New Opportunities and Hope for Disabled Youth
New Opportunities and Hope for Disabled Youth

In 2010, Father Jaime Reyes Ratana formed Don Bosco on Wheels to provide wheelchairs and social support to a small group of youth with disabilities in Guadalajara, Mexico. This program has become so successful that Mexico’s government extended a special invitation—to establish the first...

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Accelerating Toward Brighter Futures in South Africa thanks to the Salesian Institute's Youth Projects
Accelerating Toward Brighter Futures

Today in South Africa, more than a third of young people ages 15-24 are extremely poor—largely because they lack access to quality education and employment opportunities. At the Salesian Institute in Cape Town, hundreds of promising students in that same demographic are gaining the knowledge and...

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A Meaningful Gift from the Heart at Don Bosco CALM in Uganda
A Meaningful Gift from the Heart

Every morning, Father Elie Nyandwi rises before dawn with the same two questions on his mind: Do we have enough food to feed the children today? And will we have the resources we need to continue? Thanks in part to a new partnership between Salesian Missions and a generous U.S.-based benefactor,...

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New Beginnings for Youth in Despair at A New Beginning in Angola
New Beginnings for Youth in Despair

Paulo was just 10 years old when he saw a friend fatally shot during an attempted robbery. Sadly, he wasn’t really shocked; the two boys, along with three other friends, had been spending the majority of their time on the streets where—with each passing day—their future prospects grew dimmer...

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Nurturing Healthier Futures in Brazil
Nurturing Healthier Futures

In the Xavante village of Santa Fé, Brazil, access to health services is complicated. Multi-dimensional poverty among the families who live there, combined with the remoteness of their community and few nearby physicians, leaves them especially vulnerable to otherwise preventable illnesses—with...

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A New Lease on Life in India
A New Lease on Life

Far too many children in India have difficult lives. High rates of extreme poverty drive thousands of them to the streets, where they struggle with the daily horrors of rampant exploitation, forced labor, physical violence, trafficking and worse. At a Salesian-run home in Konaseema, located in the...

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Lighting the Way Forward in Benin
Lighting the Way Forward in Benin

Child trafficking is a daily fact of life in Benin. Some are unsuspecting victims of broken trust. Others are betrayed by staggering poverty. All are abused, exploited and lacking hope. At Foyer Don Bosco in Kandi, Salesian missionaries are lighting the path forward through rehabilitation and...

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A Second Chance for Homeless Youth
A Second Chance for Homeless Youth

One of the poorest countries in the world, Madagascar is a place where nearly 90 percent of residents live in abject poverty—including 82 percent of kids under the age of 18. Far too often, this harsh reality forces parents to abandon their children—a situation our Salesian missionaries are...

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