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SENEGAL: New Vocational Training Program Brings Opportunities to Girls

By at November 15, 2013 | 12:58 pm

SENEGAL: New Vocational Training Program Brings Opportunities to Girls

(MissionNewswire) Located on the west coast of Africa, Senegal has close to half its population living in poverty. Crop failures due to extreme weather have impacted the economy and, combined with a recent ban on street beggars, has taken away the only source of income from many families. A recent report by the Chronic Poverty Research Center found that not only are 60 more...

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CAMBODIA: Expanded Youth Hostel and New Water Tower Bring Sustainability and Hope to Youth in Need

By at November 12, 2013 | 2:59 pm

CAMBODIA: Expanded Youth Hostel and New Water Tower Bring Sustainability and Hope to Youth in Need

(MissionNewswire) With Cambodia's long history of violence, almost a quarter of Cambodians still live in poverty, according to the World Bank. Many reside in the country’s most rural areas. Rural Cambodians make up about 80 percent of the population and have the most limited access to education, healthcare and other public services. Today, close to a quarter of more...

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PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missions Responds to Typhoon Devastation, Issues Urgent Call for Donations

By at November 11, 2013 | 9:03 am

PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missions Responds to Typhoon Devastation, Issues Urgent Call for Donations

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has launched an emergency fund to support the relief efforts of Salesians in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The effort is part of an international response by the Don Bosco Network. Donations are urgently needed to get food, water and other life-saving supplies to the victims. Since the Salesians were already more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: Australian Rotary Brings Support to Don Bosco Rural Training Center, Hope to Students in Need

By at October 28, 2013 | 11:59 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Australian Rotary Brings Support to Don Bosco Rural Training Center, Hope to Students in Need

(MissionNewswire) With almost 40 percent of the population living in poverty, the Solomon Islands is one of the poorest countries in the Pacific region, according to UNICEF. About 20 to 25 percent of youth in the country never attend primary school with 30 percent of those attending, never completing. Limited access to education and an adult literacy rate of less than 35 more...

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SUDAN: Students Gain Nationally-Recognized Teacher Certification at Salesian-run St. Joseph’s Technical School

By at October 20, 2013 | 11:50 am

SUDAN: Students Gain Nationally-Recognized Teacher Certification at Salesian-run St. Joseph’s Technical School

(MissionNewswire) The Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world, and according to UNICEF, has close to 46 percent of its population living in poverty. Low-incomes and food deficiencies are the norm and ongoing violence and civil unrest exacerbate already harsh conditions. Despite these conditions, more youth are in school today than ever before with school more...

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WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Partnerships that Fight Hunger Around the Globe

By at October 16, 2013 | 2:02 pm

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Partnerships that Fight Hunger Around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Everyday, more than 840 million people go hungry in a world of plenty. Additionally, two billion people lack the vitamins and minerals needed to live healthy lives according to the World Food Program and the United Nations. Each year, Oct. 16th marks the observance of World Food Day aimed at bringing attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and more...

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EAST TIMOR: Providing Educational Opportunities and Hope to Youth with Disabilities

By at October 10, 2013 | 10:47 am

EAST TIMOR: Providing Educational Opportunities and Hope to Youth with Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Without reliable estimates of the number of youth with disabilities in Timor-Leste, the number is suspected to be high, particularly for those with physical disabilities as a result of  violent clashes during the country’s struggle for independence that culminated in the establishment of East Timor in 2002. According to the recent UN Report on the more...

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URUGUAY: Salesian Collaboration Provides Homes to 13 Poor Families

By at October 8, 2013 | 2:12 pm

URUGUAY: Salesian Collaboration Provides Homes to 13 Poor Families

(MissionNewswire) Uruquay has managed to decrease its poverty rate by almost half since 2007 when the World Bank estimated that 25 percent of the population was living in poverty. Today, the poverty rate is close to ten percent with the majority of poor residents concentrated in rural towns and villages. Most of these poor, rural citizens do not have the financial more...

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GHANA: Tractor Donation Increases Capacity for Students at Salesian Center

By at October 5, 2013 | 2:17 pm

GHANA: Tractor Donation Increases Capacity for Students at Salesian Center

(MissionNewswire) While Ghana’s economy continues to improve, nearly 45 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, according to UNICEF. Ghana ranks 135 out of 187 countries on the United Nations Development Program's 2011 Human Development Index, and rural poverty remains widespread in the dry savannah region that covers roughly two thirds of Ghana's more...

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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Teachers Provide Hope, Education for Poor Youth around the Globe

By at October 5, 2013 | 1:16 pm

WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Teachers Provide Hope, Education for Poor Youth around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) In celebration of World Teacher’s Day, Salesian Missions joins with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and many organizations around the globe in focusing on the vital role that teachers play in student’s lives shaping them to have sustainable futures and become contributing members of their more...

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