In 1935, the government of Haiti invited Salesian missionaries to establish a professional training school for marginalized youth. Since then, the Salesians of Don Bosco have become the second-largest providers of education on the island, teaching and offering other vital services to more than 25,000 children. With Haiti as a model, missionaries have extended similar programs to four additional countries in the Caribbean, including the neighboring Dominican Republic. In a region of pervasive poverty, meaningful intervention remains crucial in creating better opportunities, and futures, for all.

*Any goods, services, or funds provided by Salesian Missions to programs located in this country were administered in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control.