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Also Known As: Salesian Missions
Physical Address: New Rochelle, NY 10801 5710
EIN: 80-0522035
Web URL: www.SalesianMissions.org 
Blog URL: www.missionnewswire.org 
Video URL(s): Building Schools Where There Simply Would Be None Otherwise
Education that Focuses on Job Skills Can Stop Cycle of Poverty
Solutions to Poverty Not a ‘Quick Fix’ — Real Solutions Take Long-Term Commitment
NTEE Category: O Youth Development
O50 Youth Development Programs
X Religion, Spiritual Development
X22 Roman Catholic
B Educational Institutions
B90 Educational Services and Schools - Other
Year Founded: 1946 
Ruling Year: 1946 
Top Funders: Private Donations from the Public - $33,903,648
U.S. Agency for International Development, US Dept. of State, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services for Disease Control, U.S. Dept. of State, Centers for Disease Control of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services - $1,260,311
In-Kind Contributions - $25,617,814


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Mission Statement

Salesian Missions is headquartered in New Rochelle, New York, and is part of the Don Bosco Network - a worldwide federation of Salesian NGO's. The mission of the U.S. based nonprofit organization is to provide support and raise funds to assist needy youth and families through programs carried out by Salesian missionaries. We assist the poor and disadvantaged youth through education (academic, trade, agriculture), provide shelter, emergency and health services to marginalized populations in over 130 countries. Millions of youth facing adversity have received services specifically funded by Salesian Missions and its donors. Funds are also raised to assist with humanitarian emergencies caused by natural disasters, wars and violence. Based on the beliefs of our founder, St. John Bosco, Salesian missionaries work with the concept that the only way to truly battle poverty is with reason, religion and kindness. Programs strive to instill good moral values that lay a foundation for a better life. Additionally, future generations of missionaries find inspiration to make sure the work continues.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $70,659,727
Total Expenses $59,144,865

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Father Mark Hyde

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Religious Profession as a Salesian of St. John Bosco since September 1, 1971.  Ordination as a Salesian Priest since May 23rd, 1981.  College Education:  Don Bosco College, Newon, NJ, BA in Philosophy.  Post Graduated Degree:  Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH - Master of Divinity.  Previous Work Experience:  Salesian Boys & Girls Club, Columbus Ohio, Coordinator of Youth Ministry, 2007-2008, Mary Help of Christians Church & Salesian Community, NYC, NY, Pastor & Director, 2001-2007. Holy Rosary & St. John Bosco Parishes, Birmingham, AL, Pastor 2000-2001. Salesian Oratory, Birmingham, AL, Director, 1998-2001. Salesian Community of Birmingham, AL - Director, 1998-2001. Salesian Community of East Boston, MA, Director 1995-1998. Salesian Boys & Girls Club, East Boston, MA, Executive Director, 1993-1996. Salesian Boys Club, Columbus, OH, Director of Youth Services & Pastoral Volunteers, 1988-1993. Salesian Center, Columbus, OH, Director of Religious Activities & Supervisor of Field Education, 1988-1993.  Mary Help of Christians School, Tampa, FL, Coordinator of Youth Minitry, 1986-1988.  Salesian Junior Seminary, Goshen, NY, Vocation Director, 1982-1986. Salesian of St. John Bosco, West Haverstraw, NY, Vocation Team Member, 1982-1986. St. Anthony Parish, Elizabeth, NJ, Coordinator of Youth Ministry, 1981-1982. Mary Help of Christians School, Teacher of Mathematics & Career Education, 1975-1977.

Leadership Statement:

St. John Bosco, our founder, said, "without you I can do nothing," and his words still ring true today. Together we can break the terrible cycle of poverty and ignorance that destroys so many young lives. As an indispensable partner in this global effort and mission, you help us to live our Mission: "Helping others, to help themselves." And alongside the over 34,000 Salesian Priests, Brothers and Sisters in our global mission spanning 132 countries throughout the world, you brighten the lives of poor children who desperately need to know that someone cares. Our work continues to grow in size and need. With the assistance of your prayers, financial support, and in-kind donations, we are making a tremendous impact in the lives of the needy by operating orphanages, shelters, hospitals, clinics, nurseries, youth centers, parishes, and schools. Believing that poverty can only be eradicated through education, we take great pride in the accomplishments of our Elementary and High Schools, Vocational, Technical and Agricultural Schools, Colleges and Universities. It gives me great joy to know that together we have helped to make our world a better place. While the picture today is hopeful, there are many challenges ahead. If the many people you have helped through Salesian Missions could speak to you now, they would say "THANK YOU" for the chance to live a life of dignity. With your prayers and contributions, so many of God's children will know a kinder today and happier tomorrow. I assure you that we here at the Salesian Missions will be responsible stewards of your selfless gifts -- and we ask for your prayers that God will guide us as we seek to provide and assist poor children and families with what they need to become good citizens and productive member of society. To this, I add my sincere thanks and assurance of prayers. Gratefully yours, Father Mary Hyde, S.D.B.

