(ANS – New York) – Mr Agostino Sella, Director, Associazione Don Bosco 2000 - TVET/CNOS, speaking at the youth-led side event during the 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, highlighted the critical and important role the Salesians of Don Bosco played to empower young migrants by providing them employment-oriented vocational training.
(ANS - Naples) - After a wait of 40 years, vocational training courses are starting again at the Don Bosco educational center in the Doganella district of Naples. To celebrate the event, a conference entitled "Possible futures" was held in the Salesian Institute "Menechini", at the same center, last February 11.
(ANS - Rome) – With the presence of more than 20 Salesians and lay people, today, February 21, the World Consultation aka Consulta on Social Communication begins; its title: "Which Salesian communicators for young people in the digital world?" Fr Filiberto Gonzalez, Councilor General for Social Communications of the Salesian Congregation, declared: "For us, Salesians and lay people, young people are waiting, (young people) who speak a different language that we must know in order to be able to walk with them and accompany them."
(ANS - Rome) - In view of the Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church, scheduled from tomorrow, 21 February, to Sunday 24, the International Unions of Superiors General (UISG / USG, that is, male and female) have issued a joint message to reaffirm the desire to "humbly recognize and confess the mistakes made; support survivors; learn from them the way to accompany those who have been abused."
(ANS - Brussels) - Yesterday, February 19, an absolutely Salesian day took place in Brussels: bringing the voice of the most defenseless young people of Sierra Leone to the highest European institutions to discuss the issue of these young people being forced to exercise prostitution to survive. The Salesian delegation met the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani who appreciated and urged the work of the Salesians to continue and pledged to support the advocacy work for these girls.
(ANS - Bra) - A case of fully successful integration, where the education and vocational training offered by Salesians played a fundamental role: the story of Hadidi Lakbir, 30, now married and father of a child. 25 years ago he arrived in Italy from Morocco to join his father who worked for a local business. But today it is Hadidi himself who has become an entrepreneur.