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INDIA: Don Bosco Balprafulta holds educational forum on youth and addiction for childcare institutions

By at November 6, 2018 | 5:59 pm

INDIA: Don Bosco Balprafulta holds educational forum on youth and addiction for childcare institutions

(MissionNewswire) Sixty-five professionals from 25 child care institutions in the Indian state of Maharashtra attended a seminar on “How to Handle Addicted Children” organized by Don Bosco Balprafulta and held at the Don Bosco Provincial House in Mumbai on Oct. 24. Father Thomas Koshy, executive secretary of the Don Bosco Young at Risk forum and Delhi Juvenile more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation launches new app to help intervention teams work effectively to support youth living on the streets

By at November 4, 2018 | 9:53 am

CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation launches new app to help intervention teams work effectively to support youth living on the streets

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Foundation of Chile in collaboration with Registro Circuito de Calle, a well-known IT company in Chile, has launched a new app that helps improve intervention for street children. The app allows users to update mapping within a territory, providing intervention teams with online information that will increase their knowledge of the more...

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SPAIN: Salesian missionaries launch new program to assist young unaccompanied migrants

By at October 31, 2018 | 12:29 pm

SPAIN: Salesian missionaries launch new program to assist young unaccompanied migrants

(MissionNewswire) The Pinardi Federation of Salesian Social Platforms has launched a new program in Spain to help vulnerable young unaccompanied minors. Many countries around the globe have been grappling with an influx of young unaccompanied minors who have fled their home countries in search of safety, employment and a better way of life. However, many youth find that more...

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

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries launch new agriculture projects at agriculture school in Barinas

By at October 31, 2018 | 11:33 am

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries launch new agriculture projects at agriculture school in Barinas

(MissionNewswire) Despite economic and political instability in Venezuela, Salesian missionaries continue to take care of poor youth and their families in the country. News reports have noted that poverty is reaching unprecedented levels with nearly 90 percent of the population facing conditions of poverty and 60 percent facing extreme poverty. An estimated 1.6 million more...

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

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul offers life-changing social services and support for poor and at-risk youth

By at October 29, 2018 | 2:00 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul offers life-changing social services and support for poor and at-risk youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been serving in Sierra Leone since 2001 when they began working to rehabilitate former child soldiers. In the years since, Don Bosco Fambul, located in the country’s capital city of Freetown, has become one of the Sierra Leone’s leading child welfare organizations—offering food, clothing, crisis intervention services, more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone

INDIA: Young woman escapes difficult family life and continues her education with support from Don Bosco Navajeevan

By at October 25, 2018 | 12:08 pm

(MissionNewswire) Gaddala Mary Venkulamma, a 22-year-old woman living in Telangana, India, received a second chance in life and the ability to finish her education thanks to the Salesians of Don Bosco, according to an Asia News article. After much hardship, Venkulamma was sent to live at Don Bosco Navajeevan in the city of Vijayawada located in the southeastern Indian more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

GUATEMALA: New collaborative project launches to build homes for poor families in San Benito Petén

By at October 25, 2018 | 8:04 am

GUATEMALA: New collaborative project launches to build homes for poor families in San Benito Petén

(MissionNewswire) Families living within the Salesian mission in San Benito Petén, located in the El Petén department of Guatemala, have new homes thanks to the support of Fundepaz, a nonprofit organization led by Father Fernando Echeverria, a Colombian priest living in the United States who has raised funding for the construction of two new homes. According to the more...

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GHANA: “Race of Saints” in Rome raises funds to expand programs for young women at Child Protection Center

By at October 24, 2018 | 9:27 am

GHANA: “Race of Saints” in Rome raises funds to expand programs for young women at Child Protection Center

(MissionNewswire) In order to raise funds and awareness of the issue of human trafficking in Ghana, the 11th annual “Race of Saints” will be held on All Saints Day on Nov. 1 in Rome. Professional athletes, amateurs and fans of all ages will participate in races held on that day. The funding raised will go to support the Salesian Child Protection Center in Ashaiman, more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian missionaries are working to address needs of poor youth and their families living in Ranadi landfill

By at October 20, 2018 | 10:01 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian missionaries are working to address needs of poor youth and their families living in Ranadi landfill

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are working to help families that are living in the vicinity of a landfill in Ranadi, a suburb of Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands. Many families, including children and older youth, live near the landfill so they can dig and collect plastic to survive. Father Srimal Priyanga, rector of the Don Bosco Technical more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Solomon Islands

BOLIVIA: Youth who come from challenging family situations excel at Hogar Don Bosco

By at October 20, 2018 | 8:24 am

BOLIVIA: Youth who come from challenging family situations excel at Hogar Don Bosco

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are helping youth gain an education and access resources that meet their basic needs in several programs connected to the Don Bosco Project located in Santa Cruz, the largest city and capital of the Santa Cruz department in Bolivia. Throughout the Santa Cruz region several Salesian centers have been developed and expanded to meet more...

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