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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]sions.org
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.

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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EL SALVADOR: Children receive meals thanks to Salesian Missions, Feed My Starving Children

Rice-meals were distributed to schools in the municipalities of Soyapango, San Miguel and Santa Ana. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March  29, 2022) More than 20,000 people, mostly school children, had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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NAMIBIA: Students have clean water thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

The project, part of the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative,’ provided a new water tank and pump. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 29, 2022) Students at the Don Bosco Center and Don Bosco Primary School in Rundu, Namibia, have access to clean water thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions,...

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WORLD WATER DAY: The Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’ ensures access to clean, safe water

Led by UN-Water, World Water Day is celebrated March 22. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 22, 2022) Top of Form Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in celebrating World Water Day. Led by U.N.-Water, the...

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INDIA: Donor funding builds new church

People living in Laskerpara village have a new church thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March  21, 2022) People living in Laskerpara village in the Salesian Damra Parish in Assam, India, have a new church thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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INT’L DAY OF HAPPINESS: Salesian Missions programs promote well-being for youth

Salesian Missions highlights programs that empower youth, giving them a sense of well-being and happiness. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 20, 2022) Top of Form Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in...

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NAMIBIA: Village receives vital access to clean water

Project made possible thanks to donor funding from the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 14, 2022) Top of FormPeople living in the Ngwa-ngwa village, close to Rundu, Namibia, have access to clean water thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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COLOMBIA: Children in poverty have healthy nutrition thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 9, 2022) The Youth Services Organization, located in the headquarters of Bosconia, in the Los Martires area of Bogota, Colombia, was able to provide food service for more than 60 children and older youth each day thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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BURUNDI: Students benefit from new desks and books

Lycée Don Bosco in Buterere receives donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 8, 2022) A new secondary school, known as Lycée Don Bosco in Buterere, Burundi, received funding for materials to build 100 desk benches and 600 books thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions,...

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