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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.

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: Salesian Missions highlights humanitarian assistance and transformative programming for poor youth and their families

Programs in Ethiopia, India, Nepal and Syria illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that support this year’s theme, which is focused on women humanitarians.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 19, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: Salesian Missions highlights humanitarian assistance and transformative programming for poor youth and their families

Programs in Ethiopia, India, Nepal and Syria illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that support this year’s theme, which is focused on women humanitarians.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 19, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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CAMEROON: Salesian Missions obtains funding from Loyola Foundation for purchase of truck for Salesians working in Yaoundé

The truck provides Salesian missionaries better transportation and accessibility in the region, especially in inclement weather and rough road conditions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 15, 2019) Salesian missionaries working in Yaoundé, the capital city of Cameroon, have purchased a 4×4 Toyota Hilux...

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DR CONGO: Children at the Don Bosco Clinic access better nutrition thanks to Rise Against Hunger rice-meal donation

Rice-meal shipments from Rise Against Hunger have improved the lives and health of youth at Salesian programs and in the broader Lubumbashi community. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 13, 2019) Children accessing medical care at the Don Bosco Clinic in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, had access...

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EL SALVADOR: The USAID-funded “Walking Anew!” project supports research and innovation for people with mobile disabilities

At the April 2019 Don Bosco University graduation, 30 students, including 19 women, graduated from the orthotics and prosthetics departments. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 12, 2019) Don Bosco University in San Salvador, El Salvador, is empowering the next generation of medical rehabilitation practitioners...

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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY: Salesian Missions highlights technical and vocational training programs that enable youth to find employment and have hope for the future

Programs in Morocco, Nepal, Philippines and Tanzania illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that support this year’s theme, which is focused on transforming education.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 12, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins...

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UGANDA: More than 1,700 youth access better nutrition at Salesian programs thanks to Rise Against Hunger rice-meals

The rice-meal shipment from Rise Against Hunger improved the lives and health of students at five Salesian programs in Uganda. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 7, 2019) More than 1,700 poor youth in Uganda in the first quarter of 2019 had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian...

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INDIA: Funding from a Salesian Missions donor provides grand piano for Don Bosco Academy of Music and Fine Arts

The Don Bosco Academy of Music and Fine Arts provides education in various instruments to more than 150 students.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 6, 2019) Salesian Missions has received funding though a donor’s estate to help with the cost of the purchase, transport and repair of a secondhand grand...

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WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS: Salesian Missions highlights programs that educate youth about human trafficking and help them find employment in their home countries

Programs in Colombia, Ghana, Italy and Senegal illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that support efforts to prevent youth from falling victim to human trafficking. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 30, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins...

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SIERRA LEONE: Vulnerable youth have access to supportive programming at Don Bosco Youth Center Dwarzak Project thanks to funding secured by Salesian Missions

Through this project, youth have access to workshops, sports, healthy nutrition, and educational and spiritual assistance. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 29, 2019) Thanks to funding secured by Salesian Missions, 120 youth attending the Don Bosco Youth Center Dwarzak Project, located in Freetown, Sierra...

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