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Budget:
$514,057
Category:
HIV/AIDS
Population Served:
Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
None

Program Description:

Salesian Missions's Life Choices program works to curb the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS through powerful abstinence/faithful messages and reinforcement of positive behavior changes during adolescence and adulthood.  Since 2005, the Life Choices flagship and programs, funded under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through USAID and CDC, has served to improve the lives of more than 375,000 people in the world's most affected regions.

Program Long-Term Success:

Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa Programs:  implemented the Life Choices (Health Prevention) program to reach youth with a powerful abstinence and be faithfulness message early in their lives.  Support positive behavior change through the involvement of local mentors, informed parents, & organized peer groups. Shelter and support to street children.

Program Short-Term Success:

Ethiopia Ethiopia is home to more than four million orphans, or 12 percent of all children. More than half a million of these were orphaned as a result of AIDS, according to UNICEF. The Salesian Missions “CARING Orphans and Vulnerable Children” project helps to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. The program increases access to youth orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, and provides holistic care, community reintegration, and support for 60,000 orphans, street youth and children who have been made vulnerable due to HIV/AIDS. To date, more than 13,000 orphans and vulnerable children have received services ranging from shelter and care, formal education, non-formal education and economic empowerment activities. Kenya In Kenya, peer education is an effective tool for reaching youth with key disease prevention messages. The Salesian Missions “Life Choices” program in Kenya focuses on abstinence and faithfulness. Gender is also an important component, and programs include a focus on sexual violence. The program extends to youth centers, schools, orphans and vulnerable children centers and in community/social outreach programs. More than 40,000 youth have learned about HIV/AIDS prevention through the program. South Africa South Africa is the country hardest hit by HIV/AIDS worldwide, according to UNICEF. The “Life Choices” program here is based in schools from grades 4-12. An important component is voluntary counseling and testing as an effective method of preventing new infections. In addition, the program offers one-on-one mentoring, career and guidance counseling, parental skills workshops and teacher sensitivity. Tanzania In Tanzania, the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate is nearly nine percent. The virus has orphaned nearly a million children and forced others to assume household responsibilities beyond their years, according to UNICEF. To help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, students in 79 schools across Tanzania take part in the “Life Choices” program, as part of the U.S. PEPFAR program through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Of the 79 schools, 47 are primary, 23 are secondary and 9 are vocational training centers.

Program Success Monitored by:

Jaime Correa-Montalvo, Director, Office for International Programs

Program Success Examples:

Beneficiaries that have received services since 2005: 1. South Africa: 12,996 2. Kenya: 40,000 3. Tanzania: 12,460   The work continues.

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Budget:
$160,000
Category:
Emergency Assistance
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Program Description:

One of the ever-growing activities Salesian Missions is emergency relief. Time and again, the Salesians have become involved in emergency efforts wherever there are victims of natural disasters, tragic circumstances or civil strife. Some of the current activity includes assisting internally displaced populations and rebuilding our schools in Haiti,   relieving famine in Africa, assisting flood victims in India, offering refugee assistance in Europe, and feeding undernourished children in the Philippines.

Program Long-Term Success:

With its global reach, Salesian Missions is perfectly positioned to aid in emergency relief during times of natural disasters, traumatic circumstances and civil war. By launching special fundraising drives during humanitarian emergencies, Salesian Missions is able to support programs that relieve famine in Africa, assist flood victims in Asia, rebuild schools in Haiti and so much more. The Salesians specialize in assessing specific needs and identifying best possible emergency interventions to aid as many people as possible. Since they are already established in the communities working to help those in need, they are in a unique position to assess situations and respond. For example, in Ethiopia, the Salesians operate in 14 towns, providing schools, feeding programs, housing for orphans, and HIV/AIDS intervention programs. In Kenya(http://www.salesianmissions.org/our-work/country/kenya) , the Salesians bring classrooms to refugee camps, protect youth from disease, teach agriculture skills, feed hungry children and families, and much more.

