(ANS - Dakar) - Migration must be a right, not necessarily an obligation dictated by situations of necessity. And when life leads you to have to retrace your steps, then the help of someone who gives you "A New Opportunity" is essential to starting over. The Salesian NGO of the "International Volunteering for Development" (VIS) firmly believes in these principles. And the story of Elhadi Ndiaye, a Senegalese worker and father, is a perfect testimony to this.
(ANS – Downey) – Once the Governor of California gave schools in Los Angeles County the green light to return to in-person instruction, the city of Downey found itself without any after-school program for their 12 elementary schools. There were only seven business days before the schools opened again, and they needed to hire 26 people to staff the district's after-school programs.
(ANS - Quito) – On Friday 9 April, the “America Social Salesiana” Network (RASS) began its formative proposal for 2021 with the module “Salesian leadership for social transformation”.
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.
Mexico – Not even pandemic can stop Salesian Refectory "Father Chava"
(ANS - Tijuana) - The "Proyecto Salesiano Tijuana" A.C. (PST) has been bringing some hope to Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico for 34 years. Today it is divided into 8 programs (5 oratories, 2 educational institutions and a public canteen), located in the city's most vulnerable and conflictual areas, and every month it serves about 30,000 people with food, medical and psychological services, legal advice, sports, cultural activities, and basic education. During the pandemic, the PST was forced to suspend some activities; in the educational part, it adapted to the protocols suggested by the government, while for Masses it followed the indications received from the archdiocese of Tijuana ... But the only place where the doors have never closed, while always respecting the rules of biosecurity, is the Salesian Refectory "Father Chava".
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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."