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SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Institute’s Youth Projects Provide Safety, Shelter and Education for Poor Youth

By at October 23, 2014 | 1:26 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Institute’s Youth Projects Provide Safety, Shelter and Education for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) Poverty is extensive in South Africa with more than 45 percent of the population living below the poverty line, according to UNICEF. A significant percentage of the population struggles to survive on less than one dollar a day. The country is plagued by high crime rates and violence against women and girls and has been the hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS more...

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EL SALVADOR: More Than 55,000 Students Provided Education and Leadership Training at Don Bosco Integrated Education Youth Program

By at October 18, 2014 | 4:20 pm

EL SALVADOR: More Than 55,000 Students Provided Education and Leadership Training at Don Bosco Integrated Education Youth Program

(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 the country is more more...

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WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Nonprofit Partnerships as Key to Fighting Hunger

By at October 16, 2014 | 1:31 pm

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Nonprofit Partnerships as Key to Fighting Hunger

(MissionNewswire) More than 805 million people across the world go hungry every day, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Over 70 percent of food insecure people live in rural areas of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Near East. Additionally, two billion people lack the vitamins and minerals needed to live healthy lives, according more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Amidst Ebola Crisis Salesian Missionaries Reuniting Children with Family, Providing Homes for Orphaned Children

By at October 16, 2014 | 1:04 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Amidst Ebola Crisis Salesian Missionaries Reuniting Children with Family, Providing Homes for Orphaned Children

(MissionNewswire) The numbers are staggering and rising each day with at least 8,400 people in West Africa infected with Ebola and more than 4,400 who have died, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO notes that these figures underestimate the true scope of the outbreak, as overwhelmed responders fall behind in their ability to report cases. Health more...

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HAITI: Salesian Missions and SoapBox Soaps Partnership Puts Soap into the Hands of Youth and Families at Risk for Cholera

By at October 15, 2014 | 1:34 pm

HAITI: Salesian Missions and SoapBox Soaps Partnership Puts Soap into the Hands of Youth and Families at Risk for Cholera

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to a recent donation from SoapBox Soaps, coordinated by Salesian Missions, more than 10,000 bars of soap will make their way into the hands of children and families in need in Haiti. The spread of cholera in the country in the years following a massive earthquake has added to the devastation. Partnerships like this are vital in the effort to more...

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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Teachers Provide Hope, Opportunity to More than One Million Students around the Globe

By at October 5, 2014 | 1:37 pm

WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Teachers Provide Hope, Opportunity to More than One Million Students around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and many organizations around the globe to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Teachers’ Day. The day honors the vital role that teachers play in the lives of their students. Every year since 1994, UNESCO has celebrated Oct. 5 as World more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Center’s Water Academy Provides Skilled Labor for Water Projects

By at October 3, 2014 | 3:57 pm

INDIA: Don Bosco Center’s Water Academy Provides Skilled Labor for Water Projects

(MissionNewswire) With more than 1.2 billion people, India’s growing population is putting a severe strain on the country’s natural resources. According to Water.org, close to 104 million people do not have access to safe, clean water and 808 million have no sanitation services. Most water sources throughout the country are contaminated by sewage and agricultural more...

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PORTUGAL: New Vocational Program Gives Struggling Students Second Chance

By at October 2, 2014 | 3:56 pm

PORTUGAL: New Vocational Program Gives Struggling Students Second Chance

(MissionNewswire) Portugal has seen record poverty and unemployment rates in recent years. The World Bank estimates that close to 18 percent of the Portuguese population, roughly 1.8 million people, are living below the poverty line. Nearly 400,000 of Portugal’s total population of 10.5 million benefit from the support of the country’s food banks each month. In 2010, more...

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GUATEMALA: Salesian Missionaries are Mobilizing to Assist More Than 130,000 People in Desperate Need of Food Aid Due to Recent Drought

By at October 1, 2014 | 1:09 pm

GUATEMALA: Salesian Missionaries are Mobilizing to Assist More Than 130,000 People in Desperate Need of Food Aid Due to Recent Drought

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries living and working in communities in Guatemala are helping to provide food aid and other support to families affected by a recent drought in the country. Guatemala’s government recently issued a state of emergency after 256,000 families, most living in rural areas, lost their crops and are experiencing food shortages due to the more...

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BANGLADESH: Salesian Missionaries Providing Assistance in Wake of Extreme Flooding Torrential Rains

By at September 27, 2014 | 2:16 pm

BANGLADESH: Salesian Missionaries Providing Assistance in Wake of Extreme Flooding Torrential Rains

(MissionNewswire) Flooding in northern Bangladesh has continued throughout the month of September destroying crops and affecting close to 2 million people. Torrential rains the first two weeks of September left up to half a million homeless, according to a recent IRIN article. According to government figures, 17 people have drowned and there have been 506 cases reported more...

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