Program Short-Term Success:

Help communities around the world recover from natural disasters by assisting them with immediate relief assistance like food, shelter, medicines and clothing.  For example, in December 2013, a new wave of violence broke out in the city of Bangui, Central African Republic, sending people fleeing from their homes in search of safety and shelter. During the severe escalation, communities were raided and homes burned. There were also reports of brutal attacks on women and children. In response to an urgent call for emergency assistance from its missionaries working on the ground in the Central African Republic, Salesian Missions launched an emergency fundraising appeal to help provide aid to 20,000 displaced victims seeking shelter and aid. Additionally, a partnership with Doctors Without Borders resulted in a local Salesian center receiving donations of medications and medical supplies to care for the sick and wounded.

Program Success Monitored by:

Jaime Correa-Montalvo, Director, Office for International Programs

Program Success Examples:

Salesian Missions is supporting programs in the Philippines targeted to assist 200,000 families in the aftermath of the super typhoon. Salesian missionaries were already working with vulnerable children and their families through their schools, youth centers and other community programs—making them immediately on the front lines of the relief efforts. According to the United Nations, the disaster killed thousands of people and affected more than 13 million overall. An estimated one million homes have been destroyed, leaving 4 million homeless. Among those who have been displaced, at least 2.5 million are in need of food assistance. More than 5 million of those affected are children, with some 1.5 million children at risk of acute malnutrition, according to the UN World Food Program. A network of Salesian NGOS is among about 25 international humanitarian agencies operating in Tacloban City, one of the hardest hit areas. Two locations where Salesian programs operate were in the direct path of the typhoon—in Borongan and Panay Island. No communication has been possible since the storm struck. Operations in Manila and Cebu City were able to maintain lines of communication and join in the national drive for relief efforts—designating their centers as drop-off and volunteer locations for gathering and packaging relief supplies. Salesian buildings in Cebu were named Official Help Centers and work began immediately after the typhoon struck. Students, teachers, staff, and volunteers worked alongside missionaries to collect, prepare and pack relief goods. In cooperation with the National Crisis Management Unit in the Philippines, 25,000 emergency kits were distributed in the days immediately following the storm. The Salesians have also been able to assist with logistics—identified by many aid experts as the not only a top need, but the biggest challenge. “Because we have been working in the Philippines since 1950 and already have an established network in the affected areas, we are able to provide vital coordination and infrastructure support,” said Father Mark Hyde, executive director of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the international Salesians of Don Bosco. With established partnerships with local broadcasting companies, the Salesians were able to get out word immediately to those who wanted to help—providing instructions for items needed and where to bring them. Goods began to come in almost immediately and more than 200 volunteers arrived to assist. With experience working with the military to safely receive and transport in relief supplies and transporting them to those in need, the Salesians in the Philippines are providing crucial disaster relief support and coordination. Thanks to these efforts, peaceful and efficient aid delivery is taking place, helping those in need. Through a partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, a shipment of rice-meals and medical supplies is on its way. Working with World Futbol Project, 6,000 indestructible balls have been received in Cebu, and the Salesians are working to distribute them to children affected by the devastating typhoon. Letting the children know someone cares for them and giving them a chance to play and “be kids” lessens stress during traumatic events, explains Fr. Mark adding that the Salesians specialize in this type of work all around the globe. On Cebu Island, some Salesian schools were used as emergency shelters during the typhoon’s furry. Along Cebu’s east coast, the sisters sheltered about 800 people for two days at the Mary Help of Christians School, cooking hot meals and providing consolation. There is heavy damage to the children’s home and youth center, which were refuge to vulnerable children even before the storm. At the St. Mary Mazzarello School in Negros Occidental, trees were uprooted, electric poles knocked down, and the library roof was stripped away. At Mary Help of Christians School on Mindoro Island, the roof of the boys’ dormitory was blown away, trees were uprooted and additional damage is being assessed. Restoration and rebuilding efforts throughout the Philippines will be needed long-term.

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Budget:
$424,123
Category:
At-Risk Populations
Population Served:
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

With more than 40 million people uprooted by global conflict and persecution, Salesian Missions seeks to address their call through refugee an displacement camp care as well as systematic skills training for youth and primary wage earners responsible for the welfare of their family.  These durable solutions are reinforced by strong local and international partnerships resulting in valuable market-based training and lasting self-sufficiency.  We currently are working in India with Srilanka's refugees.

