Asunción, Paraguay - August 2018 - Sebastián Núñez, 17 year old student of the "Salesianito" institute, has this year been admitted to the NASA Space Camp, a week-long intensive specialist course held at Huntsville, Alabama, a course taught by astronauts of the US space agency. The student has already won a bronze medal (2016) and a gold medal (2017) at the National Olympics of Astronomy and Astronautics.
Parañaque City, Philippines, 4 August 2018 - Over 265 animators of the Salesian centers in the North Philippine Province attended a formation meeting before the resumption of the new school year and its activities. The event aim was to set the objectives for each youth group, to start the revisions of the animators' manual, to strengthen the bonds of friendship, and to share among all the young people the experience of the National Assembly of the Salesian Youth Movement, held last April on the 30 years of the movement's existence in the country.
Belo Horizonte, Brazil - 8 August 2018 – On the last day of his visit to Belo Horizonte, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, greeted the lay collaborators of the Provincial House, celebrated Mass with his confreres and gathered with the Provincial Council.
London, Great Britain - July-August 2018 - The summer activities of the association "Youth and Social Tourism" (TGS), promoted by the "National Center for Salesian Works" (CNOS), ended on August 1st. For four weeks, more than 100 students aged between 11 and 18, led by various animators and Salesians, took part in a Christian experience of group life, improved their knowledge of English and participated in cultural activities. TGS Eurogroup has been organizing study visits to England for young students since 1968: a path of personal growth and education becoming true in a joyful and informal setting. A TGS Summer 2018 "book of memories" is now available to relive the whole experience through diary pages from the blog TGS Journal, picture books in the TGS Gallery and the TGS Social Wall created by students and leaders.