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SLOVAKIA: Salesian Program Provides Tutoring, Peer Support to Help Poor Youth Achieve

By at March 26, 2014 | 4:36 pm

SLOVAKIA: Salesian Program Provides Tutoring, Peer Support to Help Poor Youth Achieve

(MissionNewswire) Slovakia is a landlocked country within central Europe with a population of just over five million. The country joined the European Union in 2004 and is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. According to the World Bank, Slovakia’s primarily manufacturing-centered more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesians Help Young Men Learn Trades, Find Stable Employment

By at March 15, 2014 | 8:50 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesians Help Young Men Learn Trades, Find Stable Employment

(MissionNewswire) The Solomon Islands are one of the poorest countries in the Pacific region with almost 40 percent of the population living in poverty, according to UNICEF. The majority of the country's children live in remote areas where access to education is limited. Close to 25 percent of youth never attend primary school with 30 percent of those attending never more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Medical Supply Donation is Saving Lives Thanks to Ongoing Partnership between Salesian Missions, Stop Hunger Now

By at March 13, 2014 | 7:49 am

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Medical Supply Donation is Saving Lives Thanks to Ongoing Partnership between Salesian Missions, Stop Hunger Now

(MissionNewswire) Close to 300 people each week, the majority under the age of 15, are receiving life-saving medical aid at a Salesian-run center in the city of Bangui in the Central African Republic. The donation was made possible due to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and more...

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HONDURAS: Improving Health and Nutrition in Salesian Programs Thanks to Partnership with Stop Hunger Now

By at March 10, 2014 | 5:26 pm

HONDURAS: Improving Health and Nutrition in Salesian Programs Thanks to Partnership with Stop Hunger Now

(MissionNewswire) An ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now continues fighting hunger and working to end the cycle of poverty in some of the poorest places on the planet, like Honduras. The second largest country in Central America, Honduras is one of the poorest and most crime-ridden countries in the Western Hemisphere with 60 percent of its more...

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BOLIVIA: Don Bosco Project Brings Youth in Off the Streets and Provides Hope for the Future

By at March 10, 2014 | 3:47 pm

BOLIVIA: Don Bosco Project Brings Youth in Off the Streets and Provides Hope for the Future

(MissionNewswire) Bolivia is the poorest country in South America and also has the most unequal income distribution on the continent. According to UNICEF, 60 percent of Bolivians live below the poverty line with 40 percent of those living in extreme poverty. The poverty rate is higher in rural areas where the rate increases to 75 percent of the population. It is common more...

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(Doctors Without Borders) CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Escalating Violence Endangering Civilians, Delivery of Humanitarian Aid

By at March 7, 2014 | 6:59 pm

(Doctors Without Borders) CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Escalating Violence Endangering Civilians, Delivery of Humanitarian Aid

(Doctors Without Borders) The escalation of violence in Central African Republic (CAR), mainly in the north of the country, is undermining vital humanitarian assistance for people who are already suffering due to limited access to aid, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned today. Chaos across more...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Inspire Change for Young Women through Education, Workforce Development

By at March 7, 2014 | 11:55 am

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Inspire Change for Young Women through Education, Workforce Development

(MissionNewswire) For more than 100 years, March 8 has marked International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. Humanitarian organizations, human rights groups, governments and the United Nations come together around this more...

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EL SALVADOR: New Partnershp with Broward College Help Provide Training to Salesian Aeronautics Teaching Staff

By at March 5, 2014 | 11:14 am

EL SALVADOR: New Partnershp with Broward College Help Provide Training to Salesian Aeronautics Teaching Staff

(MissionNewswire) Close to 35 percent of El Salvador’s population lives in poverty, according to the World Bank. Youth in El Salvador are confronted not only with poverty, but with instability, high levels of violence and inadequate access to educational opportunities. Despite ranking high for economic indicators, the need for practical education in El Salvador is more more...

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INDIA: Salesian-run Don Bosco’s Prafulta Psychological Services Helps Youth with Emotional Well-Being

By at March 4, 2014 | 5:38 pm

INDIA: Salesian-run Don Bosco’s Prafulta Psychological Services Helps Youth with Emotional Well-Being

(MissionNewswire) India is home to 25 percent of the world’s poor and more than 30 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty, according to the World Bank. While progress has been significant and the number of out-of-school children has been reduced from 25 million to 8 million in the past eight years, India continues to have the largest number of child more...

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KENYA: From Life in Nairobi’s Slums to College Student at International University

By at February 27, 2014 | 4:26 pm

KENYA: From Life in Nairobi’s Slums to College Student at International University

(MissionNewswire) Despite the steady growth of Kenya’s economy, according to UNICEF, more than half of the country’s population lives below the poverty line on less than one US dollar a day. UNICEF also notes that Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, is home to 3 million residents, most of whom endure lives of extreme poverty in the city’s slums. The most vulnerable more...

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