Americas & Caribbean

UNITED NATIONS (Haiti): UN-Backed Survey Finds Progress for Children in Education, Nutrition and Health Sectors

By at January 10, 2013 | 12:33 pm

UNITED NATIONS (Haiti): UN-Backed Survey Finds Progress for Children in Education, Nutrition and Health Sectors

(United Nations) 10 January 2013 – Almost three years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, preliminary results of a new United Nations-backed national household survey show substantial progress for children there in the education, nutrition, health and sanitation sectors since 2006. According to the initial results of the Haiti Demographic and Health Survey 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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Brazil: New Funding Campaign to Support After-School Care for Poor Youth

By at December 19, 2012 | 8:33 am

Brazil: New Funding Campaign to Support After-School Care for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) This December, a new fundraising campaign was launched promoted by Don Bosco in the World Foundation in support of the Happy Youngsters Project, run by Don Bosco City in Corumbá, Mato Grosso, Brazil. This project aims to keep youth off the streets afterschool by providing them a space where they are fed, supervised and kept safe until evening when a 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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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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