Montevideo, Uruguay - July 2020 - The inter-provincial novitiate begins for ten Salesian novices, belonging to the Provinces of Northern Argentina (7), Chile (1) and Southern Argentina (2).
São José dos Campos, Brazil - June 2020 - The “Don Rodolfo Komorek” Emporium of the Salesian social work of São José dos Campos, belonging to the Province of Brazil-São Paulo (BSP), donated about 280 bags of basic food items, blankets, masks and hygiene kits for the city's needy families. Every month a hundred needy families receive bags of basic necessities donated by the faithful of the Salesian parish dedicated to the Holy Family; and during this pandemic period, another 180 bags were prepared by the parish and social work, distributed with the help of young people.
Dili, East Timor - July 2020 - At the beginning of July, the government of East Timor declared the end of the lockdown and, with due caution, all activities are resuming across the Country. In view of the reopening of the schools, the Executive Director of the "Fundação Educacional Salesiana", Fr Acacio de Castro, SDB, organized a training session from 3 to 5 July for the teachers of the Salesian Technical Schools and Vocational Training Centers. Three main topics were discussed at the meeting with 35 participants: the figure of the educator in the Salesian school; the identity of the lay Salesian educator; how to make a lesson plan and a commitment protocol for teachers.
Mumbai, India - July 2020 - The "Don Bosco Development Society" (DBDS) of the Salesians in Mumbai has distributed more than 250 liters of milk to the poor children of the slums of Antop Hill, Wadala and Sion Koliwada, thanks to the donation of a financial company of NESCO, the Indian firm.