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SPAIN: Salesian vocational centers will receive teacher training thanks to partnership with German company Festo

By at January 19, 2018 | 12:20 pm

SPAIN: Salesian vocational centers will receive teacher training thanks to partnership with German company Festo

(MissionNewswire) Teachers with Salesian vocational training centers in Spain will have access to additional training thanks to a partnership agreement signed between Father Juan Carlos Pérez Godoy, provincial of the Salesian Province St. James Major, and Dr. Xavier Segura, general director of Festo. An informal training partnership had already been established between more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Spain

INDIA: Third annual Don Bosco Film Festival shows short films in 100 venues across 20 states in India

By at January 18, 2018 | 7:52 am

(MissionNewswire) The third annual Don Bosco Film Festival of India was held on Jan. 18-19, 2018. The theme for this year was “Youth for Life.” Nearly 100 venues across 20 states in India screened 34 short films that were selected by a panel of experts from hundreds of submissions. The themes of the short films focused on eco-awareness, respect for parents and more...

ANS , India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

GLOBAL: Salesian missionaries offers more than 1,000 vocational, technical, professional and agricultural schools and programs around the globe

By at January 17, 2018 | 12:08 pm

GLOBAL: Salesian missionaries offers more than 1,000 vocational, technical, professional and agricultural schools and programs around the globe

(MissionNewswire) The Salesians of Don Bosco is widely considered the largest private provider of vocational and technical training in the world. Programs focus on helping vulnerable youth in some of the poorest places on the planet by providing access to educational opportunities that match the local workforce development needs. At the start of 2017, the International more...

Featured on slider , Global , Special Reports

GERMANY: Young refugee succeeds in new community thanks to Don Bosco Youth Help Center

By at January 17, 2018 | 9:41 am

GERMANY: Young refugee succeeds in new community thanks to Don Bosco Youth Help Center

(MissionNewswire) Throughout Germany, Salesian missionaries operate several projects and facilities for young refugees who have sought asylum and arrived in the country without their family. The goal is to help these youth with their daily lives and assist with finding them a home and employment, along with integrating them into their new communities. Across Germany, more...

ANS , Germany , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City helps youth transition from armed conflict groups to life of peace and stability

By at January 12, 2018 | 12:51 pm

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City helps youth transition from armed conflict groups to life of peace and stability

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Rafael Bejarano, director of the Don Bosco City house in Medellín, has been engaged in development of the “Specialized Protection House-Building Dreams” project for several years. Its aim is to help the social reintegration of Colombian minors recruited by armed groups and deprived and violated of their human rights. Don Bosco more...

Colombia , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

BRAZIL: Salesian Archdiocese of Belém aims to open 50 oratories in 2018

By at January 12, 2018 | 12:41 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian Archdiocese of Belém aims to open 50 oratories in 2018

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in parishes within the Archdiocese of Belém in Brazil are about to launch a new oratory and youth program. The oratory will be a place for youth for both their school and religious studies as well as for sports, leisure, and healthy and safe activities with their peers. The goal is to develop a place where youth can come together more...

Brazil , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SPAIN: Salesian centers across Spain launch fundraising projects to collect food and other items for youth and families in need

By at January 12, 2018 | 12:16 pm

SPAIN: Salesian centers across Spain launch fundraising projects to collect food and other items for youth and families in need

(MissionNewswire) In the weeks starting the new year, many Salesian programs in Madrid and across Spain launched fundraising campaigns to help others in need. The majority of these solidarity campaigns are traditional yearly events in Salesian houses. These events always encourage hope, help to set new goals and persevere in the mission of caring for youth in need, as more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Spain

BURKINA FASO: New Salesian complex underway to offer education, a women’s center and other programs for young girls and women

By at January 12, 2018 | 10:28 am

BURKINA FASO: New Salesian complex underway to offer education, a women’s center and other programs for young girls and women

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to the joint efforts of several Salesian organizations in Spain, a Women's Promotion Center is taking shape in Kouba, within the capital city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The center will be operated by the Salesian Daughters of Mary Help of Christians as part of a vast socio-educational project. Work started in December 2017 and should be more...

ANS , Burkina Faso , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

DR CONGO: Salesian staff at Bakanja Ville helps to reunify one young boy with his family

By at January 12, 2018 | 7:21 am

DR CONGO: Salesian staff at Bakanja Ville helps to reunify one young boy with his family

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Bakanja Ville is part of the local Salesian Bakanja Center for homeless children in the city of Lubumbashi in the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the first stop in the process of welcoming children into the Salesian program. It acts as a drop-in center and reception center for homeless youth who are more...

ANS , Congo (Democratic Republic) , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INDIA: Italian donor provides funding for school for 60 children living in Indian slum

By at January 11, 2018 | 12:11 pm

INDIA: Italian donor provides funding for school for 60 children living in Indian slum

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in the state of Andra, India, started educational activities in the Kacherapalem slum in December 2016. They started their work under a small tent, but in Febrary 2017, Massimiliano Schilirò, an Italian traveler from Gavi, visited the slum and left a small contribution with which a wooden school hut was built. The Kacherapalem more...

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