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EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Recognized for Leadership in Providing Children with Prosthetics

By at December 22, 2011 | 12:41 pm

EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Recognized for Leadership in Providing Children with Prosthetics

(MissionNewswire) The first-ever World Report on Disabilities has recognized the University Don Bosco in San Salvador, El Salvador, for its leadership in prosthetic and orthotics education in Latin America and for providing opportunities for adults and children with disabilities. The 2011 report was produced jointly by the World Health Organization and the World more...

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HAITI: Signs of Progress Nearly Two Years After Earthquake

By at December 15, 2011 | 12:52 pm

HAITI: Signs of Progress Nearly Two Years After Earthquake

(MissionNewswire) Reconstruction efforts are having an impact on education, health and job creation in Haiti, reports Nigel Fisher, deputy special representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, in a United Nations update given nearly two years after the devastating earthquake in the country. According to Fisher, 88 percent out of the $4.6 billion in aid pledged by more...

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INDIA: Economically Disadvantaged Youth Find Careers in Hospitality Industry

By at December 9, 2011 | 12:09 pm

INDIA: Economically Disadvantaged Youth Find Careers in Hospitality Industry

(MissionNewswire) A Salesian technical skills training program in India is giving poor youth job opportunities in the service industry. Don Bosco Technical Institute in Trasi, in collaboration with Taj Group of Hotels and India’s ministry of Rural Development has created a new program in Hospitality Management. This program aims to train poor youth -- both boys and more...

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GLOBAL: UNICEF Calls for Children with Disabilities to be Included in All Development

By at December 3, 2011 | 11:17 am

GLOBAL: UNICEF Calls for Children with Disabilities to be Included in All Development

(UNICEF) Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, UNICEF today called on the global development community to focus greater attention and investment in helping children and young people with disabilities to realize their rights, and renewed the call for universal ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. “Children more...

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GLOBAL: World Aids Day 2012

By at December 1, 2011 | 10:53 am

GLOBAL: World Aids Day 2012

(United Nations) As the world heads into the fourth decade of AIDS, it is finally in a position to end the epidemic, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, leading a chorus of United Nations officials in calling for the political will, investments and determination to reach this goal. “Momentum is on our side. Let us use it to end AIDS – once and for all,” more...

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BENIN: Salesian Care Center Offers a Path Away from Poverty

By at November 1, 2011 | 8:25 am

BENIN: Salesian Care Center Offers a Path Away from Poverty

(UNICEF) Two years ago, Eric N’Koue was nearly sold by his father to child traffickers. Fortunately, he was intercepted by police and brought to the UNICEF-supported Saint Joseph Center, a facility providing care and opportunities for vulnerable children in the eastern city of Parakou. Now seven years old, Eric is one of about 20 children for whom the center has more...

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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: “New Beginnings” Program Expands to Assist Colombian Refugees in Four Countries

By at October 20, 2011 | 12:08 pm

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: “New Beginnings” Program Expands to Assist Colombian Refugees in Four Countries

(MissionNewswire) More than 5,000 Colombian refugees in four countries in Central and South America will receive vocational and human development training as well as job placement services through a Salesian Missions “New Beginnings” program, thanks to external grant funding. The three-year program will focus on Colombian refugees living Ecuador, Venezuela, more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: Saving Lives Amid Unimaginable Conditions, “We Must Not Be Discouraged”

By at September 21, 2011 | 3:26 pm

HORN OF AFRICA: Saving Lives Amid Unimaginable Conditions, “We Must Not Be Discouraged”

(MissionNewswire) A famine of massive proportions threatens 12.7 million people in the Horn of Africa who are in urgent need of emergency assistance, according to the U.S. State Department. Aid agencies continue to sound the alarm, warning that the death toll could continue to rise—possibly reaching several hundred thousand in the coming weeks alone. The reality of more...

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GLOBAL: New UN Resolution Includes Protection of Schools During Armed Conflict

By at July 12, 2011 | 2:25 pm

GLOBAL: New UN Resolution Includes Protection of Schools During Armed Conflict

(MissionNewswire) In many of the world’s poorest countries – where hunger and hopelessness is a daily reality for so many children – providing life-saving meals and educational opportunities is hampered by threats of violence. Security is one of the top concerns for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate schools in places where there would otherwise more...

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ETHIOPIA: Unique Program Targets Poverty One Child at a Time

By at June 20, 2011 | 2:42 pm

ETHIOPIA: Unique Program Targets Poverty One Child at a Time

(MissionNewswire) The recent announcement of Ethiopia’s goal to expand its budget by 22 percent to fight poverty in its quickly growing economy caused critics to charge that growth has not filtered down to the poor, according to news reports from Reuters on June 11. As politicians work to introduce plans for a better Ethiopia, a unique program is already addressing more...

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