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SOUTH AFRICA: New vocational training center aims to educate poor youth, provide alternative to gang life

By at February 13, 2018 | 9:18 am

SOUTH AFRICA: New vocational training center aims to educate poor youth, provide alternative to gang life

(MissionNewswire) A new Don Bosco Skills Training Center is being constructed in Delft, a small and overcrowded township on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, according to an article in the Global Sisters Report. Salesian Sister Ana Maria Mainero hopes it will begin to provide an alternative to gang life for poor youth. In the Global Sisters Report article, Sr. more...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Sisters operate education and social programs to aid youth in poverty

By at November 29, 2017 | 11:32 am

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Sisters operate education and social programs to aid youth in poverty

(MissionNewswire) Sister Helen Hartnett, with the Salesian Sisters of Daughter of Mary Help of Christians, facilitates an assistance program for families with children who have recently settled in the new settlements on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. The children who participate in the program come from extremely poor families and attend educational lessons more...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Institute Gives At-Risk Youth a Second Chance for Productive Future

By at August 22, 2017 | 10:42 am

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Institute Gives At-Risk Youth a Second Chance for Productive Future

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Patrick Naughton, from Ireland, has been serving youth as a missionary in South Africa for more than 30 years. He is currently the economer of the Salesian Institute in Cape Town. Throughout his time as a missionary, Fr. Naughton has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of vulnerable and at-risk children and older youth. Salesian more...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Institute Adds Solar Panels to Save Electricity Costs and Ensure Consistent Power to Classrooms

By at January 10, 2017 | 12:38 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Institute Adds Solar Panels to Save Electricity Costs and Ensure Consistent Power to Classrooms

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Institute in Cape Town, South Africa has recently added solar panels to its campus buildings that provide education and technical skills training to youth. In recent years, the Salesian Institute has been faced with huge expenses for electricity and also frequent power losses that disrupted the educational environment. In response, Salesian more...

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SOUTH AFRICA: New Porsche Program to Provide Training to 75 Youth

By at December 8, 2016 | 6:05 am

SOUTH AFRICA: New Porsche Program to Provide Training to 75 Youth

(MissionNewswire) Starting in July 2017, 75 disadvantaged youth in South Africa will have an opportunity to take part in a new training program known as the Porsche Aftersales Vocational Education program to learn the skills to become mechanics. This training is intended to open up new professional opportunities not only in Porsche but also in other brands of the more...

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GLOBAL: World AIDS Day: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs Providing HIV/AIDS Education and Health Services

By at December 1, 2016 | 12:34 pm

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UNAIDS, the United Nations' AIDS organization, and many other organizations around the globe in highlighting World AIDS Day 2015 celebrated each year on December 1. The day is held to honor AIDS victims and focus on prevention and treatment issues surrounding HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency more...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Life Choices Program Provides Hope and a Better Future for At-Risk Youth

By at August 4, 2015 | 8:19 am

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Life Choices Program Provides Hope and a Better Future for At-Risk Youth

(MissionNewswire) Youth living on the streets of South Africa are often faced with severe poverty, lack of education, abandonment, abuse and exploitation. Many have also been affected by HIV/AIDS as the country has been the hardest hit by the epidemic. To address these issues, the Salesian-run Life Choices organization has been providing health education, leadership more...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Waves of Change Project Connects Disadvantaged Youth to Stable Employment in the Fishing Industry

By at December 23, 2014 | 4:57 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: Waves of Change Project Connects Disadvantaged Youth to Stable Employment in the Fishing Industry

(MissionNewswire) Poverty is extensive in South Africa with more than 45 percent of the population living below the poverty line, according to UNICEF. A significant percentage of the population struggles to survive on less than one dollar a day. South Africa is plagued by high crime rates and violence against women and girls and is the country hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS more...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian YES Project Provides Employment Opportunities to More than 300 Youth Each Year

By at November 25, 2014 | 1:29 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian YES Project Provides Employment Opportunities to More than 300 Youth Each Year

(MissionNewswire) Poverty is extensive in South Africa with more than 45 percent of the population living below the poverty line, according to UNICEF. A significant percentage of the population struggles to survive on less than one dollar a day. South Africa is plagued by high crime rates and violence against women and girls and is the country hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS more...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Institute’s Youth Projects Provide Safety, Shelter and Education for Poor Youth

By at October 23, 2014 | 1:26 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Institute’s Youth Projects Provide Safety, Shelter and Education for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) Poverty is extensive in South Africa with more than 45 percent of the population living below the poverty line, according to UNICEF. A significant percentage of the population struggles to survive on less than one dollar a day. The country is plagued by high crime rates and violence against women and girls and has been the hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS more...

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