Africa

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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LIBERIA: Salesian Programs Educate Youth and Instill Responsibility

By at June 7, 2012 | 12:05 pm

LIBERIA: Salesian Programs Educate Youth and Instill Responsibility

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has been working in Liberia since 1979 when they opened their first vocational technical institute there. Nearly two-thirds of Liberia’s 3.5 million residents fall below the poverty line and families are struggling to rebuild in the wake of a devastating civil war. Since their arrival more than 30 years ago, the Salesians have more...

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UNITED NATIONS Launches Emergency Operation to Feed Thousands who Fled Malian Conflict

By at May 22, 2012 | 11:18 am

UNITED NATIONS Launches Emergency Operation to Feed Thousands who Fled Malian Conflict

(United Nations) The United Nations food and refugee agencies today launched a joint emergency operation to respond to the food needs of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled conflict in Mali and crossed the border into neighboring countries. The new operation, which will be carried out by the World Food Program (WFP) and the Office of the UN High more...

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UGANDA: Book Donation Opens Students’ Eyes to New Opportunities

By at May 12, 2012 | 10:40 am

UGANDA: Book Donation Opens Students’ Eyes to New Opportunities

(MissionNewswire) Nearly 2,000 students in four Ugandan primary schools are exploring the worlds of geography, science and music thanks to new donated books—the result of a partnership with Salesian Missions and World Vision (who received the donated books from Pearson). “I read one book. The topic was about the systems in the human body. I read about building more...

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UNICEF: ‘Believe in Zero’ Campaign Aims to End Violence Against Children in South Africa

By at May 2, 2012 | 10:44 am

UNICEF: ‘Believe in Zero’ Campaign Aims to End Violence Against Children in South Africa

(UNICEF) PRETORIA, South Africa – UNICEF is calling on all South Africans to unite behind the goal of reducing violence against children to zero. In the run-up to Child Protection Week, which will occur from 28 May to 3 June, the newly launched ‘Believe in Zero’ campaign highlights the role that everyone has to play in the protection of children. Among the more...

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SIERRA LEONE: New Child Hotline Offers Hope to Children Affected by Civil War

By at April 12, 2012 | 10:41 am

SIERRA LEONE: New Child Hotline Offers Hope to Children Affected by Civil War

(MissionNewswire) The potential to help nearly 4,000 children made homeless due to the aftermath of Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war is behind the launch of a new, 24-hour telephone counseling hotline. The Child Hotline 116 is an around-the-clock counseling hotline staffed by social workers—along with other trained professionals—offering hope and prospects more...

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UNICEF Report: Despite Recent Improvements, Outlook for the Horn of Africa Increasingly Worrisome

By at April 11, 2012 | 9:40 am

UNICEF Report: Despite Recent Improvements, Outlook for the Horn of Africa Increasingly Worrisome

(UNICEF) The massive humanitarian response in the Horn of Africa in 2011 reversed the spread of famine and saved tens of thousands of children’s lives, but the outlook is increasingly worrisome, threatening the tentative gains achieved to date, according to a new UNICEF report. “Despite significant progress in the food security outlook for the Horn of Africa, the more...

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WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs that Provide Safe Water, Agriculture Training

By at March 22, 2012 | 2:22 pm

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs that Provide Safe Water, Agriculture Training

(MissionNewswire) The international community celebrated World Water Day on March 22, which is recognized annually as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. World Water Day 2012 was coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Each year, 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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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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