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NEPAL: Salesian missionaries are continuing to provide education and technical training to poor youth

By at October 19, 2018 | 2:36 pm

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries are continuing to provide education and technical training to poor youth

(MissionNewswire) Thirty students recently graduated from the Don Bosco Technical Institute located in Thecho, Nepal with certificates from its tailoring and beautician courses. Each program lasted for six months and included additional support in finding employment after graduation. In total, the institute has trained 642 students in these two courses since more...

Nepal , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY: Salesian Missions highlights educational and human rights initiatives that help break the cycle of poverty

By at October 17, 2018 | 9:02 am

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY: Salesian Missions highlights educational and human rights initiatives that help break the cycle of poverty

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins with the United Nations and many organizations around the globe in honoring the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty held on Oct. 17 each year. This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UN notes that, “It is important to recall the fundamental more...

Global , Special Reports

LAOS: Poor and marginalized students receive vocational skills training at Don Bosco Youth Vocation Training Center

By at October 17, 2018 | 7:55 am

LAOS: Poor and marginalized students receive vocational skills training at Don Bosco Youth Vocation Training Center

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Youth Vocation Training Center in Vientiane, Laos’ capital city, offers skills training to poor and marginalized youth, providing them with the skills necessary for employment. The center currently serves 143 students including 62 boarders who live within its small Salesian community. Kasanya is a young, energetic and determined 23 more...

ANS , Laos , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

CHILE: Salesian institutions and students win awards in recent WorldSkills Competition

By at October 17, 2018 | 5:29 am

CHILE: Salesian institutions and students win awards in recent WorldSkills Competition

(MissionNewswire) Two students with the Don Bosco Institute of Punta Arenas in Chile received awards in this year’s WorldSkills competition. Jean Bravo won the prize in the auto mechanics competition and Gabriel Mansilla won first place in the competition for electrical installations. The Salesian Institute of Alameda won second place in the renewable energy category, more...

ANS , Chile , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that invest in food security and agriculture production

By at October 15, 2018 | 12:58 pm

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that invest in food security and agriculture production

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Food Day. Celebrated each year on Oct. 16, the day was established to bring attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and undernourished while providing an opportunity for a deeper understanding of more...

Global , Special Reports

GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY: Salesian Missions highlights importance of soap donations and hygiene education for good health in Salesian programs

By at October 15, 2018 | 12:41 pm

GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY: Salesian Missions highlights importance of soap donations and hygiene education for good health in Salesian programs

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the international community in celebrating Global Handwashing Day 2018. The day, organized by the Global Handwashing Partnership, is celebrated each year on Oct. 15 and is dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of hand washing with soap, the most effective and affordable way to prevent diarrhea and pneumonia. This more...

Global , Special Reports

THAILAND: Five graduates of the Salesian Nonthaburi Skills Development Center for the Blind are competing in the Paralympic Games of Asia

By at October 13, 2018 | 12:01 pm

THAILAND: Five graduates of the Salesian Nonthaburi Skills Development Center for the Blind are competing in the Paralympic Games of Asia

(MissionNewswire) Five graduates from the Salesian Nonthaburi Skills Development Center for the Blind in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok have formed a Thai Men’s Goalball team and are heading to the third edition of the Paralympic Games of Asia held in Indonesia in October 2018. Goalball is a team game that can be played by athletes with visual impairments. The team more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Thailand

INDIA: Don Bosco High School Matunga ranks first among top five green schools in India’s Education World Grand Jury Awards 2018

By at October 11, 2018 | 12:22 pm

INDIA: Don Bosco High School Matunga ranks first among top five green schools in India’s Education World Grand Jury Awards 2018

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco High School Matunga has been ranked first among the top five green schools in India’s Education World Grand Jury Awards 2018. Educator and school coordinator, C. Rai, represented the school at the awards ceremony that was held in September at the Leela Ambience Gurgaon Hotel & Residences in Gurgaon, New Delhi. “There is no doubt more...

ANS , India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL: Salesian Missions highlights programs around the globe that empower girls through education

By at October 11, 2018 | 5:25 am

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL: Salesian Missions highlights programs around the globe that empower girls through education

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the international community in honoring International Day of the Girl. The first ever International Day of the Girl was recognized on Oct. 11, 2012 and was established to promote equal treatment and opportunities for girls. The day is an acknowledgment by the world that there is a disparity in the way the rights of girls and boys more...

Global , Special Reports

BOLIVIA: Salesian programs meet the basic needs of at-risk youth and provide access to education to prepare them for future employment

By at October 10, 2018 | 9:10 am

BOLIVIA: Salesian programs meet the basic needs of at-risk youth and provide access to education to prepare them for future employment

(MissionNewswire) Every year, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, commonly known as Santa Cruz, the largest city in Bolivia and the capital of the Santa Cruz department, attracts youth who leave the hard life of the rural highlands in search of a new life. Throughout the Santa Cruz region, several Salesian centers have been developed and expanded to meet the needs of the local more...

ANS , Bolivia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)