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IVORY COAST: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for Don Bosco Home to build psychomotor room and train staff

By at October 26, 2018 | 1:35 pm

IVORY COAST: Salesian Missions donors provide funding for Don Bosco Home to build psychomotor room and train staff

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions donors have provided funding for the Don Bosco Home, located in the city of Abidjan on the southern Atlantic coast of the Ivory Coast, to build a psychomotor room to offer psychosocial support to children in difficult situations. The funding has helped to build the room, provide materials and train educators. The Don Bosco Home more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Ivory Coast

INDIA: Young woman escapes difficult family life and continues her education with support from Don Bosco Navajeevan

By at October 25, 2018 | 12:08 pm

(MissionNewswire) Gaddala Mary Venkulamma, a 22-year-old woman living in Telangana, India, received a second chance in life and the ability to finish her education thanks to the Salesians of Don Bosco, according to an Asia News article. After much hardship, Venkulamma was sent to live at Don Bosco Navajeevan in the city of Vijayawada located in the southeastern Indian more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

GUATEMALA: New collaborative project launches to build homes for poor families in San Benito Petén

By at October 25, 2018 | 8:04 am

GUATEMALA: New collaborative project launches to build homes for poor families in San Benito Petén

(MissionNewswire) Families living within the Salesian mission in San Benito Petén, located in the El Petén department of Guatemala, have new homes thanks to the support of Fundepaz, a nonprofit organization led by Father Fernando Echeverria, a Colombian priest living in the United States who has raised funding for the construction of two new homes. According to the more...

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

GHANA: “Race of Saints” in Rome raises funds to expand programs for young women at Child Protection Center

By at October 24, 2018 | 9:27 am

GHANA: “Race of Saints” in Rome raises funds to expand programs for young women at Child Protection Center

(MissionNewswire) In order to raise funds and awareness of the issue of human trafficking in Ghana, the 11th annual “Race of Saints” will be held on All Saints Day on Nov. 1 in Rome. Professional athletes, amateurs and fans of all ages will participate in races held on that day. The funding raised will go to support the Salesian Child Protection Center in Ashaiman, more...

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

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian missionaries are working to address needs of poor youth and their families living in Ranadi landfill

By at October 20, 2018 | 10:01 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian missionaries are working to address needs of poor youth and their families living in Ranadi landfill

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are working to help families that are living in the vicinity of a landfill in Ranadi, a suburb of Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands. Many families, including children and older youth, live near the landfill so they can dig and collect plastic to survive. Father Srimal Priyanga, rector of the Don Bosco Technical more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Solomon Islands

BOLIVIA: Youth who come from challenging family situations excel at Hogar Don Bosco

By at October 20, 2018 | 8:24 am

BOLIVIA: Youth who come from challenging family situations excel at Hogar Don Bosco

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are helping youth gain an education and access resources that meet their basic needs in several programs connected to the Don Bosco Project located in Santa Cruz, the largest city and capital of the Santa Cruz department in Bolivia. Throughout the Santa Cruz region several Salesian centers have been developed and expanded to meet more...

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

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries are continuing to provide education and technical training to poor youth

By at October 19, 2018 | 2:36 pm

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries are continuing to provide education and technical training to poor youth

(MissionNewswire) Thirty students recently graduated from the Don Bosco Technical Institute located in Thecho, Nepal with certificates from its tailoring and beautician courses. Each program lasted for six months and included additional support in finding employment after graduation. In total, the institute has trained 642 students in these two courses since more...

Nepal , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ETHIOPIA: President of Italian Council Giuseppe Conte rewards two successful Salesian graduates

By at October 17, 2018 | 10:18 am

ETHIOPIA: President of Italian Council Giuseppe Conte rewards two successful Salesian graduates

(MissionNewswire) Two Salesian graduates, Amaniel and Demelash, are both working in the auto-mechanics sector thanks to the Bosco Children’s Project and the TechPro2 training program. They were recently rewarded for their efforts in a meeting with President of the Italian Council of Ministers, Giuseppe Conte. Conte, who was visiting Ethiopia and Eritrea to meet more...

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

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY: Salesian Missions highlights educational and human rights initiatives that help break the cycle of poverty

By at October 17, 2018 | 9:02 am

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY: Salesian Missions highlights educational and human rights initiatives that help break the cycle of poverty

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins with the United Nations and many organizations around the globe in honoring the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty held on Oct. 17 each year. This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UN notes that, “It is important to recall the fundamental more...

Global , Special Reports

LAOS: Poor and marginalized students receive vocational skills training at Don Bosco Youth Vocation Training Center

By at October 17, 2018 | 7:55 am

LAOS: Poor and marginalized students receive vocational skills training at Don Bosco Youth Vocation Training Center

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Youth Vocation Training Center in Vientiane, Laos’ capital city, offers skills training to poor and marginalized youth, providing them with the skills necessary for employment. The center currently serves 143 students including 62 boarders who live within its small Salesian community. Kasanya is a young, energetic and determined 23 more...

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