(ANS - Santo Domingo) - During June, July and August, the young people of the Antilles carried out their traditional "Youth Summer Camp" differently this year; having to adapt to the reality of Covid-19 that we are experiencing, the young people went online to create what they have called: "Operation Valdocco".
(ANS - Chennai) - On the occasion of the International Youth Day, celebrated last 12 August, the Salesian Provinces of Madras (INM) and Tiruchy (INT) organized an online forum to listen to young people from different social classes of the State of Tamil Nadu. The forum was held from 6 to 9 pm and gave a voice to many young people and was managed by the Youth Ministry.
(ANS - Beirut) - Medical care, food, hospitality, spiritual, moral and economic support for families affected by the explosion: this is what the Salesians in Lebanon have been working on immediately following the explosion of 4 August. Driven by young people, of all rites and religions, who have voluntarily put themselves at the service of the most affected families in the capital, the spiritual Sons of Don Bosco give home and assistance to those who have lost their family, shelter and work.
(ANS - San Paolo) - Education is a thing of the heart, said Don Bosco. It is an extremely appropriate paradigm to celebrate the 30 years of the Statute of the Child and Adolescent (ECA, in Portuguese), a set of rules of the Brazilian legal system aimed at the integral protection of children and adolescents, which in July celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
(ANS – Johannesburg) – Nhlanhla Lucky Mdlalose is a former Salesian Volunteers who is currently part of the Salesian Youth Ministry team at Bosco Youth Centre in Walkerville, Johannesburg. He is from Dobsonville, Soweto (Johannesburg), and together with their youth group decided to assist those most vulnerable during this time of Covid-19.
(ANS - Buenos Aires) - Four Salesian students from Buenos Aires have won a competition organized by NASA: their car will participate in the first race to be held on the Moon.
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: