Haiti

HuffPost DoGooder Spotlight Highlights 1000jobsHaiti Founder Inspired by Salesian Sisters

By at July 11, 2012 | 9:52 am

HuffPost DoGooder Spotlight Highlights 1000jobsHaiti Founder Inspired by Salesian Sisters

(MissionNewswire) The work of Reverend Deacon Leroy S. Close at 1000jobsHaiti was featured in a July 11, 2012,  Huffington Post article by Marc Ozburn, founder and CEO of TheDoGooder.com. Ozburn reports that at age 16, Buck (Close's nickname that he continues to go by today) was introduced to the Salesian Sisters of Haiti by his mother. Close's family, the article says, more...

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HAITI: Opening of Salesian Technical School to Provide Skills, Jobs to 2,000 Students

By at May 12, 2012 | 2:09 pm

HAITI: Opening of Salesian Technical School to Provide Skills, Jobs to 2,000 Students

(MissionNewswire) Two thousand youth in Fort- Liberté, Haiti, will receive training for guaranteed work placement with the opening of the new Don Bosco Technical School. On May 7, 2012, Haiti’s president, Michel Joseph Martelly, its education minister,  Réginald Paul, and other government representatives marked the opening of the new Salesian school with a special more...

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Stop Hunger Now Meals Reach Haiti Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership

By at April 16, 2012 | 6:30 pm

Stop Hunger Now Meals Reach Haiti Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership

(MissionNewswire) In April, 2012, meals from Stop Hunger Now made their way to children in need in Haiti, thanks to a partnership with Salesian Missions. The meals were utilized by the Lakay program for street children where the Salesians feed more than 600 youth every day in Cité Soleil, the poorest slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This indispensable Salesian-run more...

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HAITI: Salesian Missions Researches Possible Agriculture Education, School Feeding Project

By at March 9, 2012 | 2:43 pm

HAITI: Salesian Missions Researches Possible Agriculture Education, School Feeding Project

(MissionNewswire) Hendrix Pineda, a program officer with the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, recently returned from Haiti where he was exploring a possible food-for-development project to be funded under Title II of the Farm Bill managed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project would focus on agriculture more...

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HAITI: Salesian Missions Reports on Progress in Haiti Two Years Later

By at January 31, 2012 | 3:29 pm

HAITI: Salesian Missions Reports on Progress in Haiti Two Years Later

(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: Signs of Progress Nearly Two Years After Earthquake

By at December 15, 2011 | 12:52 pm

HAITI: Signs of Progress Nearly Two Years After Earthquake

(MissionNewswire) Reconstruction efforts are having an impact on education, health and job creation in Haiti, reports Nigel Fisher, deputy special representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, in a United Nations update given nearly two years after the devastating earthquake in the country. According to Fisher, 88 percent out of the $4.6 billion in aid pledged by more...

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HAITI: New Buildings Adopt Safety Measures

By at March 8, 2011 | 8:04 am

HAITI: New Buildings Adopt Safety Measures

(MissionNewswire) The opening of the new Salesian warehouse in Haiti was cause for celebration for two reasons—not only will it provide new efficiencies for ongoing rebuilding efforts but it is also designed according to Caribbean building standards to withstand future natural disasters. Quality construction standards are a concern in rebuilding Haiti, according to a more...

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HAITI: Opportunity Grows at Agricultural School in Haiti

By at January 31, 2011 | 10:51 am

HAITI: Opportunity Grows at Agricultural School in Haiti

(MissionNewswire) Wide smiles break out on the faces of students crouching in the fields as they examine the crops. They know the vegetables they hold in their hands will provide their communities and country with a quality food source, as well as increase their opportunities to obtain meaningful skills to support their families. Agriculture is a critical economic more...

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HAITI: Salesian University Network Creates Connection to Haiti’s Future

By at January 6, 2011 | 2:00 pm

HAITI: Salesian University Network Creates Connection to Haiti’s Future

(MissionNewswire) --- For university students in Haiti, access to technology is a way to stay connected to studies, social networks—and the opportunity to make a difference in their country’s future. Through the new Salesian University Network, hundreds of university students who have been unable to return to school following the Jan. 12, 2011, earthquake will have more...

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