(ANS - San Salvario) - What does Don Bosco mean in San Salvario? Here is the testimony of Antonia, a mother of three children and a housewife from Turin, who since September acts as a foster parent, "a lite-version", of Ahmed, a 17-year old Senegalese, a foreign minor residing in the Community of Unaccompanied Foreign Minors (MSNA) of the San Luigi Oratory of Turin.
(ANS - Lyon) - When the educators came to Don Bosco to complain that they were not listened to by the young and did not know how to deal with them, Don Bosco used to say: "Go to the pump!" There was a fountain in the courtyard of the Valdocco, around which the young men jostled each other to drink or soften the hard breakfast bread. There, the educator, mingling in a queue, could listen to their conversations, learn their interests. Don Bosco also suggested that the educator be less hard, to "sweeten" his daily life.
(ANS - Santa Cruz) - "Every family, a school of life" is the title of the project that the Projects Office of the Bolivia Province (OFPROBOL), the Salesian University of Bolivia (USB) and the NGO International Volunteers for Development (VIS) are jointy carrying out during this 2018. A project clearly inspired by the Strenna of the Rector Major.
(ANS - Rome) - Many elements that are traditionally associated with the figure of Don Bosco, such as the oratory, educational institutes or vocational training schools, were not his inventions. And yet nothing of what Don Bosco took and reinterpreted remained the same after his passage: with what were already known elements, he was able to create universally appreciated models that have remained valid over the centuries – still as current and young as he is.