Granada, Nicaragua - September 2020 - For two days, over 100 young people from seven Salesian centers in Nicaragua participated in the first experience of the “Virtual Bosco Camp” in the context of the pandemic. The Salesian Youth Movement of Nicaragua led the event, making it full of emotions and hope through digital challenges, spaces for sharing and moments of spirituality, through the Eucharist and the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The distance and the limitations of physical contact did not prevent the carrying out of activities such as the treasure hunt, the “pajama party” on the Zoom platform, the costume competitions, as well as formative themes proposed for the human and spiritual growth of the participants.
Novara, Italy - October 2020 - On 7 October, the ceremony of the Perpetual Religious Profession of Salesian Antonio Carriero took place at the "San Lorenzo Institute" in Novara. The celebration was presided over by Fr Leonardo Mancini, Provincial of the Special Circumscription Piedmont-Valle d'Aosta and Lithuania (ICP), and concelebrated by Fr Giorgio Degiorgi, Director. Antonio Carriero is currently engaged in middle school and in the oratory.
Hyderabad, India - October 2020 - On 11 October, at the "Don Bosco Prem Seva Sadan" center (DBPSS), Hayathnagar, Hyderabad, the International Day of the Girl Child was celebrated. The event was attended by 40 girls from the DBPSS and the "Don Bosco Human Resource Development Center" (DBHRDC), Gagilapuram, in the presence of Fr Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar, SDB, Superior of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad (INH), and other prominent guests. In his speech, Fr Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar began with a quote from Michelle Obama, wife of the former US president, Barack Obama, affirming the importance of women in building and developing the nation: “Every country that gives importance to women becomes stronger, promotes prosperity and reveals itself happier.” The girls performed cultural dances, songs and theatrical performances based on the day's theme. Food kits were then distributed to 68 migrant families who work in the Salesian structure.
K'Long, Vietnam - October 2020 - The Salesian Cooperators of the Vietnam Province celebrated the 25th anniversary of their foundation on 3 and 4 October in the Salesian Retreat Center in K'Long. Over 450 people took part in the event which was held outdoors. The theme of the meeting centered on the Rector Major's Strenna 2021, “Moved by hope: See, I am making all things new” (Rev 21.5), with the interventions of the Salesian Brother Dominic Nguyen Duc Nam, Delegate of the World Salesian Cooperators, Fr Joseph Nguyen Thinh Phuoc, SDB, Councilor for the East Asia-Oceania Region, and Fr Joseph Nguyen Van Quang, SDB, Superior of the Vietnam Province (VIE). The Salesian Cooperators of Vietnam currently animate 17 local centers with over 500 members. During the meeting, 47 new members of the association made their promise.