(ANS – Suva) – Five months after the birth of the Pacific Delegation, the dynamic community of Suva Don Bosco becomes the most visible expression of the new frontiers. Six novices, five postnovices, one deacon and four formators are forming the largest Pacific community of AUL province, under the leadership of a new rector Fr. Tevaga Paselio.
(ANS – New Delhi) – “Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana” (DDU-GKY) is one of the programs of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) – Government of India. These programs work with the vision of transforming poor rural youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce. These programs focus on poor rural youth between the ages of 15 to 35. Don Bosco Tech is one of the 315 partners implementing this program in partnership with MoRD, and on 19th June, 2017, the Ministry awarded Don Bosco Tech the award for the “BEST PERFORMING TRAINING PARTNER (Category A), 2016-17.”
(ANS - San Salvador) - Pope Francis has appointed his Special Envoy to represent him at the commemoration of the centenary of the birth of Blessed Bishop Óscar Romero: Salesian Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, the Archbishop of Santiago de Chile.
Italy - The role of oratories today
(ANS - Catania) - During the afternoons of so many kids today, digital devices have replaced the physical locations of meeting and gettting together. Several observers comment that there are fewer outdoor games today, fewer socialization opportunities ... In this context, the oratories have also changed, but their service continues to be precious, reiterates Fr Domenico Luvarà, Delegate of the Youth Ministry of the Sicilian Province (ISI).
Communicating hope and confidence in our time, a difficult task
22 May, 2017: It is 10:35 PM, local time. The concert of American pop star Ariana Grande at the Manchester City Arena turns into a night of terror when a terrorist attack kills 22 people, many young; in the following days, repeated attacks in Egypt, Afghanistan, and even more recently in London, the number of victims tragically increases.
Belgium – 4 Salesian organizations join 250 NGOs launching Alternative Vision for Europe
(ANS – Bruxelles) – More than 250 non-governmental organizations from across Europe have released an alternative vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe today, June 20, 2017. Intended to influence the debate on the future direction of Europe, this alternative vision is endorsed by organisations representing a multitude of public interest issues, including labour rights, culture, development, environment, health, women’s rights, youth, and anti-discrimination groups.
Italy - Hope beyond the waves: Ahmed's story
(ANS - Turin) - Ahmed comes from Egypt, is a Muslim and he arrived in Italy three years ago. The family did not want to let him go, for fear of losing him in the waves of the Mediterranean but, convinced by a friend, Ahmed decided to leave with the help of his father. Now he has started a new life in Turin, accompanied by the sons of Don Bosco. "The most beautiful and important lesson I learned is to live in peace with people of different countries and religions and the recent visit of the Pope to Cairo is a beautiful demonstration of how we can be brothers," says Ahmed.