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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.

GUATEMALA: Donor funding supports Indigenous families in need after hurricane

48 Maya Q’eqchi’ Indigenous families receive support thanks to donor funding through Salesian Missions after Hurricane Eta destroys their homes and livelihood. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 1, 2021) Maya Q’eqchi’ Indigenous families in the rural area of San Pedro Carchá, Guatemala, have received...

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NIGERIA: Borehole project supplies clean water, prevents disease

The Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’ provides funding for clean water access in Nkerefi community. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 25, 2021) People living in the Nkerefi community in the Enugu state of Nigeria have access to clean water thanks to funding from the Salesian Missions “Clean...

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INDIA: Home for at-risk children receives funding from Salesian Missions

Salesian Missions provided funding to support children at the Ekalavya Children’s Home. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 23, 2021) Children living at the Ekalavya Children’s Home were supported by funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The home was created...

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NIGERIA: Church completes new roof with funds from Salesian Missions

St. John Bosco Catholic Church has funding for roof thanks to Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 19, 2021) Salesian missionaries were able to finish the roof of the new St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Ondo, Nigeria, thanks to funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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INDIA: Young women in legal trouble learn job skills

23 young women supported at Surakshita Home thanks to funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 18, 2021) Twenty-three young women who lived at the Salesian Surakshita Home, located in the town of Ravulapalem in Andhra Pradesh, India, were supported through funding from Salesian...

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ZAMBIA: Youth who participated in arts project launch new song

Bosco Youth Reach Out has launched a new song with former participants from the ‘Amplifying the Arts’ project. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 16, 2021) Bosco Youth Reach Out in Lusaka, Zambia, has launched a new song with former participants from the “Amplifying the Arts” project, which finished in...

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UGANDA: Refugees receive critical supplies

Salesian missionaries in Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp provide food aid, supplies and 300 blankets to people with disabilities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 16, 2021) Salesian missionaries living and working at Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp in Uganda have been able to provide food aid and other...

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INT’L DAY AGAINST THE USE OF CHILD SOLDIERS: Salesian Missions highlights programs

Salesian Missions highlights programs offering education and psycho-social support to former child soldiers. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 12, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring Red...

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NIGERIA: Salesian Missions funds care for former street children

Salesian Missions provides funding to help support ongoing work at the Don Bosco Child Protection Center in Lagos. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 9, 2021) The Don Bosco Child Protection Center in Lagos, Nigeria, is able to provide ongoing support for 25 boys thanks to funding received from Salesian...

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PHILIPPINES: Students learning in blended environment

Eight Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Training Centers are providing a blended learning environment for 500 students thanks to Salesian Missions funding. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 8, 2021) Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Training Centers in the southern Philippines are providing a blended...

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