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KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Hope, Education and Nutrition to Youth in Kakuma Refugee Camp

By at June 2, 2014 | 10:23 am

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Hope, Education and Nutrition to Youth in Kakuma Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) As of the end of May, Kakuma refugee camp, located in northern Kenya near the Uganda and South Sudan borders, is caring for 155,477 refugees from 20 different countries, according to UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency. The majority of refugees at the camp, more than 44 percent, are from South Sudan and arrived after escaping conflict and violence. Kakuma more...

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KENYA: From Life in Nairobi’s Slums to College Student at International University

By at February 27, 2014 | 4:26 pm

KENYA: From Life in Nairobi’s Slums to College Student at International University

(MissionNewswire) Despite the steady growth of Kenya’s economy, according to UNICEF, more than half of the country’s population lives below the poverty line on less than one US dollar a day. UNICEF also notes that Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, is home to 3 million residents, most of whom endure lives of extreme poverty in the city’s slums. The most vulnerable more...

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KENYA: From Street Child to Business School Graduate, a “Bosco Boy” Success Story

By at January 5, 2013 | 2:31 pm

KENYA: From Street Child to Business School Graduate, a “Bosco Boy” Success Story

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Bosco Boys program in Kenya is giving youth a reason to hope and a path out of poverty. Patrick Ngugi Gichuhi is a graduate of Bosco Boys who, through the program, went from living on the streets to graduating with a degree in international business administration specializing in finance. The Bosco Boys program gave him a second more...

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KENYA: Don Bosco Boys Town is Providing a Path Out of Poverty in Nairobi

By at August 13, 2012 | 10:45 am

KENYA: Don Bosco Boys Town is Providing a Path Out of Poverty in Nairobi

(MissionNewswire) In Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, most of the three million residents endure lives of extreme poverty. Much of the population reside in slums that crowd the city. Here, poverty is commonplace and basic health care and education is lacking. Compared to Kenya’s more rural areas, fewer youth residing in the slums of Nairobi attend the later stages more...

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KENYA: Salesian Missions Office for International Programs Visits Kenya to Assist with Funding for Girls’ Education Challenge Project

By at June 11, 2012 | 6:23 pm

KENYA: Salesian Missions Office for International Programs Visits Kenya to Assist with Funding for Girls’ Education Challenge Project

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions staff members recently returned from a visit Kenya, where they toured Salesian-run youth education programs and assisted with the request for financial support for the Girls’ Education Challenge Project—a program funded by the Department for International Development in the United Kingdom. The visiting staff members, Denis more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Among USAID Partners, Ad Council Launches New “FWD” Campaign

By at October 27, 2011 | 8:21 am

HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Among USAID Partners, Ad Council Launches New “FWD” Campaign

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is among the international humanitarian organizations working to save lives in the Horn of Africa, and is one of the official “FWD” campaign partners. The new national public awareness campaign is titled “FWD”—for famine, war and drought—which is an acronym for the three crises affecting the Horn.  The campaign was launched 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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HORN OF AFRICA: More than 300,000 Children at “Risk of Dying” from Malnutrition, Disease

By at August 22, 2011 | 2:00 pm

HORN OF AFRICA: More than 300,000 Children at “Risk of Dying” from Malnutrition, Disease

(MissionNewswire) The United Nations reports that more than 300,000 children in the Horn of Africa are severely malnourished and "at risk of dying." The region, also referred to as Northeast Africa, includes the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia – all severely affected by a drought and subsequent famine. Neighboring Kenya is also affected due to the more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Responds to Crisis

By at August 19, 2011 | 11:06 am

HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Responds to Crisis

(MissionNewswire) An already difficult situation has become a desperate one in the Horn of Africa where aid agencies like Salesian Missions were already hard at work helping the poor—long before the latest drought and famine that have brought the world’s attention to the region once again. “Entire communities have nothing to eat and people, many of them children, more...

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KENYA: Refugee Youth Find “New Beginnings” with Job Training

By at March 16, 2011 | 8:00 am

KENYA: Refugee Youth Find “New Beginnings” with Job Training

(MissionNewswire) The current economic crisis is hitting the world’s youth especially hard, according to the International Labour Organization. This specialized agency of the United Nations—which promotes social justice and internationally recognized human and labor rights—recently published its “Global Employment Trends for Youth Report”. According to this more...

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