News

9
Nov

Italy – Seeds of hope: a new semi-residential Community at Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco

(ANS – Rome) – A new service aimed at young people between 10 and 16 years was opened recently at the Salesian Don Bosco Boys’ Town (Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco) in Rome.  It is a semi-residential community, a day care facility for children in difficult conditions, who are sent by the social services of the area. The project was started

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8
Nov

Spain – The Ángel Tomás Foundation inaugurates a new “apartment for emancipation” at Burriana

(ANS – Burriana) – A few years ago the Salesians in Spain launched a number of new works to meet the new needs of young people, putting the Salesians first in line in meeting young people’s needs. The opening by the Ángel Tomás Foundation of a new building called Buzzetti House in Burriana, near Valencia, fits into this context. The inauguration

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2
Nov

Spain – About 500 teachers discuss educational change

(ANS – Madrid) – In the words of Jonathan Bergmann, professor of chemistry and one of the authors of the teaching model known as the “flipped classroom”, the best resource in a classroom are the teachers. Teachers, therefore, should be aware of improvements in educational practice and offer better ideas to their students, so that the students can feel active

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2
Nov

Italy – Solidarity and support for the people affected by the earthquake

(ANS – Rome) – The Salesians of the Special Circumscription of Central Italy have taken action in several ways to help the tens of thousands of people affected by the earthquakes that are shaking the central regions of the country. They have offered accommodation in their houses and are collaborating with centres for displaced persons. They have also organized additional

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30
Oct

Germany – Refugees in Munich and Nuremberg are helped by the BNP Paribas Foundation and the Salesians

(ANS – Munich) – The words of Pope Francis seem as if they are taken from the Fathers of the Church, but they are ever more relevant and valid in the light of the urgent reality being experienced by refugees, especially young people. Pope Francis has insisted that “accommodation alone is not enough and it is not enough to give a

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20
Oct

Belgium – Don Bosco International takes active part in Life-Long Learning Week

(ANS – Bruxelles) – Don Bosco International Executive Secretary, Angel Gudiña, has intervened in the round table “Reaching out to the excluded youth leveraging the potential of youth organisations” sharing the best practices within Don Bosco Movement of the use of European Funds to empower and include in their communities excluded young people in Salesian Presences in Europe. This Round-table

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20
Oct

Pietro Grassi, President of Italian Senate opens the academic year and Rector Major receives Mediterranean Prize

ANS – Rome) – Yesterday, 19 October, marked the inauguration of the Academic Year 2016-17 at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome. Proceedings commenced at 9.30 a.m. with a Eucharistic celebration at which Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians and Grand Chancellor of the UPS, presided. In his homily he called on students, faculty and staff of the

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20
Oct

United States – Migration and the Salesian response: Twelfth Meeting on the Preferential Option

(ANS – Los Angeles) – The Pope’s address at Lampedusa continues to act as a heart-breaking voice to thousands of migrants who, with the hope of a better life, risk their lives, not knowing if they will arrive at “the other place” alive. The Pope’s voice keeps on asking: “Who has wept for the death of these brothers and sisters?

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19
Oct

Spain – Salesians of Valencia participate in the Zero Poverty campaign

Valencia, Spain – October 2016 – More than three thousand people, including a large representation from the two Salesian Houses in Valencia, took part in the “Zero Poverty” gathering on 15 October.  Chanting slogans and carrying placards and banners against poverty, young people, families, teachers, Salesians and Salesian Family members marched through the streets of Valencia. Zero Poverty is one

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19
Oct

Italy – Unaccompanied foreign minors: Salesians heed the Pope’s plea

(ANS – Turin) – “I want to draw attention to the situation of underage migrants, especially those who are on their own, calling on all to take care of young people who are helpless three times over – because they are underage, because they are foreigners and because they are defenceless. For various reasons they are forced to live far from

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