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HAITI: Lakay Don Bosco celebrates 30 years providing services to homeless, at-risk youth Cap-Haïtien and Port-au-Prince

By at March 27, 2018 | 4:28 pm

HAITI: Lakay Don Bosco celebrates 30 years providing services to homeless, at-risk youth Cap-Haïtien and Port-au-Prince

(MissionNewswire) Lakay Don Bosco was established in 1988 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti by an Italian Salesian priest.  Father Attilio Stra launched the project to answer the needs of children and older youth who have been rejected and marginalized and lived in situations of neglect, negligence or serious social risk. For 30 years that has remained the mission of Lakay Don more...

ANS , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Haiti

MALI: New Salesian St. John Bosco high school provides education for more than 400 youth from 17 local villages

By at March 27, 2018 | 4:20 pm

MALI: New Salesian St. John Bosco high school provides education for more than 400 youth from 17 local villages

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have built a secondary school in Touba, a small town in Mali, where there were no educational institutions at this level. In February, the St. John Bosco secondary school was completed with the assistance of the Spanish Salesian organization Solidaridad Don Bosco, which aims to assist youth at risk of social exclusion to access more...

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

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries continue to care for homeless, abandoned youth despite overcrowding

By at March 27, 2018 | 4:08 pm

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries continue to care for homeless, abandoned youth despite overcrowding

(MissionNewswire) Despite the economic and political instability in Venezuela, Salesian missionaries continue to take care of children living on the streets and recover those who belong to criminal gangs. The Latin American Herald Tribune has reported that an increasing number of Venezuelans are crossing the border into Colombia due to the unprecedented economic and more...

NOT ans , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Venezuela

INDIA: Salesian Institution for Culture and Rural Development launched new training center for school dropouts and unemployed youth

By at March 27, 2018 | 10:31 am

INDIA: Salesian Institution for Culture and Rural Development launched new training center for school dropouts and unemployed youth

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Institution for Culture and Rural Development (I-CARD) has launched another project for underprivileged youth in Santipur village in Sadiya, Tinsukia district. Salesian missionaries have launched Yuva Bandhu, a training center for school dropouts and unemployed youth that offers vocational training and farming activities. “The more...

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

PUERTO RICO: Salesian Missions launches Puerto Rico hurricane fundraising campaign to aid ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts

By at March 22, 2018 | 2:39 pm

PUERTO RICO: Salesian Missions launches Puerto Rico hurricane fundraising campaign to aid ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries continue to respond to critical needs of victims of Hurricane Maria, which devastated communities across Puerto Rico in September 2017. To aid these ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has launched a new fundraising campaign to help aid this more...

ANS , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Puerto Rico

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions highlights “Clean Water Initiative” projects that ensure youth have access to clean, safe water

By at March 22, 2018 | 9:00 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions highlights “Clean Water Initiative” projects that ensure youth have access to clean, safe water

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the United Nations' work on water and sanitation, and the international community in celebrating World Water Day. Every year since 1993, the international community has celebrated World Water Day on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of safe, clean water while more...

Cambodia , Clean Water Initiative , Congo (Brazzaville) , Rwanda , Zambia

INDIA: Don Bosco Tech AIDA graduates 64 new trainees in the hospitality, beauty industries

By at March 21, 2018 | 7:20 am

INDIA: Don Bosco Tech AIDA graduates 64 new trainees in the hospitality, beauty industries

(MissionNewswire) In Nagaland, located in the northeast of India, Salesian programs are working to help poor youth who have dropped out of school gain the skills needed for employment. Salesian missionaries have been educating poor youth in the region since 1969. In response to rising youth unemployment, they launched Don Bosco Technical Institute in 2012. Students focus more...

In the News , India , NOT ans , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS: Salesian Missions is proud to highlight Salesian programs that empower youth, bringing them a sense of well-being and happiness

By at March 20, 2018 | 9:00 am

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS: Salesian Missions is proud to highlight Salesian programs that empower youth, bringing them a sense of well-being and happiness

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins with the United Nations and organizations around the globe in celebrating International Day of Happiness. In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that recognized happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the more...

NOT ans , Special Reports

CAMBODIA: Students with physical disabilities able to access Don Bosco Kep thanks to modifications completed at school

By at March 19, 2018 | 11:48 am

CAMBODIA: Students with physical disabilities able to access Don Bosco Kep thanks to modifications completed at school

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Technical School Kep/Hatrans, located in southern Cambodia, has completed changes to the school’s buildings and dormitories to ensure they are accessible for students with physical disabilities. In January 2015, Don Bosco Tech was awarded a grant from the Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad at the U.S. Agency for International more...

Cambodia , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , NOT ans

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries develop program to educate ‘future helpers’ in villages affected by earthquakes

By at March 13, 2018 | 12:39 pm

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries develop program to educate ‘future helpers’ in villages affected by earthquakes

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have continued to respond to long-term reconstruction and educational needs after two earthquakes in 2015 caused massive destruction in Nepal. A devastating 7.8 earthquake struck the country on April 25, 2015, followed by a second earthquake that struck on May 12. More than 8,000 people died and close to 20,000 were injured as a more...

ANS , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Nepal