(ANS - Cusco) - Cusco, in the south-eastern region of Peru, is one of the main tourist attractions in the world, thanks to its history, its architecture and the fact that it houses one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. Among its inhabitants, about 1.3 million people, 400 thousand are children and adolescents under 15 years. The Salesians in the city are very active through schools, missions, shelters, a nursing home and oratories, The Salesian Oratory is one of the most important places in Cusco.
(ANS - Lubumbashi) - About two years ago the Salesians of the Democratic Republic of Congo launched a radio station in Lubumbashi. Radio Don Bosco Congo (RDB) is a free, educational radio, Catholic-inspired and not-for-profit. It is inspired by the Christian message and the Magisterium of the Church to contribute to the growth and human and Christian development of the population, especially young people.
(ANS – Fort-Liberté) – Don Bosco Prep of Ramsey, N.J., sponsored trips to Haiti over the mid-February winter break for seniors involved in the school’s youth ministry program to assist the poor in those countries. They performed corporal and spiritual acts of mercy for the people they met on their visits.
(ANS - Brussels) - The situation of migrants in the United States is difficult. Even more dramatic is that of "young undocumented migrants, who once they leave the school are entering the adult world without rights, and without a document to prove their identity." So said Ángel Gudiña, Executive Secretary of Don Bosco International, during the launch at the European Parliament of the book "Lives in Limbo" by Professor Roberto G. Gonzales of Harvard University, on the topic of young undocumented migrants.
(ANS - Ulan Bator) - "I'm worried when I think about the children I meet every day. Mongolian families do not take care of their children, they are interested only when the government gives them money. Often the lack of income causes families to break up. Children suffer the most because they remain on the street where they steal, are sexually abused or become prostitutes." This is the harsh reality recounted by Salesian Brother Krzysztof Gniazdowski, a missionary in Mongolia.
(ANS - Madrid) - The Salesian NGOs - "Jóvenes y Desarrollo", "Solidaridad Don Bosco" and "VOLS" – together with the Salesian Social Platforms-Foundation Ángel Tomás, the Foundation Project Don Bosco and "Salesians Sant Jordi" are united in rejecting the preliminary agreement between the EU and Turkey. We furnish below the information and the statements made by these organizations.