Central America

EL SALVADOR: Youth Receive Better Access to Nutrition Thanks to Salesian Missions’ Partnership with Stop Hunger Now

By at February 6, 2014 | 11:31 am

EL SALVADOR: Youth Receive Better Access to Nutrition Thanks to Salesian Missions’ Partnership with Stop Hunger Now

(MissionNewswire) Close to 1,400 youth and seniors participating in several Salesian programs in El Salvador have better access to 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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GUATEMALA: Salesian Missions, Feed My Starving Children Delivery Arrives Just in Time to Help Flood Victims

By at August 20, 2013 | 9:16 am

GUATEMALA: Salesian Missions, Feed My Starving Children Delivery Arrives Just in Time to Help Flood Victims

(MissionNewswire) Rural poverty hasn’t changed much in Guatemala during the last 20 years, according to the World Bank. Close to 75 percent of the population is estimated to live below the poverty line and almost 58 percent live below the extreme poverty line which the World Bank defines as struggling to afford even a basic basket of food. For the country’s more...

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EL SALVADOR: FedEx Donates 727 to Salesian University Where At-Risk Youth Learn Aviation Mechanics

By at July 8, 2013 | 3:58 pm

EL SALVADOR: FedEx Donates 727 to Salesian University Where At-Risk Youth Learn Aviation Mechanics

(MissionNewswire) Daily life for youth in El Salvador is a constant struggle. Dealing with poverty, instability and high levels of violence, youth without access to educational opportunities face an impossible climb out of poverty. According to the World Bank, close to 35 percent of El Salvador residents live in poverty. The Salesians working and teaching in El more...

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EL SALVADOR: Youth Leadership Training Helps Salesian Alumni Give Back to Local Communities

By at April 3, 2013 | 5:17 pm

EL SALVADOR: Youth Leadership Training Helps Salesian Alumni Give Back to Local Communities

(MissionNewswire) Many youth in El Salvador are influenced by gangs, violence and drugs. They struggle to cope with deplorable conditions and overwhelming despair that has plagued impoverished communities for generations. In addition, El Salvador suffers from a weak educational system. According to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), less than 50 more...

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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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