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GLOBAL: World AIDS Day: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs Providing HIV/AIDS Education and Health Services

By at December 1, 2016 | 12:34 pm

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UNAIDS, the United Nations' AIDS organization, and many other organizations around the globe in highlighting World AIDS Day 2015 celebrated each year on December 1. The day is held to honor AIDS victims and focus on prevention and treatment issues surrounding HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency more...

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CHILE: New Salesian Industrial College Provides Education in the Mining Field for 490 Students

By at April 27, 2016 | 5:47 am

CHILE: New Salesian Industrial College Provides Education in the Mining Field for 490 Students

(MissionNewswire) After a year of planning and construction, Salesian missionaries in partnership with Aurora Williams, the Minister of Mining Activities in Chile, have recently inaugurated the Salesian Industrial Technical College in Calama, a city in the Atacama Desert and capital of El Loa Province in northern Chile. The college is part of the broader Salesian network more...

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INDIA: Salesian Human Rights Clubs Impact 32,420 Students across Two of India’s States

By at April 25, 2016 | 10:18 am

INDIA: Salesian Human Rights Clubs Impact 32,420 Students across Two of India’s States

(MissionNewswire) In February, a national convention of Salesian human rights clubs (also known as child rights clubs) was held in Hyderabad, the capital city of southern India’s Telangana state. Organized by the Salesian-run People’s Action for Rural Awakening (PARA), human rights club representatives from Salesian programs in the states of Andhra Pradesh and more...

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UGANDA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Agriculture Training to 140 Students

By at April 22, 2016 | 8:30 am

UGANDA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Agriculture Training to 140 Students

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries facilitate an agriculture project on six hectares of land on the grounds of the Don Bosco Children and Life Mission located in the town of Namugongo, just 10 miles northeast of the city of Kampala in Central Uganda. The program provides agriculture education to 140 students who are taught new skills while being encouraged to farm more...

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SENEGAL: Center Kër Don Bosco Trains 220 in Professional Trades and Literacy Education

By at April 21, 2016 | 8:26 am

SENEGAL: Center Kër Don Bosco Trains 220 in Professional Trades and Literacy Education

(MissionNewswire) A Salesian-run project trained 70 women in professional trades and 150 women in literacy courses at the Center Kër Don Bosco in Dakar, the capital and largest city in Senegal. This training project was aimed at mothers, pregnant women and single women with daughters. The goal was to combat the high unemployment rate of the many vulnerable women with more...

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MEXICO: Salesian Tijuana Project Serves More Than 9,000 People Living in Poverty

By at April 14, 2016 | 11:56 am

MEXICO: Salesian Tijuana Project Serves More Than 9,000 People Living in Poverty

(MissionNewswire) Since 1987, the Salesian-run Tijuana Project has been providing services to migrants and poor youth living on the border between Mexico and the United States. The goal of the project is to create an extensive educational network in areas where poor youth are at risk of social exclusion. The project took shape through Salesian oratories and educational more...

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IVORY COAST: More than 560 Youth at Salesian Programs Benefited from School and Bedroom Furniture Donation

By at April 13, 2016 | 10:25 am

IVORY COAST: More than 560 Youth at Salesian Programs Benefited from School and Bedroom Furniture Donation

(MissionNewswire) Salesian programs in Abidjan, the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, have new school, office and bedroom furniture thanks to a recent donation made possible by an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and the Institution Recycling Network (IRN), an organization that matches surplus items with organizations and people who need them. The more...

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DR CONGO: Radio Don Bosco Provides Youth Post-Graduate Work Experience

By at April 12, 2016 | 11:51 am

DR CONGO: Radio Don Bosco Provides Youth Post-Graduate Work Experience

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Lubumbashi, the second-largest city in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, started Radio Don Bosco Congo, a free educational radio station. Started two years ago, the Catholic nonprofit radio station is inspired by the Salesian founder, St. John (Don) Bosco, and focuses on issues that are of most concern more...

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PHILIPPINES: Past Pupils of Don Bosco Hold Medical Clinic Providing Care for Children and the Elderly

By at April 8, 2016 | 2:18 pm

PHILIPPINES: Past Pupils of Don Bosco Hold Medical Clinic Providing Care for Children and the Elderly

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Past Pupils Association of Lawaan recently held a medical clinic at the Don Bosco Formation Center in Talisay City in Cebu, an island province in the Philippines consisting of the main island itself and 167 surrounding islands and islets. The medical clinic provided care for 285 patients living in poverty, primarily children and the more...

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INDIA: Salesian Eco-Clubs Receive Award for Innovation and Sustainability

By at April 8, 2016 | 10:25 am

INDIA: Salesian Eco-Clubs Receive Award for Innovation and Sustainability

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Tiruchy, a city in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu, received the Pascual Chávez 2015 Prize for innovative Salesian ministry in the South Asia region for their student eco-club initiative. The award was presented in Mumbai, India on February 28 by Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga, councilor for the South Asia region, during the more...

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