Serving in Syria, Regardless of War

It’s difficult to escape news of the countless heartbreaking casualties of Syria’s ongoing civil war. Yet, buried under the barrage of stories about this overwhelming humanitarian crisis is one that often escapes coverage—and one that continues to wreak a unique level of devastation all its...

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Modeling Don Bosco’s Example for Future Generations

Twenty years ago, Phaisan graduated from the Don Bosco Technical School in Bangkok, Thailand. Today, he pays that opportunity forward—by training and employing underprivileged youth in coffee production and retail services. di BOSCO Coffee, borne of Phaisan’s three complementary...

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Transforming Sierra Leone, One Child at a Time

Salesian missionaries at Don Bosco Fambul have been working on behalf of Sierra Leone’s most vulnerable children since 1998, when they first arrived in the capital city of Freetown in the midst of the country’s brutal civil war. Beginning with their programs to rehabilitate former child...

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Education for a Brighter Future in Peru

Today in Peru, an estimated 3.3 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 are engaged in forced labor—much of it hazardous. And, despite focused government efforts to combat this inhumane practice, these numbers are only expected to rise—the result of increasing income inequality and an...

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A Heartwarming Tale from Bangalore

Every five minutes, a vulnerable girl or boy arrives alone and frightened at a train station in Bangalore, one of India’s biggest cities. Every five minutes! Some of them are simply lost, with no ability to find their way home. Others have been abandoned. Many have fled poverty and violence at...

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Tools of Love for Refugees in Uganda

Since April 2016, thousands of South Sudanese refugees have flooded across the northern Ugandan border into Palabek—where they join, as of now, at least 36,000 others seeking relief from violence, drought and famine in their own countries. Salesian missionaries working within the camp have...

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A “Dad’s” Love for His Kids in Ethiopia

Like any devoted parent, Angelo Regazzo rises each morning at 4:00am to have breakfast with the children before he goes to work. Unlike many parents, however, his family is comprised of quite a few kids: 400, to be exact. You see, this man is their father—just not in the typical sense. Angelo...

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Scouting Shines the Light of Peace

Today, in what seems to be the darkest hour in the war-torn country of the Central African Republic (CAR), 15,000 children and young people are ready and eager to join the worldwide “Scouting” movement, and brighten their country’s path toward peace. Scouting is a global movement that helps...

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