Media Coverage

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 a newswire as a service to the public and the media. The purpose is to provide information and insight about Salesian programs around the globe as well as news related to global humanitarian issues and organizations working to alleviate poverty.

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

Country-specific fact sheets, photos and b-roll are also available upon request. Contact Hannah to request an interview with Father Mark Hyde, executive director, or one of our international development experts.

SALESIAN MISSIONS may also be able to assist media working in or planning trips to one of the 130+ counties around the globe where we have a presence.

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TANZANIA: Don Bosco Vocational Training Centers in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and Iringa launch...

The projects at the three Don Bosco training centers are contributing to increased access to quality technical training on renewable energy in Tanzania. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 15, 2019) Don Bosco Vocational Training Centers in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and Iringa in Tanzania have been working to...

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EL SALVADOR: Scholarships from Salesian Missions enable 15 youth to study at Saint Cecilia Salesian...

Scholarships provide opportunity for youth, who not otherwise be able to afford to study, a chance to continue their education and gain skills for later employment. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 15, 2019) Fifteen youth, aged 12 to 15 who plan to continue their studies in the technical field, were able to...

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NIGERIA: Five Salesian communities have access to clean water thanks to funding from Salesian...

To date, boreholes have been completed at Salesian programs in the towns of Ibadan, Akure, Ondo, Ijebu Ode and Onitsha. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 14, 2019) Funding from Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” has provided the funding for the construction of 10 water boreholes in communities in...

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EAST TIMOR: More than 1,170 youth attending 11 Salesian centers have access to better nutrition...

The fortified rice-meals have helped to nourish poor youth at Salesian schools and programs.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 14, 2019) More than 1,170 poor youth across 11 Salesian centers in East Timor have access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST THE USE OF CHILD SOLDIERS: Salesian Missions highlights programs around...

Programs in Columbia, Liberia and Sierra Leone illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe in helping to rehabilitate and provide supports to former child soldiers.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 12, 2019) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and the international community in honoring Red...

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Salesian Missions joins with the Salesian Youth Movement and Catholic organizations in celebrating...

World Youth Day 2019 held in Panama from Jan 22-27 will bring together Catholic youth from around the globe. St. Don Bosco, the founder of the Salesians, chosen as a patron saint.     NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 17, 2019) Salesian Missions joins with the Salesian Youth Movement and Catholic...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions donors help improve medical care for children in remote villages and poor...

Funding a new mobile medical van and medical assistance booths is helping Salesian missionaries ensure youth have the medical care they need. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 17, 2019) Salesian Missions donors are improving the medical care of children in India. Salesian missionaries care for the sick in...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions donors provide funding to construct new classrooms at Don Bosco Literacy...

The upgraded center is providing a structured learning environment for primary school children to focus on literacy and other school subjects. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 10, 2019) More than 200 youth have access to a better school environment thanks to Salesian Missions donors. Funding was provided to...

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CAMBODIA: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for wheelchairs and new elevator so students...

Don Bosco Technical School has been making broad changes to ensure that students with disabilities are able to access an education. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 4, 2019) Youth with disabilities attending Don Bosco Technical School in Kep City, Cambodia have wheelchairs and a new elevator thanks to...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for Don Bosco Academy of Music and Fine Arts to buy...

The new piano allows 100 students at Don Bosco Academy greater access to learning a new instrument and practicing. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 4, 2019) Thanks to Salesian Missions donors, youth at the Don Bosco Academy of Music and Fine Arts have a new second-hand piano to further their music education....

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