Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - February 25, 2016 - "As Christians we want to build bridges.” With this sentence, on 25 February, Archbishop Francesco Panfilo, SDB, of Rabaul, blessed the Vunapope Bridge at Rabaul. Built in 1830, the bridge gives access to the main cathedral of Vunapope. It was unusable for some time, before being restored by the Nivani Company.
Gières, France - February 2016 - On 4 February, the students of Don Bosco School of Gières, accompanied by Leonardo, a child suffering from myopathy, gave the leaders of the AFM Telethon, a cheque the result of fundraising for research. Over 600 pupils of the Don Bosco School in Gières took part in the fundraising and awareness campaign on myopathy, raising more than 12,500 euro.
Johannesburg, South Africa - February 2016 - From 22 to 26 February Salesians and lay collaborators working in the Planning Development Offices of East Africa, Central Africa and South Africa, met at the Don Bosco Centre for a workshop on the organizational structure of the PDO. The meeting was led by the International Volunteers for Development (VIS).
Santa Fe, Argentina - February 2016 - Representatives of all associations, movements and groups of the Salesian work in Santa Fe, in the Province of northern Argentina, met for a Pastoral Day with the Rector, Fr Adrián Botta.