(ANS - Kinshasa) - When you bet on mothers to create development you can't go wrong. This is why, with the project at Mont Ngafula, a municipality of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Salesians are convinced they cannot fail. Their objective: to help the women of the parish to start small agricultural activities that generate income.
(ANS - Montevideo) - On Thursday morning, 10 May, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, began his day by presiding at Mass for aspirants and young people in vocational discernment in the Provincial House. Later he went to "Talleres Don Bosco" for the celebration of the 125 years of the center that combines offering work skills with the development of values, and for the 50 years of the "Benigno Paiva lrisarri" institute, a Salesian house for teenagers located in the countryside around the small town of Sarandí del Yí, in the department of Durazno.
(ANS - Rome) - The "global" novena to Mary Help of Christians begins today, 15 May. To participate in the novena proposed by the Rector Major to the entire Salesian Family, all nine videos in Italian, English, Spanish and French are currently on the web, and the videos of the first days in Portuguese and Polish editions.
(ANS – Chhotaudepur) – “Don Bosco Research Centre-Mumbai”, in collaboration with the “Lok Seva Kendra Chhota”, organised a day-long Teacher Training Workshop: “Learning Disabilities: Identification and Remediation,” at Don Bosco Chhotaudepur on May 3. School teachers from Narukot, Kawant and Chhotaudepur participated in this workshop, that also had eager social work staff from these centres.
(ANS – Benediktbeuern) – Over 200 guests came together to the annual “Stifterfest” for founders, donors and friends of the Salesians Don Bosco in Germany. They came together to Benediktbeuern, in Bavaria, for the annual “Stifterfest”, an event to thank everyone, get together and provide information about the work of the Salesians Don Bosco.
(ANS - Montevideo) - Yesterday, Wednesday 9 May, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, experienced an intense series of activities in Uruguay: first the meeting with the President of the Republic, then the meeting with the Salesian Provincial, Fr Alfonso Bauer, and his Council, followed by lunch with the bishops, a visit to the nursing/rest homes of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, another to the Minga Project center and, finally, he participated in the thanksgiving event by this last towards the community of Las Piedras.