(ANS - Palabek) - Last year, through a letter, the Rector Major of the Salesians recalled that over a million people from South Sudan are currently refugees in Uganda and invited the Salesians to go to them, to work with them and for them. This is why today missionaries of different nationalities now animate the new Salesian presence in the refugee camp of Palabek.
(ANS - Zhuprany) - Belarus is a country that has suffered greatly during the second half of the 20th century and for various reasons children's rights have struggled to find a decisive place in the country. Today in Belarus there are a dozen Salesians among young people, adults and the elderly in the home in Zhuprany. On the occasion of the feast of Saint Casimir, on March 4th, everyone gathered, coming from the communities of Smarhon, Minsk and Baraulany. No one minds having to travel for up to two hours on a snow-covered road, because they know that with fraternal sharing and meeting the Salesian charism is strengthened
(ANS – Kuching) – “It has been more than six months since I first arrived here in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Honestly, at that time, I was thinking, by this time, construction of a Skills Training School that will be run by us, Salesians, the first in this country, would already be ongoing, or at the least, on its beginning… Well… obviously… God has other plans”.
Sri Lanka - With Don Bosco, different ethnic groups and religions are building a new future together
(ANS - Kurunegala) - Fr Reginold Fernando is a "multitasking" Salesian as we say today: Vicar of the Vice Province of Sri Lanka, Director of the community of Metiyagane and Dean of the Salesian Institute of Civil and Electrical Engineering, in addition to following, at a distance, a major agricultural project aimed at supporting initial formation communities.
Italy - New eyes and new words to see and narrate the banlieues
(ANS - Rome) - The banlieue, inner-city, or periphery as a space, as a dimension, the periphery, above all, as a lively and vital reality, and not simply a catalyst of social problems and degradation. Because "reality is better seen from the periphery," as Pope Francis said, who has brought the theme of the banlieues into the magisterium of the Church. From this point of view, on March 10th, at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome, a formation course was held entitled: "Narrating the peripheries: positive observations, constructive words."
Argentina - At the oratory we are demonstrating ... that change is possible, Amarrando Redes de Solidaridad
(ANS - Córdoba) - In Argentina the Salesians offer assistance to thousands of children and young people in vulnerable situations. In recent years the Sons of Don Bosco have engaged in a typically Salesian project entitled: "Amarrando Redes de Solidaridad" (Connecting Networks of Solidarity) which, faced with a selfish and individualistic culture, wants to prod open "a new culture of solidarity."