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HAITI FIVE YEARS LATER: Salesians Continue Making Progress Long After Attention Has Faded

By at January 12, 2015 | 5:23 pm

HAITI FIVE YEARS LATER: Salesians Continue Making Progress Long After Attention Has Faded

(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: 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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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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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 1,000 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...

Americas & Caribbean , Featured on slider , Haiti , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

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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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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