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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.

DR CONGO: Farm helps students overcome food insecurity
DR CONGO: Farm helps students overcome food insecurity

Don Bosco Kansebula improves the yield from its farm thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 18, 2022) Don Bosco Kansebula in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, was able to improve the yield from its farm thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the...

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ZAMBIA: St. Mary’s Parish has a newly reconstructed chapel thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Chapel is also source of clean drinking water for many families. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 15, 2022) The Salesian-run St. Mary’s Parish, located in the village of Nambe in Zambia, has a newly reconstructed chapel thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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INDIA: Students benefit from electricity through solar panel

Don Bosco Ashalayam has a new solar panel for electricity thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 14, 2022) Don Bosco Ashalayam, located in Lucknow in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, has a new solar panel for electricity thanks to donor funding from Salesian...

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INDIA: School provides education and safe place to live

Young students at Don Bosco Orphanage receive housing and educational support thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 13, 2022) Don Bosco Orphanage, located in Katpadi, a locality in Vellore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, received donor funding from Salesian...

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INDIA: Food kits aid families in need during pandemic

More than 4,000 people receive food kits in villages near Sriramapura thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 12, 2022) More than 4,000 people, including 800 families, were provided food kits in the villages around the Ferrando Center for Vocational Training, located...

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INT’L DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN: Salesian programs support and educate street youth around the globe

Celebrated each year on April 12, the day raises awareness of issues affecting youth forced to live on the streets. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 12, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian and international organizations around the globe in...

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WORLD HEALTH DAY: Salesian health programs provide access to care for people living in poverty

Salesian missionaries offer more than 150 medical clinics and hospitals in mostly rural areas around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 7, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian and other international organizations in honoring World...

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INT’L DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights sports programs

Salesian Missions highlights sports programs that help youth develop leadership skills and relationships with peers. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 6, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in...

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NICARAGUA: Students stay in school with technology access

Students at San Juan Bosco Salesian School have access to a new computer lab thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 4, 2022) Students at San Juan Bosco Salesian School, located in Granada, Nicaragua, have access to a new computer lab thanks to donor funding from...

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PHILIPPINES: Technical training centers supported

Don Bosco technical and vocational training centers assist more than 500 trainees and 48 instructors. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 31, 2022) Don Bosco technical and vocational training centers in southern Philippines received support for online teaching and learning for more than 500 trainees thanks in...

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