(ANS - Bemaneviky) - Madagascar is one of the ten poorest countries on the planet. Far from a picture of tropical paradise, lately internationally known for the discovery of three types of the smallest primates in the world, it is a place where often the rights of children are not respected. Malagasy children face poverty in their daily lives. Fr Tomas Lukaszuk, Polish missionary, decided to evangelize using a bicycle to get around "because the bicycle is the means of transport of the poor."
(ANS - Rome) - To educate poorer young people in art, music and theatre, the Salesians in Italy have come up with many practical projects to ensure that art becomes an instrument of development for children, teenagers and young people.
(ANS - Monrovia) - One of the pastoral problems of Liberia concerns the family. The Salesians in the country are faced with a situation that sees a high number of de facto unions, children raised by a single parent, and girls who are already mothers when they should still be at school. The pastoral activity of the Salesians is also directed towards the emotional education of young people, not to mention the initiatives to promote religious activities and social works on behalf of the needy.
Italy - The experience of giving oneself: stories from the Civil Service
(ANS - Macerata) – Here are six girls actively trying to improve the world from their own neighborhood, convinced that in giving oneself there is nothing but gain: Federica, Mercy, Silvia, Cecilia, Anna and Elena. All have decided to participate in the Civil Service projects of the Salesians of Macerata.
We all want to feel special and be considered by others
According to the theory of needs of the American psychologist Abraham Maslow, men and women are beings who have to satisfy a series of basic needs to survive, not only physical but also social.
Kenya - Communication for communion, Salesian Family as opportunity. Third day of the Team Visit
(ANS - Nairobi) - On the third day of the Visit to the Africa-Madagascar region, the debate focused on the current state of Social Communication and of collaboration with the Salesian Family.
Spain - Don Bosco's Preventive System relives in the film "Wonder"
(ANS - Madrid) - The film "Wonder", the story of little Auggie Pullman, a child with a facial deformation who faces the challenge of attending a public school for the first time, arrived in cinemas this past December.
During the film, which deals with the delicate issue of scholastic bullying, there is a clear resemblance to the Preventive System of Don Bosco and these ten sentences of the founder of the Salesians are proof of this.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
JESUS IN THE ARMS OF THE HUMBLE AND THE POOR
Jesus continues to save humanity through our work, our self-giving, our good will. He continues to point out the road to us lest we lose our bearings and our way, and we always assist those who are growing weary, the humblest, the poorest, the least.