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UNITED NATIONS Launches Emergency Operation to Feed Thousands who Fled Malian Conflict

By at May 22, 2012 | 11:18 am

UNITED NATIONS Launches Emergency Operation to Feed Thousands who Fled Malian Conflict

(United Nations) The United Nations food and refugee agencies today launched a joint emergency operation to respond to the food needs of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled conflict in Mali and crossed the border into neighboring countries. The new operation, which will be carried out by the World Food Program (WFP) and the Office of the UN High more...

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ECUADOR: Youth Hope to “Bet on the Future” Through Education in Ecuador

By at May 18, 2012 | 10:13 am

ECUADOR: Youth Hope to “Bet on the Future” Through Education in Ecuador

(MissionNewswire) Community members in Esmeraldas, Ecuador are waging that a quality educational alternative will help improve primary school graduation rates. Currently, only half of the population of 400,000 has graduated from primary school, and 76 percent are unable to meet their basic needs. The “Bet on the Future” campaign (Apuestan por su futuro in Spanish) more...

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HAITI: Opening of Salesian Technical School to Provide Skills, Jobs to 2,000 Students

By at May 12, 2012 | 2:09 pm

HAITI: Opening of Salesian Technical School to Provide Skills, Jobs to 2,000 Students

(MissionNewswire) Two thousand youth in Fort- Liberté, Haiti, will receive training for guaranteed work placement with the opening of the new Don Bosco Technical School. On May 7, 2012, Haiti’s president, Michel Joseph Martelly, its education minister,  Réginald Paul, and other government representatives marked the opening of the new Salesian school with a special more...

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UGANDA: Book Donation Opens Students’ Eyes to New Opportunities

By at May 12, 2012 | 10:40 am

UGANDA: Book Donation Opens Students’ Eyes to New Opportunities

(MissionNewswire) Nearly 2,000 students in four Ugandan primary schools are exploring the worlds of geography, science and music thanks to new donated books—the result of a partnership with Salesian Missions and World Vision (who received the donated books from Pearson). “I read one book. The topic was about the systems in the human body. I read about building more...

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CAMBODIA: U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Provides Assistance, Expertise to Salesian Trade School

By at May 7, 2012 | 6:53 pm

CAMBODIA: U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Provides Assistance, Expertise to Salesian Trade School

(United States Navy) Members of the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 volunteered their time and knowledge to students at the Don Bosco Trade School in Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia, Apr. 18. They have been working with the instructors at the Don Bosco Trade School in Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia, providing technical instruction in welding, machining, automotive more...

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‘A World Fit for Children’ – 10 Years After UN Special Session on Children, UNICEF Marks Progress

By at May 7, 2012 | 10:09 am

‘A World Fit for Children’ – 10 Years After UN Special Session on Children, UNICEF Marks Progress

(UNICEF) This week, UNICEF commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of ‘A World Fit for Children’, a United Nations document committing the world’s nations to advancing the rights, welfare and dignity of children everywhere. The landmark document was adopted on 10 May 2002, during the first-ever UN General Assembly session devoted exclusively to more...

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INDIA: Salesian Students Advocate for 2015 Millennium Development Goals — and Beyond

By at May 4, 2012 | 11:07 am

INDIA: Salesian Students Advocate for 2015 Millennium Development Goals — and Beyond

(MissionNewswire) As nearly 60 experts came together to discuss how to ensure the Millennium Development Goals are achieved and advanced past 2015, children in India were already taking action. Among the youth were students from Salesian institutions. The “Nine Is Mine” campaign—with the support of a network of nongovernmental organizations including Salesian more...

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UNICEF: ‘Believe in Zero’ Campaign Aims to End Violence Against Children in South Africa

By at May 2, 2012 | 10:44 am

UNICEF: ‘Believe in Zero’ Campaign Aims to End Violence Against Children in South Africa

(UNICEF) PRETORIA, South Africa – UNICEF is calling on all South Africans to unite behind the goal of reducing violence against children to zero. In the run-up to Child Protection Week, which will occur from 28 May to 3 June, the newly launched ‘Believe in Zero’ campaign highlights the role that everyone has to play in the protection of children. Among the more...

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GLOBAL: Alliance for Global Food Security Urges Senate to Fix Food Aid Provisions in Farm Bill

By at April 30, 2012 | 2:26 pm

GLOBAL: Alliance for Global Food Security Urges Senate to Fix Food Aid Provisions in Farm Bill

(FoodAid.org) April 30, 2012, Washington, DC – The Alliance for Global Food Security urges the Senate to revise several provisions in the 2012 Farm Bill that severely limit the use of food aid to promote development and to help crisis-prone communities become food secure and less reliant on emergency aid. On April 26th, the 2012 Farm Bill was approved by the Senate more...

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Salesian Lay Missioners Program Director Visits India, Cambodia to Assess Needs

By at April 26, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Salesian Lay Missioners Program Director Visits India, Cambodia to Assess Needs

(MissionNewswire) Adam Rudin, director of the Salesian Lay Missioners program of Salesian Missions (and resident of New Rochelle), recently returned from India and Cambodia where he toured a potential new site for lay missioners as well as visited Salesian centers where lay missioners are currently stationed. The purpose of the visit was to assess needs and develop future more...

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