(ANS – Purwodadi) – The youngest Salesian presence in Indonesia in Purwodadi opened in 2015 and the canonical community with the first rector (Fr. Anto) was established only last summer 2017 in this Central Java town around the 60 year-old Junior High School of Bhaktia Mulia. Three priests and two practical trainees are animating a small town Catholic School of 50 students after the invitation of Bishop of Purwokerto, Mons. Julianus Sunarko, SJ (2000-2016). In the context of the SDB Indonesia delegation this is probably the least visited community - a true periphery.
(ANS – Port Chester) – Don Bosco Workers, Inc. is a grassroots community-organizing group led by Latino immigrant day laborers and other low-income workers in Port Chester, N.Y. Launched in 2006, the organization utilized the local Salesian Holy Rosary Church. Here, workers would meet and conduct informal hiring. A designated site for hiring benefited both the workers and employers in addition to the Village of Port Chester since it reduced the number of “on the corner” day laborers.
(ANS - Rome) - "Salesians for social work or welfare is a Salesian house without walls. If in 1993 we had not equipped ourselves with this civil instrument, we would not have received all the fruits that have matured across these years." With the words of Fr Stefano Martoglio, Councilor for the Salesian "Mediterranean" region, the 2018 Ordinary Assembly of the "Salesians for Social Work" Federation, the SCS/CNOS, or Civil and Social Services/National Center for Salesian Works, began in Rome last March 16 with over seventy representatives of the institutions that make up the Federation.
(ANS - Port-au-Prince) - The Salesian service for Haitian children and youth in difficulty - "LAKAY Don Bosco" - was established in 1988 in Port-au-Prince on the initiative of the Italian Salesian Fr Attilio Stra. The project aimed and still aims to answer to the cry that comes from the hearts of many children, adolescents and young people who are rejected and marginalized and live in situations of neglect, negligence or serious social risk.