(ANS - Piura) - Peru is experiencing the negative effects of climate change, in particular due to the torrential rains of recent weeks. This weather phenomenon is causing major emergencies, disasters and floods in Piura (in the north) and other regions of Peru.
(ANS - Prato) - A home has been opened for separated fathers and their children. Thanks to the contribution of the Poste Insieme Onlus foundation, the Salesians of the Federation SCS / CNOS are able to run "Casa Francesco" in Prato. It offers accommodation to fathers with one or more children who are separated or whose marriage is in crisis.
(ANS - Lima) - What Kevin found there was a new family with many siblings. Kevin is a 15-yearold Peruvian who was living with his uncle in an indigenous community in the region of Junín, in the highlands of Peru. After selling the products harvested on his parents’ farm, he used to go to school, about eight hours' walk away. But his life has changed, now he has a family: it is the "Don Bosco Hospitality House" in Brena, Lima.
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."
Chile - The Rector of the Don Bosco University in El Salvador inaugurates the academic year at the Silva Henríquez Catholic University
(ANS - Santiago) - On 21 March there was the opening ceremony of the academic year at the Silva Henríquez Catholic University (UCSH). It was attended by Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, Archbishop of Santiago, and the Secretary for Social Services of the Ministry of Social Development, Juan Eduardo Faúndez Molina.
France - Educating to Brotherhood
(ANS - Lyon) - "Forming honest citizens" was one of the main objectives of Don Bosco. This rather republican expression is a bit surprising, because in Italy in the nineteenth century, the Church and the Republic were not in great agreement. But for Don Bosco, educating for citizenship basically meant promoting brotherhood.