Program Long-Term Success:

To mark World Refugee Day 2013, Salesian Missions is proud to highlight Salesian programs around the globe that provide life-changing education and support for refugees in need. Each year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a day that honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people around the globe. The United Nations noted that at the end of 2012, there were 43.7 million refugees globally, almost 80 percent of whom are women and children. The day, first established in 2001, is held annually and is coordinated by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHRC. The focus of World Refugee Day is to honor the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. Each year, World Refugee Day reflects on specific struggles faced by refugees. This year’s theme is “1 family torn apart by conflict is too many.” “On World Refugee Day, let us reaffirm the importance of solidarity and burden-sharing by the international community,” says U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a recent statement about World Refugee Day. “Refugees have been deprived of their homes, but they must not be deprived of their futures.” Below are highlights of programs for refugees developed by Salesian Missions and funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. SRI LANKAN REFUGEES IN INDIA: Since 1983, ethnic violence in Sri Lanka has forced tens of thousands of Sri Lankan Tamils from their homeland in search of safety and a new life in Tamil Nadu, India. Since 2010, Salesian Missions has been providing a program for young male and female Sri Lankan refugees who have been living in refugee camps in 15 target districts in India. In June 2013, 860 refugees graduated from this vocational and entrepreneurial program. Half of these students attended a Salesian technical and vocational training center, learning job skills in electrical, woodworking, computer technology and similar trades. However, half of the students—women living in refugee camps and caring for children—needed a less traditional opportunity. Unable to leave to attend school, Salesian Missions created a program to bring to them inside the refugee camps. The women received training for skills such as jewelry-making and sewing and also were provided entrepreneurial workshops. The program also helped the women created a business cooperative, and through a micro-credit program equipment was made available to them (such as sewing machines). As a group, they are able to provide their services and merchandise to local business, taking advantage of their news skills while still taking care of their families. COLOMBIAN REFUGEES: In recent years, more than 450,000 people have fled the violence of Colombia to neighboring Ecuador, Venezuela, Panama and Costa Rica. Salesian Missions’ “New Beginnings” initiative, which started in 2011, is working with more than 1,000 Colombian refugees in these four countries providing vocational and human development training as well as job placement services. Many of the Colombian refugees have no marketable skills. They can’t find jobs and the lack of training makes it difficult to start their own business or join with others to form cooperatives. Without jobs, it is hard to find stability for their families and build new lives. The “New Beginnings” program allows these victims of violence and chaos to start over and build a stable, hopeful future for themselves and their families. Through the program, each refugee student receives 260 hours of technical training as well as 40 hours of human development workshops. These training programs coupled with the job placement services work to assist Colombian refugees to start over and build successful lives in their new communities. AFGHAN REFUGEE SCHOOL CHILDREN IN PAKISTAN: In Pakistan, a Salesian Missions program is serving Afghan refugee school children and their families in Quetta, the capital of the Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. The program—which began in 2012 and recently received continued funding—centers on reinforcing primary education systems at six schools in highly volatile Quetta, Pakistan. The focus of the program includes everything from teacher training and resource improvements for child learning, to infrastructure improvement and web-ready computer labs. The goal of the Quetta program is to mainstream struggling Afghan refugee schools so they may become a part of the Pakistani education community and benefit from its shared institutional resources. Close to 2,200 students ages 4 to 13 are benefitting from Salesian Missions’ comprehensive approach to strengthening their education. More than 70 teachers have been professionally trained for their work with the refugee youth population and motivated to make a difference in their improved schools. Schools that once had walls in danger of falling have been repaired, providing a safe place for eager, bright-eyed children to receive an aducation. Furthermore, the program administration has ensured through advocacy and policy dialogue with government and NGO partners that the education students receive in Pakistan will be recognized by the Government of Afghanistan, should their families return home.

