Yeabsira is headed to Harvard University this Fall, after graduating from Don Bosco Mekanisa High School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Attending Harvard Against All Odds

In Ethiopia, poverty and persistent gender inequalities mean that only 25 percent of girls who are eligible attend high school. Yet it never occurred to Yeabsira that she couldn’t achieve her dreams. Against all odds—and with the support of her family and our Salesian missionaries—she will...

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Thanks to the skills he learned at Salesian Vocational Training Center in Serravalle Scrivia, Italy, Alin has become a successful owner of a thriving pizzeria.
Tossing the Dough to Success

Not too long ago, 27-year-old Alin may have been just another casualty in Italy’s ongoing battle with youth unemployment. Today, he co-owns and operates a thriving pizzeria in Sardigliano, Italy—an accomplishment he credits to the Salesian Vocational Training Center in nearby Serravalle...

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Pedro - a mechatronics engineering student at the Don Bosco Technological Institute in Saltillo, Mexico - is embarking on an amazing internship at Tesla in California
Driving into a Remarkable Internship

Every day, impoverished young people in Mexico struggle to find opportunities for a better way of life. Salesian missionaries at the Don Bosco Technological Institute in Saltillo, the capital city in the state of Coahuila, are working to provide youth with the education and in-demand skills they...

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Turn $1 into $14 during our annual Loaves and Fishes appeal that gives hope to so many impoverished children and families around the world!
Annual Loaves and Fishes Campaign Gives Hope

As spring arrives, so does our annual Loaves and Fishes campaign—a critical appeal which provides food, clothing, medicine and other essential supplies to thousands of children and families around the globe. For every $1 you can give, we can provide $14 worth of life-changing necessities. “I...

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Ten years after a brutal civil war in Syria, the Salesian Youth Center provides an ongoing commitment to children and families.
An Ongoing Commitment to Youth and Families

Ten years after a brutal civil war first broke out in Syria, the Salesian Youth Center in Aleppo remains one of the few places left in the city to have consistent running water and electricity. This is just one reason why Salesian missionaries throughout the country continue to provide relief to...

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With a devastating second wave of the pandemic hitting India hard, our missionaries provide assistance to as many as possible.
Persistence Amid Despair in India

A devastating COVID-19 wave is surging across India—leaving death, destitution and despair in its wake. Each day, an estimated 350,000 people become infected, and around 4,000 deaths are reported. Too often, people are dying simply because there aren’t enough oxygen tanks or hospital beds to go...

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Bringing a Vital Resource to Rural Mongolia

Tsegemed lives and raises her young family in rural Shuvuu, Mongolia—her traditional ger, or one-room tent, is set against the stunning backdrop of the country’s majestic landscape. Yet everyday life is far from idyllic. With no running water at home, and just a single community bathroom shared...

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Mumbai Youth Become Public Health Ambassadors

From Mumbai’s impoverished and overcrowded communities, children and teens have emerged as unlikely pandemic heroes. They are using their newfound understanding of disease prevention and health promotion to educate their families and neighbors about the importance of hygiene, and more, amid the...

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