Bonn, Germany - September 2018 - "No place for exclusion and discrimination!" This is what is written on a colored bench made by the students of a local high school and placed in front of the "Don Bosco Mission" building in Bonn. The educational team of "Don Bosco Mission" spent a week in classes among the students of the institute to teach them how to "live together with civil courage". During the seminar, the students had to create their own questionnaire regarding the attitudes and behaviour towards discrimination and then go down the streets for a dialogue with passers-by on this important theme. On 12 September, the students delivered a second bench, with the same design, to the mayor of Bonn, and it was placed in the town hall.
Ypacaraí, Paraguay - September 2018 - The Provincial Congress of the Association of Salesian Cooperators (ASC) of Paraguay was held on September 8 and 9 on the theme "Salesian Cooperators: called to be co-responsible for responding to new challenges".
Buterere, Burundi - September 2018 - The Salesian center "Don Bosco Buterere" organized for 205 children and youth a writing and drawing competition on the theme of protection policies against child abuse. The aim of the competition was to help children recognize several forms of abuse: physical, sexual, emotional and negligence.
Fianarantsoa, Madagascar - September 2018 - On 2 September, at the oratory of Fianarantsoa, before circa two thousand people, the perpetual professions of three Salesians were celebrated. Present were Fr Daniel Federspiel, Superior of the France-South Belgium Province (FRB), and Fr John Williams, Director of the Formation House in Lyon, France.