Children & Youth,
Youth Development Programs
Mission: Salesian Missions, collaborates with Salesian Missionaries in over 130 countries throughout the world and helps provide for the material and spiritual needs of poor and abandoned individuals, especially the young.
We inform the public in the United States of the global work carried out by the missionaries and of the needs they encounter while serving the young and needy. We receive donations from private citizens, corporations, government agencies, and foundations to support development projects which not only advance individuals, but also communities. We encourage and promote a prayer apostolate for the needs of our donors, their families, and those working in the educative pastoral works in the missions.
We seek not only to assist poor youth but to protect them and teach them how to help themselves through technical training and education. We seek to form the whole person stressing the need for the integration of the physical, psychological, moral and spiritual dimensions of individuals.
Target demographics: Salesian Missions has a distinguished history and highly-regarded worldwide reputation for effective programs and services that give children, families and communities a fighting chance to conquer poverty, despair and suffering.
Geographic areas served: We work in more than 130 countries around the world.
Programs: Our programs include education with elementary and high schools, vocational, technical, agricultural and trade schools, colleges and universities; infrastructure and capacity building; health services, hospitals and clinics; emergency and disaster relief; women empowerment; youth shelters and orphanages; refugee camps; youth centers and nurseries; food security programs; religious. Our missionaries live in the communities in which they serve and strive to help those in need to help themselves.
I have been donating to the Salesian Missions for over 25 years, and I am happy to see my gifts being used to help so many needy people throughout the world. The Salesians do such wonderful work, and they are honest and transparent - i love reading about their works in SALESIAN magazine and getting updates from Father Mark. - CRB
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