(ANS - San Salvador) - The Salesian organization "Fundación Salvador del Mundo" (FUSALMO), with the support of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences in Costa Rica (FLACSO Costa Rica) and the Research Center for International Development (CRDI), has presented the systematization of the socio-occupational management program whose main objective was to present the results of the research "Entrepreneurs and employment of young people residing in contexts of violence in El Salvador: an analysis of socio-occupational trajectories and culture of company [business]". The event took place on 2, 3 and 4 December in San Salvador.
(ANS - Rome) - “We have tried by all means to invite children and young people to be very responsible above all and to follow, as citizens, the indications of the civil and health authorities of each country. In this sense, we have provided, especially to the children of our works, useful pedagogical-educational and didactic indications. When children understand, they are often more attentive than us adults.” Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians, analyzes the Salesian response to the pandemic and its consequences, and applauds young people for their commitment - without forgetting the sacrifice of many of his confreres and the challenges still to be overcome.
(ANS - Fatumaca) - On 12 November the Salesians of Fatumaca honored the feast day in memory of the national heroes. In fact, November 12 is a historic date for the people of East Timor. On this day we remember the "Santa Cruz Massacre", a violent repression of East Timor's independence demonstrations which took place in the cemetery of Santa Cruz, in Dili, on November 12, 1991, during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor.
Celbridge, Ireland - 1980s - On the occasion of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of its foundation, the "Salesian College Celbridge" has published, on its Facebook page, some historical photos of sporting events that have involved the school's students. In this image, a group of young people is running the traditional "Road Race", the race held in October and in which the entire school community has always participated. The event, supported by the Parents' Association, also involves school staff. Over the years, the race has also been won by Mark Kenneally, an Irish athlete who participated in the 2012 Olympics in London.
(ANS - Rio Grande do Sul) - On 27 September the Salesian Youth Observatory (OSJ, in Portuguese) was officially inaugurated in Rio Grande do Sul, linked to the Don Bosco Faculty (FDB) of Porto Alegre, and to the Salesian Province "Saint Pius X", which supports it.
Kokopo, Papua New Guinea - September 2020 - From 11 to 13 September in Kokopo, East New Britain, the parish "Mary Help of Christians" organized a youth camp on the theme "Forming good Christians and upright citizens", inspired by the Rector Major's 2020 Strenna. 190 young people from the DBTSS and the Catholic communities of Palnakaur, Tobera, Ramale, Malagunan, Nordup, Bitagalip and Livuan participated in the meeting. It was held at the "Don Bosco Technical Secondary School" (DBTSS) and led by Salesians, FMA and animators of the Salesian Youth Movement. Its aim: helping young people to know, understand and appreciate the Rector Major's Strenna for 2020; develop firm convictions on the need to take care of Creation; to have a beautiful experience of youthful prayer, joy and solidarity with other young people; and invite them to be role models of good Christians and upright citizens in their lives.
Democratic Republic of Congo – Fr Martoglio: "This region has the right to a great future"
(ANS - Goma) - As part of his visit to the Province of Central Africa (8-19 November 2021), Fr Stefano Martoglio, Vicar of the Rector Major, gave an exclusive interview in Goma to the newspaper JAMBO VIJANA, a magazine for the youth of the Salesian Presences of Don Bosco of the East Delegation (AFC-EST).
Italy – Birth Centenary Conference on Ven. Fr Giuseppe Quadrio, SDB
(ANS - Turin) – On Saturday, 27 November, a conference will be held on the figure of the venerable Salesian Fr Giuseppe Quadrio in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Theology of the Crocetta in Turin on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.
RMG – “How Don Bosco greatly inspired people and developed a personal and effective relationship in educating the young”
(ANS - Rome) - The third of the ten monthly articles presented by the General Councillor for Social Communication, Fr Gildasio Mendes, on the theme "Don Bosco and the Digital and Virtual Reality", deals with yet another peculiar aspect of the communication of the Saint of Youth, namely, on how he was able to inspire so many people thanks to the development of meaningful personal relationships. Here is Fr Mendes' reflection: