when young children start using those words, signifying their uneasy relationship with neighborhood gangs. Words like...

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(Crux) Salesians use anniversary of Indian shrine to reflect on mission to youth

MUMBAI, INDIA Nov. 16, 2017 (Excerpt) The church was built in the city’s Matunga neighborhood in 1957 by Italian Salesian Father Aurelius Maschio, who modelled it on the famous church in Turin bearing the same title.  The Salesians already operated Don Bosco High School in the same neighborhood,...

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