Devastating Drought in Guatemala

The Guatemalan government has declared a state of emergency after a devastating drought has ravaged the crops -- and livelihoods -- of more than 256,000 families. In a country already battling one of the world’s highest rates of chronic under-nutrition in children under the age of five, the...

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Mentoring and Internships for Visually Impaired

Founded in 2001 by the Salesians, the Pinardi Federation of Madrid, Spain, has long fostered job skills training and work preparation for society’s most vulnerable youth. Now, a new agreement with the Atresmedia Foundation further expands this mission to include the visually impaired.

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Don Bosco Students ‘Pay it Forward’ in the Solomon Islands

More than a decade ago, the film character Trevor McKinney “invented” a bold new idea: the act of paying good deeds forward. Today in the capital city of Honiara, Solomon Islands, students at the Don Bosco Technical Institute are doing just that -- by fabricating and delivering critical items...

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Giving Hope to Children in Crisis

According to United Nations estimates, more than 150 million children worldwide are living outside the care of their families. While the reasons are many (domestic abuse, natural disasters, and loss of a parent to war or disease top the list), their options are few. In Colombia -- as in the more...

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New Hospital Brings New Hope in South Sudan

Four years after Salesian missionaries first envisioned a new hospital for the people of Tonj, South Sudan, it has officially opened. Completed thanks to a collaboration with the Italian youth volunteer organization TonjProject Onlus -- founded by a Salesian priest in Lombardy -- and the generosity...

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Improving Access to Health Care around the Globe

This past May, Salesian missionaries in Pucallpa, Peru organized a free medical campaign to serve residents who otherwise could not afford care. Since 2005, similar initiatives throughout Peru have helped improve the quality of life of those living in extreme poverty -- and have shined a spotlight...

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Hope for Central American Child Migrant Crisis

During the past year, tens of thousands of Central American children have fled horrific violence and poverty in search of safety and a better life in the United States.  And as usual, whenever the well-being or safety of children are in jeopardy, the Salesian family raises its collective voice in...

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