Americas & Caribbean

FOUR YEARS LATER: Salesian Missions Has Not Forgotten Haiti

By at January 12, 2014 | 10:07 am

FOUR YEARS LATER: Salesian Missions Has Not Forgotten Haiti

(MissionNewswire) In the initial aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the Salesians were instrumental in emergency response and relief efforts. An integral part of the infrastructure in Haiti prior to the earthquake, they were among the first responders—providing shelter and medical aid; means to securely transport, store and more...

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HAITI: Ongoing Professional Development Helps Rebuild Salesian-run Educational Centers

By at January 8, 2014 | 9:04 am

HAITI: Ongoing Professional Development Helps Rebuild Salesian-run Educational Centers

(MissionNewswire) Despite ongoing reconstruction and infrastructure improvements that are helping to rebuild Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the country, Haiti remains the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world. Over half of its population of 10 million lives on less than $1 per day, and approximately 80 percent live more...

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UNITED STATES: New Culinary Arts Program Gives Youth Job Training Skills

By at November 28, 2013 | 1:02 pm

UNITED STATES: New Culinary Arts Program Gives Youth Job Training Skills

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

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WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Partnerships that Fight Hunger Around the Globe

By at October 16, 2013 | 2:02 pm

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Partnerships that Fight Hunger Around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Everyday, more than 840 million people go hungry in a world of plenty. Additionally, two billion people lack the vitamins and minerals needed to live healthy lives according to the World Food Program and the United Nations. Each year, Oct. 16th marks the observance of World Food Day aimed at bringing attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and more...

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URUGUAY: Salesian Collaboration Provides Homes to 13 Poor Families

By at October 8, 2013 | 2:12 pm

URUGUAY: Salesian Collaboration Provides Homes to 13 Poor Families

(MissionNewswire) Uruquay has managed to decrease its poverty rate by almost half since 2007 when the World Bank estimated that 25 percent of the population was living in poverty. Today, the poverty rate is close to ten percent with the majority of poor residents concentrated in rural towns and villages. Most of these poor, rural citizens do not have the financial more...

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BRAZIL: Four Teachers Return from Month-Long Sports Program in Haiti

By at October 4, 2013 | 3:01 pm

BRAZIL: Four Teachers Return from Month-Long Sports Program in Haiti

(MissionNewswire) Last year, more than 3 million Haitian children returned to school with 200,000 of them educated in Salesian-run institutions. The country’s educational system is continuing to be rebuilt after the devastating January 2010 earthquake that destroyed 90 percent of schools and 60 percent of hospitals, killed thousands of people and left more than 350,000 more...

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ARGENTINA: Salesian Agricultural Programs Receive Local Recognition for Training Expertise

By at September 19, 2013 | 6:44 am

ARGENTINA: Salesian Agricultural Programs Receive Local Recognition for Training Expertise

(MissionNewswire) Although viewed as a relatively wealthy country, Argentina has a poverty rate of just over 26 percent, according to the World Bank. Close to 4.4 million people live below the poverty line and the country’s high school dropout rate is close to 20 percent. Youth account for one in three of those unemployed. The Salesians have a long history of 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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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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ARGENTINA: Salesians Assist Victims of Massive Apartment Building Explosion

By at August 8, 2013 | 8:15 am

ARGENTINA: Salesians Assist Victims of Massive Apartment Building Explosion

(MissionNewswire) Salesians in Argentina are joining efforts to help the victims of a massive explosion that happened just four blocks away from their headquarters in San José, Rosario. The Aug. 6 explosion—which destroyed apartment buildings filled with tenants—is being called the worst disaster in the history of the city, the third largest in the more...

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