Mexico

MEXICO: Youth Camp Held to Provide Education and Assistance to Migrant Youth

By at May 20, 2015 | 10:20 am

MEXICO: Youth Camp Held to Provide Education and Assistance to Migrant Youth

(MissionNewswire) Camp Cagliero, a supportive weekend meeting for migrant youth, was held Feb. 28 - March 1 at the Casa del Hombre Nuevo in Tlazala de Fabela, a municipality of the city of Isidro Fabela in Mexico. The camp was requested by Father Ángel Fernández Artime, the Rector Major of the Salesian Congregation, was coordinated by Father Miguel Ángel Rojas Lezama, more...

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MEXICO: Education & Community Inclusion for Youth with Disabilities

By at April 20, 2015 | 12:27 pm

MEXICO: Education & Community Inclusion for Youth with Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Focusing on educational and community inclusion for youth with physical disabilities has been a focus for Salesian missionaries in Mexico as well in other countries like Spain and Cambodia. Missionaries aim to help youth with disabilities access education and workforce development training and feel a sense of community and support among their more...

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MEXICO: Students in Salesian Programs Have Improved Health and are Better Prepared for School after Receiving TOMS Shoes

By at February 20, 2015 | 11:42 am

(MissionNewswire) Students participating in Laura Vicuña A.C., a network of schools and orphanages operated by Salesian Sisters in Mexico, were the recipients of 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 Missions is more...

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MEXICO: New Engineering Courses Respond to Local Industry Need

By at September 19, 2014 | 1:45 pm

MEXICO: New Engineering Courses Respond to Local Industry Need

(MissionNewswire) More than 46 percent of Mexico’s population lives in poverty, according to UNICEF. Close to 53 million people lack access to education, healthcare, transportation and even the most basic necessities such as food and shelter. The poverty rate for youth in the country is higher at more than 53 percent and accounts for twenty million children and more...

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MEXICO: Salesian Programs in U.S. Mexico Border Towns Help Youth Combat Violence, Provide Hope for the Future

By at April 4, 2014 | 6:22 pm

MEXICO: Salesian Programs in U.S. Mexico Border Towns Help Youth Combat Violence, Provide Hope for the Future

(MissionNewswire) The border between the United States and Mexico spans 1,969 miles and has more than 20 checkpoints along its route. Constant migration is taking place between the two countries with Mexican migrant workers traveling to U.S border towns seeking employment and immigrants from both countries crossing back and forth in addition to cases of undocumented more...

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MEXICO: Salesian Program Brings Hope to Young Girls at Risk of Exploitation

By at February 9, 2014 | 11:57 am

MEXICO: Salesian Program Brings Hope to Young Girls at Risk of Exploitation

(MissionNewswire) More than 46 percent of Mexico’s population lives in poverty, according to UNICEF. Close to 53 million people lack access to education, healthcare, transportation and even the most basic necessities such as food and shelter. Youth in the country face a higher rate of poverty at more than 53 percent which accounts for twenty million children and more...

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MEXICO: Salesian Sports and Arts Programs for Vulnerable Youth Offer Alternative to Drugs, Violence

By at September 5, 2013 | 6:53 am

MEXICO: Salesian Sports and Arts Programs for Vulnerable Youth Offer Alternative to Drugs, Violence

(MissionNewswire) While parts of Mexico have seen signs of economic growth and financial stability, many areas continue to struggle. According to UNICEF, the human development indexes in parts of Mexico are close to those in some of the world’s least developed countries. A little more than 46 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty. For children, the more...

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MEXICO: 50 Years of Programs Providing Education, Opportunity to Country’s “Future”

By at February 13, 2013 | 9:58 am

MEXICO: 50 Years of Programs Providing Education, Opportunity to Country’s “Future”

(MissionNewswire) In mid-February, the Salesians celebrated 50 years of providing education and other services to poor youth in the Province of Mexico-Guadalajara. Salesian Rector Major Father Pascual Chávez Villanueva led the celebration which lasted several days. "The celebration of the 50th Anniversary of our Province represents a year in which we remember those more...

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MEXICO: New Salesian Medical Clinic Opens, Serves Youth and Neighboring Communities

By at December 27, 2012 | 2:57 pm

MEXICO: New Salesian Medical Clinic Opens, Serves Youth and Neighboring Communities

(MissionNewswire) In early December 2012, a new medical clinic opened as part of a Salesian-run program in Morelia. The clinic was named after Father Alberto Durán Cabrales, rector of the Antonio de Mendoza community in Morelia. Salesian Brother Víctor López Cisneros is responsible for the clinic’s ongoing operation. Each week, close to 600 youth access the more...

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MEXICO: New Cultural Space Opens for At-Risk Youth

By at December 17, 2012 | 3:16 pm

MEXICO: New Cultural Space Opens for At-Risk Youth

(MissionNewswire) The Corner was opened in December in Lupita Oratory (Youth Center), one of three Salesian Youth Centers in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The Corner is a cultural space designed to meet the needs of teens and older youth by providing a meeting space in a peaceful atmosphere. This new program is part of the Don Bosco Cultural Corridor Project. In the more...

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