Mission News

Despite positive economic growth and recent improvements to quality of life, food insecurity and malnutrition remain stubborn adversaries in the fight against poverty and hunger in Rwanda
Addressing Hunger Around the World

Despite positive economic growth and recent improvements to quality of life, food insecurity and malnutrition remain stubborn adversaries in the fight against poverty and hunger in Rwanda—where more than 60 percent of the population still lives on less than $1.25 per day. For our Salesian...

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A Thriving New Plan for Women in India

During the height of the global pandemic last year, missionaries at Don Bosco Tech in Katihar, India wondered how they could best support area families who lost their jobs and their only source of income. Today, thanks to an agriculturally inspired idea, women’s incomes are flourishing—as well...

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Agriculture is the economic mainstay of Sagamu, Nigeria—yet many of the region’s disadvantaged residents are excluded from the opportunities it provides but a new Salesian-run training program at St. Joseph’s Farm aims to change that
Growing Sustainable Futures from the Ground Up

Agriculture is the economic mainstay of Sagamu, Nigeria—yet many of the region’s disadvantaged residents are excluded from the opportunities it provides. A new Salesian-run training program at St. Joseph’s Farm aims to change that, one student at a time. Salesian missionaries established St....

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The Evuna stream in Nigeria is brown, dirty and often completely dried up due to the lack of rain, but thanks to our mission, we are able to bring clean water to communities in need.
Changing Lives, One Safe Water Source at a Time

The Evuna stream is brown, dirty and often completely dried up due to the lack of rain and a prolonged dry season. Yet thousands of people in rural Nkerefi, Nigeria depend on this unreliable water source for their survival. Or, at least they used to; that is, until friends of Salesian Missions...

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Press Releases

INT’L DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide education and support for people with disabilities This year’s theme is ‘Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era’.
INT’L DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide education and support for people with disabilities

This year’s theme is ‘Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 3, 2021) 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 People with...

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EGYPT: Students receive scholarships through donor funding from Salesian Missions

235 scholarships were provided for Sudanese and Egyptian students attending Salesian schools. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 1, 2021) Students attending Salesian schools in Egypt have received scholarships thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don...

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

2021 theme is ‘Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 1, 2021) 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 celebrated each...

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MADAGASCAR: Partnership brings better nutrition to youth

Youth attending Salesian programs had better nutrition thanks to rice-meal shipment from Feed My Starving Children. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 30, 2021) Youth attending Salesian programs in Madagascar had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development...

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News Coverage

(National Catholic Register/CNA) SOUTH SUDAN: “Even our schools have become refugee camps”

National Catholic Reporter article about Pope Francis’ call for peace in South Sudan includes interviews with Salesian missionaries working on the front lines of ethnic and religious conflict. WAU, South Sudan (May 5, 2019) Excerpt: “During the crises, it is the Church that people look to for a...

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(Crux/Catholic News Agency) The pilot bishop of the South Pacific

GIZO, Solomon Islands Jan. 8, 2019 Known as the “flying bishop” of Solomon Islands, Bishop Luciano Capelli visits Catholics across dozens of islands by piloting a small airplane he also uses to deliver food and medicine. Capelli, an Italian, was a Salesian missionary in the Philippines for 35...

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(Catholic News Service) Pope says priests must be “men of joy” and says St. Bosco is “best” example

VATICAN CITY Jan. 31, 2019 (Excerpt) A priest must be able to see the people around him as his children, as brothers and sisters, and must be willing to risk everything for them out of love, Pope Francis said in his morning homily. In fact, the best example of this kind of priest is St.Read more...

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Salesian Priest Kidnapped in Yemen Details Ordeal in New Rochelle Talk

NEW ROCHELLE, NY Sept. 12, 2018 (Excerpt) A chaplain to the Missionaries of Charity Sisters in Yemen at that time who was also serving Catholics there on a religious visa, Father Uzhunnalil, now 60, was abducted March 4, 2016, after a group of gunmen barged into the care home for the elderly run by...

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