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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, 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:
Laura Perillo
[email protected]
Twitter: @SM_Newsdesk

To request interviews or ask to be included on our media distribution list, please contact Laura Perillo. 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-related news stories.

In addition to the press releases provided here, country-specific information is available in the Where We Work section of this website. Additional information is available to the media upon request.

INDIA: Salesian Missions donor funding aids 13 families with tea saplings to start tea gardens

Tea laborers are now able to become owners of small tea gardens and develop long-term sustainable income. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 4, 2020) The Anma Integrated Development Association (AIDA) was able to support 13 farmers with tea saplings thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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INDIA: New solar lighting allows 360 youth to be able to study at home in the evening

The new solar lights are ensuring children can continue with their studies and working to reduce dropout rates. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 3, 2020) Sixty families in six villages in the Rambrai area of Meghalaya, India, received solar lighting thanks to funding from Salesian Missions donors. Their...

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EGYPT: Young refugee earns a stable living thanks to technical training he received through a Salesian Missions project in Cairo

The project has improved the livelihoods and quality of life of more than 2,500 Sub-Saharan African and Syrian refugees and vulnerable Egyptians. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 3, 2020) Kedr, a 24-year-old man from Somalia who lives in Egypt, was able to get stable employment in the field of auto mechanics...

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EGYPT: Don Bosco Technical Institute has access to clean, fresh water and improved sanitation thanks to Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

More than 4,000 people who regularly attend classes and other activities will benefit from clean water access and proper sanitation. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 31, 2020) Don Bosco Technical Institute in Cairo, Egypt, has new bathrooms and access to clean, fresh water thanks to funding from Salesian...

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WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS: Salesian Missions highlights programs that educate youth and help them find employment to decrease risk of trafficking

Programs in India, Mali 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, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions donor funding provides 780 families dry ration kits through Bosconet

Temporary laborers in tea gardens and daily wage laborers were provided dry ration kits to ensure they had food to eat. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 27, 2020) Bosconet, located in New Delhi, India, was able to provide food rations to those impacted by the coronavirus lockdowns in communities in Shillong...

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MALAWI: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for maize for 382 families through St. Don Bosco Parish in Lilongwe

Salesian missionaries have been able to help families address nutritional shortfalls, especially important now as they face the global pandemic. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 22, 2020) St. Don Bosco Parish in Lilongwe, Malawi, received funding from Salesian Missions donors to buy maize to help families in...

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INDIA: Don Bosco College Golaghat has clean water access thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

This project ensures an adequate supply of water for drinking, hygiene, and meeting the basic needs of those attending and working at the college. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 20, 2020) The Don Bosco College, located in Golaghat, Assam, India, has completed a water project to provide clean, fresh water...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions provides funding to Salesian COVID-19 related projects in 7 countries

Salesian Missions has supported nutritional and prevention projects in Burundi, India, Peru, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Togo and Uruguay. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 15, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has answered the call to help Salesians in countries...

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WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing agriculture and technical training programs for poor youth

Training programs in India, Peru, Philippines, Republic of the Congo and Tanzania illustrate the work of Salesians that ensure youth have the skills for employment. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 15, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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