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4
Jun

Don Bosco youth care residential services at the time of covid-19 pandemic – Stories of hope from Italy and Spain

Don Bosco youth care residential services at the time of covid-19 pandemic – Stories of hope from Italy and Spain All the families had to adapt and learn to live together in confinement, at home, without being able to go out. But what about the children’s and young people’s shelters? How are they experiencing this special circumstance? We collected encouraging

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2
Jun

Call for Action for a comprehensive, sustainable Europe 2030 strategy with a strong social dimension

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children with the support of the SDG Watch Europe and the Social Platform are launching today, 2 June, a call for action for a comprehensive, sustainable Europe 2030 Strategy with a strong social dimension. Don Bosco International (DBI), being member of both the EU Alliance for Investing in Children and SDG Watch Europe, is endorsing

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6
May

DB WAVE – Don Bosco Web for a more Accessible VET in Europe

(Source: infoans.org) –  The “DB Wave” project (Don Bosco Web for a more Accessible and inclusive ET in Europe) stated in November 2019 as an educational response of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Europe to increase the employability and social inclusion of young people through Vocational Training. In the long term, the project is expected to impact approximately 60,000 students and 7,000 VET

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18
May

A “normal” Salesian House in one of the most inhospitable places

On 15th May due to my current role as Executive Secretary of Don Bosco International, I have the great opportunity to get to know directly the great work done by Salesians inside Kakuma Camp, one of the biggest refugee camps, located in the North of Kenya in which many South-Sudanese, Congolese, Somalians and many other nationalities. The first impression when

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22
Feb

Belgium – “Alto El Fuego” Manuel and Catalina meet the High Representative of the European Commission Federica Mogherini

Brussels, Belgium – 7 February 2017 – Among the meetings of “Misiones Salesianas” and “Don Bosco International”  for the presentation of the documentary “Alto el Fuego” in Brussels, the most important was the meeting with the High Representative of the European Commission, Ms. Federica Mogherini.  For an hour,  she listened to the stories of Manuel and Catalina, the protagonists of

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22
Feb

Belgium – United to end the scourge of child soldiers

(ANS – Brussels) – Ahead of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers (12 February) and taking advantage of the valuable documentary produced by Misiones Salesianas entitled Alto el Fuego (Ceasefire) on the work being done by Salesians for the personal rehabilitation and social reintegration of child soldiers, Don Bosco International organized a series of events in Brussels

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22
Feb

As Salesians we believe that the school and the playground are the right place for the child or adolescent, not the battlefield

(ANS – Rome) – The exploitation of children as soldiers is unfortunately a common practice in many of the conflicts that are still active in the twenty-first century. The International Day against the use of child soldiers on 12 February should be a warning of what remains to be done to eradicate this cruel and inhuman practice. As Salesians, we

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5
Feb

Don Bosco Commemorative Event in Brussels

(ANS – Brussels) – On the occasion of the Feast of Don Bosco, Don Bosco International has organized for the first time, an evening reception in partnership with the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) to celebrate Don Bosco. This new initiative counted on the presence of Fr. Fabio Attard, President of DBI. During the presence of Fr.

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5
Feb

Germany – Youth between Marginalization and Participation: the Don Bosco Forum 2017 “… and you are out”

(ANS – Bonn) – The Don Bosco Forum in Bonn provided a platform for more than 400 guests to discuss social marginalization of youngsters. “It is our goal as Don Bosco to get youngsters out of isolation” emphasized the managing directors of Don Bosco Mondo (Christian Osterhaus) and of Don Bosco Mission Bonn (Nelson Penedo). Hundreds of young and long-term members

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5
Feb

Malta – Don Bosco International actively participates in “Lost in Migration” Conference

(ANS – Malta) – On 26th and 27th January, Fr. Antoine Farrugia and Ángel Gudiña have taken part in the Conference “Lost in Migration”, organized by the Maltese President’s Foundation for the Well-being of Society together with Missing Children Europe. The Conference was focused on the terrifying phenomenon of the 10,000 minors being unaccounted for in Europe last year, as

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