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HAITI: Salesian Missions Researches Possible Agriculture Education, School Feeding Project

By at March 9, 2012 | 2:43 pm

HAITI: Salesian Missions Researches Possible Agriculture Education, School Feeding Project

(MissionNewswire) Hendrix Pineda, a program officer with the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, recently returned from Haiti where he was exploring a possible food-for-development project to be funded under Title II of the Farm Bill managed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project would focus on agriculture more...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs that Empower Women Through Education, Opportunity

By at March 8, 2012 | 3:30 pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs that Empower Women Through Education, Opportunity

(MissionNewswire) International Women’s Day—created by the United Nations and celebrated by organizations and countries around the globe—is observed each year on March 8. According to the United Nations, “it is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or more...

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Child Found by Don Bosco Brothers in Tamil Nadu

By at March 5, 2012 | 12:40 pm

(TAMENGLONG, INDIA) The article reports that a boy from Tamenglong district of Manipur was found on the streets in the Salem district in Tamil Nadu on March 2, 2012. In the article, a reliable source stated that, “the child has been rescued by Don Bosco Fathers working for street children at Salem, Tamil Nadu.” The article noted that Liangamang Robert, who met the more...

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Sangia Express Highlights Praise for Salesian Missions BOSCO Mane Bangalore Work with Street Children

By at March 4, 2012 | 12:44 pm

(MANIPUR, INDIA) – On March 4, 2012, writer Urmila Chanam contemplated the misfortune and fate of street children in India. Her report focused on Shekhar, a 12 year old boy found at a Bangalore railway station by a Bosco Mane Bangalore worker. Shekhar, she reports, was just five years old when he got lost at the very same rail station seven years earlier. He was more...

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INDIA: Salesians Provide Relief, Plans for Future after Cyclone Thane Hits Southeast India

By at February 13, 2012 | 12:54 pm

INDIA: Salesians Provide Relief, Plans for Future after Cyclone Thane Hits Southeast India

(MissionNewswire) Salesians continue relief efforts in local villages devastated by Cyclone Thane. The beginning of the New Year brought destruction to parts of Southeast India. On the evening of Dec. 31, 2011, Cyclone Thane barreled through the districts of Cuddalore, Villupuram and Puducherry. In its wake, residents dealt with leveled homes, uprooted trees, flooded more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Working Together to Eradicate Poverty

By at February 1, 2012 | 10:57 am

UNITED NATIONS: Working Together to Eradicate Poverty

(UNITED NATIONS) Poverty eradication, youth unemployment and socially inclusive policies will be the main focus of the 50th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development, which kicked off today at UN Headquarters in New York. For the next 10 days, the Commission will hold a series of panels and discussions on how to shape effective policies for the more...

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HAITI: Salesian Missions Reports on Progress in Haiti Two Years Later

By at January 31, 2012 | 3:29 pm

HAITI: Salesian Missions Reports on Progress in Haiti Two Years Later

(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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EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Recognized for Leadership in Providing Children with Prosthetics

By at December 22, 2011 | 12:41 pm

EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Recognized for Leadership in Providing Children with Prosthetics

(MissionNewswire) The first-ever World Report on Disabilities has recognized the University Don Bosco in San Salvador, El Salvador, for its leadership in prosthetic and orthotics education in Latin America and for providing opportunities for adults and children with disabilities. The 2011 report was produced jointly by the World Health Organization and the World more...

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HAITI: Signs of Progress Nearly Two Years After Earthquake

By at December 15, 2011 | 12:52 pm

HAITI: Signs of Progress Nearly Two Years After Earthquake

(MissionNewswire) Reconstruction efforts are having an impact on education, health and job creation in Haiti, reports Nigel Fisher, deputy special representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, in a United Nations update given nearly two years after the devastating earthquake in the country. According to Fisher, 88 percent out of the $4.6 billion in aid pledged by more...

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INDIA: Economically Disadvantaged Youth Find Careers in Hospitality Industry

By at December 9, 2011 | 12:09 pm

INDIA: Economically Disadvantaged Youth Find Careers in Hospitality Industry

(MissionNewswire) A Salesian technical skills training program in India is giving poor youth job opportunities in the service industry. Don Bosco Technical Institute in Trasi, in collaboration with Taj Group of Hotels and India’s ministry of Rural Development has created a new program in Hospitality Management. This program aims to train poor youth -- both boys and more...

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