(ANS – Cebu) – Fire broke out at 12:26 PM of Sunday, January 14, just about 600 meters from the Don Bosco Youth and Training Center, Pasil. Barangay (village) Pasil is one of the poorest and most heavily populated sections of Cebu City. It took more than two hours for the firefighters to control the conflagration. Fire fighters declared the fire under control by 2:54 PM, Sunday.
(ANS - Madrid) - The Christmas season has just passed, a very meaningful period of the year, in which the Salesian Family intensifies its commitment to the most needy. The majority of solidarity campaigns developed in past weeks are traditional events in Salesian houses, but they are always able to renew hope, to set new goals and to persevere in the mission of caring for the young, the poorest, together with their families, without other distinctions.
(ANS - Lubumbashi) - "Joseph arrived at 'Bakanja Ville', the Salesian center in Lubumbashi dedicated to the first reception of street children, last May," says Delphine Morin, a volunteer at the same center. "It was a street kid who found him and took him to the center. The child was in a bad state: he had continuous epileptic seizures, which left him weakened and frightened, and a nasty wound to the tibia that prevented him from walking. Communication with him was not at all easy: with mental retardation, he barely spoke and seemed to have his head perpetually in the clouds."
(ANS - Rome) - To counteract young people dropping out of school, the Salesian "Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco" association in Rome, with the association "Rimettere le ali Onlus", is about to launch a campaign called: 150 teens in search of an author. The initiative aims to offer help and support to 150 children living in dire conditions of family, economic and social hardship.
(ANS - Madrid) - The Salesian Family is preparing for the celebration of the feast of St. John Bosco on January 31st. Through religious, sporting and cultural activities, Salesian houses promote the figure of the Saint of young people. One of the usual appointments of this era in Spain is the vocational campaign whereby the Salesians invite young people to reflect on the meaning of their lives and of their vocations, marriage, consecrated life, the priesthood.