Hands-on Solutions to a Challenging Issue

Their hands once clenched weapons. Today, they extend hope. Guided by Father Jesús Bolaño at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Cali, Colombia, these former child soldiers are now making face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Initially, these young men and women arrived at...

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Feeding the Multitudes Amid Lockdown in India

On March 25, 2020, India’s government placed the country in full lockdown in order to address the looming threat of COVID-19. By most accounts a necessary response, the decision nonetheless gravely affected those who were already living in adversity. Immediately, Salesian missionaries leapt into...

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An Oasis of Opportunity for Youth

With more than half its population under the age of 15, Eritrea is perhaps one of the world’s “youngest” countries. Yet it’s also one of the poorest. Hindered by an inadequate educational system and few employment opportunities, most residents rely on subsistence farming in order to...

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Small Miracles, Immeasurable Impact

Each year at this time, Salesian Missions launches the Loaves and Fishes campaign—which leverages the power of our global partnerships and the generosity of our donors. The value of donated relief goods such as food, clothing and medicine is multiplied fourteen times over. Support for this...

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Matching Education with Market Need

Nearly 40 percent of Cameroon’s 25 million residents live below the poverty line—and every day, almost 4 million face food insecurity. Just outside the capital city of Yaoundé, an updated, state-of-the-art training program run by Salesian missionaries promises to address these challenges—by...

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The Salesian Global Response to COVID-19

In times of crisis, Salesian missionaries are uniquely positioned to respond to the needs of the communities they serve. Living and working side by side with those who rely on them for help, our missionaries have earned the necessary trust to navigate the local culture and landscape in order to...

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Clean Water in Malawi and Nigeria, Thanks to You

Recently, students and staff at Don Bosco High School in Nkhotakota, Malawi celebrated the installation of a new community water well. Holding up letters that together spell “Thank You,” and accompanied by a drum and guitar, these exuberant girls and boys sang their gratitude to the kind...

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“Sewing” Brighter Futures for Themselves

Around the world, the roots of gender inequality are firmly planted in educational disparities and the lack of employment opportunities for girls and young women. In order to weed out this injustice—and “sew” the seeds for a brighter future—Salesian missionaries in the Republic of the Congo...

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