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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.

GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide clean water access and instill good hygiene practices

Clean water projects in Burundi, Ethiopia, India and Mali highlight the work of Salesians around the globe that support this year’s theme of “Hand Hygiene for All.” NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 15, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins the...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF RURAL WOMEN: Salesian Missions highlights programs that support and empower rural women

Programs in DR Congo, Ecuador, India and Uruguay illustrate the work of Salesians that educates and provides support to rural women to help them succeed in life. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 15, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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LEBANON: Salesian missionaries in Beirut respond to needs of those impacted by the explosion thanks to funding provided by Salesian organizations around the globe

Salesian missionaries have provided financial assistance, food and basic non-food boxes to families in need as well as scholarships for students. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 14, 2020) Salesian missionaries in Beirut, Lebanon, have been providing food, shelter and support to Lebanese and refugee families...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL: Salesian Missions highlights programs that empower young girls through education and social support

Programs in El Salvador, India, Myanmar, South Sudan, illustrate the work of Salesians that support this year’s theme of giving girls a voice in creating their futures. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 11, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Konkan Development Society provides more than 50,000 people with nutritional support thanks in part to Salesian Missions funding

Donor funding ensures poor youth and their families receive the nutritional support they need, especially now in times of food scarcity. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 5, 2020) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Konkan Development Society in Goa, India, were able to provide more than 50,000 people with...

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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Missions highlights education and support programs for teachers around the globe

Educational initiatives in Ghana, India, Kenya and Nepal illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that highlights this year’s theme of teachers leading during a crisis.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 5, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing humanitarian aid, scholarships and support for poor youth around the globe 

Programs in India, South Africa, South Sudan and Thailand illustrate the work of Salesians strengthening the ideals of peace through education and social supports.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 21, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins...

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INDIA: Don Bosco School Mebo has clean water access with new tanks thanks to Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

The new water tanks provide clean water access for drinking, bathing and washing clothing, decreasing risk of waterborne illness for staff and students.  NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 17, 2020) Don Bosco School Mebo, in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, has clean water access thanks to...

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INDIA: People living in remote villages have clean water access and new toilets thanks to Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

Clean water access and household toilets provide dignity and privacy to people in rural villages as well as curb the outbreak of disease.  NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 11, 2020) Salesian missionaries with the Institution for Cultural and Rural Development (I-CARD) based at Jorhat, Assam, India,...

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INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY: Salesian Missions highlights literacy and educational initiatives for poor and at-risk youth in the face of pandemic

Programs in India, Nepal, Nicaragua and Samoa illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe who are focused on providing education during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.    NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 8, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco,...

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