Limpio, Paraguay - March 2018 - The year's first National Council of the “Exploradores de Don Bosco” of Paraguay was held on March 3 and 4. The Council began with the reflection on the Rector Major's Strenna 2018 and was animated by the national chaplain, Fr. Raúl Del Castillo, followed by the presentation of the calendar of activities for 2018. The Council culminated with the Extraordinary Assembly during which Sandra Álvarez was elected as its new national director.
Valencia, Spain - March 2018 - The 19th edition of the ranking of the Spanish daily "El Mundo", which analyzes over a thousand private or subsidized schools in Spain, through 27 criteria divided into three categories - "100 best", "International" and "Notables, or noteworthy" - saw two Salesian schools obtain a place in the standings. "Salesianos San Antonio Abad" of Valencia ranked 70th among the top 100, while "Salesianos Elche" ranked 28th among the "Notables."
Hong Kong, China - March 2018 - On March 3, the "2018 Salesian Youth Day", the annual meeting of the Salesian Youth Movement in Hong Kong, was held on the theme "We are Family". About 500 people took part, including young people, Salesians, FMA and Salesian Cooperators.
Guatemala City, Guatemala - March 2018 - The National Meeting of the Animators of the Oratories took place on March 6. It saw the participation of 170 young people who shared themes of reflection, workshops, moments of prayer and group dynamics.