Tlaquepaque, Mexico - June 2018 - On June 30, three Salesians were ordained deacons: Ismael Hernández and Francisco Javier Ávila, of the Province of Mexico City (MEM), and Gustavo Ramírez, of the Province of the United States West. The ordination was presided by Msgr. José Guadalupe Martín Rábago, archbishop emeritus of León.
Caracas, Venezuela - July 2018 - The counselors and animators of the Salesian Youth Movement of "Gran Caracas" participated in various training workshops on topics such as first aid, recreation, activity planning and Salesian formation. All this in preparation for the oratories and the vocational camps to be held next August where it is expected to involve about 4000 young people with scarce resources.
Songkhla, Thailand - June 2018 - Sports Day took place on June 28 and 29 at the Salesian "Saengthong Vitthaya School" with the participation of the students, divided into 4 teams, who competed in various disciplines with a show of competitive spirit and mutual respect. The day was promoted to educate young people through sport.
Arcinazzo, Italy - July 2018 - From July 1 to 7, 20 young people from the Salesian Vocational Training Centers of the "Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco", "Teresa Gerini" and "Pius XI" participated in the Work Camp 2018 at Casal Biancaneve of Arcinazzo. The work camp consists of an intense work experience and residential formation to enhance the skills of each participant in work such as electrical repairs, decorating rooms, gardening, cooking and table service. The young people, accompanied by five formators (two Salesians and three Salesian Cooperators), also lived moments of leisure, prayer and sharing.