Program Short-Term Success:

QUETTA, BALUCHISTAN PROVINCE, PAKISTAN (May 3, 2013) The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration has renewed funding for a Salesian Missions program serving Afghan refugee children and their families in Quetta, the capital of the Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. The program—which initially received funding for 12 months in February 2012—centers on reinforcing primary education systems at six schools in highly volatile Quetta, Pakistan. A Salesian primary school and five Salesian-supported schools have been receiving support specific to the needs and challenges of educating the Afghan refugee population. UNHCR’s Head of Office in Quetta, Charles Lynch-Staunton, commended Salesian Missions for this work in an official letter of support, stating “Salesian Missions for Don Bosco is a UNHCR Operating Partner and active member of our Afghan Refugee Education Coordinating Network in Baluchistan.” The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) has extended funding for an additional six months. This extension ensures that the progress made through the program will continue, working toward the goal of having schools become self-sufficient, no longer reliant on international assistance. In Pakistan, 2,200 boys and girls ages 4 to 13 are benefitting from Salesian Missions’ comprehensive approach to strengthening their education. The program includes everything from teacher training and resource improvements for child learning, to infrastructure improvement and web-ready computer labs. “The students are among the most passionate of any I have seen in the world,” said Neill Holland, Deputy Director of the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs and the agency’s Country Representative for Pakistan. “They are more bright-eyed, energetic, and outgoing than you would ever imagine considering what these kids have witnessed, fleeing across the border with their families, and for many, a life-long war in their homeland.” The PRM-funded program administered by Salesian Missions and local partners in Afghanistan has resulted in fully equipped and updated, kid-friendly schools. “Locally, we have gone from schools without sanitation, and from classroom walls that were in danger of falling over; to schools that are structurally safe, have new bathrooms and hygiene education, books, uniforms and even computers—and a connection to the outside word—for the first time ever,” added Holland, who recently returned from a program monitoring trip where he saw the impact first-hand. Positive impact includes more than 70 teachers, professionally trained for their work with the refugee youth population and motivated to make a difference in their improved schools. As a result, an estimated 85 percent of students who are age-eligible to graduate are forecasted to pass their examinations. Furthermore, the program administration has ensured through advocacy and policy dialogue with Government and NGO Partners that the education students receive in Pakistan will be recognized by the Government of Afghanistan, should their families return home. “We are working to reinforce primary education in a way that will continue to assist the Afghan children regardless of whether their parents choose to stay in the host country or to return to Afghanistan.” explained Holland. The goal of the Quetta program is to mainstream struggling Afghan refugee schools so they may become a part of the Pakistani education community, and benefit from its shared institutional resources, even while they serve Afghani youth. Part of this results-driven strategy involves creating useful partnerships with local organizations and the government that can be leveraged to sustain these refugee schools during the years ahead. In fact, the Salesians had already been working in these communities for some time, and their focus on fostering strong community relationships has made them a pivotal U.S. Government partner. Proven results include reaching established program goals and surpassing all expectations. “This success was realized expressly through the contribution of Salesian Missions’ local team of dedicated lay staff in Quetta, male and female, who give 100 percent every day despite security concerns for themselves and their families.” says Holland. “Their inspiration comes from an enduring sense of brotherhood – and sisterhood – with the vulnerable Afghan refugee community they serve. To work alongside our team of local staff in Pakistan is to experience the heartbeat of humanity, the bond shared between people regardless of their race, creed, color or gender. ”

Program Success Monitored by:

Jaime Correa-Montalvo, Director, Office for International Programs

Program Success Examples:

A famine of massive proportions threatens 12.7 million people in the Horn of Africa who are in urgent need of emergency assistance, according to the U.S. State Department. Aid agencies continue to sound the alarm, warning that the death toll could continue to rise—possibly reaching several hundred thousand in the coming weeks alone. The reality of the situation in the Horn of Africa is unimaginable, and those working in the crisis zone struggle to provide critical information to the outside world, while also trying to save lives. The international community’s reaction to the signs of massive famine in the Horn of Africa came too late, say the Salesians of Don Bosco in Ethiopia.  Refugee camps throughout the region are filled with tens of thousands of people in desperate need. The camp locations are extremely remote, with workers reporting they feel isolated and cut off from the rest of the world. Warnings of a famine disaster began in December 2010 but “nobody was listening,” said Mattia Grandi, a local project coordinator for the Salesian relief efforts told EWTN News. Getting up-to-date information is a challenge even for humanitarian organizations who were already established in the famine zones, says Father Mark Hyde, executive director of Salesian Missions, the U.S. arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. “Our missionaries working in the thick of the crisis are trying their best to send reports. But as expected, they must first attend to the immediate needs of the children and adults dying of malnutrition. Every second counts.” Photographs that have made their way out of the isolated region tell stories that words simply cannot. The images are surreal, given the severe nature of the famine and the large numbers of people in desperate need of assistance. The realities of the situation are hard for anyone to process, even those who devote their lives to helping the poor and providing emergency aid. “Long lines stretch from our refugee camps,” says Fr. Hyde, describing scenes from such photographs from the five Salesian refugee camps in the region, where an estimated 150,000 people are living in in desperate need of food and water. “People of all ages waiting patiently for helit is only a matter of days or even hours before they succumb to the starvation.” Humanitarian organizations like Salesian Missions are urging people to help even though the situation may be overwhelming or seemingly hopeless. Although, the death toll is expected to be large, donations can and do make a difference, says Fr. Hyde. “Many lives can still be saved, we must not be discouraged.” The Salesians participated in the delivery of 49 tons of food to North Horr in Kenya, consisting of 25 tons of corn, 10 tons of beans, 10 tons of fortified flour, 3 tons of rice and 1 ton of cooking fat. An additional 25 tons of food were sent to Lodwa-Turkana – including corn, beans, cooking oil, peas, flour, biscuits and powdered milk. Currently, Salesian Missions is providing 2,000 food rations each day and 10,000 liters of water twice a day. An international campaign launched by the Salesians is aimed at helping almost 4 million people living in the region.

