(ANS - Piura) - Torrential rains, floods and swollen rivers continue to plague various departments of Peru with those of the northern region - Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad - particularly affected; 357,841 people are directly affected by the tragedy, which is considered one of the worst natural disasters of the past 35 years.
(ANS – K’Long) – K'Long is a village located some 20 km from Dalat in the Southern part of Vietnam. Salesian confreres have been working in this mainly ethnic minority region (tribe of K'Ho) since 1975. Over the years with a close presence among the local people the Sons of Don Bosco developed an integrated Salesian presence made of social and agricultural work (flower gardens, vegetables and fruit), promotion of their culture, education and evangelization.
(ANS - Cochabamba) - The Team Visit to the American Southern Cone Region, held in Paraguay, ended on Sunday 26 March. The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, then arrived in Bolivia, accompanied by some members of his General Council, and his secretary, Fr Horacio López, to chair the Team Visit to the Salesian Region of Inter-America region. The "Don Bosco-Fátima" Event Centre in the city of Cochabamba - Bolivia's third largest - will be the venue for the important meeting, from 28 March to 1 April. This is the first time that Bolivia has hosted a Team Visit.
(ANS - Rome) - The Department for Social Communication of the Salesians and the Sector for Social Communication of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians are proposing an online initiative to study the Strenna for 2017. A new window called "WE ARE FAMILY" is already to be seen on the righthand side of the homepage of the ANS website. For the month of March, the study will be on the theme "Family and reconciliation."
(ANS - Seville) - "Today's youth live with technology spontaneously and naturally. They were born and brought up in that environment. They are called 'experts in technology' and it's no wonder.” So it says in the book “Youth in a Digital Culture”. The Salesian Schools in Spain have facts to prove that their young people are committed to promoting innovation in education and service to humanity.