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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.

Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs that aid refugees, including in Egypt
WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Educational and social programs aid refugees around the globe

Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs that aid refugees. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 20, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World Refugee Day, held each year...

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TANZANIA: Secondary school completes construction project for new bathrooms

Don Bosco Didia Secondary School completes construction project for new bathrooms thanks to funding from the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative.’ NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 16, 2021) Don Bosco Didia Secondary School, located in Shinyanga, Tanzania, has been able to complete a construction...

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ERITREA: Funding to buy cows aids school’s self-sustainability efforts

Don Bosco Technical School in Dekemhare receives funding from Salesian Missions to buy cows to help aid self-sustainability. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 14, 2021) Salesian missionaries working at the Don Bosco Technical School in Dekemhare, a town roughly 25 miles southeast of the capital city of Asmara...

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INDIA: Salesians in Guwahati Province train 125 catechists thanks to Koch Foundation funding

The “Training and Faith Formation of Catechists” project prepared catechists to work in Roman Catholic parishes. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 14, 2021) Salesians in India were able to train 125 catechists with a year-long program thanks to funding Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian programs combat child labor

Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs that combat child labor. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 12, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World Day Against Child...

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INDIA: COVID-19 Care Center launches through donor funding from Salesian Missions

Retreat-Don Bosco launches a new 100-bed COVID-19 Care Center with help from donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 7, 2021) A new 100-bed COVID-19 Care Center started by Retreat-Don Bosco, located in Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India, is being launched with the help of donor funding...

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: Salesian Missions aims to protect the environment

Salesian Missions highlights initiatives that focus on caring for and protecting the environment. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 5, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating World...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF INNOCENT CHILDREN VICTIMS OF AGGRESSION: Salesian Missions highlights programs that support at-risk youth and those dealing with trauma

Salesian Missions highlights programs that support at-risk youth and those dealing with trauma. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 4, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring International Day...

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GLOBAL: Funding supports most vulnerable during pandemic with food and prevention measures

Salesian Missions funds COVID-19-related projects to provide nutritional support and prevention measures in countries around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 2, 2021) When the global COVID-19 pandemic struck and countries began lockdowns, Salesian missionaries around the globe went into action...

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GLOBAL DAY OF PARENTS: Support for parents promotes children’s well-being

Salesian Missions highlights educational and social development programs that support parents. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 1, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating Global Day of...

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