Mission News

Brighter Futures are Dawning in Egypt (Rania operates a successful home-based business in Cairo, thanks to the Salesian-run Sunrise Project
Brighter Futures are Dawning in Egypt

Education and skills training are a set of golden keys that can unlock the chains of poverty. Unfortunately, far too many youth in Egypt lack access to its power—a situation further complicated by global migration. Thanks to our generous donors, thousands of participants have learned...

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"Vulnerable Children Can Stay in School" (like Yoselin, who received a scholarship to a Salesian school run by missionaries in the impoverished community where she lives)
Vulnerable Children Can Stay in School

Eight-year-old Yoselin works hard in school. Yet—like many impoverished parents in Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia—her father and mother worried constantly about whether they could afford the tuition. That’s when kind Salesian Missions’ friends like you came to the rescue. In Cruz de la Sierra,...

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"Selfless Solidarity in Pakistan" (refugees from Afghanistan receive crucial support thanks to our donors)
Selfless Solidarity in Pakistan

Today, more than 3.5 million people—many of them precious children—have been uprooted, displaced and deeply affected by conflict in Afghanistan. In neighboring Pakistan, at Don Bosco Lahore in Peshawar, our dedicated Salesian missionaries recently welcomed hundreds of refugee families with open...

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A Dream Come True for Ghana
A Dream Come True for Ghana

Before our Clean Water Initiative brought new wells to the Bono region of Ghana, thousands of residents in villages across the area walked treacherous miles in search of unreliable, and oftentimes contaminated, water sources. Today, their lives are less burdensome—and their health has...

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Press Releases

COLOMBIA: Children in poverty have healthy nutrition thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions (A health and nutrition team monitored the children and assessed them for good health)
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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INT’L WOMEN’S DAY: Programs help women and girls become leaders in their communities

March 8 celebrates achievements of women while focusing world’s attention on areas requiring further action. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 8, 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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NIGERIA: Students access technology thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Donated equipment includes desktop and laptop computers, computer accessories, printers, and a smart TV. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 7, 2022) Students from the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Koko, in the Kebbi State of Nigeria, have access to new computer equipment thanks to donor funding from...

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News Coverage

(Catholic News Service) UPDATE: Where to give to help Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC March 3, 2022 (Excerpt) Various Catholic agencies are collecting donations to aid with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, as people flee to escape Russian bombing and shelling. Here are some places to donate. See the full article here: UPDATE: Where to give to help Ukraine This...

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(Emergency Live) Ukraine, Salesian Priest’s Mission: “We Bring Medicines To Donbass”

UKRAINE March 1, 2022 (Excerpt) “Soon we will leave again for Lysychansk, in the direction of the front line in Donbass, to bring medicines and essential products for the hospital.” These are the words of Father Oleh Ladnyuk, a Salesian based in Dnipro, eastern Ukraine. See the full article...

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(Crux/Catholic News Service) Fleeing war: Volunteers pitch in with agencies to evacuate Ukrainians

BERLIN Feb. 28, 2022 (Excerpt) Don Bosco International, which represents Salesian religious orders to European institutions, tweeted photos that showed Slovak Salesians had transported 50 children in a bus from a care center in Lviv, in collaboration with the Ukrainian police and Salesians in...

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(Crux) Polish clergy in Ukraine vow to stay during Russian invasion

Feb. 26, 2022 KRAKÒW, Poland (Excerpt) “We are asked to bless people that go to war, and praying with those who stay,” Father Michał Wocial, a Salesian working in Zhytomyr, told Polish television. See the full article here: Polish clergy in Ukraine vow to stay during Russian invasion Learn...

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