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ARGENTINA: San José Vocational Training Center offers free vocational training to marginalized youth and adults

By at April 11, 2018 | 5:31 am

ARGENTINA: San José Vocational Training Center offers free vocational training to marginalized youth and adults

(MissionNewswire) The San José Vocational Training Center in Salta, provincial capital in mountainous northwestern Argentina, offers free evening vocational training to older youth and adults living in conditions of poverty and social isolation. Students come from several different neighborhoods and many have not finished school, but all attend because they want to do more...

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

EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Co-Educational Technical School provides job skills training to 106 poor youth

By at April 10, 2018 | 9:44 am

EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Co-Educational Technical School provides job skills training to 106 poor youth

(MissionNewswire) Five years after the launch of the Don Bosco Co-Educational Technical School in the city of Maliana in East Timor, the center has 106 students currently in its classes. The school, which was a collaborative project by Salesian missionaries and the governments of East Timor and Spain, is facilitated by four Salesian missionaries and 15 lay missionaries. more...

East Timor , Featured on slider , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries complete new primary school for students attending Don Bosco Children and Life Mission

By at April 10, 2018 | 6:03 am

UGANDA: Salesian missionaries complete new primary school for students attending Don Bosco Children and Life Mission

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been operating the Don Bosco Children and Life Mission (CALM), located in the town of Namugongo just 10 miles northeast of the city of Kampala in Central Uganda since 2006. The organization, which was launched in 2001, was initially headed up by Comboni missionaries and a Jesuit priest before the Salesians were asked to operate more...

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

ARGENTINA: Salesian missionaries develop collaborative project to assist and support local efforts for poor youth and their families

By at April 7, 2018 | 5:58 am

ARGENTINA: Salesian missionaries develop collaborative project to assist and support local efforts for poor youth and their families

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Córdoba, Argentina offer assistance to thousands of children and older youth living in vulnerable circumstances. In 2011, missionaries launched the Amarrando Redes de Solidaridad (Connecting Networks of Solidarity) project, which aims to develop a new culture of solidarity while moving past society’s often individualistic more...

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

WORLD HEALTH DAY: Salesian Missions highlights medical clinics, programs that ensure poor youth access to health care

By at April 7, 2018 | 5:44 am

WORLD HEALTH DAY: Salesian Missions highlights medical clinics, programs that ensure poor youth access to health care

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international organizations in honoring World Health Day. In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly, which designated the day to mark the WHO’s founding. The first World Health Day was held in 1950, and every year since on April 7. The day is an opportunity to draw more...

Global , NOT ans , Special Reports

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR SPORT DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights socio-sports programs

By at April 6, 2018 | 2:13 pm

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR SPORT DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights socio-sports programs

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations in celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, which is celebrated each year on April 6. The UN General Assembly designated the day in 2013 and it has been celebrated each year since 2014. The adoption of this day signifies the increasing more...

Featured on slider , Global , NOT ans , Special Reports

ITALY/SPAIN: Salesian students compete, win in technology innovation competitions

By at April 3, 2018 | 2:02 pm

ITALY/SPAIN: Salesian students compete, win in technology innovation competitions

(MissionNewswire) Youth who attend Salesian schools often distinguish themselves by being able to devise scientific and technological projects that help to build more inclusive and supportive societies. Students from the Salesian Institute in Verona, Italy were winners of the 2018 First Lego League Italia. The team's project, “Idb Tech-No-Logic," ranked first in the more...

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

INDIA: Salesian missionaries hold ecological events and workshops to teach youth about protecting the environment

By at April 2, 2018 | 2:15 pm

INDIA: Salesian missionaries hold ecological events and workshops to teach youth about protecting the environment

(MissionNewswire) Salesian students across India have been participating in ecological programming to learn more about the environment and to do their part in protecting it. In Sonada, the Salesian College Gorabari’s NSSS group recently teamed up with the nongovernmental agency Tieedi (Take it easy, easy does it) for an eight-day socio-ecological outreach program. more...

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

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missions donor provides funding for solar lights for victims of mudslides

By at March 29, 2018 | 2:05 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missions donor provides funding for solar lights for victims of mudslides

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations in Freetown, immediately responded with relief efforts for those affected by flooding and mudslides that occurred on Aug. 14, 2017. Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, lies between the mountains and the sea. The intense rain caused a mudslide on more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , NOT ans , Sierra Leone , Special Donor-Funded Project

MYANMAR: Don Bosco Vocational Training Center graduates 43 students from seven different trade programs

By at March 29, 2018 | 1:53 pm

MYANMAR: Don Bosco Vocational Training Center graduates 43 students from seven different trade programs

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Myitkyina, Myanmar recently held another graduation that included 25 boys and 18 girls who received their diplomas after completing their year-long program. Students graduated from  carpentry, welding, electricity, automotive, tailoring, dressmaking and beautician programs. Because the school is located in more...

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