(ANS - Seville) - "Today's youth live with technology spontaneously and naturally. They were born and brought up in that environment. They are called 'experts in technology' and it's no wonder.” So it says in the book “Youth in a Digital Culture”. The Salesian Schools in Spain have facts to prove that their young people are committed to promoting innovation in education and service to humanity.
(ANS - Ypacaraí) - The meetings of the Team Visit to the American Southern Cone Region are continuing. On the second day, the topics were the reconfiguration of the Salesian works and the financial situation of the provinces. These themes were studied in the presence of the Rector Major and about 100 Salesians from 11 provinces.
(ANS - Piura) - In the midst of a disaster of this magnitude, between death and desolation, there are also stories of solidarity and help given to people who have lost everything. The numbers affected by the disaster are rising every day. Today we can say that there are more deaths, more people missing, more homes destroyed, more isolated villages ... But today is the time to act on behalf of the poor who have lost everything. "Those were the fruit of 20 years’ work," says a poor man. "I lost the money I had saved for an eye operation” says an 80-year-old lady. “Now I have nothing. The flood has taken everything." For all these people the Don Bosco Foundation continues to work and manage relief efforts, with the motto: "Give me a hand, Peru."
Egypt - Higher Education in the Salesian School in Cairo
(ANS - Cairo) - Over the years the Don Bosco Industrial Technical Institute in Cairo has been a centre of excellence. Every year it trains many young people as industrial experts, prepares them to enter the world of work and in this way helps Egypt to a high level of industrial development. In recent months, a number of innovative projects have been developed in the field of renewable energy. We listen to what the people involved have to say:
A rich man who helped Lazarus
In his letter for Lent this year, Pope Francis invites us to be generous with the needy, stressing that this generosity should lead us not to give what is left over but to give of our very own. In this regard, the example set by Chuck Feeney, an 85-year-old man who donated all his possessions to charity, well represents the phrase: "He did not give the crumbs. He gave the whole bread."
Indonesia – Asian Youth Day 2017, in preparation
(ANS – Jakarta) – To encourage and accompany young people in Asia to live and promote a "culture of solidarity and encounter with the other, in the multicultural and multireligious societies of Asia" and increase the awareness of the contribution to give to the Church and society: this is the intent of the seventh Asia Youth Day, which in 2017 will be held in Yogyakarta in central Java, from July 30 to August 9, 2017. The theme chosen for the event which will bring over 3,000 young Catholics from 29 Asian countries to Indonesia is "Joyful Asian Youth! Living The Gospel In Multicultural Asia".
Sudan - "They all appreciate the services offered by Don Bosco to the young"
(ANS - El Obeid) - In recent months the Salesian house in El Obedi received some important visits: a few days ago there was that of the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser. In December 2016 several members of the State Legislative Assembly visited it, and before that, in November 2016, officials of UNICEF and the Ministry of Education paid a visit. Why so much interest? The fact that in a world that is far from simple, the Don Bosco Centre is changing the lives of thousands of young people by means of one of the typical elements of Salesian education: Vocational Training.