(ANS - Lille) - In 2010, Danièle Sciacaluga, a Salesian Cooperator, had the opportunity to visit some Roma families in a camp in the city of Lille. Their situation observed, to meet their educational needs he decided in 2014 to start, together with a Salesian priest, the association "ESPERE" (Espoir Salésiens Pour les Enfants Roms d'Europe - Salesian Hope for Roma Children of Europe), committed to promoting the education of children according to the pedagogy of Don Bosco. Every year since then, during the summer, the association carries out summer activities in favor of those children who live in marginal conditions.
(ANS – Rome) – World Cleanup Day, a global social action programme aimed at combating the global solid waste problem, was celebrated worldwide on 15 September. The “Don Bosco Green Alliance” actively promoted this event among its members, encouraging Salesian institutions across the world to organize a cleanup activity either in their own campus or in their neighbourhood. Responding to this invitation, several Salesian institutions involved young people in various activities on that day.
(ANS - Addis Ababa) – These days, schools are reopening their doors in many countries. But many youngsters risk remaining on the margins of education. The Salesians, in collaboration with the NGO "International Voluntary Service for Development" (VIS), work so that everyone, even street children, can receive education and opportunities.
(ANS - Turin) - "Love what the young love, so that they love what you love." This famous maxim of Don Bosco has now been recreated in drawings and colors on the walls around Valdocco, where in the last two weeks a famous street artist, Andrea Sergio, aka "Mr. Wany", painted the story of Don Bosco with his spray cans.