(ANS - Cusco) - Cusco, the ancient imperial capital of the Incas, at 3,300 meters above sea level, is the seat of a Salesian school that is greatly appreciated by the locals, a school with a thousand students, and so appreciated that for every seat available in the classes of the first year there are about fifty applications for registration. Cuzco is also the city closest to another symbolic work: the agricultural school of Monte Salvado.
(ANS - Lima) - The first Salesians arrived in Peru in 1891, in what was the first Salesian Missionary Expedition with Don Rua as Rector Major. There are currently 16 Salesian works in Peru, distributed in all of the country's regions. There are large schools, many parishes, missionary chapels, oratories, youth centers ... and many projects created for the most vulnerable young people.
(ANS - Tokyo) - "From November 23 to 26 we received Pope Francis in Japan. We were surprised by his warm closeness, by his vigorous messages against the use and immoral possession of atomic weapons, on the protection of human life and the care of Creation, on the solidarity of refugees and immigrants." Thus, the bishop of Saitama, the Salesian Msgr. Mario Yamanouchi.
(ANS - Brasilia) - The "Salesian Redeem Brasil de Ação Social" (RSB-Social) includes 109 Salesian works scattered throughout the country. In common, all of them have the commitment to transform the lives of socially vulnerable children, adolescents and young people and to contribute to the development of the communities that host them. But each center has its own story, its specific features of service to the most needy and its influence in the region in which it operates.