Haiti

HAITI: Mercedes-Benz Contributes to Salesian Project Helping to Feed Poor School Children

By at January 9, 2015 | 12:09 pm

HAITI: Mercedes-Benz Contributes to Salesian Project Helping to Feed Poor School Children

(MissionNewswire) Despite ongoing reconstruction and infrastructure improvements that are helping to rebuild Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the country, Haiti remains the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world. According to the World Bank, over half of the country’s population of 10 million lives on less than $1 per more...

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HAITI: Stop Hunger Now Meals Arrive at Salesian Centers, Helping More than 1,100

By at January 9, 2015 | 11:49 am

HAITI: Stop Hunger Now Meals Arrive at Salesian Centers, Helping More than 1,100

(MissionNewswire) More than 1,100 youth and their families who attend Salesian-run centers in the cities of Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haïtien, Haiti have access to better nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief more...

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HAITI: Salesian Missions and SoapBox Soaps Partnership Puts Soap into the Hands of Youth and Families at Risk for Cholera

By at October 15, 2014 | 1:34 pm

HAITI: Salesian Missions and SoapBox Soaps Partnership Puts Soap into the Hands of Youth and Families at Risk for Cholera

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to a recent donation from SoapBox Soaps, coordinated by Salesian Missions, more than 10,000 bars of soap will make their way into the hands of children and families in need in Haiti. The spread of cholera in the country in the years following a massive earthquake has added to the devastation. Partnerships like this are vital in the effort to more...

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HAITI: Fortified Rice Meals Help Improve Nutrition for Youth in Salesian Schools

By at May 28, 2014 | 10:05 am

HAITI: Fortified Rice Meals Help Improve Nutrition for Youth in Salesian Schools

(MissionNewswire) Close to 1000 vulnerable youth and their families who attend Salesian-run centers in Haiti have access to better nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and more...

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FOUR YEARS LATER: Salesian Missions Has Not Forgotten Haiti

By at January 12, 2014 | 10:07 am

FOUR YEARS LATER: Salesian Missions Has Not Forgotten Haiti

(MissionNewswire) In the initial aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the Salesians were instrumental in emergency response and relief efforts. An integral part of the infrastructure in Haiti prior to the earthquake, they were among the first responders—providing shelter and medical aid; means to securely transport, store and more...

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HAITI: Ongoing Professional Development Helps Rebuild Salesian-run Educational Centers

By at January 8, 2014 | 9:04 am

HAITI: Ongoing Professional Development Helps Rebuild Salesian-run Educational Centers

(MissionNewswire) Despite ongoing reconstruction and infrastructure improvements that are helping to rebuild Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the country, Haiti remains the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world. Over half of its population of 10 million lives on less than $1 per day, and approximately 80 percent live more...

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HAITI: Salesian Educators from Brazil Bring New Sports Program to Youth in Haiti

By at June 25, 2013 | 11:16 am

HAITI: Salesian Educators from Brazil Bring New Sports Program to Youth in Haiti

(MissionNewswire) Education is a sign of future progress in Haiti. The country’s educational system is continuing to be rebuilt after the devastating January 2010 earthquake that destroyed 90 percent of schools and 60 percent of hospitals, killing thousands of people and leaving more than 350,000 injured. Last year, more than 3 million Haitian children returned to more...

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HAITI: Rebuilt Salesian Trade School to Open in Early 2013

By at January 30, 2013 | 12:40 pm

HAITI: Rebuilt Salesian Trade School to Open in Early 2013

(MissionNewswire) Signs of progress continue in Haiti. Thanks to assistance from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) and Atlas Tube, Lainco, Fast + Epp, Canam and ArcelorMittal et Cast Connex, the Salesian-run L'École Lakay Trade School in Haiti is being rebuilt. The school suffered major damage in Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake and was forced to more...

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HAITI: Salesian Students Among More Than 3 Million Children Who Have Return to School

By at October 25, 2012 | 2:36 pm

HAITI: Salesian Students Among More Than 3 Million Children Who Have Return to School

(MissionNewswire) In early October 2012, more than 3 million Haitian children returned to school. No small feat given it was close to three years ago that a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, destroying 90 percent of schools and 60 percent of hospitals, killing thousands of people and leaving more than 350,000 people injured. More than 1 million more...

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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Missions Remembers Bright Youth Killed in Haiti Earthquake While in Class Studying to Become Teachers

By at October 5, 2012 | 10:24 am

WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Missions Remembers Bright Youth Killed in Haiti Earthquake While in Class Studying to Become Teachers

(MissionNewswire) As the world marks World Teachers’ Day, Salesian Missions remembers the teachers-in-training that were killed when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. Nothing could have prepared the Salesians—or the Haitian people—for the massive devastation and heartbreaking loss that occurred that day. Hundreds of students were more...

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