(ANS - Quetzaltenango) - The Salesian commitment to the protection, promotion and development of indigenous peoples has always included the care of their cultures and traditional languages. It is in this perspective that the important steps taken by the "Universidad Mesoamericana" of Guatemala - part of the network of Salesian Institutions of Higher Education - are set for the promotion of the study, understanding and enhancement of the pre-Hispanic past, steps that have led to recent to the publication of a "K'ichee' Fundamental Grammar".
(ANS - Bukavu) - This year the "Tuwe Wafundi" school of trades, animated by the Salesians, welcomed 21 girls - out of 151 students - who asked to learn a profession traditionally reserved for males: bricklayer, carpenter, mechanic, welder. Then there also are the women employed in the staff and the Salesian Cooperators who collaborate in the mission ... There are, in short, a fair number of women who, increasingly and with good reason, intend to celebrate their being women and the contribution that, as such, they can give in every area of social life. In this sense, the Salesians do nothing but encourage them on this path of awareness and recognition.
(ANS - Port-au-Prince) - The issue of street children and young people is nothing new for Haiti. Already in 1988, a Salesian house especially dedicated to them was started with a structured program to try to recover the most marginalized minors humanly and socially. Today that project is structured under the name of “Lakay Don Bosco” and foresees a path of redemption divided into 3 stages.
(ANS – Bangalore) – The first batch of trainees in the Data Centre Operations Management Course formally graduated on April 11, 2021, at Don Bosco Skill Mission, Bangalore. Father Biju Michael, Regional Counsellor for South Asia, presided over the programme. The 23 graduates hailing from the Indian States of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala expressed great satisfaction at the training and the homely stay at Don Bosco Skill Mission.
(ANS - Mexico City) - On 10 April – online - the Salesian Family of Mexico-South met the Regional Councilor for Interamerica, Fr Hugo Orozco Sánchez, as part of his Extraordinary Visit to the Salesian Province “Our Lady of Guadalupe” of Mexico-México (MEM). The meeting consisted of a space for fraternal dialogue, in which Fr Orozco answered questions put to him by the communication and formation team of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco in Southern Mexico and the Delegates of the Salesian Family in Southern Mexico (Provinces of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and of the Salesians).
(ANS - Porto) - On Friday, April 16, Fr Gildasio Mendes, General Councilor for Social Communication, as part of the Extraordinary Visit he is carrying out in the Portuguese Province on behalf of the Rector Major, met with the collaborators of the central office of the Salesian publishing house “Edições Salesianas”.