(ANS - Rome) - In many Salesian houses and centers throughout Italy, summer is the busiest time with the greatest number of activities and appealing proposals for young people. Typically it is the time of "Estate Ragazzi" or "GrEst", summer camps where young animators put themselves at the service of even younger children. To foster the growth of young adolescents, the Salesian Provinces and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, together with members of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM), also carry out provincial summer camps for the formation of those children who wish to become Salesian animators.
(ANS - San Benigno Canavese) - On 5 July the Salesian community of San Benigno Canavese celebrated its 140th anniversary. The history of this Salesian site, which is just twenty kilometers from Turin, dates back to the Congregation's origins and refers to the times of the first foundations started by Don Bosco himself.
(ANS - Abuja) – For years Nigeria has been the scene of clashes and combat. According to the Foundation "Aid to the Church in Need", based on international analysis, religious clashes have caused over 20,000 deaths, more than two million refugees, millions of people dependent on humanitarian aid, with thousands of women and young people kidnapped, enslaved or forcibly recruited for military and terrorist attacks. Conflicts have been tearing apart this West African country for far too long, where every ordinary citizen seek nothing but peace.
(ANS - Brazzaville) - The Republic of Congo was, until its independence in 1960, the ancient colony of the French Congo. Today it is a small country in central Africa with about 6 million inhabitants, mainly located along the Congo river and on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a country, like its almost homonymous neighbor - the Democratic Republic of the Congo - with many young people and a great deal of poverty. It is therefore a country in which the spiritual Sons of Don Bosco cannot but be present.