SPECIAL REPORTS

(ANS - Madrid) - They can't go to school, they barely have time to eat, they don't even rest on weekends and they don't know what it's like to play with other children. This is the life that 158 million children around the world lead, victims of child labor who should, instead, be at school and in the playground rather than employed doing adult activities. Without considering that, in almost half of the cases (73 million) they are engaged in activities dangerous to their health. Pope Francis, recalling the World Day against the Exploitation of Child Labor, writes: "Children must be able to play, study and grow up in a peaceful environment. Woe to those who suffocate in them the joyful impulse of hope!"

(ANS - Lubumbashi) - A simple walk along the main streets of Lubumbashi has one see a phenomenon that is simply shocking: the massive presence of minors, male and female, who wander about here and there. But what are they doing in the streets? Why does the street replace the family today?

(ANS - Montevideo) - The taste for transcending, to go beyond what we are used to, to give priority to teamwork and the positive climate: these are the characteristics of the "Talleres Don Bosco" for Automotive Mechanics students, who do innovation through electric vehicles.

(ANS – Manila) – The humble bookstore on the ground floor of the 4-storey SDB Provincial House in Manila (one corner) is a window into the “WORD & LIFE PUBLICATIONS” started 30 years ago by one zealous Salesian, Fr Salvatore Putzu, in 1989 (National Bible Year) with the cooperation of four volunteers. Its main aim was to help the Filipino people, and especially the young, know God’s Word better and put it into practice.

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ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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