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WORLD WATER DAY: Customized Solutions Required to Improve Water Supply in Developing Countries

By at March 22, 2011 | 2:31 pm

WORLD WATER DAY: Customized Solutions Required to Improve Water Supply in Developing Countries

(MissionNewswire) According to UNICEF, almost 50 percent of the developing world’s population – 2.5 billion people – lack improved sanitation facilities, and more than 884 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every more...

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NPR: Ecuadoran Family Finds Refuge With Salesians

By at March 22, 2011 | 2:12 pm

(MissionNewswire) A touching National Public Radio (NPR) piece tells the story of Maribel Olmedo, the mother of seven children between the ages of 1 and 15 living in Guayaquil, Ecuador. To make a living to support her family, she was a street merchant, an entrepreneur. But she has been unable to work for two years ever since her 13-year-old son was hit by a car and she more...

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UN Report Highlights Importance of Eco-Farming to Feed World’s Hungry

By at March 22, 2011 | 10:24 am

UN Report Highlights Importance of Eco-Farming to Feed World’s Hungry

(MissionNewswire) Developing countries could double their food production within 10 years with support for ecological agriculture, according a recent United Nations report. The report, which was presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council, found that “Agroecological” (or “eco-farming”) projects have led to an average crop yield increase of 80 percent in 57 more...

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KENYA: Refugee Youth Find “New Beginnings” with Job Training

By at March 16, 2011 | 8:00 am

KENYA: Refugee Youth Find “New Beginnings” with Job Training

(MissionNewswire) The current economic crisis is hitting the world’s youth especially hard, according to the International Labour Organization. This specialized agency of the United Nations—which promotes social justice and internationally recognized human and labor rights—recently published its “Global Employment Trends for Youth Report”. According to this more...

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HAITI: New Buildings Adopt Safety Measures

By at March 8, 2011 | 8:04 am

HAITI: New Buildings Adopt Safety Measures

(MissionNewswire) The opening of the new Salesian warehouse in Haiti was cause for celebration for two reasons—not only will it provide new efficiencies for ongoing rebuilding efforts but it is also designed according to Caribbean building standards to withstand future natural disasters. Quality construction standards are a concern in rebuilding Haiti, according to a more...

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EGYPT: Amidst Turmoil, Salesians Will Not Retreat

By at March 2, 2011 | 1:00 pm

EGYPT: Amidst Turmoil, Salesians Will Not Retreat

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has released a statement regarding the situation of Salesians in Egypt, in response to the turmoil and protests against the government and President Hosni Mubarak. Initially, a retreat to Alexandria had been planned for the Salesians in Egypt. Given the great uncertainty of the situation, the Salesians decided to stay in their own more...

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HAITI: Opportunity Grows at Agricultural School in Haiti

By at January 31, 2011 | 10:51 am

HAITI: Opportunity Grows at Agricultural School in Haiti

(MissionNewswire) Wide smiles break out on the faces of students crouching in the fields as they examine the crops. They know the vegetables they hold in their hands will provide their communities and country with a quality food source, as well as increase their opportunities to obtain meaningful skills to support their families. Agriculture is a critical economic more...

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HAITI: Salesian University Network Creates Connection to Haiti’s Future

By at January 6, 2011 | 2:00 pm

HAITI: Salesian University Network Creates Connection to Haiti’s Future

(MissionNewswire) --- For university students in Haiti, access to technology is a way to stay connected to studies, social networks—and the opportunity to make a difference in their country’s future. Through the new Salesian University Network, hundreds of university students who have been unable to return to school following the Jan. 12, 2011, earthquake will have more...

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VIDEO: School Lunch Programs Nourish Hungry Children in Poorest Countries

By at November 22, 2010 | 9:03 pm

VIDEO: School Lunch Programs Nourish Hungry Children in Poorest Countries

School lunch programs nourish hungry children, giving them the energy and focus to learn. Feeding programs at Salesian Missions educational works all include integrated feeding programs and are designed to give hope and opportunity to the world's poorest children. Salesian Missions has programs in 130+ countries around the globe. To learn more, go to more...

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Providing More Than 400 Years of Combined Service to the World’s Poorest Children

By at April 23, 2010 | 10:02 am

Providing More Than 400 Years of Combined Service to the World’s Poorest Children

(MissionNewswire) National Volunteer Week seeks to highlight the good works provided by volunteers and the organizations and causes served. Most people think of volunteering as a morning helping out at a soup kitchen, stuffing envelopes once a month at their churches, or delivering hot meals to the elderly once a week. All noble and commendable acts. But, there is a more...

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