North America

UNITED STATES: Don Bosco Technical Institute Receives $250,000 Fletcher Jones Foundation Grant

By at October 27, 2015 | 4:41 pm

UNITED STATES: Don Bosco Technical Institute Receives $250,000 Fletcher Jones Foundation Grant

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) in Rosemead, California recently received a $250,000 Fletcher Jones Foundation grant that will fund a project that includes the construction of emerging technologies laboratories and curriculum development. The project will focus on three STEM-related fields including green technologies, 3D design prototyping more...

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MEXICO: Wheelchair Developed by Don Bosco Wheels Project Gives Youth With Disabilities Greater Mobility

By at September 15, 2015 | 7:30 pm

MEXICO: Wheelchair Developed by Don Bosco Wheels Project Gives Youth With Disabilities Greater Mobility

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco Wheels project, operated out of Guadalajara, the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Jalisco, unveiled a newly developed wheelchair that enables youth with physical disabilities greater mobility. By allowing for increased movement, the wheelchair results in greater inclusion and access and decreases the likelihood more...

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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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UNITED STATES: Third Grade Students at the Academy of St. Francis of Assisi Host Shoe Drive to Benefit Salesian-run City of Hope in Zambia

By at March 11, 2015 | 9:58 am

UNITED STATES: Third Grade Students at the Academy of St. Francis of Assisi Host Shoe Drive to Benefit Salesian-run City of Hope in Zambia

(MissionNewswire) In February, third grade students at the Academy of St. Francis of Assisi in New Jersey organized a shoe drive to benefit children at the Salesian-run City of Hope in Lusaka, Zambia. The shoe drive was inspired by Robert, a nine year old student at the Academy of St. Francis of Assisi, as part of a Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” community 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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UNITED STATES: Don Bosco Technical Institute’s Green Technology and Engineering Courses Prepare Youth for Higher Education and Careers in Cutting-edge Fields

By at November 1, 2014 | 1:28 pm

UNITED STATES: Don Bosco Technical Institute’s Green Technology and Engineering Courses Prepare Youth for Higher Education and Careers in Cutting-edge Fields

(MissionNewswire) Working in more than 132 countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries have created a vast network of primary, secondary, vocational and technical schools serving poor youth. With a focus on education and workforce development, Salesians worldwide provide disadvantaged youth valuable resources to aid them in finding livable wage employment. Here more...

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NICARAGUA: Hundreds of Elementary Students Benefit from School Furniture Donation

By at October 29, 2014 | 1:08 pm

NICARAGUA: Hundreds of Elementary Students Benefit from School Furniture Donation

(MissionNewswire) Mary Help of Christians Elementary, a Salesian-run school in Granada, Nicaragua has new school and office furniture thanks to a recent donation made possible by a partnership between Salesian Missions and GRRO International, an organization focused on supporting surplus property distribution and commodity recycling. Nicaragua is one of the least 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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UNITED STATES: Salesian Boys & Girls Club in East LA Helps Youth Stay Safe, Focused on School

By at September 4, 2014 | 1:01 pm

UNITED STATES: Salesian Boys & Girls Club in East LA Helps Youth Stay Safe, Focused on School

(MissionNewswire) Working in more than 132 countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries have created a vast network of primary, secondary, vocational and technical schools serving poor youth. With a focus on education and workforce development, Salesians worldwide provide disadvantaged youth valuable resources to help them find livable wage employment to break the more...

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