Africa

SUDAN: Students Gain Nationally-Recognized Teacher Certification at Salesian-run St. Joseph’s Technical School

By at October 20, 2013 | 11:50 am

SUDAN: Students Gain Nationally-Recognized Teacher Certification at Salesian-run St. Joseph’s Technical School

(MissionNewswire) The Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world, and according to UNICEF, has close to 46 percent of its population living in poverty. Low-incomes and food deficiencies are the norm and ongoing violence and civil unrest exacerbate already harsh conditions. Despite these conditions, more youth are in school today than ever before with school more...

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WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Partnerships that Fight Hunger Around the Globe

By at October 16, 2013 | 2:02 pm

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Partnerships that Fight Hunger Around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Everyday, more than 840 million people go hungry in a world of plenty. Additionally, two billion people lack the vitamins and minerals needed to live healthy lives according to the World Food Program and the United Nations. Each year, Oct. 16th marks the observance of World Food Day aimed at bringing attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and more...

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GHANA: Tractor Donation Increases Capacity for Students at Salesian Center

By at October 5, 2013 | 2:17 pm

GHANA: Tractor Donation Increases Capacity for Students at Salesian Center

(MissionNewswire) While Ghana’s economy continues to improve, nearly 45 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, according to UNICEF. Ghana ranks 135 out of 187 countries on the United Nations Development Program's 2011 Human Development Index, and rural poverty remains widespread in the dry savannah region that covers roughly two thirds of Ghana's more...

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MOZAMBIQUE: Spanish Salesian Volunteers Train New Electrical Engineering and General Mechanics Teachers

By at October 1, 2013 | 2:14 pm

MOZAMBIQUE: Spanish Salesian Volunteers Train New Electrical Engineering and General Mechanics Teachers

(MissionNewswire) Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world. Despite impressive growth and development over the last several years that has reduced the once 70 percent poverty rate (in the late 1990s) to 54 percent today, poverty continues to be severe and widespread, according the the World Bank. More than 70 percent of those living in poverty, reside more...

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Mission Welcomes Release of Children Recruited by Armed Group in DR Congo

By at August 19, 2013 | 9:36 am

UNITED NATIONS: UN Mission Welcomes Release of Children Recruited by Armed Group in DR Congo

(United Nations) The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has welcomed the release of 82 children from the Mayi Mayi Bakata Katanga armed group through the joint efforts of aid agencies working in the country. The children – 69 boys and 13 girls between the ages of 8 and 17 – had reportedly been recruited during the more...

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MOROCCO: Salesian Program Celebrates 75 Years Providing Education and Hope for Poor Youth

By at August 13, 2013 | 11:19 am

MOROCCO: Salesian Program Celebrates 75 Years Providing Education and Hope for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) Over the last several years, Morocco has made significant strides toward reducing the number of Moroccans living in poverty. Despite progress, a drastic gap in wealth continues to exist between those living in urban and rural areas, according to the World Bank. Out of close to 4 million people living in poverty, 3 million are living in rural areas. more...

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REUTERS: Child Refugees Dying Needlessly Due to Vaccine Bureaucracy, Says MSF

By at August 9, 2013 | 12:05 pm

REUTERS: Child Refugees Dying Needlessly Due to Vaccine Bureaucracy, Says MSF

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Many children living in South Sudanese refugee camps have died needlessly because of bureaucratic delays rolling out new vaccines, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday. MSF said it had taken 11 months to procure affordable drugs to vaccinate children against pneumonia in Yida refugee camp in South Sudan more...

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DR CONGO: Reuters Photographer Captures Life at Center Where Salesians Care for More than 3,000 Abandoned Children, HIV/AIDS Victims

By at August 6, 2013 | 1:50 pm

DR CONGO: Reuters Photographer Captures Life at Center Where Salesians Care for More than 3,000 Abandoned Children, HIV/AIDS Victims

(MissionNewswire) Reuters photographer Thomas Mukoya captured a day in the life of abandoned children and at-risk youth at a Salesian-run center in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mukoya initially traveled to the area to cover stories related to the proposed disarmament process by the United Nations (which has yet to happen). Instread, he more...

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SUDAN: Teacher Training Helps Educators Learn New Skills for Teaching High-Risk Students

By at July 10, 2013 | 10:06 am

SUDAN: Teacher Training Helps Educators Learn New Skills for Teaching High-Risk Students

(MissionNewswire) In the Sudan, educators are forced to tackle more than teaching basic coursework. The Sudan remains one of the poorest countries in the world and according to UNICEF, has close to 46 percent of its population living in poverty. Low-incomes and food deficiencies remain the norm and ongoing violence and civil unrest exacerbate already harsh conditions in more...

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BENIN: New Salesian Program Works to Enhance the Child Protection System and Provide for Youth at Risk

By at June 22, 2013 | 11:28 am

BENIN: New Salesian Program Works to Enhance the Child Protection System and Provide for Youth at Risk

(MissionNewswire) Youth in Benin face overwhelming challenges in combating poverty. According to UNICEF, Benin remains one of the poorest countries in the world with close to 70 percent of its population living in poverty. Almost 20 percent are chronically undernourished, and the effects of poverty in rural areas are severe. Child labor and trafficking are also concerns more...

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