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Budget:
$26,013,015
Category:
Household Goods Provision
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Aimed at maximizing the impact of donor-assisted programs and at answering the call for emergency aid deliveries, Salesian Mission's Property and Logistics Program is carried out through generous assistance from government and private sector partners who contribute tax deductible in-kind donations and government excess property.  Millions of dollars in U.S. Government-issued excess property and corporate in-kind donations are leveraged by Salesian Missions's annual award from the USAID Ocean Freight Reimbursement Grant for humanitarian aid shipments.

Program Long-Term Success:

By providing necessary resources to help the Salesians care for the physical, spiritual, and educational needs of at-risk youth, the Property and Logistic program seeks to help young people to fulfill their God-given potential and make positive contributions to their society.

Program Short-Term Success:

The Property and Logistics Program complements the development efforts of the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs by providing critically-needed supplies not available locally or which are prohibitively expensive in host coutries.  In-kind donations allow the Saleisans to expand their reach and services to youth in need.

Program Success Monitored by:

Jaime Correa-Montalvo, Director, Office for International Programs

Program Success Examples:

Since its inception in 1992, the Property and Logistics Program has shipped more than $140 million in educational, medical, agricultural, technical, food and other relief supplies.

Program: Food Security (GuideStar Exchange,
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December 2014)

Budget:
$2,314,102
Category:
None
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Salesian Missions administers youth and community feeding programs with food provided by the U.S. Government and private donors.  These progams are based on U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization research showing that undernourishment, a direct consequence of poverty and lack of food resources, affects health, well-being and the ability to be productive.

Program Long-Term Success:

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, there are more than 850 million people who are undernourished around the world, about half are youth. Undernourishment is a direct result of poverty and lack of food resources which affects health and well being as well as the ability to be productive. Salesian Missions food aid programs feed youth healthy meals in schools in order to reduce child malnutrition. Salesian Missions also works to improve household food availability through increased agricultural productivity. Growth and development is the sustainable and long-term way to combat poverty and provide food security.

Program Short-Term Success:

In many of the communities that we work in around the globe, the school-feeding programs that we administer provide the only hot meal a child will receive during the day.  These feeding programs at school keep children out of the child labor markets.

Program Success Monitored by:

Jaime Correa-Montalvo, Director, Office for International Programs

Program Success Examples:

In Haiti, the Breedlove program funded by USAID (United States Agency for International Development), has been one of the many donor-funded global programs operated by Salesians worlwide to secure and provide daily meals to the youth.  Breedlove took place at the Petites Ecoles of Father Bohnen, a network of 183 primary public schools including two of the most impoverished areas in the world.  Breedlove dehydrated vegetable soup blend was served with rice and beans as the daily lunch for the over 26,000 students for the entire school year, providing them the energy and daily nutrition they needed to be healthy and productive students.  Similary, other programs provide supplementary nutrition to underpriviliged youth who, in turn, are more effective furthering their education adn attaining increased school retention rates.

Program: Work Force Development, Vocational Training and Primary/Secondary Education (GuideStar Exchange,
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December 2014)

Budget:
--
Category:
Job Training & Employment
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Adults
Homeless

Program Description:

Salesian Missions vocational, technical, professional and agricultural schools give practical skills to youth to create productive and contributing adults in their communities—rebuilding communities and stopping the cycle of poverty. Around the globe, and more than 850 Salesian vocational, technical, professional and agricultural schools providing practical skills to prepare youth for employment. These specialized programs help students become contributing adults in their communities. These schools go above and beyond educating. They also assist youth in making connections within industries while preparing them for the process of searching, finding and retaining employment.

