(ANS - Manzini) - Swaziland is a country nestled between South Africa and Mozambique, with the highest rate in the world infected with HIV and 69,000 AIDS patients in a million inhabitants. According to the annual report of the United Nations, it is considered "the least healthy country in the world." And in this little portion of the world, the Salesians continue their mission to put into practice the message of Christ.
(ANS - Brussels) - As part of the Annual Convention on Inclusive Growth held in Brussels on 21 March, Don Bosco International supported the presentation of the project "Tea with Adilah", organized by the "Santa Chiara" Oratory in Palermo, which belongs to the SCS (Salesian in Social Work) Federation. The President of the Federation, Fr Giovanni d'Andrea was present for the occasion.
(ANS - Bogotá) - Fr Saverio (Javier) de Nicolò was a man greatly in love with his missionary adventure. The decision to leave his homeland brought him to Colombia and in October 1949 he landed at Buenaventura. He was 21 years old and spoke only Italian, but he had a determination to live up to his resolution: "the best experience in the world is to serve humanity." He died in Bogota on 22 March 2016.
(ANS - Chofu) – Even today, for a Korean to go on a mission to Japan is still not something to be taken for granted! "When Europe was suffering from the two World Wars, in Korea our ancestors suffered from 35 years of Japanese colonial rule. Although our two countries are very close geographically, it is not easy to be united" says Fr Andrea Chang, a Salesian from South Korea. Yet for the past few weeks he has been in the Tokyo metropolitan area of Chofu, to help in the ministry of the Japanese Salesian Province.
(ANS – Medellín) - "I'm 12 years old. I've been at the centre for a year. I want to study at Ciudad Don Bosco and become a laboratory technician. I'm here because I've done bad things. I ran away when my father died and my mother rented the house because we had no money. I know I have a great opportunity for the future and I do not want to waste it. I am very grateful to Don Bosco and the Salesians for all that." These are the words of a somewhat shy teenager whom we shall call Tiago.