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ARGENTINA: 85-Year-Old Agricultural School Teaches Hundreds Necessary Farming Techniques

By at June 5, 2012 | 1:02 pm

ARGENTINA: 85-Year-Old Agricultural School Teaches Hundreds Necessary Farming Techniques

(MissionNewswire) This past May, the Pascual Gentilini Agricultural School celebrated its 85 year history teaching agricultural skills to poor youth in Argentina. The Salesian-run program is one of more than 90 agricultural schools Salesian Missions operates world-wide. Construction of the school began in 1927 through a bequest by the school’s namesake, Pascual more...

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Research Indicates Salesian Education Deters Youth Crime

By at June 4, 2012 | 11:48 am

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Research Indicates Salesian Education Deters Youth Crime

(MissionNewswire) Shaun Larcom—who holds a research doctorate from the University College of London—studied the relationship between criminal behavior and juridical pluralism in Papua New Guinea with the assistance of staff at the Salesian-run Vunabosco Agro-Technical Secondary School. As Larcom studied youth at the Salesian-run school, he found that access to more...

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GLOBAL: Stop Hunger Now Partners with Salesian Missions to Feed World’s Poorest Youth

By at May 22, 2012 | 11:38 am

GLOBAL: Stop Hunger Now Partners with Salesian Missions to Feed World’s Poorest Youth

(MissionNewswire) Stop Hunger Now—an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable—has developed an ongoing partnership with Salesian Missions. This year, Stop Hunger Now is slated to send eleven 40-foot containers of food to Salesian sites around the globe, up from the six shipped in 2011. “Salesian more...

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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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