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GUATEMALA: More Than 800 Indigenous Q’eqchi (Mayans) Receive Technical Training at Don Bosco Center

By at November 16, 2015 | 7:40 pm

GUATEMALA: More Than 800 Indigenous Q’eqchi (Mayans) Receive Technical Training at Don Bosco Center

(MissionNewswire) More than 800 indigenous Q’eqchi (Mayans) in remote mountainous regions of Guatemala are participating in a three-year course at a Salesian-run Don Bosco Center in the area. The course includes basic academic classes in addition to technical training that gives students employable skills to help them find jobs in their communities. Rural life in more...

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EL SALVADOR: Rice-Meal Donation Helps to Provide Better Nutrition for Students and the Elderly

By at October 20, 2015 | 3:01 pm

EL SALVADOR: Rice-Meal Donation Helps to Provide Better Nutrition for Students and the Elderly

(MissionNewswire) Students at schools operated by the Salesian Education and Work Foundation in San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador, have access to better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization committed to, “feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.” more...

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GUATEMALA: Salesian Missionaries Have Undertaken New Projects Helping Poor Youth and their Families in San Benito

By at July 22, 2015 | 6:14 pm

GUATEMALA: Salesian Missionaries Have Undertaken New Projects Helping Poor Youth and their Families in San Benito

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have undertaken several new projects including the construction of a new youth center, distribution of ecological filters for water purification and HIV/AIDS prevention and care in the municipality of San Benito in the El Petén region of northern Guatemala. Due to complications securing land, construction of a new youth center more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

By at June 18, 2015 | 1:32 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills training, workforce more...

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EL SALVADOR: The Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra and Chorus Performs in Washington, D.C. on Its First North American Tour

By at June 2, 2015 | 8:38 am

EL SALVADOR: The Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra and Chorus Performs in Washington, D.C. on Its First North American Tour

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra and Chorus performed free concerts to packed venues, including The Kennedy Center and the World Bank, during its first North American tour. According to a recent NBC news story about the concerts by Patricia Guadalupe, the musical group played classics from Handel, Verdi, Schubert and Mozart as well as jazz, Celia more...

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EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University is Creating New Auditorium Space Thanks to Donation from Institution Recycling Network

By at May 21, 2015 | 12:30 pm

EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University is Creating New Auditorium Space Thanks to Donation from Institution Recycling Network

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco University in San Salvador, El Salvador has received the 275 chairs it needs to turn two classroom lecture halls into auditoriums thanks to a recent donation made possible by an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and the Institution Recycling Network (IRN), an organization that matches surplus items with more...

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GUATEMALA: Salesian Students Receive TOMS Shoes, are Healthier and Better Prepared for School

By at February 9, 2015 | 2:51 pm

GUATEMALA: Salesian Students Receive TOMS Shoes, are Healthier and Better Prepared for School

(MissionNewswire) Youth involved with the Salesian-run Foundation for the Development and Education of Indigenous Women in Guatemala, also known as “Talita Kumi”, have new shoes as a result of an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and TOMS, a company that matches every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. Salesian more...

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EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University Biomedical Engineering Program Receives Recognition for Excellence in Academics

By at December 20, 2014 | 12:00 pm

EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University Biomedical Engineering Program Receives Recognition for Excellence in Academics

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco University, located in San Salvador, is working to provide opportunities for advanced education and employment for disadvantaged youth in El Salvador. Approximately 6,000 students are enrolled at the University which maintains a strong link to the local employment sector through research, technology transfer programs, continuing education more...

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EL SALVADOR: University Students, Faculty Benefit from Furniture Donated by Institution Recycling Network

By at November 6, 2014 | 5:45 pm

EL SALVADOR: University Students, Faculty Benefit from Furniture Donated by Institution Recycling Network

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco University in San Salvador, El Salvador has new school and office furniture thanks to a recent donation made possible by an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and the Institution Recycling Network (IRN), an organization that matches surplus items with organizations and people who need them. Close to 35 percent of more...

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EL SALVADOR: More Than 55,000 Students Provided Education and Leadership Training at Don Bosco Integrated Education Youth Program

By at October 18, 2014 | 4:20 pm

EL SALVADOR: More Than 55,000 Students Provided Education and Leadership Training at Don Bosco Integrated Education Youth Program

(MissionNewswire) Close to 35 percent of El Salvador’s population lives in poverty, according to the World Bank. Youth in El Salvador are confronted not only with poverty, but with instability, high levels of violence and inadequate access to educational opportunities. Despite ranking high for economic indicators, the need for practical education in the country is more more...

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