INT’L DAY OF HAPPINESS: Salesian Missions highlights applications that empower youth and provides them a way of well-being and happiness

INT'L DAY OF HAPPINESS: Salesian Missions highlights programs that empower youth and give them a sense of well-being and happiness

For younger individuals to thrive, they should have their primary wants met and really feel a way of well-being.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 20, 2023

Salesian Missions, the American improvement arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and nations across the globe to have a good time the Worldwide Day of Happiness, which falls every year on March 20. In 2011, the United Nations Basic Meeting handed a decision recognizing happiness as a “basic human objective” and calling for “a extra inclusive, equitable and balanced method to financial progress that promotes happiness and well-being for all individuals.”


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The day is coordinated by Motion for Happiness, a non-profit motion of individuals from 160 nations, and supported by a partnership of like-minded organisations. It was based as a technique to encourage, mobilize and advance the worldwide happiness motion. In 2015, the United Nations launched the 17 Sustainable Growth Objectives, which search to finish poverty, cut back inequality and shield the planet, three key features that result in well-being and happiness.

Every year, the Worldwide Day of Happiness focuses on a particular theme. This 12 months, the theme is “Aware. Grateful. Type” and reinforces easy steps that can be utilized anytime, wherever to provide your self a lift and construct compassion for others.

“For younger individuals to be completely happy, they should have their primary wants met and really feel a way of well-being,” mentioned Father Timothy Ploch, interim director of Salesian Missions.

“Salesian missionaries meet the essential wants of deprived and susceptible youth who usually have nowhere else to show. They supply schooling and expertise coaching along with social and workforce improvement providers to make sure a optimistic transition to maturity. Additionally they train delicate expertise, so younger individuals can higher join with their friends and be contributing members of their communities.”

In celebration of the Worldwide Day of Happiness 2023, Salesian Missions is proud to spotlight Salesian applications that educate and empower younger individuals.

Youngsters at Lobby Don Bosco (Don Bosco Kandi), a house for abused and deserted kids in Kandi, Benin, have their wants met due to donor funding from the Salesian Missions. The funding coated meals for 3 months, faculty charges for 10 kids and garments for 50 kids.

Leon Kansomede, age 8, was grateful for the garments he obtained. He mentioned: “I celebrated Christmas nicely at Don Bosco Kandi and obtained stunning garments and had a stunning celebration. Thanks and should the Lord bless you.”

Kaifatou Tino is an apprentice seamstress who had her faculty charges paid so she might proceed her schooling. “I thank Don Bosco for the monetary assist. It has enabled me to remain in class and have hope for the long run.”

Lobby Don Bosco serves girls and boys in very complicated conditions, together with those that have been deserted by their households, victims of abuse and victims of pressured marriages. The Kandi space usually has an inflow of kids who’re on their very own. Youngsters are typically offered on the black market and exploited within the workforce. A transit dwelling was began with assist from UNICEF to host these kids whereas guiding them to different properties or looking for their households.

Greater than 360 younger individuals obtained dietary assist at Don Bosco Kansebula, situated in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo*, due to donor funding from the Salesian Missions. Youth who profit from this meals had been aged 6-22. Many are in highschool and school, in addition to 82 younger salespeople learning at Don Bosco Kansebula. Single moms from the villages additionally obtained this donation.

The intention was to supply ongoing balanced vitamin to younger distributors and different susceptible younger individuals.

Don Bosco Kansebula additionally has a 44-hectare farm that provides meals to the Salesian formation home and to the village close by. Since its inception, Don Bosco Kansebula has been educating philosophy to younger distributors and offering them with shelter and dietary assist whereas in class. Villagers dwelling close to Don Bosco Kansebula have been utilizing the farm to develop meals for themselves and the group.

One of many recipients was Kyundundu Mbilizi Fabrice, who’s 25 and in highschool. Fabrice mentioned: “I studied agriculture within the jap a part of the Democratic Republic of Congo at Uvira. Now I’m at Kansebula as a salesman of Don Bosco within the post-novitiate. At Kansebula we now have a backyard and we produce greens and preserve some domesticated animals . Villages and brothers have benefited from what’s produced within the backyard and on the farm as nicely. I’m very proud of what our benefactors are doing for us to struggle starvation and I encourage them to proceed in that course.”

Youngsters dwelling at Ekalavya Orphanage had been supported by donor funds from the Salesian Missions. The house was created by the Salesian-run Individuals’s Motion for Rural Awakening for underprivileged kids in Konaseema, situated within the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

The house, which might accommodate as much as 50 kids, was began to assist faculty dropouts, rescue little one laborers and supply a house for susceptible kids, these dwelling on the streets or those that have fled dysfunctional households. Ekalavya Youngsters’s House is a baby care establishment licensed underneath the Juvenile Justice Act. Any dwelling for kids in danger should be licensed by the ladies improvement and little one welfare division of the state authorities.

Ekalavya Youngsters’s House is situated behind a railway station in Rajahmundry. Runaway kids use the railway station for journey and to beg for cash to outlive. Gross sales workers have good relationship with the railway police to rescue kids from the station and produce them to the courts after which to Ekalavya Orphanage.

Whereas offering for primary wants and connecting kids with academic applications, Ekalavya Orphanage additionally helps kids perceive their feelings and join higher with their friends and adults. The house holds a weekly assembly the place kids can discuss matters that trouble them, whether or not with different kids, faculty or adults. This helps kids work via interpersonal points and helps them resolve conflicts in a productive manner.

Salesian missionaries present social improvement and academic providers to poor youth and their households in facilities in Lahore and Quetta, Pakistan. Sale faculties present monetary advantages, scholarships and lodging to college students from the poorest households, in order that schooling will not be solely accessible, but in addition an incentive for folks to ship their kids to highschool.

Pakistan has one of many lowest literacy charges in South Asia at lower than 50 p.c. Though the nation’s structure acknowledges free and obligatory schooling for kids and youth aged 5-16, the rule is commonly not adopted in rural areas for these over 13.

Sellers are notably centered on making certain that younger women can begin and proceed their schooling. Sadly, many women abandon their research earlier than the top of obligatory education to care for their households or because of early marriage. This occurs in each villages and enormous city facilities like Lahore. Some households imagine that early marriage will remedy the household’s monetary challenges.

To assist fight this, distributors provide coaching applications that concentrate on educating women and younger ladies about their rights with the objective of making and spreading consciousness and self-determination. Sellers encourage women and younger ladies to proceed their research. Additionally they set up programs to impart information and expertise for the aim of studying a commerce. One of many college students mentioned, “If we research, we will have a brighter future.”

*All items, providers or funds offered by Salesian Missions to applications on this nation had been administered in accordance with relevant legal guidelines and rules, together with sanctions administered by the US Treasury Division’s Workplace of International Belongings Management.


About Salesian Missions USA
Headquartered in New Rochelle, NY, Salesian Missions is a part of the Don Bosco Networka worldwide affiliation of Salesian NGOs. The mission of the US-based nonprofit Catholic group is to boost funds for worldwide applications that serve youth and households in impoverished communities across the globe. The Salesian missionaries encompass clergymen, brothers and sisters and lay individuals, all devoted to caring for poor kids world wide in additional than 130 nations and serving to younger individuals turn out to be self-sufficient by studying a commerce that can assist them acquire employment . Thus far, greater than 3 million younger individuals have obtained providers funded by Salesian Missions. These providers and applications are offered to kids no matter race or faith. For extra data, go to

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