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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 Gus Baek, 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.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF INNOCENT CHILDREN VICTIMS OF AGGRESSION: Salesian Missions highlights programs that support at-risk youth and those dealing with trauma

Programs in Angola, Colombia, India and Mexico illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that are helping children gain an education and overcome trauma. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 4, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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GLOBAL DAY OF PARENTS: Salesian Missions highlights programs around the globe that support parents through education and social development services

Programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India and Spain illustrate the work of Salesians that support parents in playing a critical role in their children’s lives. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 1, 2020) Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in...

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TANZANIA: Don Bosco Didia Secondary School will have new sanitation facilities for 1,218 students thanks to Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

The new sanitation facilities and clean water supply at Don Bosco Didia will minimize water-related risks and infections for both students and staff. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 28, 2020) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Didia Secondary School, located in Shinyanga in northern Tanzania, will be able...

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TANZANIA: Salesian Missions donors fund new multi-purpose hall at Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Dodoma

The new multi-purpose hall will serve as space for training and recreational needs as well as sports and other indoor recreational activities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 20, 2020) The Don Bosco Vocational Training Center, located in Dodoma, Tanzania, can build a new multi-purpose hall thanks to donor...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions launches its annual ‘Loaves and Fishes’ fundraiser to support critical aid shipments to programs around the globe

For every dollar a donor contributes, Salesian Missions is able to ship $14 worth of critical goods to its programs in more than 130 countries around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 13, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, recently launched its annual...

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MOZAMBIQUE: Salesian community in Maputo has new borewell for water access thanks to Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

The new borehole ensures that the Salesian College has clean water to improve students’ health and hygiene as well as curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 12, 2020) The Salesian community in the Luís Cabral neighborhood of Maputo, Mozambique, was able to dig a new borewell to...

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EAST TIMOR: More than 1,200 youth attending Salesian schools and youth centers received better nutrition thanks to Rise Against Hunger rice-meals

The fortified rice-meals have helped to nourish poor youth at Salesian schools and centers. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 30, 2020) More than 1,200 youth attending Salesian schools and youth centers in East Timor had better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against...

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DR CONGO: 50 children living in the Rwashi commune receive better nutrition thanks to Rise Against Hunger shipment

The rice-meal shipment from Rise Against Hunger improved the lives and health of poor youth. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 24, 2020) Children living in Lubumbashi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, within the Rwashi commune and cared for by Solene Tshilobo, president of the Mary Help of Christians...

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UGANDA: More than 2,300 poor youth from 3 Salesian programs receive better nutrition thanks to Rice Against Hunger rice-meal shipment

The rice-meal shipment from Rise Against Hunger improved the lives and health of students at Salesian programs in Uganda. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 20, 2020) More than 2,300 poor youth across three Salesian programs in Uganda had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian...

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SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian Missions provides funding to support Don Bosco Gumbo with coronavirus prevention initiatives and food assistance

The funding supports coronavirus prevention efforts and nutrition assistance at a local camp for those internally displaced in the country. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 15, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, provided funding to Don Bosco Gumbo, located in...

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