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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Finding Their Path Through Soccer

In the indigenous Achuar community of Wichimi, Ecuador, soccer reigns supreme. Recognizing an opportunity to engage and inspire youth through an activity they already love, Father Agustin Togo recently launched the Yankuam Jintia Soccer School. This is a major accomplishment that community elders...

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Conquering World Hunger, Together

Once again, Salesian Missions has launched our dedicated Food Distribution Appeal — an annual campaign, inspired by Thanksgiving’s bounty, which raises the funds required to deliver nutritional food to children and families in desperate need. This year especially, we depend on the participation...

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The 80,000 Legacies of Fr. Anthony

For 33 years, Father Anthony Thaiparambil devoted his every waking moment to serving vulnerable children living in the slums and on the streets of Kolkata and New Delhi, India. His pioneering work paralleled that of Mother Teresa, with whom he often collaborated. And his willingness to live humbly...

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Redemption from “Hell on Earth”

At Pademba Road Prison in Freetown, Sierra Leone, more than 1,800 young men cram into a dark, filthy space designed for just 300. If they’re hungry, they must wait for their single daily meal of cassava leaves and rice. If they’re thirsty, they may not find relief. Far too often, water is so...

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From Hunger to Hope

“I remember the first time I met Vianny,” recalls Father Elie Nyandwi. “I greeted him but he did not answer.” This reticent young boy, from a deeply impoverished family in rural Butambala, Uganda, was so desperately hungry that he couldn’t even muster the energy to smile. Today, he lights...

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Our Mission in Action for Homeless Youth

Fourteen-year-old Francisco has spent half his life begging for money at a busy intersection in Mozambique. René, 17, once hustled to clean windshields and load trucks in Port-au-Prince, Haiti just so he could eat. And young Juan in Freetown, Sierra Leone couldn’t help himself at all. He had to...

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