(ANS – Mandalay) – Don Bosco Friend of Youth Centre provides shelter, food and healthcare plus a formal or non-formal education. As part of an outreach program, Fr Peter Myo Khin SDB and his co-workers go to railway stations and bus terminals to help boys living on the streets of Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar.
(ANS – Thika) – The life of a missionary is dotted with small episodes, courageous decisions taken in haste and without the certainty of what will follow, but these decisions can improve and indeed, save, the lives of many people; especially when they involve the collaboration of many people. This is what happened in Kenya to Catherine, and a little girl who was in danger of dying in the hospital.
(ANS - Soyapango) - The Don Bosco University (UDB) of El Salvador is located in Soyapango, San Salvador one of the areas with the greatest population density, widespread poverty and organized crime through the feared "maras" (gangs). In this context, offering university education to young adults in that region is a real sign of hope and of life for the future.
Egypt - Higher Education in the Salesian School in Cairo
(ANS - Cairo) - Over the years the Don Bosco Industrial Technical Institute in Cairo has been a centre of excellence. Every year it trains many young people as industrial experts, prepares them to enter the world of work and in this way helps Egypt to a high level of industrial development. In recent months, a number of innovative projects have been developed in the field of renewable energy. We listen to what the people involved have to say:
A rich man who helped Lazarus
In his letter for Lent this year, Pope Francis invites us to be generous with the needy, stressing that this generosity should lead us not to give what is left over but to give of our very own. In this regard, the example set by Chuck Feeney, an 85-year-old man who donated all his possessions to charity, well represents the phrase: "He did not give the crumbs. He gave the whole bread."
Italy - For a Just, Sustainable, Inclusive and Democratic Europe
(ANS - Rome) - On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome (25 March 1957), the founding moment of the European Union, a meeting of Heads of State and Government of the member countries is taking place in Rome. The members will be received by Pope Francis this afternoon, 24 March.
Sudan - "They all appreciate the services offered by Don Bosco to the young"
(ANS - El Obeid) - In recent months the Salesian house in El Obedi received some important visits: a few days ago there was that of the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser. In December 2016 several members of the State Legislative Assembly visited it, and before that, in November 2016, officials of UNICEF and the Ministry of Education paid a visit. Why so much interest? The fact that in a world that is far from simple, the Don Bosco Centre is changing the lives of thousands of young people by means of one of the typical elements of Salesian education: Vocational Training.