(ANS – Vienna) – “Act Now” is a workbook dedicated to assisting young people and educators in project management of sustainability projects and more. It is a publication of “Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw”, an international network of Salesian youth work offices and youth organisations working in the style of Don Bosco and was created and written by the “Salesianische Jugendbewegung Österreich” (SYM Austria), building on their expertise and management of sustainability projects.
(ANS - Zaragoza) - The Government of the Autonomous Community of Aragon, through its Institute for Promotion, has awarded the highest degree "Aragonese Corporate Excellence Gold Seal", to the Salesian Institute of Zaragoza for its high level of commitment to Excellence. The Salesian Institute of La Almunia has also been the winner of the "Aragonese Entrepreneurial Excellence" Award.
(ANS – Sliema) - The Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) in Europe and the Middle East, led by the so-called "Small Team", held its traditional European General Assembly on the weekend of 26-28 November. After a year and a half without being able to carry out face-to-face activities, the young people, Salesians and Salesian Sisters of 13 different countries finally gathered in Malta, at the oratory "St. Patrick" of Sliema, managed and animated by the Salesians.
RMG – After the 152nd Salesian Missionary Expedition: Grégoire Maloba
(ANS - Rome) - "I have chosen the missionary life to respond freely and consciously to the call of God who sends us all over the world to announce the good news, and who remains with us until the end of the world (Mt 28.19- 20), and to work in collaboration with the confreres of my new Province where the Lord is sending me.” Speaking with such conviction is the young Congolese Salesian Grégoire Maloba sent, with the 152nd Salesian Missionary Expedition, to his new mission land, Portugal.
RMG – General Assembly - World Confederation of Past Pupils of Don Bosco
(ANS - Rome) - Over the past weekend, from 26 to 28 November, the General Assembly, the most important meeting of the World Confederation of Past Pupils of Don Bosco, which occurs every six years, took place online. On the occasion, the World Presidency was also renewed, which since yesterday has been entrusted to the leadership of Bryan Magro, Maltese Past Pupil, the current Economer of the Confederation.
RMG – The Salesian Social Network of America: “We want a decent life!”
(ANS – Rome) – Currently, around 33% of the population across the Americas live on less than 2 dollars a day and unemployment has increased to 10.7% of the economically active population, decreasing the labour participation mainly of women, informal workers, young people and migrants. Furthermore, poverty gaps persist in rural areas, indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants and children. This social inequality drastically affects access to opportunities and the exercise of the rights of girls, boys, adolescents and young people.