Guatemala

GUATEMALA: Salesian missionaries collaborate with Mesoamerican University for new courses targeted towards indigenous women

By at July 21, 2018 | 9:56 am

GUATEMALA: Salesian missionaries collaborate with Mesoamerican University for new courses targeted towards indigenous women

(MissionNewswire) In July, the first four students from a newly-established Mesoamerican University, located in the municipality of San Pedro Carchá, Guatemala, graduated with degrees in educational administration. The university was established four years ago and has been growing rapidly. It started with just 44 students and has grown to 564 students in 2018. Given more...

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GUATEMALA: Donated masks prove critical during relief efforts after Fuego volcanic eruption

By at July 18, 2018 | 9:21 am

GUATEMALA: Donated masks prove critical during relief efforts after Fuego volcanic eruption

(MissionNewswire) Early in 2018, Salesian missionaries received a shipment of food, medicines and other items from Canada for their mission in San Benito Petén, Guatemala. Among the items received were 10 cases of protective masks for nurses which was far beyond what the mission though they could use. The masks proved extremely useful after the Fuego volcanic eruption more...

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GUATEMALA: Salesian missionaries begin offering emergency aid and support after devastating Fuego volcanic eruption

By at June 11, 2018 | 8:41 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are responding to needs of residents who were affected by the Fuego volcanic eruption that happened on Sunday, June 3. The head of Guatemala’s National Forensic Sciences Institute has reported the latest death toll stands at more than 100 people with more than 200 still reported missing and nearly 3,000 people wounded and more...

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GUATEMALA: Salesian medical clinic makes improvements to meet community demand for medical care

By at June 4, 2018 | 8:24 am

GUATEMALA: Salesian medical clinic makes improvements to meet community demand for medical care

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries provide a range of educational and social programs for poor youth and their families in San Benito Petén, Guatemala. Salesian missionaries in the region provide a medical clinic that helps to care for people from the local villages. The clinic, dedicated to Artemide Zatti, a Salesian of Don Bosco and a noted pharmacist who more...

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GUATEMALA: Two Argentine doctors volunteer at Salesian health clinic in San Benito Petén

By at October 21, 2017 | 8:40 am

GUATEMALA: Two Argentine doctors volunteer at Salesian health clinic in San Benito Petén

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries provide a range of educational and social programs for poor youth and their families in San Benito Petén, Guatemala. Recently, two Argentine doctors, Florencia and Maite, spent several months as volunteers working with the Salesian parish in the community. Their work began in October 2016 and included providing care for those who more...

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GUATEMALA: The Don Bosco Center celebrates its 35th year of providing education and workforce development services to youth

By at September 27, 2017 | 6:19 am

GUATEMALA: The Don Bosco Center celebrates its 35th year of providing education and workforce development services to youth

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center, located in Tzacanihá, near San Pedro Carcha, has been welcoming the children and young people of Raxruhá and the nearby city of Chamelco for 35 years. The organization recently celebrated its anniversary. Father Antonio De Groot, founder of the Don Bosco Center, organized this 35th anniversary celebration with the support of his more...

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GUATEMALA: Salesian Missionaries Launch Youth Center in San Benito Petén

By at April 21, 2017 | 8:26 am

GUATEMALA: Salesian Missionaries Launch Youth Center in San Benito Petén

(MissionNewswire) In March, Salesian missionaries in San Benito Petén, Guatemala opened a new youth center in the village of La Cobanerita. The launch event of the new facility brought together youth from the local area along with their families for catechetical activities, games and sports. The new Salesian youth center has been in development for more than a more...

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GUATEMALA: New Solar Panels at Vocational Center are Good for Environment and Cost Reduction

By at December 28, 2016 | 12:33 pm

GUATEMALA: New Solar Panels at Vocational Center are Good for Environment and Cost Reduction

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at the Father Bartoloné Ambrosio Vocational Training Center in Guatemala City, Guatemala, provide 300 youth with courses and workshops in carpentry, electrical training, information technology, industrial welding and milling. The energy costs for all of these services are very high and limit the possibility of investment, more...

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GUATEMALA: Rice Meal Donation Provides Healthy Nutrition to Indigenous Children Attending Salesian Community Centers

By at November 29, 2016 | 12:04 pm

GUATEMALA: Rice Meal Donation Provides Healthy Nutrition to Indigenous Children Attending Salesian Community Centers

(MissionNewswire) Children participating in the Community Centers of Opportune Stimulation of Talita Kumi project facilitated by the Salesian-run Foundation for the Development and Education of Indigenous Women in Guatemala have received access to better nutrition thanks to a recent shipment of fortified rice meals. The donation was made possible through an ongoing more...

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GUATEMALA: Children Find Hope at Salesian-run Summer Youth Program in San Benito

By at February 5, 2016 | 4:02 pm

GUATEMALA: Children Find Hope at Salesian-run Summer Youth Program in San Benito

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate a summer youth program in the municipality of San Benito in the El Petén region of northern Guatemala. The program offers classes in Spanish and English, mathematics, computers, arts and crafts, music and dance as well as provides organized games for participants. Operated out of a Salesian youth center in San Benito, more...

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