July 2023 - enews story 3 - Bright Signs of God’s Mercy in Syria
Bright Signs of God’s Mercy in Syria

On February 6th, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Gaziantep in southern Turkey—and the shock of its devastation rippled across the globe. Just a few months later, that shock has mostly faded from the world’s collective memory. Though not for the millions of people in Turkey and Syria who still...

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Averting the Disasters of Poverty

Every morning at the Don Bosco Center in Rundu, Namibia, a little boy offers a thanksgiving prayer for a meal he never dreamed he would eat. Recently abandoned and living on the streets, with no way to find or pay for food, his situation teetered on disaster—until our missionaries stepped in to...

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June 2023 enews 2 - Rediscovering their Joy for Learning
Rediscovering their Joy for Learning

By now, it’s a well-known fact that COVID-19 caused significant learning losses among students, with very few exceptions. Still, some were better able to rebound after pandemic restrictions expired and school resumed as usual. In India, Salesian missionaries have devised creative ways to help...

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June 2023 enews 3 - Donated Tools Build Hope for Migrant Youth
Donated Tools Build Hope for Migrant Youth

Growing up in Venezuela hadn’t been easy for young Francis—and it’s no wonder. Pummeled by skyrocketing inflation and the country’s relentless economic crisis, he and his family struggled just to eat most days. Getting an education, finding stable work, and earning a livable wage were three...

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May 2023 - enews1 - DR - From Your Heart to Theirs
From Your Heart to Theirs

In the Dominican Republic, a donation of critical supplies has been improving the health and well-being of hundreds of children and families living in Santo Domingo, Jarabacoa, Hainamosa, La Vega and Santiago. And the items reached their destination thanks to generous support from friends like you....

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May 2023 enews 2 - Zambia - A Passport to Endless Possibilities
A Passport to Endless Possibilities

Each day when she wakes up, Precedence wonders whether there will be breakfast on the table. This is just one of the many heartbreaking challenges of her family’s multi-dimensional poverty. Kind friends like you are making a difference in her life—and in the lives of countless others, too....

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May 2023 enews - Ecuador - Making Dreams Come True
Making Dreams Come True

Imagine being so passionate about your career goals—and the education required to achieve it—that you would travel three hours just to get to school. Then three hours back home. That’s exactly what young Felisa does each and every day. But the life-changing opportunity our Salesians in...

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New Hope Springs to Life in Rural Namibia
New Hope Springs to Life in Rural Namibia

The two little boys huddled next to each other caked in dust. The blazing midday sun bore down on their bare arms and shoulders, deepening their thirst—nothing new there—yet something was different. Rising out of the ground before them stood a metal pipe bubbling over with fresh and very cold...

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