(ANS - Chisinău) - "It's a very beautiful center because in my opinion it gathers all four elements of Don Bosco's house: a house that welcomes and hosts the needy, through the foster home; the playground, where one meets others and is educated; the school, with vocational training courses; and a church, thanks to our small parish, which counts only about forty Catholics," says Salesian missionary Fr Tiziano Baracco about the Salesian house of Chisinău, in Moldavia.
(ANS - Rome) - "I am a son educated by my father and mother, both past pupils, who taught me to be responsible and that in life we must be altruistic and serve others. I attended the Salesian high school, which forces you to be concrete and rational. Today I run my own company of about 50 people, which is developed in three States. There are 50 families to take care of. So yes, you must be rational." This is how Michal Hort, World President of the Don Bosco Past Pupils' Association, describes himself.
(ANS - Medellín) - Fr Rafael Bejarano, SDB, is the Director of the "Ciudad Don Bosco" house in Medellín. In recent years he has been fully involved in the development of the project: "Specialized Protection House - Building Dreams." Its aim is to help the social reintegration of Colombian minors recruited by armed groups, deprived and violated of their human rights.
(ANS - Damascus) - Fr Munir Hanachi, a 34-year-old Salesian from Aleppo, has been in Damascus since 2013, and he is the Director of the local Salesian house. In the current context, where rockets still rain down on Damascus and the militias surround the city, the Salesian center has become an "Oasis of peace" as it offers, to those who frequent, a place of serenity and essential services that in the homes of people are now rare.