(ANS - Rome) – It has been twenty years since the beginning of the co-ordination process known as “Salesian Institutions of Higher Education” (IUS).Tthe Salesians are at work for those they consider a frontier for the Salesian charisma: young university students. There are 93 IUS (University level institutions) around the world, spanning 21 countries, that provide full-time training to approximately 150,000 youths.
(ANS – Rome) – The need to support and accompany local Churches in the renewal of the processes of education to faith related to adolescents between 14 and 19 years of age, in a context that favours the integral education of the “good Christian and upright citizen”, pushed the Institute of Catechesis of the Faculty of Sciences of Education (FSE) of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), to propose a first level Master’s Degree for educators of adolescents in an ecclesial environment.
(ANS – Freetown) – Three years ago Sierra Leone was mentioned in the media all over the world as the country where people died of Ebola. “The truth – the Spanish daily ‘El Mundo’ wrote – is that Sierra Leone is sinking into oblivion and only a smaller number of NGOs remain in the zone”. While media and international organizations seem to have forgotten, Salesians did not leave any room to oblivion, abandonment and despair. The Salesian Mission Procure of Madrid and the Sons of Don Bosco continue to help and work to secure a future to children and young people.
(ANS – Port-au-Prince) – The Feast of Mary Help of Christians this year 2017 was celebrated in a very special way by the Salesians in Haiti, thanks to the presence of Cardinal Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes, who presided over the Eucharist at the “Saint François de Sales” Institute of Philosophy in Port-au-Prince. This also offered the opportunity to celebrate two great events concerning the Institute: its recognition by the Haitian government and its affiliation to the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS) in Rome.