Bet Cat, Vietnam - September 2017 - School lessons began for migrant and orphan children at the Salesian "Don Bosco Ben Cat" center on September 10. The students were welcomed by Fr Nguyen Trung Hoan, SDB, in charge of these classes, and by the Salesian aspirants. The students, most of whom are orphaned or come from poor migrant families, shall be able to study from Monday to Friday mornings and have lunch in a Salesian environment designed specifically for them.
Krakow, Poland - September 2017 - Dozens of young athletes, accompanied by their coaches and educators, and coming from a number of local associations of the Salesian Organization for Sport in Poland (SALOS), competed in the XXV National Games of Salesian Youth from 15 to 17 September. The young athletes challenged each other in various sports: volleyball, basketball, table tennis and soccer. In addition to individual and team prizes, the "Cup of the President of the Republic of Poland - Andrzej Duda" was also awarded for the team with the highest moral and cultural values, and was assigned this year to the SALOS center of Lublin.
San Justo, Argentina - September 2017 - On September 16 at the "Sagrado Corazón de Jesús" Shrine, Santiago Cieschi, Federico Salse and Facundo de Nicolo made their perpetual profession as Salesians of Don Bosco. The celebration was presided over by Fr Hector Gabriel Romero, Provincial of the Salesian Province of Argentina (ARN) and concelebrated by over 20 Salesians before family members, friends and young people from various groups.
Fatumaca, East Timor - September 2017 - On September 8, 14 Salesian novices made their first professions during the Eucharist presided by Fr Antônio Transfiguração Pinto, Indonesia's Vicar of the Indonesia - East Timor Vice-Province (ITM).