Central America

GUATEMALA: Teacher Training Program Gives Youth Second Chance

By at February 21, 2013 | 10:38 am

GUATEMALA: Teacher Training Program Gives Youth Second Chance

(MissionNewswire) Under the leadership of Salesian missionary, Father Anthony De Groot, education for poor male youth is thriving in Guatemala thanks to a teacher training program made possible by the Don Bosco Center. Fr. De Groot came to the Carchá mission in the Alta Verapz region in 1975, and has worked to help youth break the cycle of poverty and improve their more...

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EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Continues Training in Orthopedics in Support of Efforts in Haiti

By at July 11, 2012 | 9:23 am

EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Continues Training in Orthopedics in Support of Efforts in Haiti

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco University in El Salvador plans to train 32 new professionals in various forms of prosthetic and orthotics, artificial limbs and other medical support and will place them in rehabilitation centers in Haiti. As ongoing support for those injured in the Haiti earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010, this training program was implemented in more...

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EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Recognized for Leadership in Providing Children with Prosthetics

By at December 22, 2011 | 12:41 pm

EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Recognized for Leadership in Providing Children with Prosthetics

(MissionNewswire) The first-ever World Report on Disabilities has recognized the University Don Bosco in San Salvador, El Salvador, for its leadership in prosthetic and orthotics education in Latin America and for providing opportunities for adults and children with disabilities. The 2011 report was produced jointly by the World Health Organization and the World more...

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EL SALVADOR: Salesian Institute Gives Youth an Alternative to Violence

By at November 16, 2011 | 12:47 pm

EL SALVADOR: Salesian Institute Gives Youth an Alternative to Violence

(Catholic News Service) In what the United Nations considers one of the most violent countries in the world, Salesian Father Jose "Pepe" Morataya has taken a different approach to tackling the widespread violence: He educates El Salvador's poor youths. For 24 years, Father Morataya has directed an institution that offers free education and job training to children and more...

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