Program Long-Term Success:

Salesian Missions has highlighted some of its youth workforce development programs in response to a recent United Nations (UN) report, which states that half the world’s population is under the age of 25 with close to 90 percent living in developing countries. According to the report, half of all young people in the labor force are either unemployed or part of the working poor. Many lack the education and skills training required to find meaningful livable wage employment. Salesian Missions is the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, which is widely considered the largest private provider of vocational and technical training in the world. Programs focus on helping vulnerable youth in some of the poorest places on the planet by providing access to educational opportunities that match the local workforce development needs. This work directly impacts that areas of need identified by Secretary U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “I believe employment and decent work, particularly for young people, are the backbone of development. Yet we are facing a great test of our time—an epidemic of youth unemployment. In countries rich and poor, unemployment rates for young people are many times those of adults—and, of course, joblessness is the tip of the iceberg.” In remarks to the UN International Labor Organizations in Geneva, UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon urged governments as well as trade unions, employers’ organizations and the private sector at large to invest more in youth employment initiatives and engage with youth-led organizations. He also called for organizations to empower youth to obtain the skills necessary for employment and stressed the need for more gender equality in the workforce. Working in more than 130 countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries focus on education and workforce development at more than 850 Salesian-run vocational, technical, professional and agricultural schools and programs. Youth are given the practical skills to prepare for meaningful employment while learning how to lead productive lives and become contributing adults in their communities. To meet the needs of the millions of out-of-school youth, Salesians in the Sudan are working to educate poor youth and provide them a path out of poverty. The Salesian-run Don Bosco Technical School in El Obeid, the capital of the state of North Kordofan in southern Sudan, has been providing services and educational opportunities for poor youth since 2001. Since its inception, more than 1000 youth have received education, training and workforce development services. Don Bosco Technical School offers a variety of programs to best meet the needs of the youth it serves. Soon after the school opened, one-year intensive training programs began in auto mechanics, general mechanics, welding, electricity, building, carpentry and plumbing. These programs trained students to become qualified professionals, ready to join the workforce. And with career counseling and job placement services provided once students complete their studies, close to 70 percent of the more than 600 graduates of these programs have found stable employment in their chosen fields.

Program Short-Term Success:

Around the globe, and more than 850 Salesian vocational, technical, professional and agricultural schools providing practical skills to prepare youth for employment. These specialized programs help students become contributing adults in their communities. These schools go above and beyond educating. They also assist youth in making connections within industries while preparing them for the process of searching, finding and retaining employment. Salesians at Don Bosco Fambul in Freetown, Sierra Leone, have been running a Girls Shelter for the past two years. Here, professional social workers and pastoral workers provide crisis intervention and follow-up care for girls and young women who have been the victims of sexual assault. Girls that access services at the shelter are also able to enroll in educational programs that are a part of the broader Don Bosco Fambul network. These educational programs train young women in the skills necessary to find and retain employment. As part of their rehabilitation at the Girls Shelter, the young women take coursework in hotel management, hairdressing and tailoring. The training helps to empower them to overcome the discrimination they have faced and gain a greater awareness of their rights. It also helps to build character while allowing the young women the freedom to make decisions that affect their lives, improve their health and boost their work prospects.

Program Success Monitored by:

Jaime Correa- Montalvo, Director, Office of International Programs

Program Success Examples:

EL SALVADOR Salesian-run Don Bosco University in San Salvador, El Salvador, made significant strides in its aircraft maintenance program. For the first time in the company’s history, FedEx donated a Boeing 727 aircraft to the university last July. The donated plane is providing hands-on training tool for hundreds of aviation students at Don Bosco University. Students will have the opportunity to take skills learned in the classroom and apply them while learning about the mechanical aspects of large aircraft. Don Bosco University has also has entered into a cooperative agreement with Broward College in Davie, Florida that will further the aviation program at the university. INDIA Located in eastern India, the Don Bosco Self Employment Research Institute in West Bengal is helping poor youth break the cycle of poverty by educating and rehabilitating school dropouts and providing them with access to livable wage employment and self-employment opportunities. The Institute offers several vocational training programs including electrical house wiring, fabrication and welding, garment making, refrigeration and air conditioning, construction and information and communication technology. These programs are offered to both new students and those who have been working in their trades for years but have never received a formal education. Many are in need of updated training and additional certification in order to receive promotions or advance their own businesses.

