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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Spaces of Peace Project Helps More Than 1,500 Youth with Nutritious Meals, Sports and Educational Programs

By at January 28, 2015 | 5:29 pm

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Spaces of Peace Project Helps More Than 1,500 Youth with Nutritious Meals, Sports and Educational Programs

(MissionNewswire) After more than a year of ongoing violence, peace is returning to the Central African Republic. Small markets are opening, taxi service is returning and residents are able to move back and forth between locations. Many parents are bringing their children to classes at two Don Bosco centers in the capital city of Bangui because they know their children more...

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UGANDA: Don Bosco Elementary School Planning Additional Kindergarten Class to Meet Growing Need

By at January 27, 2015 | 1:38 pm

UGANDA: Don Bosco Elementary School Planning Additional Kindergarten Class to Meet Growing Need

(MissionNewswire) In Uganda, less than 25 percent of elementary school graduates enroll in secondary school, according to UNICEF. At the Don Bosco Elementary School, Namaliga in the town of Bombo in Central Uganda, Salesian missionaries are encouraging young students to further their education, believing that early learning is critical to a student’s academic and more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Recent Food Aid Shipment is Nourishing Youth Affected by Ebola Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership with Feed My Starving Children

By at January 26, 2015 | 7:53 am

SIERRA LEONE: Recent Food Aid Shipment is Nourishing Youth Affected by Ebola Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership with Feed My Starving Children

(MissionNewswire) The number of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone, along with both Liberia and Guinea, is in decline, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since the outbreak started, WHO has reported more than 10,300 confirmed Ebola cases and 3,145 deaths from the deadly virus in Sierra Leone. Across the three West African countries, more than 800 health care more...

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LIBERIA: Schools Planning to Re-Open in February, Salesian Missionaries are Preparing and Responding with Teacher Education

By at January 22, 2015 | 3:01 pm

LIBERIA: Schools Planning to Re-Open in February, Salesian Missionaries are Preparing and Responding with Teacher Education

(MissionNewswire) The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the most deadly on record, has infected close to 21,200 and killed more than 8,400 across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Officials in Liberia are reporting a slowing rate of cases of the deadly virus and, as of mid-January, only 10 confirmed Ebola cases more...

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SUDAN: More than 1,200 Youth Receive Education, Employment Opportunities at Salesian Technical School

By at January 15, 2015 | 12:35 pm

SUDAN: More than 1,200 Youth Receive Education, Employment Opportunities at Salesian Technical School

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at the Don Bosco Technical School in El Obeid, the capital city of the state of North Kordofan in southern Sudan, have been providing social development services and educational opportunities to poor youth since 2001. Since the technical school’s inception, more than 1200 youth have received education, employment training and more...

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INDIA: Salesian Volunteer Program Rescued 6,400 Runaway Youth in 2014

By at January 14, 2015 | 5:18 pm

INDIA: Salesian Volunteer Program Rescued 6,400 Runaway Youth in 2014

(MissionNewswire) In Bengaluru, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka and third-most populous city in India with over 8.4 million residents, a Salesian non-governmental organization called, Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO), has been working with the young at risk since 1980. The organization serves youth who are living on the streets, child laborers, victims more...

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HAITI FIVE YEARS LATER: Salesians Continue Making Progress Long After Attention Has Faded

By at January 12, 2015 | 5:23 pm

HAITI FIVE YEARS LATER: Salesians Continue Making Progress Long After Attention Has Faded

(MissionNewswire) In the initial aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the Salesians were instrumental in emergency response and relief efforts. An integral part of the infrastructure in Haiti prior to the earthquake, they were among the first responders—providing shelter and medical aid; means to securely transport, store and more...

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EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Orphanage Helps Youth Prepare for Academic Achievement

By at January 9, 2015 | 5:08 pm

EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Orphanage Helps Youth Prepare for Academic Achievement

(MissionNewswire) East Timor has endured a decades-long civil war and is home to 1.1 million people. According to the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Index, in 2014, East Timor ranked 128 out of 187 countries for life expectancy, access to education and standard of living. The World Bank estimates that East Timor has just over 49 percent of its more...

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HAITI: Mercedes-Benz Contributes to Salesian Project Helping to Feed Poor School Children

By at January 9, 2015 | 12:09 pm

HAITI: Mercedes-Benz Contributes to Salesian Project Helping to Feed Poor School Children

(MissionNewswire) Despite ongoing reconstruction and infrastructure improvements that are helping to rebuild Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the country, Haiti remains the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world. According to the World Bank, over half of the country’s population of 10 million lives on less than $1 per more...

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HAITI: Stop Hunger Now Meals Arrive at Salesian Centers, Helping More than 1,100

By at January 9, 2015 | 11:49 am

HAITI: Stop Hunger Now Meals Arrive at Salesian Centers, Helping More than 1,100

(MissionNewswire) More than 1,100 youth and their families who attend Salesian-run centers in the cities of Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haïtien, Haiti have access to better nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief more...

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