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Salesian Missions is headquartered in New Rochelle, NY, and is part of the Don Bosco Network—a worldwide federation of Salesian NGOs. The mission of the U.S.-based nonprofit Catholic organization is to raise funds for international programs that serve youth and families in poor communities around the globe. The Salesian missionaries are made up of priests, brothers and sisters, as well as laypeople—all dedicated to caring for poor children throughout the world in more than 130 countries and helping young people become self-sufficient by learning a trade that will help them gain employment. To date, more than 3 million youth have received services funded by Salesian Missions. These services and programs are provided to children regardless of race or religion. Our Press Center is a key source of information for journalists, donors, organizational partners, funders and the public. In addition to the releases below, photographs and video from the field can be made available to journalists and partners upon request.

Salesian Missions also operates MissionNewswire.org, as a service to the public and the news media. The purpose is to provide information and insight about Salesian programs around the globe and news related to global humanitarian issues. News from and about Salesian Missions can also be found on ReliefWeb, the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters operated by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

U.S. Media Representative:
Hannah Gregory
914-960-4642
[email protected]
Twitter: @SM_Newsdesk

To request interviews with staff, including Father Mark Hyde, director of Salesian Missions, please contact Hannah Gregory. Photos and b-roll are also available upon request. We may also able to assist journalists working for U.S. media outlets who are working abroad or planning trips to cover humanitarian news stories.

In addition to the press releases provided here, country-specific information is available in the Where We Work section of this website.

INDIA: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for sheet metal and mosquito netting to make beds for students

Constructing new beds for students enables them to get better rest and be more prepared for school. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 5, 2019) Salesian Missions donors have partially funded a project to help provide sheet metal and mosquito netting to construct 120 beds for poor youth at St. Anthony’s...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Salesian Missions highlights programs that promote inclusivity and remove barriers to education

Programs in Cambodia, El Salvador and Ghana illustrate the Salesian commitment around the globe to ensuring equal access to education for people with disabilities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 3, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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WORLD AIDS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide HIV/AIDS education and health services

Programs in India, Ivory Coast and Uganda illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe who are providing services and supports for those affected by HIV/AIDS.    NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 1, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights educational initiatives that bring hope to children around the globe

Salesian programs in Ethiopia, Guatemala, India and Nigeria ensure that youth are able to access the education and social programs they need to have hope for the future. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 20, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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WORLD TOILET DAY: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” ensures youth at Salesian schools and centers have access to clean water and proper sanitation

Programs in DR Congo, India, Nigeria and Tanzania highlight Salesian initiatives that bring clean water access and proper sanitation to schools and communities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 19, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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ERITREA: Don Bosco Technical School in Dekemhare receives funding to buy a cow to help aid self-sustainability

Don Bosco Technical School is raising cows to have the milk for students and to sell to the local community for income for the school. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 14, 2019) Salesian missionaries working at the Don Bosco Technical School in Dekemhare, a town roughly 40 km southeast of the capital city of...

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ZAMBIA: Salesian missionaries in the Makululu settlement buy land for new farm thanks to Salesian Missions donors

The farm will provide a source of food for the children and local community and act as a training center for agriculture students.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 13, 2019) Salesian missionaries working in the Makululu settlement in Kabwe, Zambia, were able to purchase close to 25 acres of land and...

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NIGERIA: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for the establishment of Don Bosco Solar Energy Training Center

The Don Bosco Solar Energy Training Center will provide increased access to quality technical training on renewable energy in Nigeria.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (October 30, 2019) Salesian missionaries in Onitsha, Nigeria, are establishing the Don Bosco Solar Energy Training Center thanks to donors from...

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SWAZILAND: Close to 700 people in Salesian-run Manzini Youth Care programs benefited from rice-meal donation thanks to Rise Against Hunger shipment

The fortified rice-meals are ensuring that people in the local communities have the balanced healthy nutrition they need. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 24, 2019) Close to 700 people taking part in Salesian-run Manzini Youth Care programs, located in the city of Manzini in Swaziland, have better nutrition...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY: Salesian Missions highlights educational initiatives that help break the cycle of poverty

Programs in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Lebanon and Myanmar illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that support this year’s theme, which is focused on empowering all to end poverty. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 17, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco,...

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