Don Bosco on Wheels: Extraordinary Abilities, Infinite Possibilities

In 2010, Father Jaime Reyes Ratana formed Don Bosco on Wheels -- a modest undertaking with a mission to provide wheelchairs and social support to a small group of youth with disabilities in Guadalajara, Mexico. Little did he know how great the need was -- or that his project would rapidly grow to...

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Building a Brighter Future for South Sudan

South Sudan suffers from pervasive social and cultural conditions that conspire to impede its future. Widespread poverty means that girls are routinely traded into marriage in exchange for livestock and other valuable goods. A lack of industry means that instead of attending school, boys are often...

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Committed to the Cause of Refugees

They’re crammed into the dark recesses of dubious ships like packed sardines. They’ve ransomed their futures to fund a voyage that may fail. And, should they reach the distant shores of a continent ill-equipped to accommodate them, they face a harsh reality: instead of asylum and a better life,...

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Envisioning a Brighter Future for Youth on the Streets

In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, thousands of little girls and boys live on the streets -- in gutters, under bridges, in drainage ditches or worse. Some are orphans -- alone in the world, doing what they can to survive. Others are runaways, fleeing from the poverty and hunger of their rural villages....

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A Meaningful Legacy for Haiti’s Children

In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, a loyal supporter of Salesian Missions approached us with an idea -- one that will provide hundreds of school children with the tools they need to build a brighter future.This supporter is Mr. Giancarlo Oderda -- and...

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A Chair for Pope Francis

Saint John (“Don”) Bosco devoted his life to those on the margins of society, particularly the migrant workers and day laborers of Turin, Italy. These young, impoverished boys were seeking better opportunities and a brighter future in the city. Today, in a fitting tribute to Don Bosco’s...

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Nepal Is Calling

In the dark, frightening and chaotic hours of April 25, Nepal cried out for help -- and many friends of Salesian Missions answered, generously and from the bottom of their hearts. Today, a new video produced by Fr. Jiji Kalavanal in Nepal details the positive impact of that generosity -- as well as...

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Giving Back, Giving Hope Through Soccer

For Cesar Cantancio, a young boy living at the Don Bosco Boys’ Home on the island of Cebu in the Philippines, soccer provided a previously unimaginable opportunity. It helped him to overcome adversity, attend college and build a better life. Today, he directs his life’s passion toward helping...

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