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Posted in Africa, Poverty Eradication, SLMs

SLM Alumna Receives Honorary Award from Alma Mater

Former SLM, Kathleen Curran, received the Sanctae Crucis award from Holy Cross, her alma mater, for the work she has done first as an SLM in Bolivia and, second, as the founder of a project there.  The following is a speech given by the vice president of the College of Holy Cross, Frank Vellaccio, of Worcester, Mass.

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Kathleen M. Curran, Holy Cross College Class of 1989

Worcester, MA – In the course of discerning a life committed to faith and […]

Posted in Poverty Eradication, SLMs, Social Development

Salesian Samoa’s Unique Act of Charity

by Fr. Julian Fox SDB

Don Bosco Technical College, Alafua, Samoa, has just donated 35,000 Euro worth of furniture to victims of last year’s Tsunami which ravaged the islands, killing nearly 100 people in Samoa alone. One young Salesian from nearby islands (belonging to Tonga) lost many of his family in the tragedy.

But now, when the world has completely forgotten about this particular wave, though it would do well to remember that ninety percent of all major world tsunamis occur in […]

Posted in Disaster Relief, Salesians, South Pacific

The Salesians in Pakistan: Some 100 families arriving daily

(ANS – Quetta) – “Our contribution to the disastrous emergency created by the floods is to note where they are and give them what they need for survival.” According to Fr. Peter Zago, this in simple terms is what he and some volunteers in Quetta do for families displaced by the natural disaster.

Jugend Eine Welt, the Vienna-based Salesian NGO, contacted Fr. Zago on August 17, giving him an initial contribution of 5,000 euros for “flood victims.” He let them know […]

Posted in Asia, Disaster Relief, Salesians