Palabek, Uganda - March 2020 - On 20 March, an information session on "Covid-19" was held at the "Don Bosco" Salesian mission in Palabek for the students of the "Don Bosco Technical School", before closing the activities for many weeks.
Bogotá, Colombia - March 2020 - On 12 March, the team of the Delegation for Youth Ministry, led by Fr Jhon Freddy Hernández, SDB, paid a visit to the "Juan Bosco Obrero" Formation Center in Ciudad Bolívar. During the day, formative spaces were created with the young people attending the courses, alongside teachers and administrative staff, which focused on deepening Salesian Youth Spirituality. The event ended with a meeting with the director of the work, Fr Luis Fernando Velandia, SDB.
Bangalore, India - March 2020 - On March 19, feast of Saint Joseph, at the "Kristu Jyoti College", 20 Salesians from various Provinces of India were ordained deacons by the Archbishop of Bangalore, Msgr. Peter Machado. Five other deacons from various congregations were ordained together with the Salesians. Fr Jose Koyickal, Vicar of the Bangalore Province (INK), Fr James Kadankavil, director of "Kristu Jyoti College", together with other priests, concelebrated the Eucharist.
Cuiabá, Brazil - March 2020 - The Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Cuiabá organized a retreat on the theme "Let your Word be fulfilled in me" from 13 to 15 March. It was attended by 70 young adults, eager to have an experience with God in the joyful Salesian style of seeking holiness.