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HAITI: Rebuilt Salesian Trade School to Open in Early 2013

By at January 30, 2013 | 12:40 pm

HAITI: Rebuilt Salesian Trade School to Open in Early 2013

(MissionNewswire) Signs of progress continue in Haiti. Thanks to assistance from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) and Atlas Tube, Lainco, Fast + Epp, Canam and ArcelorMittal et Cast Connex, the Salesian-run L'École Lakay Trade School in Haiti is being rebuilt. The school suffered major damage in Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake and was forced to more...

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SPAIN: Salesian Youth Raise Money for Families in Need

By at January 30, 2013 | 12:31 pm

SPAIN: Salesian Youth Raise Money for Families in Need

(MissionNewswire) More than 3,000 families were provided food, toys and clothing this past holiday season thanks to efforts by Salesian Youth Centers in Spain. Each year the centers focus on raising money and acquiring donated goods for families in need. With the ongoing financial crisis in Spain there were many families in need this past year and by all accounts more was more...

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ALERTNET: Ethiopia Plans to Power East Africa with Hydro

By at January 29, 2013 | 2:45 pm

ALERTNET: Ethiopia Plans to Power East Africa with Hydro

(AlertNet) Ethiopia is gearing up to export large amounts of clean power across East Africa in the coming years, starting with neighboring countries Djibouti and Sudan. But the ambitious plans have ignited controversy on several fronts. Ethiopia wants to increase its electricity exports - mainly generated from hydropower - as a reliable source of precious hard more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Welcoming ‘Africa on the rise,’ Ban Urges Achievement of Development Goals

By at January 28, 2013 | 2:54 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Welcoming ‘Africa on the rise,’ Ban Urges Achievement of Development Goals

(United Nations) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, praising regional and national leaders for striving to improve conditions for the people of Africa, urged the step-up of efforts to reach agreed development goals as he touched on a range of issues in Addis Ababa today. “I see Africa on the rise. I welcome great progress on development, good governance more...

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UNICEF: $1.4 Billion Needed Now for Children in Humanitarian Crisis

By at January 25, 2013 | 3:00 pm

UNICEF: $1.4 Billion Needed Now for Children in Humanitarian Crisis

(UNICEF) UNICEF appealed today for almost US$1.4 billion to meet the immediate, life-saving needs of children in 45 countries and regions gripped by conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies this year. Funds raised by the annual appeal will also go towards improving disaster preparedness, and to strengthening the resilience of communities to withstand more...

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PHILIPPINES: Foundation Run by Salesian Sisters Wins 2012 Stars Impact Award

By at January 24, 2013 | 12:34 pm

PHILIPPINES: Foundation Run by Salesian Sisters Wins 2012 Stars Impact Award

(MissionNewswire) The Laura Vicuña Foundation, managed by the Salesian Sisters in Manila, received the 2012 Stars Impact Award in London under the Protection Category in the Asia Pacific Region. The foundation was selected from 302 short-listed organizations which came from over 1,000 applicants in 14 countries. STARS founding Chairman Amr Al-Dabbagh presented the more...

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BETHLEHEM: Orphans Receive Dental Health Services Thanks to Former Salesian Student

By at January 23, 2013 | 1:15 pm

BETHLEHEM: Orphans Receive Dental Health Services Thanks to Former Salesian Student

(MissionNewswire) Since 2006, Dr. Mauro Giacomi, a dentist and former Salesian student, has been providing free dental work for poor Palestinian youth in Bethlehem. The initiative has been set up and supported by various Christian groups. Inspired by the education he received at a Salesian-run school, Dr. Giacomi is donating his dental expertise, along with 11 other more...

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INDIA: Community Learns about Mising Culture at “Ethnique” Festival

By at January 22, 2013 | 1:26 pm

INDIA: Community Learns about Mising Culture at “Ethnique” Festival

(MissionNewswire) India's second annual Ethnique Festival in India took place in early January. After the success of last year’s festival the event was held again and highlighted the culture, music and traditions of the young Mising, an ethnic group in India. The event took place over a three day period and was held in buildings at Don Bosco-Life Plus. The opening more...

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CHILE: Salesians Celebrate 100 Years of Providing Education to Poor Youth

By at January 16, 2013 | 1:32 pm

CHILE: Salesians Celebrate 100 Years of Providing Education to Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) This January, the Don Bosco Institute in Punta Arenas, Chile celebrated 100 years of service. The Salesian institute provides education and technical skills to youth, helping them find stable employment and a path out of poverty for themselves and their families. In the early days of Don Bosco Institute, the city of Punta Arenas had close to fifteen more...

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SPAIN: New Partnership with Zimbabwe School Develops Students’ Foreign Language Skills

By at January 15, 2013 | 1:25 pm

SPAIN: New Partnership with Zimbabwe School Develops Students’ Foreign Language Skills

(MissionNewswire) Students at the Salesian-run Don Bosco School in Valencia, Spain have gained a new cultural opportunity thanks to a partnership with the Harare International School in Zimbabwe. The two schools developed the partnership to allow students to learn and practice their English and Spanish. The program combines learning, cultural cooperation and new more...

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