Americas & Caribbean

COLOMBIA: “Coal of the Future” Manufactured at Salesian Facility

By at December 13, 2012 | 12:59 pm

COLOMBIA: “Coal of the Future” Manufactured at Salesian Facility

(MissionNewswire) Six months after the opening of the biomass production plant at Villa Don Bosco in Santander de Quilichao (in Cauca, Colombia), the first hundred tons of biomass produced was transported to Switzerland in mid December 2012. The biomass, made up of forest residual matter like pine and eucalyptus bark and coffee plant leaves, is compacted into small more...

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: New Socio-Sporting Schools Give Hope to Street Children

By at November 1, 2012 | 1:09 pm

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: New Socio-Sporting Schools Give Hope to Street Children

(MissionNewswire) The Salesians of Madrid and the Real Madrid Foundation in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the Salesian Province of the Antilles, celebrated the opening of their first two socio-sporting schools in the Dominican Republic with an inauguration ceremony on Sept. 27 at the Dominic Savio School House more...

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HAITI: Salesian Students Among More Than 3 Million Children Who Have Return to School

By at October 25, 2012 | 2:36 pm

HAITI: Salesian Students Among More Than 3 Million Children Who Have Return to School

(MissionNewswire) In early October 2012, more than 3 million Haitian children returned to school. No small feat given it was close to three years ago that a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, destroying 90 percent of schools and 60 percent of hospitals, killing thousands of people and leaving more than 350,000 people injured. More than 1 million more...

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HAITI: Reuniting Separated Children with Their Families

By at October 19, 2012 | 12:34 pm

HAITI: Reuniting Separated Children with Their Families

(UNICEF / By Suzanne Suh) Seven-year-old Mitchialine Innocent plays with her cousin in the courtyard of their home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. You wouldn’t be able to tell that, only a year ago, she was rescued, half-starved, from an ‘orphanage’, or residential care center. Mitchialine’s is a success story. From an impoverished family, she was abandoned by more...

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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Missions Remembers Bright Youth Killed in Haiti Earthquake While in Class Studying to Become Teachers

By at October 5, 2012 | 10:24 am

WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Missions Remembers Bright Youth Killed in Haiti Earthquake While in Class Studying to Become Teachers

(MissionNewswire) As the world marks World Teachers’ Day, Salesian Missions remembers the teachers-in-training that were killed when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. Nothing could have prepared the Salesians—or the Haitian people—for the massive devastation and heartbreaking loss that occurred that day. Hundreds of students were more...

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BRAZIL: Salesians Hold Youth Day in Brazil in Preparation for World Youth Day 2013

By at September 19, 2012 | 3:00 pm

BRAZIL: Salesians Hold Youth Day in Brazil in Preparation for World Youth Day 2013

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Youth Day was held in early September in Brazil in preparation for World Youth Day, an international gathering of the youth of the Catholic Church for a week-long celebration of faith. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will host World Youth Day in July of 2013, and young people are preparing now for this global event. Salesian Youth Day was organized more...

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HAITI: Global Soap Project, Salesian Missions Partner to Deliver Soap to Fight Cholera Epidemic

By at July 24, 2012 | 9:12 am

HAITI: Global Soap Project, Salesian Missions Partner to Deliver Soap to Fight Cholera Epidemic

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to a new partnership with Salesian Missions, Global Soap Project recently distributed its largest donation of soap to date, reaching approximately 5,000 people in Haiti. “The Salesians are on the ground in Haiti working with children in need, so we were able to provide a pathway to bring the soap from the donors directly to the more...

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HuffPost DoGooder Spotlight Highlights 1000jobsHaiti Founder Inspired by Salesian Sisters

By at July 11, 2012 | 9:52 am

HuffPost DoGooder Spotlight Highlights 1000jobsHaiti Founder Inspired by Salesian Sisters

(MissionNewswire) The work of Reverend Deacon Leroy S. Close at 1000jobsHaiti was featured in a July 11, 2012,  Huffington Post article by Marc Ozburn, founder and CEO of TheDoGooder.com. Ozburn reports that at age 16, Buck (Close's nickname that he continues to go by today) was introduced to the Salesian Sisters of Haiti by his mother. Close's family, the article says, 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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ECUADOR: Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, State Department Visit “New Beginnings” Program Site

By at June 22, 2012 | 10:27 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, State Department Visit “New Beginnings” Program Site

(MissionNewswire) Edson Timana, program officer with the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, recently returned from a visit to Ecuador to oversee  a site visit from officials from Population, Refugee, and Migration, a department within the U.S. Department of State. Timana visited several Salesian-run sites in anticipation of the Department of State more...

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