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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.

PHILIPPINES: Don Bosco Agro-Mechanical Technology Center has new farm equipment for crop production thanks to Salesian Missions donors

Farmers connected to the Don Bosco Center and those in the community who utilize its land preparation services, such as plowing and rotavating, have benefited from the donation. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 27, 2020) Salesian Missions donors are ensuring that Don Bosco Agro-Mechanical Technology Center...

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PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for construction and renovation of new Mama Margaret Boarding House for young workers

The boarding house will provide a safe, comfortable living environment for young workers as well as raise revenue for Salesian programming. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 25, 2020) Salesian missionaries have the funding for the construction of the Mama Margaret Boarding House in Bacolod City, Negros...

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EGYPT: Mother of 4 from Sudan starts tailoring business thanks to Salesian Missions project in Cairo

The project has improved the livelihoods and quality of life of more than 1,300 Sub-Saharan African and Syrian refugees and vulnerable Egyptians. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 26, 2020) Nawal, a 47-year-old Sudanese single mother of four children, now has a small tailoring business thanks to a scholarship...

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NIGERIA: More than 20,000 people across 5 communities have access to clean water thanks to Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

Clean water access will help improve the health and hygiene of people in these communities as well as curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 20, 2020) Five communities in Nigeria have clean water access thanks to donor funding through Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative.”...

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SWAZILAND: Close to 800 access proper nutrition through Salesian feeding programs thanks to Rise Against Hunger donation

The fortified rice-meals are ensuring that people in the local communities have the balanced healthy nutrition they need. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 20, 2020) Close to 800 youth taking part in Salesian-run Manzini Youth Care programs, located in the city of Manzini in Swaziland, have better nutrition...

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HAITI: Salesian Diocesan Center of Arts and Trades in Les Cayes restores back-up electrical system thanks to Salesian Missions donors

The Salesian center now has the power needed for the computer lab and classrooms when the city electricity is down. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 19, 2020) The Salesian Diocesan Center of Arts and Trades (CDAM) in Les Cayes, Haiti, has a new back-up electricity system for the school thanks to Salesian...

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CAMBODIA: 650 technical skills students receive proper nutrition at 3 Don Bosco schools thanks to Rise Against Hunger rice-meal donation

The fortified rice-meals have helped to nourish poor youth so they can focus on their studies.     NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 18, 2020) Students attending technical training programs supported by the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia had access to proper nutrition in the fourth quarter of 2019 thanks...

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TIMOR-LESTE: 3 Salesian schools have tables and chairs thanks to Salesian Missions partnership with IRN

The furniture shipment ensures that students are learning in a comfortable classroom setting where they can focus on their studies.    NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 13, 2020) Salesian programs in Timor-Leste have new school furniture thanks to a donation made possible by an ongoing partnership between...

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MALAWI: Don Bosco High School has clean, fresh water thanks to funding from Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

The new borehole and solar pump ensure that the school has clean water to improve students’ health and hygiene as well as curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 13, 2020) Don Bosco High School in Nkhotakota, Malawi, is able to provide clean, fresh water to its students and staff...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST THE USE OF CHILD SOLDIERS: Salesian Missions highlights programs offering education and psycho-social support to former child soldiers

Programs in Colombia, Liberia and Sierra Leone illustrate the work of Salesian missionaries around the globe that help former child soldiers have a second chance in life. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 12, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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