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BENIN: New dormitory provides safe haven for young girls kept as child laborers

By at December 12, 2017 | 8:18 am

BENIN: New dormitory provides safe haven for young girls kept as child laborers

(MissionNewswire) Salesian sisters with the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians are in the process of starting a new reception center near Dantokpa market, the largest open-air market in West Africa, located in Cotonou, Benin. The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians have been active in the Dantokpa market since 2001, where they have been working for the reintegration of more...

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

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides assistance to families in need of shelter and basic needs

By at December 10, 2017 | 6:08 pm

DR CONGO: Don Bosco Center provides assistance to families in need of shelter and basic needs

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center opened in 2014, in the city of Bukavu in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Operated by two Salesian priests and one Salesian brother, the center is located near the main town square and a prison, giving missionaries the ideal location to meet the many street children who spend time in the square washing more...

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

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights education, child rights programs

By at December 10, 2017 | 11:50 am

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights education, child rights programs

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in honoring Human Rights Day, celebrated each year on Dec. 10. Human Rights Day commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco University Center for Excellence in Nanotechnology develops innovative solar dryer for food preservation

By at December 7, 2017 | 11:08 am

INDIA: Don Bosco University Center for Excellence in Nanotechnology develops innovative solar dryer for food preservation

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship at the Don Bosco University Assam launched a new low-cost innovative solar dryer, according to a recent article in The Sentinel. The unique dryer was designed by the Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology at the Don Bosco University Assam and jointly developed by the Indian Institute of more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PHILIPPINES: Salesian agriculture center helps youth gain the classroom and hands-on skills needed for farming

By at December 7, 2017 | 7:03 am

PHILIPPINES: Salesian agriculture center helps youth gain the classroom and hands-on skills needed for farming

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries launched an Agricultural Technology Center and adjacent Don Bosco Demonstration Farm in Legazpi in 2000. Legazpi is located in the Bicol region, about 12 hours by bus from metro Manila. Currently, the Agricultural Technology Center and Don Bosco Demonstration Farm are facilitated by two Salesian priests, Rector Fr. Javines and more...

Philippines

PERU: Don Bosco Foundation offers free medical and dental clinic for poor youth and their families

By at December 4, 2017 | 12:28 pm

PERU: Don Bosco Foundation offers free medical and dental clinic for poor youth and their families

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the Don Bosco Foundation of Peru recently launched a free medical, surgical and dentistry clinic in the cities of Pucallpa and Ucayali in the Amazonian rainforest.  The initiative was made possible by the support of ULYSSES, a humanitarian organization providing professional medical assistance, the Lions Club of Pucallpa, the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

SENEGAL: New initiatives launch in Senegal cities as part of the Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

By at December 4, 2017 | 12:18 pm

SENEGAL: New initiatives launch in Senegal cities as part of the Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

(MissionNewswire) In Tambacounda, Senegal, a town of 80,000 people, there are few opportunities and prospects, especially for young people who represent the large majority of the Senegalese population and a main source of support for families. Many youth leave the area in search of opportunity but can fall victim to exploitation and trafficking. To address the issue, the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Senegal

INDIA: Don Bosco Skill Mission initiative provides skills training and employment placement for 100 percent of graduates

By at December 3, 2017 | 1:05 pm

INDIA: Don Bosco Skill Mission initiative provides skills training and employment placement for 100 percent of graduates

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Skill Mission is an advanced vocational training initiative for the southern regions of India. The goal of the initiative is to provide skills training to poor youth and connect 100 percent of graduates to employment. Salesian Father Antree Kannampuzha is currently responsible for the Salesian center located in Bangalore. The Don Bosco Skill more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SENEGAL: A year of field work shows success and challenges of stopping migration through the Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

By at December 2, 2017 | 11:48 am

SENEGAL: A year of field work shows success and challenges of stopping migration through the Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

(MissionNewswire) After another year of field work, Salesian missionaries and Salesian International Volunteer Services for Development (VIS) volunteers are reporting on their success with the “Stop Human Trafficking” campaign. Launched in October 2015 by Salesian missionaries in Italy, the campaign raises awareness of the dangers of youth migration. With a focus on more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Senegal

INDIA: Salesian missionaries hold candle making workshop to help women affected by flooding develop marketable skills

By at December 1, 2017 | 7:34 am

INDIA: Salesian missionaries hold candle making workshop to help women affected by flooding develop marketable skills

(MissionNewswire) On Oct. 28, the Don Bosco Development Society held a two-day workshop on the candle making business for women in the Salesian-run Self-Help Group. Forty women from the slums of Mumbai completed the training course, which was also held as a flood relief project supported by Don Bosco Mondo in Germany. This training was held in association with Dattopant more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)