(ANS - Turin) - The activities of the 3rd School for Provincial Delegates for Salesian Youth Ministry ended yesterday, Wednesday, May 18. The training sessions, which involved about 50 Provincial Delegates for Youth Ministry from all over the world, were organized in theoretical-applicative modules whose teachings focused on a plurality of topics of absolute relevance.
(ANS - Rome) - With the month of May, all Salesian houses dress up to celebrate Mary Help of Christians, and all members of the Salesian Family prepare to renew their love and devotion to the Virgin according to the title so beloved by Don Bosco. This year the situation allows for greater mobility between countries, and this will allow the Salesian Motherhouse in Turin-Valdocco, to be able to host the appointment of the Consulta, or World Council, of the Salesian Family (20-22 May) as a meeting in attendance, after two years of it being held online.
(ANS - Bratislava) – Non-profit organisation SAVIO has launched the 17th annual public fundraising campaign Tehlička (the Brick) during the Lent and Easter period, thanks to which it gives a helping hand every year where it is most needed. Its main objective is to inform and educate people about life in the poorest countries and regions of the world and lead people to solidarity and mutual responsibility. Tehlička 2022 will raise funds to help to build a new accommodation for the teachers in Kakuma, Kenya. SAVIO is working together with the Salesians of Don Bosco in Kenya who were invited to Kakuma by UN and they have been working there since 1993, saving the education of more than 3000 children and youth.
Czech Republic – Ukrainian children need to talk about the war
(ANS - České Budějovice) – The Salesian Youth Centre in České Budějovice employs two Ukrainian women to run programs for Ukrainian children. Masha Shumkova is a teacher and Olena Halushka is a psychologist. Both of them used to work at a children's centre in Zaporizhia, Ukraine. What is the situation of Ukrainian children? What do they have to deal with? And how can we help people fleeing the war? Olena answered these and other questions.
Ecuador – VI International Seminar and Plenary Session of IUS Education Group
(ANS - Quito) - The VI International Seminar and Plenary Session of the IUS Education Group of the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS) took place from April 26th to 28th, at the Quito campus of the Salesian Polytechnic University of Ecuador with the participation of authorities, professors, and researchers from 22 Salesian universities from America, Asia, and Europe.
Eritrea – "Remember Dekhemare!" Fr Viganò's invitation is still relevant today
(ANS - Asmara) - The Salesian presence in Eritrea has strong roots and a future yet to be written. Started almost three decades ago, it represents a small but significant reality of the Salesian Congregation, which fully expresses that closeness to the neediest youth that has always characterized the mission of the Sons of Don Bosco.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
THE MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR: THE SDB GOOD SAMARITAN — A SAINT!
In the Salesian Family, in the Church of Argentina, especially in the Viedma Diocese, in Italy, in the Reggio Emilia Diocese, and especially in Boretto, his birthplace, there reigns great enthusiasm: Artemides Zatti will be declared a Saint.