Cumbayá, Ecuador - November 2017 – "Youth who Transform Education" was the theme of the Parliament of Young Students of Salesian Schools, which took place from 7 to 9 November in San Patricio, Cumbaya. Coordinated by the National Youth Directory, the meeting was attended by 58 young students of the Salesian educational centers, and was opened by Fr Marcelo Chávez, President of the National Council for Salesian Education (CONESA). The objective of this experience was to create a space for reflection and debate on the issues regarding the young students of Catholic schools and to provide an experience of democracy wherein young people could exercise their rights to participation and freedom of expression.
Belo Horizonte, Brazil - November 2017 – Established on November 9, in Ceilândia, Federal District, was the first group of Salesian Missionary Youth of Cesam-DF (Salesian Center for Adolescent Workers of the Federal District) with 12 young members. Fr Orestes Carlinhos Fistarol, Superior of the Salesian Province of Belo Horizonte, chaired the celebration.
Port-au-Prince - November 2017 - From 10 to 12 November, the Formation team of the Haiti Vice Province organized the first meeting of Salesians in formation, five in number this year, in the postnovitiate. Archbishop Louis Kebreau, Salesian, Emeritus Archbishop, guided the formation sessions.
Boroko, Papua New Guinea - November 2017 - On the 142th anniversary of the first Salesian missionaries in Patagonia, about a hundred members of the Salesian Family met for the Salesian Family Day and the Salesian Mission of the Vice Province of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (PGS). Divided into two sessions, on formation and sharing, the day's event was led by Fr Sonny Fajardo, Delegate for Missionary Animation, and Fr Alfred Maravilla, PGS Provincial. The Eucharistic celebration was presided by the Bishop of Kerema, Salesian Pedro Baquero.