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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.

INDIA: 31 young women in legal trouble gain tailoring skills at Salesian Surakshita Home
INDIA: 31 young women in legal trouble gain tailoring skills at Salesian Surakshita Home

Young women are also able to access a counselor and legal support for their cases in court. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 11, 2021) Thirty-one young women who lived at the Salesian Surakshita Home, located in the town of Ravulapalem in Andhra Pradesh, India, were supported through donor funding from...

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ZAMBIA: Don Bosco Children Home develops farm thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Farm provides nutritious food for children and community while utilized as an agricultural training center. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 11, 2021) Salesian missionaries working in the Makululu settlement in Kabwe, Zambia, were able to purchase land to develop a farm thanks to donor funding from Salesian...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL: Salesian Missions highlights programs that empower young girls through education

Young women and girls face many disadvantages and barriers to accessing education and achieving financial independence despite their huge potential. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 11, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and...

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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Missions highlights teacher training programs that support teachers around the globe

Salesian missionaries educate more than 1 million youth in more than 130 countries. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 5, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring World Teachers’ Day celebrated...

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INDIA: Retreat-Don Bosco has new vehicle thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Salesian missionaries are reaching 61 villages. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 28, 2021) Salesian missionaries with Retreat-Don Bosco, located in Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India, have a new vehicle thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Yercaud...

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NAMIBIA: Don Bosco Youth Center renovates playground thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Don Bosco Youth Center provides shelter and services for homeless youth. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 28, 2021) Don Bosco Youth Center in Rundu, Namibia, has a renovated a children’s playground thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco....

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UGANDA: Refugee youth receive educational sponsorship thanks in part to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Salesians in Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp offer educational sponsorship to refugee children thanks in part to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 21, 2021) Salesian missionaries living and working at Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp in Uganda are able to provide...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing humanitarian aid and social programs

This year’s theme is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 21, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in recognizing the International Day of...

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SOUTH SUDAN: Food aid at camp for internally displaced persons provided through Salesian Missions funding

Funding from Salesian Missions provides food aid to 230 vulnerable women and children at Don Bosco Gumbo camp. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 15, 2021) Salesian missionaries at the Don Bosco Gumbo camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Juba, South Sudan, were able to provide food, hygiene products...

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NAMIBIA: Donor funding from Salesian Missions provides nutritional support for 123 children

Hand sanitizer and blankets also provided to children and families. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 13, 2021) Top of Form Salesian missionaries in Rundu, Namibia, were able to feed vulnerable children who are part of the Don Bosco pre-school and parents thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the...

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