Southern Africa

MOZAMBIQUE: Salesians Provide Only Recognized Professional Teacher Training Program

By at May 4, 2013 | 9:33 am

MOZAMBIQUE: Salesians Provide Only Recognized Professional Teacher Training Program

(MissionNewswire) Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranked 172nd out of 182 countries on the UN Human Development Index with 54 percent of the population living in poverty, according to the World Bank. Poverty, combined with a shortage of trained teachers, has hampered efforts to open new schools. Currently, the Salesians operate the only more...

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SPAIN: New Partnership with Zimbabwe School Develops Students’ Foreign Language Skills

By at January 15, 2013 | 1:25 pm

SPAIN: New Partnership with Zimbabwe School Develops Students’ Foreign Language Skills

(MissionNewswire) Students at the Salesian-run Don Bosco School in Valencia, Spain have gained a new cultural opportunity thanks to a partnership with the Harare International School in Zimbabwe. The two schools developed the partnership to allow students to learn and practice their English and Spanish. The program combines learning, cultural cooperation and new more...

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ANGOLA: New Home For Boys Gives Hope to Street Children, Chance to Escape the Cycle of Poverty

By at November 5, 2012 | 5:28 pm

ANGOLA: New Home For Boys Gives Hope to Street Children, Chance to Escape the Cycle of Poverty

(MissionNewswire) This fall, St. Kizito Hous – new Salesian-run home for street boys in Luanda, Angola – was opened. This new house is the result of a joint international cooperation between the Salesians, International Voluntary Service for Development volunteers and public institutions. In Angola, 68 percent of the population lives in poverty – with 26 percent more...

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SOUTH AFRICA: First Lady’s Visit Highlights Importance of Youth Leadership for Country’s Future

By at June 24, 2011 | 12:35 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: First Lady’s Visit Highlights Importance of Youth Leadership for Country’s Future

(MissionNewswire) U.S. first lady Michelle Obama’s visit to South Africa has brought the world’s attention to a country where a significant percentage of the population must struggle to survive on less than $1 a day, according to the United Nations. During her week-long goodwill tour through South Africa, the first lady’s focus was on the country’s youth and more...

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