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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Provides Education and Workforce Development Programs for Refugees Around the Globe

By at June 20, 2017 | 12:37 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Provides Education and Workforce Development Programs for Refugees Around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions stands with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and other international organizations in honoring World Refugee Day, held each year since 2001on June 20.  The day, coordinated by UNHCR, honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people who have been forced to flee their homes. UNHCR has noted that a record 65 more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Kenya , Special Reports

TANZANIA: New Water Project Brings Clean Water to More Than 3,000 Poor and Homeless Youth

By at June 16, 2017 | 8:03 am

TANZANIA: New Water Project Brings Clean Water to More Than 3,000 Poor and Homeless Youth

(MissionNewswire) Through donor support, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the international Salesians of Don Bosco, was able to assist Salesian missionaries at the Kinyerezi Children’s Center in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to provide youth access to clean water. The water project is directly benefiting 150 orphans and street children enrolled in the program more...

Clean Water Initiative , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Tanzania

MADAGASCAR: Rice-Meal Donation from Feed My Starving Children Helps Feed Poor Youth and Their Families in Salesian Programs

By at June 15, 2017 | 9:59 am

MADAGASCAR: Rice-Meal Donation from Feed My Starving Children Helps Feed Poor Youth and Their Families in Salesian Programs

(MissionNewswire) Youth and their families in four Salesian programs in Madagascar have access to better nutrition thanks to a recent shipment of rice-meals through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to “feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.” Our Lady of Clairvaux more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Madagascar

UNITED STATES: Two Salesian High School Students Receive $40,000 College Scholarships from Edison Scholars Program

By at May 26, 2017 | 6:42 am

Two students from Salesian high schools in the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese are the recipients of the Edison Scholars Program, according to an article from Angelus. The Edison Scholars Program provides 30 high school seniors who excel in STEM subjects with $40,000 college scholarships. The Angelus article reports that on April 10, Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO more...

Uncategorized , United States

VENEZUELA: Two Salesian Past Pupils Killed During Ongoing Political and Social Unrest

By at May 25, 2017 | 1:49 pm

The Salesian Family in Venezuela has been affected by the recent political and social strife happening the country. A recent BBC article reports that Venezuela has been gripped by an ever-deepening economic and political crisis that has triggered almost daily anti-government protests since April. On April 19, peaceful demonstrations took place in the country to deliver to more...

Uncategorized , Venezuela

SPAIN: Don Bosco Foundation Project is Helping Youth Connect in School and Excel

By at May 25, 2017 | 8:22 am

The Don Bosco Foundation Project, based at the San Isidro Salesian Institute in de La Orotava, Spain, has for many years carried out education and social development programs for young children and older youth, improving their lives and offering them a change at a brighter future. In 2016, the Foundation helped more than 450 children and obtained access to employment more...

Spain , Uncategorized

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Salesian Sisters Launch New Technical Secondary School for Girls

By at May 24, 2017 | 9:40 am

The Caritas Sisters of Jesus, part of the Salesian family, recently launched a new technical secondary school for girls in Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. The Salesian sisters opened their first school in the country in East Boroko, Port Moresby in 1996. Now a little more than 20 years later, they are launching this second technical school to educate poor youth in the more...

Papua New Guinea , Uncategorized

SIERRA LEONE: Mobile Outreach Provides Counseling and Medical Care to Street Children in Freetown

By at May 23, 2017 | 6:41 am

Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations, launched surveys in Sept. 2016 and Feb. 2017 to better understand the reality of street children’s lives in Freetown, the capital city. As a result, Salesian missionaries have noted that close to 2,000 children are living on the streets facing physical suffering and emotional and sexual abuse more...

Sierra Leone , Uncategorized

MOZAMBIQUE: Salesian Vocational Training Programs Helps Gain the Skills Needed for Employment

By at May 22, 2017 | 8:38 am

Opened by Salesian missionaries to meet the needs of poor youth, the Don Bosco Institute at Maputo provides vocational and technical training to poor youth in Mozambique. The institute offers youth a chance to gain skills needed to find and retain long-term employment once they graduate. This vocational training builds off primary and secondary schooling Salesian more...

Mozambique , Uncategorized

VIETNAM: Salesian Lay Missioners Teach English Language to Students in Salesian Programs

By at May 19, 2017 | 12:44 pm

Michael Gordon is one of seven international volunteers from the Salesian Lay Missioners program teaching English language to students across five centers in Vietnam. Gordon is teaching at Don Rua in the city of Da Lat. He spends his day teaching one-on-one with students and in small groups. Salesian Lay Missioners volunteer their time in several countries around the more...

Uncategorized , Vietnam