(ANS - Rome) - With the consent of the General Council, the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, appointed Fr Carlo Andrés Lira Airola as Provincial of the "San Gabriele Arcangelo" Province of Chile, who will begin this new assignment on 27 January, 2018.
(ANS – Suva) – Five months after the birth of the Pacific Delegation, the dynamic community of Suva Don Bosco becomes the most visible expression of the new frontiers. Six novices, five postnovices, one deacon and four formators are forming the largest Pacific community of AUL province, under the leadership of a new rector Fr. Tevaga Paselio.
(ANS – New Delhi) – “Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana” (DDU-GKY) is one of the programs of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) – Government of India. These programs work with the vision of transforming poor rural youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce. These programs focus on poor rural youth between the ages of 15 to 35. Don Bosco Tech is one of the 315 partners implementing this program in partnership with MoRD, and on 19th June, 2017, the Ministry awarded Don Bosco Tech the award for the “BEST PERFORMING TRAINING PARTNER (Category A), 2016-17.”
Italy - Summer solidarity, alternative holidays
(ANS - Rome) - Twenty-six young Italians have decided to dedicate part of their summer in a holiday of solidarity in Egypt serving as missionary volunteers in Salesian houses in Alexandria, Cairo-Zaytoun and Cairo-Rod El Farag, where they shall engage in educational activities in oratories and schools. Fr Michelangelo Dessì of the Missionary Animation of the Salesian Central Italy District(ICC) presents this educational, supportive and missionary proposal.
Communicating hope and confidence in our time, a difficult task
22 May, 2017: It is 10:35 PM, local time. The concert of American pop star Ariana Grande at the Manchester City Arena turns into a night of terror when a terrorist attack kills 22 people, many young; in the following days, repeated attacks in Egypt, Afghanistan, and even more recently in London, the number of victims tragically increases.
Angola - Educational-Pedagogical Project for the Reintegration of Children and Adolescents in and from the Streets
(ANS - Luanda) - Salesians in Angola, with the help of the NGO "International Voluntary Service for Development" (VIS), organized a round table on Friday, June 23, on "Advocacy for the Protection of Children in Risk Situations." The event was the occasion to present the Manual "Projecto Educativo-Pedagógico para Reinserção de Crianças e Adolescentes de e na Rua", or the Educational-Pedagogical Project for the Reintegration of Children and Adolescents of and on the Streets, which explains in detail the steps needed to pursue a path of (re) education and reintegration into society, according to the values and principles of the Preventive System.
RMG – Building a family, in the rituals of every day
(ANS - Rome) – "A life-long love begins again every day." Here is the essence of love, the essence that Fr A.M. Carré condensed into a single maxim that he would always repeat to couples during their wedding cerimony: "spouses forever, remaining engaged." And how do you manage to stay loyal to your spouse a whole lifetime? Through love in the rituals of every day: by a kiss, a greeting, a hug and a thousand gestures that are rituals and that should never become routine. The Rector Major in the Strenna for 2017 invites building a family through the rituals of every day, by living "a love that is faithful, everlasting and open to life."