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NEPAL: Salesian missionaries are continuing to provide education and technical training to poor youth

By at October 19, 2018 | 2:36 pm

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries are continuing to provide education and technical training to poor youth

(MissionNewswire) Thirty students recently graduated from the Don Bosco Technical Institute located in Thecho, Nepal with certificates from its tailoring and beautician courses. Each program lasted for six months and included additional support in finding employment after graduation. In total, the institute has trained 642 students in these two courses since more...

Nepal , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

LAOS: Poor and marginalized students receive vocational skills training at Don Bosco Youth Vocation Training Center

By at October 17, 2018 | 7:55 am

LAOS: Poor and marginalized students receive vocational skills training at Don Bosco Youth Vocation Training Center

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Youth Vocation Training Center in Vientiane, Laos’ capital city, offers skills training to poor and marginalized youth, providing them with the skills necessary for employment. The center currently serves 143 students including 62 boarders who live within its small Salesian community. Kasanya is a young, energetic and determined 23 more...

ANS , Laos , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

CHILE: Salesian institutions and students win awards in recent WorldSkills Competition

By at October 17, 2018 | 5:29 am

CHILE: Salesian institutions and students win awards in recent WorldSkills Competition

(MissionNewswire) Two students with the Don Bosco Institute of Punta Arenas in Chile received awards in this year’s WorldSkills competition. Jean Bravo won the prize in the auto mechanics competition and Gabriel Mansilla won first place in the competition for electrical installations. The Salesian Institute of Alameda won second place in the renewable energy category, more...

ANS , Chile , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

THAILAND: Five graduates of the Salesian Nonthaburi Skills Development Center for the Blind are competing in the Paralympic Games of Asia

By at October 13, 2018 | 12:01 pm

THAILAND: Five graduates of the Salesian Nonthaburi Skills Development Center for the Blind are competing in the Paralympic Games of Asia

(MissionNewswire) Five graduates from the Salesian Nonthaburi Skills Development Center for the Blind in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok have formed a Thai Men’s Goalball team and are heading to the third edition of the Paralympic Games of Asia held in Indonesia in October 2018. Goalball is a team game that can be played by athletes with visual impairments. The team more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Thailand

INDIA: Don Bosco High School Matunga ranks first among top five green schools in India’s Education World Grand Jury Awards 2018

By at October 11, 2018 | 12:22 pm

INDIA: Don Bosco High School Matunga ranks first among top five green schools in India’s Education World Grand Jury Awards 2018

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco High School Matunga has been ranked first among the top five green schools in India’s Education World Grand Jury Awards 2018. Educator and school coordinator, C. Rai, represented the school at the awards ceremony that was held in September at the Leela Ambience Gurgaon Hotel & Residences in Gurgaon, New Delhi. “There is no doubt more...

ANS , India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BOLIVIA: Salesian programs meet the basic needs of at-risk youth and provide access to education to prepare them for future employment

By at October 10, 2018 | 9:10 am

BOLIVIA: Salesian programs meet the basic needs of at-risk youth and provide access to education to prepare them for future employment

(MissionNewswire) Every year, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, commonly known as Santa Cruz, the largest city in Bolivia and the capital of the Santa Cruz department, attracts youth who leave the hard life of the rural highlands in search of a new life. Throughout the Santa Cruz region, several Salesian centers have been developed and expanded to meet the needs of the local more...

ANS , Bolivia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

UGANDA: A young refugee dreams of peace in the South Sudan while working with Salesian missionaries in the Palabek Refugee Settlement

By at October 10, 2018 | 5:47 am

UGANDA: A young refugee dreams of peace in the South Sudan while working with Salesian missionaries in the Palabek Refugee Settlement

(MissionNewswire) Uganda hosts close to 1.3 million refugees, the majority coming from South Sudan which is 45km from the border. Salesian missionaries are providing pastoral, social development and educational initiatives to refugees living in the Palabek Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda. The Palabek Refugee Settlement is currently home to 42,000 people with an more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uganda

SENEGAL: Italian volunteers spend time in Salesian programs in Tambacounda to aid poor youth and learn more about their culture

By at October 5, 2018 | 11:55 am

SENEGAL: Italian volunteers spend time in Salesian programs in Tambacounda to aid poor youth and learn more about their culture

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian association, Don Bosco 2000, operates a multicultural and service initiative called Beteyà Travel which was launched two years ago. Thanks to this initiative, Italian volunteers spend two weeks working in Salesian programs in Tambacounda, Senegal. People from the Salesian association and Italian volunteers have already made the more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Senegal

ITALY: More than 18,000 youth have accessed vocational training and remain in their home county thanks to Salesian Stop Human Trafficking campaign

By at October 4, 2018 | 9:13 am

ITALY: More than 18,000 youth have accessed vocational training and remain in their home county thanks to Salesian Stop Human Trafficking campaign

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Stop Human Trafficking campaign was launched in October 2015 by Salesian missionaries in Italy and raises awareness of the dangers of youth migration. With a focus on youth leaving countries in Africa in search of a better life in Europe, the campaign aims to prevent young migrants from becoming victims of crime and exploitation. The more...

ANS , Italy , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries continue to provide education and food relief to youth and their families in local villages

By at October 3, 2018 | 8:42 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian missionaries continue to provide education and food relief to youth and their families in local villages

(MissionNewswire) South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan in 2011 but has faced an ongoing civil war that started in December 2013 and has resulted in a dire humanitarian crisis. Responding to the civil strife is nothing new to Salesian missionaries in South Sudan who are dedicated to the programs and services they are providing across the country. Despite more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South Sudan