Program: Clean Water Initiative (GuideStar Exchange,
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December 2014)

Budget:
--
Category:
Water Safety
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

It is almost hard to believe that 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do no have access to adequate sanitation. Children in these communities are forced to walk for hours to collect drinking water - water that often proves contaminated, and seriously sickens those who consume it. Many others are unable to attend school regularly because they must spend time searching for distant wells.

Program Long-Term Success:

Due to the inmense need for clean water in many of the countries where Salesian missionaries work, Salesian Missions has made building wells and supplying fresh, clean water, a top priority for every community it serves.

Program Short-Term Success:

Salesian Missions has a long history of developing special infrastructure projects that help communities in need. In addition to building hospitals, schools and youth centers, Salesians have already helped communities which lack clean water, sanitation and electricity. From new water wells in countries throughout Africa to a hydro-electrical station in Bolivia, Salesian Missions and its partners are bringing hope to many communities. CAMBODIA Salesians have a long history of working with poor youth in Cambodia. Continuing this work, the Don Bosco Technical School in Kep Province built a new Mary Help of Youth Water Tower as part of a Water System Project at the school that was made possible by donors through Don Bosco Mondo in Bonn, Germany. Its construction will guarantee water for this large educational community for years to come. Most people in the region utilize well water and this tower, constructed by a group of volunteers, will go significantly deeper than the average well and has two reserve tanks to hold additional water. Using green technologies, the water pump is generated by installed solar panels. ETHIOPIA A project started in 2011 by Salesians and International Voluntary Service for Development volunteers was responsible for digging five wells in the Gambella area of Ethiopia. The wells are operated by a hand pump and are between 50 and 60 meters deep, guaranteeing water to local villages that will benefit close to 1,200 people. To ensure that the wells last as long as possible, a village committee has been set up to oversee their management and maintenance. INDIA Safe drinking water is essential for child survival. In India, progress has been made with 84.5 percent of rural and 95 percent of urban populations having sustainable access to safe drinking water, according to the World Bank. At the Don Bosco Center for Learning in Kurla, a new training facility focuses on job training in developing technologies concerning water, ranging from plumbing and sanitation to developing efficient methods for utilization and analyzing existing systems for efficient transportation of water. The courses are designed to help youth, who had previously left school, enter the workforce.

Program Success Monitored by:

Fr. Mark Hyde, Director of Salesian Missions and Jaime Correa-Montalvo, Director, Office of International Program

Program Success Examples:

Ethiopia is subjet to intense drought which triggers food shortages and famine. Without access to water, women and children often must walk long distances to collect water, only to discover that the water sources they find are subject to contamination. As a result, many suffer from water-related diseases and young children are often at risk of death if untreated. Since 2011, eight wells have been dug in Ethiopia (three of them in 2013). They will guarantee water to several villages, benefiting thousands of people. The project was the dream of Andrea De Nando, a 15 year old italian Salesian student that was struck and killed in a pedestrian crossing near his school. He dreamed of bringing water to areas of Afice most affected by drought. The "A Well for Andrea" project was made possible through a fundraising campaign - transforming the sorrow into hope.
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Salesian Missions is headquartered in New Rochelle, New York, and is part of the Don Bosco Network—a worldwide federation of Salesian NGOs. The mission of the U.S.-based nonprofit organization is to provide support and raise funds to assist needy youth and families through programs carried out by Salesian missionaries. Millions of youth facing adversity have received services specifically funded by Salesian Missions and its donors. Funds are also raised to assist with humanitarian emergencies caused by natural disasters, wars and violence. Nearly 30,000 missionaries (priests, brothers and sisters) worldwide are living and working within the communities they serve. Salesian missionaries work in more than 130 Countries around the globe. Salesians know the political and social climate and are able to build strategic partnerships with governments and non-governmental organizations. Salesians live within the communities so they know the local needs better than outside groups. Salesians are able to quickly respond to emergencies and provide urgent humanitarian assistance efficiently. QUICK FACTS: More than 70 colleges worldwide Nearly 700 vocational and training programs More than 40 professional degree programs Approximately 30 adult educational centers More than 90 clinics and hospitals More than 330 orphanages and shelters More than 3,200 schools (more than 1 million students) More than 40 agricultural education programs
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