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GLOBAL: Salesians Speak at United Nations, Empower Youth to be ‘Agents of Change’

By at September 24, 2012 | 1:32 pm

GLOBAL: Salesians Speak at United Nations, Empower Youth to be ‘Agents of Change’

(MissionNewswire) On Monday, Sept. 24, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Salesians facilitated a panel discussion titled, “Empowering Youth to be Agents of Change in Eradicating Poverty.” Representatives of the Catholic Church, governments, and the Salesians presented their perspectives on the effectiveness and importance of the Salesians’ more...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Salesians Provide Education as a Means of Peace for Youth

By at September 21, 2012 | 4:49 pm

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Salesians Provide Education as a Means of Peace for Youth

(MissionNewswire) During the International Day of Peace, celebrated globally on Sept. 21, 2012, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the world’s combatants to lay down their arms and embrace peace. The theme of this past year's observance was "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.” Ban Ki-moon stated that one of the ways to attain sustainable peace is for more...

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BRAZIL: Salesians Hold Youth Day in Brazil in Preparation for World Youth Day 2013

By at September 19, 2012 | 3:00 pm

BRAZIL: Salesians Hold Youth Day in Brazil in Preparation for World Youth Day 2013

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Youth Day was held in early September in Brazil in preparation for World Youth Day, an international gathering of the youth of the Catholic Church for a week-long celebration of faith. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will host World Youth Day in July of 2013, and young people are preparing now for this global event. Salesian Youth Day was organized more...

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INDIA: Salesians Aid Refugees of Ethnic Violence

By at August 1, 2012 | 12:25 pm

INDIA: Salesians Aid Refugees of Ethnic Violence

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is reporting that Salesian-run Don Bosco Institute in Guwahati, India, is providing relief efforts for those displaced by recent ethnic violence. The violence has occurred in the districts of Assam, a northeastern state of India, and has left 56 people dead and thousands more displaced from their homes. According to news reports, the more...

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HAITI: Global Soap Project, Salesian Missions Partner to Deliver Soap to Fight Cholera Epidemic

By at July 24, 2012 | 9:12 am

HAITI: Global Soap Project, Salesian Missions Partner to Deliver Soap to Fight Cholera Epidemic

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to a new partnership with Salesian Missions, Global Soap Project recently distributed its largest donation of soap to date, reaching approximately 5,000 people in Haiti. “The Salesians are on the ground in Haiti working with children in need, so we were able to provide a pathway to bring the soap from the donors directly to the more...

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MALI: Salesians Assist Displaced Children & Families as Political Instability Continues

By at July 19, 2012 | 2:00 pm

MALI: Salesians Assist Displaced Children & Families as Political Instability Continues

(MissionNewswire) Political instability and fears of chaos in Mali have driven more than 300,000 people from their homes since fighting erupted in the north between a Tuareg rebel movement and Malian government forces. There has been panic that rebel groups will use the region as a platform for drugs and arms trading. Adding to the plight of the refugees, Mali is among more...

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EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Continues Training in Orthopedics in Support of Efforts in Haiti

By at July 11, 2012 | 9:23 am

EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Continues Training in Orthopedics in Support of Efforts in Haiti

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco University in El Salvador plans to train 32 new professionals in various forms of prosthetic and orthotics, artificial limbs and other medical support and will place them in rehabilitation centers in Haiti. As ongoing support for those injured in the Haiti earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010, this training program was implemented in more...

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CONGO: Food Aid Relief Needed for Salesian School in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By at June 29, 2012 | 12:03 pm

CONGO: Food Aid Relief Needed for Salesian School in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

(MissionNewswire) According to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, the eastern most part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen continued military operations against armed groups which has led to internal displacement and food shortages. A Salesian-run school, Don Bosco Ngangi Center located in Goma, in the eastern section of the country, is feeling the effects more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, State Department Visit “New Beginnings” Program Site

By at June 22, 2012 | 10:27 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, State Department Visit “New Beginnings” Program Site

(MissionNewswire) Edson Timana, program officer with the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, recently returned from a visit to Ecuador to oversee  a site visit from officials from Population, Refugee, and Migration, a department within the U.S. Department of State. Timana visited several Salesian-run sites in anticipation of the Department of State more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesians Give Refugees “New Beginnings”

By at June 20, 2012 | 12:53 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesians Give Refugees “New Beginnings”

(MissionNewswire) The international community celebrated World Refugee Day on June 20 - which is recognized annually as the day to focus on the plight of millions of families around the globe that have lost their homes to violence and war and to advocate on their behalf. World Refugee Day 2012 was coordinated by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHRC. Coordinating with more...

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