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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:
Laura Perillo
908-406-3413
[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.

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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EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Sacred Heart Parish has clean, fresh water in the village of Okong-Oyeck thanks to Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

The new well ensures residents in the community have the clean, fresh water they need for their health and to curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 13, 2020) Sacred Heart Parish in the Diocese of Ebebiyín in Equatorial Guinea has clean, fresh water in the village of Okong-Oyeck...

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CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation provides services for at-risk youth thanks to Salesian Missions donor funding

The organization is currently serving nearly 160 street children across more than 15 municipalities in Santiago. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 8, 2020) Don Bosco Foundation has continued to provide services under its “Care and Prevention” program for at-risk children in Santiago, Chile, thanks to...

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TANZANIA: Students at the Don Bosco Kilimanjaro International Institute have access to clean and consistent supply of water thanks to Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

A permanent source of water is ensuring the institute has the water it needs to operate and improving the health of students. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 7, 2020) Students at the Don Bosco Kilimanjaro International Institute for Telecommunications, Electronics and Computers, located in Arusha, Tanzania,...

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TANZANIA: Don Bosco Oysterbay solar training enables one young woman to have a second chance at education and gain stable employment

The project at Don Bosco Oysterbay is providing access to quality technical training on renewable energy in Tanzania. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 29, 2020) Students who are looking to make a career in renewable energy have an opportunity for education and advancement at Don Bosco Vocational Training...

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NAMIBIA: Don Bosco Youth Center receives nutritional support thanks to Salesian Missions donors

Funding for food support has improved the lives and health of youth especially now during the coronavirus pandemic. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 25, 2020) Salesian missionaries with the Don Bosco Youth Center, located in Rundu, Namibia, were able to continue with a feeding program for vulnerable children...

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PARAGUAY: The Maria Auxiliadora Parish community in Concepción has new audiovisual equipment thanks to Salesian Missions donor funding

The Salesian parish now has the equipment necessary to hold meetings and conduct workshops with partners and youth. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 23, 2020) The Maria Auxiliadora Parish community in Concepción, Paraguay, has new audiovisual equipment thanks to donor funding through Salesian Missions, the...

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