Haiti

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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HAITI: Global Soap Project, Salesian Missions Partner to Deliver Soap to Fight Cholera Epidemic

By at July 24, 2012 | 9:12 am

HAITI: Global Soap Project, Salesian Missions Partner to Deliver Soap to Fight Cholera Epidemic

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to a new partnership with Salesian Missions, Global Soap Project recently distributed its largest donation of soap to date, reaching approximately 5,000 people in Haiti. “The Salesians are on the ground in Haiti working with children in need, so we were able to provide a pathway to bring the soap from the donors directly to the more...

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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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