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ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Housing and Education Programs for Indigenous Youth Living in the Amazon

By at March 31, 2017 | 10:14 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Housing and Education Programs for Indigenous Youth Living in the Amazon

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate a youth hostel and school for disadvantaged youth in Wasakentsa, an area in the city of Macas in southeastern Ecuador. The Salesian community currently provides housing for 40 boys and girls who attend the local Salesian school, which educates 120 students. Edwin Fernando Cárdenas became a Salesian in 2013 and began his more...

Ecuador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ZAMBIA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Youth Center and Nursery School to Shantytown of Makululu

By at March 31, 2017 | 9:27 am

ZAMBIA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Youth Center and Nursery School to Shantytown of Makululu

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been providing programs in Zambia since missionaries from Poland first came to the country in 1982. From the beginning, Salesian missionaries worked in parishes, serving mainly poor youth in need. Many Polish Salesian missionaries remain working in Salesian programs across the country today. They are joined by Salesian priests more...

Zambia

ITALY: Salesian Missionaries Ensure Youth Have Access to Sports and Recreation

By at March 31, 2017 | 8:21 am

ITALY: Salesian Missionaries Ensure Youth Have Access to Sports and Recreation

(MissionNewswire) Sports and recreational activities are an essential part of Salesian educational programs in Italy. They give youth a time to connect with their peers and help them work on problem solving and team building. Father Mimmo Madonna, rector of the Salesian House in the city of Locri, wanted to ensure youth had access to leisure, play and creativity. Part of more...

Italy , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MADAGASCAR: Salesian Programs for Youth and Women Bring Hope to Families

By at March 31, 2017 | 8:02 am

MADAGASCAR: Salesian Programs for Youth and Women Bring Hope to Families

(MissionNewswire) In order to help youth break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness, Salesian missionaries in Madagascar operate elementary, middle and high schools throughout the country. The focus is on providing educational opportunities, increasing literacy and laying a foundation for education well past the compulsory education required in the country. Access to more...

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BOLIVIA: Salesian Radio Station Has Been Informing and Connecting Rural Communities for 25 Years

By at March 24, 2017 | 9:35 am

BOLIVIA: Salesian Radio Station Has Been Informing and Connecting Rural Communities for 25 Years

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Radio Sariri was launched 25 years ago, and still operates from Escoma in the La Paz Department in Bolivia. In the 1990s, the rural area of La Paz was an isolated highland. There was no means of communication and people were left uninformed. To better educate local people about services available, inform them what was happening in the more...

Bolivia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MYANMAR: Salesian Missionaries Hold Medical Clinic Providing Care to More Than 2,000 People

By at March 24, 2017 | 8:49 am

MYANMAR: Salesian Missionaries Hold Medical Clinic Providing Care to More Than 2,000 People

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries recently held a medical clinic for people living in Anisakan, a remote village in Myanmar. Korean members of the Members of Global Union medical team visited the village for the second time to provide medical care to the residents. The Salesian-run Domenic Savio Hall of Nazareth Seminary was transformed into a medical clinic and more...

Myanmar , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missionaries Complete Water Projects Ensuring Youth Have Access to Clean, Safe Water

By at March 22, 2017 | 7:00 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missionaries Complete Water Projects Ensuring Youth Have Access to Clean, Safe Water

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation, and the international community in celebrating World Water Day. Every year since 1993, the international community has celebrated World Water Day on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for more...

Cambodia , Clean Water Initiative , Congo (Brazzaville) , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Rwanda , Samoa , Zambia

TANZANIA: Salesian Missionaries Operate Home and School Scholarship Program for Orphans

By at March 21, 2017 | 5:03 pm

TANZANIA: Salesian Missionaries Operate Home and School Scholarship Program for Orphans

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries started a mission in Mafinga, Tanzania in 1980 when they became aware of the need to open a house for 500 local orphans. According to the organization Tanzania Development and Prevention of AIDS, the disease is the second leading cause of death and leaves hundreds of children and teens with no family. The organization applauds more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Tanzania

BURUNDI: New Salesian Project Aims to Help Women Gain the Education and Skills Needed for Employment

By at March 21, 2017 | 4:48 pm

BURUNDI: New Salesian Project Aims to Help Women Gain the Education and Skills Needed for Employment

(MissionNewswire) The Spanish Salesian-run organization Don Bosco Solidarity is launching a new project in the rural community of Rukago, in northern Burundi. The project, “Improving the Opportunities of Women in Rukago,” has been implemented at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center of Buterere. The new initiative was launched to help women gain the skills needed more...

Burundi , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

BOLIVIA: Youth Volunteers Help Support the Activities of the Don Bosco Project

By at March 21, 2017 | 4:10 pm

BOLIVIA: Youth Volunteers Help Support the Activities of the Don Bosco Project

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Bolivia encourage youth volunteerism as a way to give back to local communities. Each year in January, youth come together with a desire to serve others. This year, 54 youth gathered in the city of Santa Cruz as part of the Don Bosco Project. They met initially to obtain their volunteer assignments, learn more about being a more...

Bolivia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)