(ANS - Sevilla) - "Don Bosco F5" will be a digital, inclusive and supportive school, the first to be developed in Andalusia under the "Simplon.co" pedagogical model. It has already selected the first 25 participants who will be educated in the new technologies according to this model. This is a project born from the collaboration between the "Fundación Don Bosco" and the "Factoría F5", which will be financed by the "Endesa" energy company. It is part of the activities developed by the "Fundación Don Bosco" in the "Polígono Sur" area of Seville, considered one of Spain's most vulnerable areas, where a large number of minors, young people and families are immersed in highly vulnerable situations, especially in terms of employment.
(ANS - Maputo) - The “Don Bosco-Maputo” Real Madrid Social-Sports School carries out its activities at the “San José de Lhanguene” Salesian Mission in Mozambique's capital. The Salesians have been working in the country for over a century to help the most disadvantaged children, offering them an integral education. Through the practice of football and basketball, more than 70 children and adolescents between the ages of 3 and 17 learn values and improve their academic performance in this sports and educational project that involves the Salesians and the Real Madrid Foundation. The current pandemic situation has affected the activities, but not the accompaniment of children and their families, which continues with solidarity and awareness-raising activities.
(ANS – Dili) – A flash flood caused by torrential rains crippled areas around the capital city of Dili, East Timor, as well as some nearby islands in Eastern Indonesia (NTT), including the island of Flores and the Western part of Timor Island, Indonesia, in the early morning hours (3-5 AM) of Easter Sunday (April 4). To date, reports claim there are some 160+ victims of landslides and houses buried under mud, kilometres of destroyed road, and thousands of displaced people. In Dili, the water in the rivers rise as much as 2-4 meter above the ordinary level.
Ethiopia – Don Bosco flag flying high at Harvard University
(ANS – Addis Ababa) – Yeabsira Tofik Mohammed, a grade 12 student at “Don Bosco Mekanissa”, Addis Ababa, has been admitted to the Class of 2025 at Harvard University. She is super excited at her achievement and was kind enough to give an interview for the “Don Bosco Bulletin” of Ethiopia.
RMG – Salesian Youth Movement in prayer for Myanmar
(ANS - Rome) - Day after day, people from all over the world look on at the photos and videos of the brutalities emerging from the streets of Myanmar with horror: large columns of security forces, in full riot gear, surrounding peaceful demonstrators, water cannons fired upon the growing crowd, demonstrators who are beaten ... Young people are the victims of the inhuman violation of democracy.
Spain – Street children: millions of minors in permanent situation of danger
(ANS - Madrid) - The tenth International Day for Street Children was celebrated on Monday 12 April, which the UN estimates to be almost 150 million in the world. For them the Salesians of over 130 countries operate without interruption.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
THE TRUE RESURRECTION
The one that touches peoples’ lives and transforms them
My friends, readers of the Salesian Bulletin, I greet you again with all cordiality by means of this Salesian magazine founded by Don Bosco himself. It was his intention to use this bulletin to convey to the laity the reality of his young Salesian Congregation, which sought to be faithful to God as it was growing little by little. As we read in the 1877 issue, it "is published to give a report of things done or to be done according to the purpose of the Salesian mission, which is the care of souls and the good of civil society."