(ANS - Taranto) - Cutting-edge technology is not only a requirement of the most developed companies, but also of those who aspire to give worthwhile training and job opportunities to people in socially disadvantaged situations. This is the aim of a new initiative to be started in a few days’ time at Don Bosco House in Taranto. It is called the "FabLab" project (fabrication laboratory) and will enable young people out of school to avail of the most modern technological resources to develop their creativity and achieve concrete products.
(ANS – Morobo) – Don Bosco Mission – Morobo is situated in the southern central tip of South Sudan with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo as its closest neighbours. Morobo County belonging to Yei State had been very peaceful and calm until July 2016. The local people are very peace-loving and make their daily living mainly through farming. Ever since the start of the armed conflict in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, many of the other parts of South Sudan have also been greatly affected. Since the second week of July 2016, Morobo County has been suffering from insecurity.
(ANS - Los Palos) - East Timor is a country which has suffered several conflicts, changes of government, riots, and so on. As always, the people pay the highest price and in this case in particular the children of parents who died during the war against the illegal occupation by Indonesia. It was in the midst of this great misery that the Don Bosco orphanage in Los Palos was founded and has grown.
(ANS - Santiago) - One of the most emotional moments of the Eucharist celebrated on 16 August, the anniversary of the birth of Saint John Bosco, at the "El Patrocinio de San José" School, was a "public gesture to ask forgiveness for the damage caused to young people by some Salesians through terrible and horrific cases of sexual abuse." This gesture was also held in other Salesian centres in Chile.
(ANS - Bahía Blanca) - It's been 15 years since the social and educational project "Pibes de Don Bosco" (Don Bosco Boys) finally took shape. Since then this work has grown and has also managed to attract many people. It was with the 2001 crisis and the proliferation of homeless people and "cartoneros" (people who collect newspapers and cardboard from the rubbish dump) that the idea came of providing accommodation, support and food for people in need.
(ANS - Kaluli) - Andrés Randisi is a 74 year-old Salesian Brother who has lived for 29 years in Angola. He is originally from Parana in Argentina. As a young man he decided to become a Salesian missionary and devote his life to educating and providing the tools for a better future to thousands of young people, first in Argentina and then in Africa which was being ravaged by bloody wars and poverty. Now he's back in his beloved Parana to be close to his 95 year-old mother who recently suffered a fall.