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United States - “Salesian Missions” highlights life-changing humanitarian aid for young people around the world

22 September 2020

(ANS - New Rochelle) - “Salesian Missions”, the Salesian Mission Office of New Rochelle, has joined humanitarian organizations and countries around the world in commemorating the International Day of Peace, which is celebrated every year on 21 September. The General Assembly of the United Nations declared the International Day of Peace as a day dedicated to fostering the ideals of peace among all nations and peoples. This year's theme is "Shaping Peace Together" and invites everyone to celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the global pandemic.

All over the world, Salesian missionaries have responded to the needs caused by the pandemic by providing assistance programs to young people, children and their families. On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, "Salesian Missions" highlighted the humanitarian aid programs, which are capable of changing the lives of many young people.

INDIA

Thanks to funding from "Salesian Missions", the Anma Integrated Development Association (AIDA) was able to support 13 farmers by donating tea plants to them. The Salesian missionaries in India, aware of the difficult situation in which the workers employed in the tea plantations work, are working to offer the laborers opportunities to break the cycle of poverty in which they often find themselves.

SOUTH AFRICA

The Salesian missionaries, supported by the donors of “Salesian Missions”, have provided food rations to vulnerable families and, in the coming weeks, a second delivery of food parcels is expected. In South Africa, further donations have come from “Don Bosco Mondo” and will allow the start of substantial production of masks.

SOUTHERN SUDAN

The students who attend the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Juba have received scholarships to contribute to their formation and continue their studies. Scholarships, which focus primarily on female students, cover 50 percent of the tuition and make it much easier for young women to get an education.

THAILAND

A donor from Salesian Missions has decided to pay for the studies for two brothers. Funding was provided to the Hua Hin Vitthayalai Salesian school, located in the city of Hua Hin. The father of these children is paralyzed and cannot work; the mother barely earns enough to buy food and pay rent and electricity. The family did not have the extra money to pay for school fees, so donor support was key to providing the brothers with an education.

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