Americas & Caribbean

EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University offers degree programs and continuing professional development on renewable energy systems

By at February 14, 2018 | 8:00 am

EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University offers degree programs and continuing professional development on renewable energy systems

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco University in San Salvador, El Salvador provides opportunities for advanced education and employment for disadvantaged youth. Approximately 6,000 students are enrolled at the university, which maintains a strong link to the local employment sector through research, technology transfer programs, continuing education courses and consultancy more...

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COLOMBIA: Salesian Missions highlights work with former child soldiers on International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers

By at February 12, 2018 | 8:29 am

COLOMBIA: Salesian Missions highlights work with former child soldiers on International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and international organizations around the globe in honoring International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers. The day was started when the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict entered into force on February 12, 2002. This protocol was more...

Colombia , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Special Reports

EL SALVADOR: Salesian graduates achieve success thanks to program facilitated by FUSALMO

By at February 8, 2018 | 8:08 am

EL SALVADOR: Salesian graduates achieve success thanks to program facilitated by FUSALMO

(MissionNewswire) Eduardo Menjivar Valencia is the new director of virtual education at the Don Bosco University in El Salvador. He is a graduate of Don Bosco University with a degree in communication sciences and received a master’s degree from the University of Sabana in Colombia. Thanks to the success of Salesian education and programs, Valencia is achieving much in more...

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VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries continue programs for poor and homeless youth despite instability in the country

By at January 25, 2018 | 10:35 am

VENEZUELA: Salesian missionaries continue programs for poor and homeless youth despite instability in the country

(MissionNewswire) Venezuela is facing an increase in corruption, prices and a scarcity of goods. As a result, the country is dealing with insecurity and violence. CNN Money released an article that noted Venezuela has lost half of its economy since 2013. According to the article, new figures published by the International Monetary Fund indicate that unemployment will more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Venezuela

HAITI: Salesian missionaries reflect back on loss of life and rebuilding efforts, marking 8 years since earthquake

By at January 23, 2018 | 12:21 pm

HAITI: Salesian missionaries reflect back on loss of life and rebuilding efforts, marking 8 years since earthquake

(MissionNewswire) On Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, exactly eight years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, Salesian missionaries held Catholic Mass and a ceremony at the Salesian-run National School of Arts and Crafts (ENAM) in Port-au-Prince. The ceremony, presided by Father Morachel Bonhomme, vicar of the vice province of Haiti, drew a large number of more...

Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Haiti , Special Reports

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City helps youth transition from armed conflict groups to life of peace and stability

By at January 12, 2018 | 12:51 pm

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City helps youth transition from armed conflict groups to life of peace and stability

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Rafael Bejarano, director of the Don Bosco City house in Medellín, has been engaged in development of the “Specialized Protection House-Building Dreams” project for several years. Its aim is to help the social reintegration of Colombian minors recruited by armed groups and deprived and violated of their human rights. Don Bosco more...

Colombia , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news

BRAZIL: Salesian Archdiocese of Belém aims to open 50 oratories in 2018

By at January 12, 2018 | 12:41 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian Archdiocese of Belém aims to open 50 oratories in 2018

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in parishes within the Archdiocese of Belém in Brazil are about to launch a new oratory and youth program. The oratory will be a place for youth for both their school and religious studies as well as for sports, leisure, and healthy and safe activities with their peers. The goal is to develop a place where youth can come together more...

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MEXICO: Salesian university students from the U.S. volunteer time at Salesian Refectory Padre Chava

By at January 5, 2018 | 12:40 pm

MEXICO: Salesian university students from the U.S. volunteer time at Salesian Refectory Padre Chava

(MissionNewswire) In December 2017, a group of Salesian university student volunteers from different locations across the United States, accompanied by Salesian Father Abraham Feliciano, arrived in Tijuana, Mexico to provide support for the Salesian Refectory Padre Chava, which assists migrants and people living in the streets. The volunteers contributed food they helped more...

Mexico , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , United States

PERU: New boat helps Salesian missionaries travel to hard to reach communities in the Amazon

By at January 2, 2018 | 9:32 am

PERU: New boat helps Salesian missionaries travel to hard to reach communities in the Amazon

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Luigi Bolla has traveled thousands of kilometers in the Amazon jungle between Peru and Ecuador, often sailing aboard a small boat known as “Pekepeke.” Fr. Bolla first arrived in Peru in 1984 and settled in Kuyuntsa, a city located in the district of Barranca, province of Datem del Marañon, Loreto region. “Yankuam Jintia,” or more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru

PERU: Technical training center helps prepare youth in the Amazon for long-term employment

By at January 1, 2018 | 8:22 am

PERU: Technical training center helps prepare youth in the Amazon for long-term employment

(MissionNewswire) The Yankuam Jintia Training Center for Intercultural Education was developed by the Don Bosco Foundation to meet the needs of poor youth living in the Peruvian Amazon. The center was launched in August 2016, after support was provided by the German government through Don Bosco Mondo. Salesian Father Diego Clavijo and Father Nelson Vera have made the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Peru