SPECIAL REPORTS

(ANS - Bukavu) - In their message of last May 13, the Bishops of Northern and Southern Kivu, members of the Provincial Episcopal Assembly of Bukavu, once again denounced: "The number of street children are growing at an alarming rate." The Salesians active in Bukavu, such as Fr Piero Gavioli, deal with this situation on a daily basis: not statistical data, but real children, innocent victims. On the example of their founder, the Children of Don Bosco still succeed in giving hope, dignity and opportunities for the future.

(ANS - Buenos Aires) - "Last year I found an issue of 2007 that celebrated the 130th anniversary of the publication of the first Salesian Bulletin, written by Don Bosco in 1877. Via the internet, I found the history of the magazine and I decided to prepare this gift (photo) because for me the Salesian Bulletin has a very important value, especially for the charism and the spirituality that it spreads."

(ANS - Zapopan) - Last July, for the third consecutive year, the activities of the Salesian Summer Camps were held at the Jalisco State Observatory, Classification and Diagnosis Center (COCYDEJ, in Spanish), locally known as a prison for minors. The concern and desire to carry out such activities in favor of children and young people stem from the desire to imitate Don Bosco who found his vocation through visits to Turin's prisons and detention centers.

(ANS - Abobo) - We are in West Ethiopia, an area where temperatures reach up to 50 degrees during the warmer months. Forty-five km from Gambella, the most important town, is the village of Abobo. A beautiful story begins here in 2002 when a group of Italian and Spanish volunteers set up a small health center together with the local Salesians. Today, after fifteen years, the Abobo Health Center is the symbol of a community that is not only at the service of the 4,000 villagers, but serves the approximately 20,000 people living in the area, and the 200,000 people in the entire region.

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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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