Mission News

Feb 2024 enews story 1 - DRC - Living by Don Bosco’s Example
Living by Don Bosco’s Example

Hardship is a constant fact of life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—where far too many people already struggle to get by on just $1 a day. Now, escalating conflict is only making things worse. Thankfully, a group of dedicated past Salesian pupils have delivered a small glimmer of...

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Feb 2024 - enews story 2 - Tanzania - Young Women Breaking Barriers
Young Women Breaking Barriers

There’s a saying in Africa that goes something like this: “When you educate a girl, you educate an entire society.” Still, many societies on the continent remain resistant to gender equality, which makes such an education challenging to acquire. Recent graduates from a Salesian school in...

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Feb 2024 - enews story 3 - Brazil - Cultivating Sustainable Futures in Brazil
Cultivating Sustainable Futures in Brazil

Ever since its original inhabitants first began farming the land, “Brazil” and “agriculture” have been nearly synonymous. The country’s rich soil, copious water, and abundant sunshine make farming a viable economic choice for both small family enterprises and large industrial operations....

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Jan 2024 enews - story 1 - Keeping Vulnerable Kids safe in the Dominican Republic
Keeping Vulnerable Kids Safe in the Dominican Republic

Nearly two-thirds of children younger than 14 in the Dominican Republic experience some form of physical, psychological or verbal abuse at home. This violence, driven by poverty, regularly leads many of them to the streets. And that’s why Salesian missionaries in Santo Domingo created the...

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Press Releases

NAMIBIA: New parish house built with funding from Salesian Missions

5,000 people in community to access youth programs and the parish. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 27, 2024) Salesians in Rundu, Namibia, have a new house thanks to funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The house will directly benefit 11 Salesians, five of...

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SIERRA LEONE: Vulnerable youth have new chapel through Salesian Missions

Don Bosco Fambul is leading provider of child-welfare programs. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb 26, 2024) Youth at Don Bosco Fambul in Freetown, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations, have a new chapel thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul expands child-welfare work with grant secured by Salesian Missions

New staff raises awareness, increases advocacy to protect children’s rights. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb 21, 2024) Top of Form Don Bosco Fambul in Freetown, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations, has added staffing support thanks to a grant from the Flora Family Foundation secured...

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PHILIPPINES: Youth learning music through accordion donation

Donor funding from Salesian Missions provides music opportunities for all students. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 20, 2024) Youth at Don Bosco Boys’ Home in Liloan, Cebu, Philippines, have 15 new accordions thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don...

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News Coverage

(National Catholic Reporter) UN Water Conference shows global consensus on universal right to water

NEW YORK, N.Y. March 30, 2023 (Excerpt) The first day of the U.N. Water Conference, March 22, was international World Water Day, a day marked by Salesian Missions, the New York-based development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The Salesians have made clean water projects a priority because...

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(ACI Africa) On World Water Day, Salesian entity reviews its “Clean Water Initiative” in Africa

MAPUTO, Mozambique March 27, 2023 (Excerpt) On the occasion of World Water Day marked March 22, officials of Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), have reviewed the entity’s global project dubbed “Clean Water...

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(ACI Africa) Salesians in Burundi boost learning in partnership realizing “access to better nutrition”

BUJUMBURA, Burundi March 13, 2023 (Excerpt) Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Burundi are boosting learning at their institution in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Ngozi in a partnership that is realizing “access to better nutrition”. In a March 6...

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(ACI Africa) War victims in North Kivu, DR Congo, benefit from Salesians’ “improved” facilities

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo Feb. 28, 2023 (Excerpt) At least 1,800 victims of violent conflicts in North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have benefited from the medical care provided by the U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians...

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