Dominican Republic

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: More than 3,000 Athletes Participated in the 2015 Don Bosco Sports Festival

By at June 16, 2015 | 2:04 pm

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: More than 3,000 Athletes Participated in the 2015 Don Bosco Sports Festival

(MissionNewswire) As part of a bicentennial celebration of the birthday of Don Bosco, more than 3,000 athletes participated in the 2015 Don Bosco Sports Festival held June 5-6 in the Dominican Republic. Students from Salesian centers in the cities of Santo Domingo and Barahona participated in seven different sporting events including track and field games and ping pong. more...

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: More than 65,000 Youth Gained a Second Chance at Education Thanks to Salesian Program

By at February 6, 2015 | 10:22 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in the Dominican Republic are getting youth working on the streets back to school through Boys and Girls with Don Bosco, a network of educational and social programs operating out of 12 Salesian centers, eight of them located in Santo Domingo, the country's capital city. To date more than 65,000 impoverished youth have accessed more...

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Youth-Centered Services Aid School Attendance and Preparation for the Future

By at July 28, 2014 | 10:03 am

(MissionNewswire) Nearly half of youth under the age of 18 live in poverty in the Dominican Republic, according to UNICEF. Even though the country’s economy has been steadily improving since 1996, the country’s poor still struggle to get enough food to eat and access safe drinking water and adequate housing. Only 30 percent of youth finish primary school and only 18 more...

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, PUERTO RICO: Past Salesian Pupils Association Growing

By at March 1, 2013 | 8:30 am

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, PUERTO RICO: Past Salesian Pupils Association Growing

(MissionNewswire) The Antilles Province Past Pupils of Don Bosco Association is growing, especially in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Started in 2011, the association has grown to include 1,740 alumni, who are working to give back locally and pay the lessons they learned forward to other poor youth currently being educated in Salesian-run programs. The more...

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: New Socio-Sporting Schools Give Hope to Street Children

By at November 1, 2012 | 1:09 pm

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: New Socio-Sporting Schools Give Hope to Street Children

(MissionNewswire) The Salesians of Madrid and the Real Madrid Foundation in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the Salesian Province of the Antilles, celebrated the opening of their first two socio-sporting schools in the Dominican Republic with an inauguration ceremony on Sept. 27 at the Dominic Savio School House more...

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