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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.

ZAMBIA: Parish has clean water access thanks to the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’
ZAMBIA: Parish has clean water access thanks to the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

New water project drilled a hole deep enough to provide water year-round to St. James Parish. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 11, 2022) Top of FormSt. James Parish in Chimese, a village in Zambia, has clean water thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of...

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GHANA: 215 residents of small village have access to clean water thanks to the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

The project provided a borehole and submersible water pump. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 10, 2022) Residents in the village of Amanfoso in Ghana have access to clean water thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The project, part of the...

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GHANA: The Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’ brings safe water to villages in Bono region

Close to 2,000 people living in 4 villages in the Bono region have access to clean water. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 3, 2022) Close to 2,000 people living in four villages in the Bono region of Ghana have access to clean water thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of...

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HAITI: Salesian students receive better nutrition thanks to partnership with Rise Against Hunger

3 centers receive shipment of donated rice-meals to ensure students have a healthy meal during the school day. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 20, 2021) Students attending Fondation Vincent and Don Bosco Lakay in Cap-Haïtien and Don Bosco Lakay/Lakou in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, had better nutrition thanks to...

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INT’L MIGRANTS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs that support migrants

International Migrants Day is held on Dec. 18 to recognize the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 18, 2021) 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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HAITI: Feed My Starving Children rice-meal shipment distributed to students

Students attending Timkatec schools in Pétion-Ville had access to better nutrition thanks to rice-meal shipment from Feed My Starving Children. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 15, 2021) Students attending the Salesian-run Timkatec schools in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, had access to better nutrition thanks to a...

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ITALY: ‘Salesian Solidarity with Italy: the Emergency Response to COVID-19′ project made possible through USAID supports migrant youth

Project aimed to impact more than 24,000 people including students, youth, teachers, families, and migrants and refugees. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 14, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, facilitates the “Salesian Solidarity with Italy: the Emergency...

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TIMOR-LESTE: Rise Against Hunger rice-meal shipment provides nutrition for 11 Salesian centers

The shipment ensured students and rural community members had healthy nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 13, 2021) Youth attending Salesian schools and youth centers in Timor-Leste had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that ensure youth understand their rights

Programs help poor youth receive an education, understand their rights and find a path out of poverty. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 10, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring Human...

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UGANDA: 300 families receive healthy nutrition thanks to rice-meal shipment

The rice-meal shipment was shared among three programs of Don Bosco Children and Life Mission (Don Bosco CALM). NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 7, 2021) Poor youth and their families in Uganda had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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