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MADAGASCAR: New Partnership is Closing the Digital Divide

By at April 16, 2013 | 5:06 pm

MADAGASCAR: New Partnership is Closing the Digital Divide

(MissionNewswire) The digital divide–the gap between those with access to technology and those without–is particularly apparent in Madagascar. Because of a lack of funding and limited access to technology, many youth have had no training in technology, including basic computer and internet skills. Youth with no technical knowledge or training are severely limited in more...

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INDIA: Salesian Program Participates in Earth Hour to Focus on Environmental Concerns in India

By at April 7, 2013 | 5:19 pm

INDIA: Salesian Program Participates in Earth Hour to Focus on Environmental Concerns in India

(MissionNewswire) India’s environmental concerns are growing. From pollution and access to safe water to deforestation and the wildlife trade, India faces critical environmental challenges. And as the country's population and economy grows so does the need to find long-term, sustainable environmental solutions. WWF Global has noted that India faces increasing more...

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PARAGUAY: Salesians Receive Recognition for Work with Indigenous Communities

By at April 4, 2013 | 5:07 pm

PARAGUAY: Salesians Receive Recognition for Work with Indigenous Communities

(MissionNewswire) Paraguay is among the poorest countries in South America. According to UNICEF, almost 35 percent of its 6.5 million population lives in poverty with close to 20 percent living in extreme poverty, earning less than US $1 per day. The gap between the small upper class and the large lower class is extreme and offers virtually no social mobility. As a more...

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EL SALVADOR: Youth Leadership Training Helps Salesian Alumni Give Back to Local Communities

By at April 3, 2013 | 5:17 pm

EL SALVADOR: Youth Leadership Training Helps Salesian Alumni Give Back to Local Communities

(MissionNewswire) Many youth in El Salvador are influenced by gangs, violence and drugs. They struggle to cope with deplorable conditions and overwhelming despair that has plagued impoverished communities for generations. In addition, El Salvador suffers from a weak educational system. According to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), less than 50 more...

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SPAIN: New Program Helps Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in the Canary Islands

By at March 25, 2013 | 8:20 am

SPAIN: New Program Helps Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in the Canary Islands

(MissionNewswire) Once older youth age out of foster care they are often left without resources, little support and no idea where to go next. It can be difficult to find a place to live and locate and maintain stable employment. Very often these young people do not have an existing or adequate social network to provide them the support they need to live life fully as an more...

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ISRAEL: Construction of New Oil-Press Increases Productivity, Funds for Salesian Programs

By at March 21, 2013 | 8:23 am

ISRAEL: Construction of New Oil-Press Increases Productivity, Funds for Salesian Programs

(MissionNewswire) The construction of an oil-press at the Salesian Monastery and Winery in Cremisan is helping to promote the economic growth and social development of the disadvantaged population of Bethlehem. The ongoing commitment of the Salesians and volunteers from the International Volunteers for Development (VIS) has advanced the success of this project. Wine more...

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INDIA: Salesian Homelink/Missing Child Search Network Receives Award

By at March 14, 2013 | 4:59 am

INDIA: Salesian Homelink/Missing Child Search Network Receives Award

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Homelink/Missing Child Search Network was awarded a 2013 Certificate of Appreciation in Social Innovation presented by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in India. The award was given on Feb. 13 at the NASSCOM Forum on Indian Leadership in Mumbai and was received by Father Joe Prabhu of the Salesians of more...

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AUSTRALIA: Leadership Weekend for Salesian Students in Australia

By at March 7, 2013 | 7:19 pm

AUSTRALIA: Leadership Weekend for Salesian Students in Australia

(MissionNewswire) Secondary students from various Salesian schools and programs in Melbourne and South Australia gathered at Don Bosco Camp in Safety Beach in mid-February for a Leadership Weekend. Led by a group of experienced Salesian leaders, it was a weekend filled with learning and hands-on leadership activities. The participants enjoyed plenty of social time more...

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INDIA: Youth Expo 2013 Focuses on Development of Youth Leaders in India

By at March 6, 2013 | 7:38 pm

INDIA: Youth Expo 2013 Focuses on Development of Youth Leaders in India

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Institute in Guwahati in conjunction with the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth of North East India hosted a Youth Expo focused on personal and social development for young leaders from Feb. 8-14 this year. The theme for the Expo was “Capacity Building Training in Life Skills, Citizenship and Peer Education" with the goal of more...

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SPAIN: Youth Forum Focuses on Sharing the Educational Experience in Madrid

By at March 6, 2013 | 7:35 pm

SPAIN: Youth Forum Focuses on Sharing the Educational Experience in Madrid

(MissionNewswire) More than 135 students and 45 teachers of Salesian-run professional training programs recently participated in a forum organized at the Salesian Center in Carabanchel, Madrid. This was the fourth year of the event and its theme was, “To share to educate.” The purpose of the forum was to facilitate discussion between youth and educators in order to more...

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