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TANZANIA: Salesian vocational schools are promoting education and workforce development for girls and young women

By at June 26, 2018 | 10:22 am

TANZANIA: Salesian vocational schools are promoting education and workforce development for girls and young women

(MissionNewswire) Salesian vocational schools in Tanzania having been working to promote education for young women who are often left out of these advanced educational opportunities. Originally designed to provide training only for boys, Tanzanian vocational schools now have girls as 38 percent of the student population, while in 2015 they were only 11 percent. It was more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Tanzania

EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University students join with other university students in San Salvador to design and present new water filtration project

By at June 25, 2018 | 12:23 pm

EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University students join with other university students in San Salvador to design and present new water filtration project

(MissionNewswire) Strategic design students attending the Mónica Herrara School of Communication joined together with industrial and graphic design students from Don Bosco University to present their “Design for Vulnerability” water filtration project in New York in May 2018. Their project was presented at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and won a prize more...

El Salvador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uncategorized

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide technical skills training and social programs for refugees

By at June 20, 2018 | 9:00 am

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide technical skills training and social programs for refugees

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions stands with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and other international organizations in honoring World Refugee Day, held each year since 2001 on June 20.  The day, coordinated by UNHCR, honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people who have been forced to flee their homes. UNHCR has noted that a more...

Global , Special Reports

PERU: Salesian missionaries launch new short film competition for young filmmakers

By at June 20, 2018 | 7:11 am

PERU: Salesian missionaries launch new short film competition for young filmmakers

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Peru have launched their first film competition called “Regálanos tu historia” (Give or gift us with your story). The competition was organized through the Salesian production house TVP. The national competition aims to stimulate creativity and increase critical skills. Above all, the competition motivates youth to be the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

SOUTH SUDAN: One Hundred Village Schools project has built 74 schools since 2012

By at June 18, 2018 | 12:55 pm

SOUTH SUDAN: One Hundred Village Schools project has built 74 schools since 2012

(MissionNewswire) The One Hundred Village Schools project launched in South Sudan in 2012 by the Salesian missionary office Don Bosco Nanum, based in Seoul, South Korea, has been a great success. To date, 74 elementary schools have been built and nearly 15,000 children have been impacted. These children are now engaged in education and gaining the foundational skills more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan

SPAIN: New documentary shines light on child slavery in Africa, work of Salesian programs

By at June 15, 2018 | 12:43 pm

SPAIN: New documentary shines light on child slavery in Africa, work of Salesian programs

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Missions office in Madrid, Spain has been working with photojournalist Ana Palacios on a documentary “Child slaves, the back door” about child trafficking. The documentary notes there are some 152 million child slaves in the world, 72 million of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. It also notes that 50 percent of these 152 million children more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Spain , West Africa

COLOMBIA: Life Outlook program at Don Bosco City offers youth formal education, skills training and internships to prepare them for the workforce

By at June 14, 2018 | 9:23 am

COLOMBIA: Life Outlook program at Don Bosco City offers youth formal education, skills training and internships to prepare them for the workforce

(MissionNewswire) The Life Outlook protection program works with youth who are between 15 and 17 years of age who are involved in an internship through Don Bosco City in Medellin, where violent drug wars routinely tear families apart. The program provides youth with adult support and access to formal and technical education so that youth will have the skills needed to more...

Colombia , Featured on slider , NOT ans , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PHILIPPINES: New water project provides clean, fresh water to 2,000 residents

By at June 14, 2018 | 8:15 am

PHILIPPINES: New water project provides clean, fresh water to 2,000 residents

(MissionNewswire) Poor youth and their families attending the Mary Help of Christians parish, located in Mindanao, Philippines, have access to clean, safe water thanks to funding provided by Salesian Missions’ “Clean Water Initiative.” The Salesian parish continues to care for more than 1,400 Catholic families who live in the surrounding five local villages. They more...

Clean Water Initiative , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Philippines

CAMBODIA: Salesian teacher killed and 3 injured at Don Bosco Technical School after gas explosion

By at June 13, 2018 | 8:55 am

CAMBODIA: Salesian teacher killed and 3 injured at Don Bosco Technical School after gas explosion

(MissionNewswire) On June 7, a powerful explosion killed teacher Sarat Seng in the mechanics department of Don Bosco Technical School in Sihanoukville. Seng was the manager of the mechanics workshop. The Sihanoukville Police Department came to the school after the incident and is still conducting its investigation. It is believed that it was a gas explosion. The more...

Cambodia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BENIN: Youth in Belgium visit Salesian programs in Benin to learn about cultural differences and the struggles youth face

By at June 11, 2018 | 9:52 am

BENIN: Youth in Belgium visit Salesian programs in Benin to learn about cultural differences and the struggles youth face

(MissionNewswire) Jerome Merckx, with the support of the Belgian organization Via Don Bosco, worked with his students for a year to educate them on different cultures and expand their perspective on others' experiences around the globe. Merckx and his students also visited Salesian programs in Port Novo, Benin as part of these lessons. In 2017, Merckx and three other more...

Benin , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)