(ANS - Bamberg) - The goal of "Zirkus Giovanni" (Circus John, in honour of St John Bosco) is to involve children and adolescents who have experienced failure at school. This is a unique artistic and educational project of Salesian inspiration. Last year alone they gave about 30,000 hours of circus performances. In recent days, those responsible for this project have launched a campaign to encourage companies and benefactors to sponsor their activities.
(ANS - Mbuji-Mayi) - A healthcare centre for street children, many of whom are involved secretly and illegally in searching for diamonds, will be built on the initiative of the Spanish NGO Manos Unidas at the Salesian complex Muetu Don Bosco in Mbuji-Mayi, in the south-central Democratic Republic of Congo, where about a third of the world’s industrial diamonds are extracted.
(ANS - Mandalay) - The Salesian centre for street boys in Mandalay, the second most important city of Myanmar, now has a new dormitory and a new refectory, thanks to the generous donation of a wealthy retired US businessman of Jewish origin, and his wife. Fr Peter Myo Khin, SDB, who runs this Salesian centre, and all the young people in need who reside there are very grateful for this beautiful gesture.
(ANS - Rome) - In March 1947 renovation and adaptation started on what was Forte Prenestino to convert it into Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco - Don Bosco Boys’ Town - one of the iconic works of the Salesians in Rome. It is the visible expression of the attention to young people most in need which is so characteristic of Salesian work.
(ANS - Piura) - Torrential rains, floods and swollen rivers continue to plague various departments of Peru with those of the northern region - Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad - particularly affected; 357,841 people are directly affected by the tragedy, which is considered one of the worst natural disasters of the past 35 years.