(ANS - Buenos Aires) - Is there a proper or preferable attitude on the part of parents in the education of their children? In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis says: "The family cannot give up being a place of support, accompaniment, guidance, even if it has to reinvent its methods and find new resources (...). Abandonment will never do good (...). However, obsession is not educational (...). That is to say, one ought to generate processes rather than dominating spaces. If a parent is obsessed with knowing where his child is and checking all their movements, they will only be trying to dominate his or her space. In this way a parent does not educate the child. "(No. 260-261)
(ANS - Nova Xavantina) - The Xavante are an ethnic minority in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Before the 1900s, the only news about them came from the chronicles of explorers. After the first clashes with gold seekers, they refused any contact with “the whites” and took refuge in Mato Grosso. The Salesians decided to bring their educational and evangelizing mission to them and, not without difficulty, they succeeded.
(ANS - Bangalore) - Fraidy Reiss is the Director of "Al Fin Sin Cadenas", (In the end, without chains) an organization that fights to eradicate the marriage of minors in the United States. She defines it as "a frightening situation" the fact that "across the globe over 700 million women currently married were married when they were still young girls." India was indicated by George T., of CBN, as "the world capital of early marriage". Salesians support these girls with the "CREAM" program of the Bangalore Salesian NGO "BREADS."
(ANS - Bangkok) - Thailand and Vietnam: two neighboring but very different countries, and in which the Salesians have had a very different path; in common, however, there is the service of the Sons of Don Bosco to young people, which has continued for decades, with great attention to professional training.