Americas & Caribbean

ARGENTINA: 85-Year-Old Agricultural School Teaches Hundreds Necessary Farming Techniques

By at June 5, 2012 | 1:02 pm

ARGENTINA: 85-Year-Old Agricultural School Teaches Hundreds Necessary Farming Techniques

(MissionNewswire) This past May, the Pascual Gentilini Agricultural School celebrated its 85 year history teaching agricultural skills to poor youth in Argentina. The Salesian-run program is one of more than 90 agricultural schools Salesian Missions operates world-wide. Construction of the school began in 1927 through a bequest by the school’s namesake, Pascual more...

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ECUADOR: Youth Hope to “Bet on the Future” Through Education in Ecuador

By at May 18, 2012 | 10:13 am

ECUADOR: Youth Hope to “Bet on the Future” Through Education in Ecuador

(MissionNewswire) Community members in Esmeraldas, Ecuador are waging that a quality educational alternative will help improve primary school graduation rates. Currently, only half of the population of 400,000 has graduated from primary school, and 76 percent are unable to meet their basic needs. The “Bet on the Future” campaign (Apuestan por su futuro in Spanish) more...

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HAITI: Opening of Salesian Technical School to Provide Skills, Jobs to 2,000 Students

By at May 12, 2012 | 2:09 pm

HAITI: Opening of Salesian Technical School to Provide Skills, Jobs to 2,000 Students

(MissionNewswire) Two thousand youth in Fort- Liberté, Haiti, will receive training for guaranteed work placement with the opening of the new Don Bosco Technical School. On May 7, 2012, Haiti’s president, Michel Joseph Martelly, its education minister,  Réginald Paul, and other government representatives marked the opening of the new Salesian school with a special more...

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COLOMBIA: Watch List Report Highlights Needs of “At Risk” Youth, Salesians Provide Recommended Services

By at April 25, 2012 | 8:47 am

COLOMBIA: Watch List Report Highlights Needs of “At Risk” Youth, Salesians Provide Recommended Services

(MissionNewswire) Children should not have to face the perils of war. But in many countries around the globe, children—both boys and girls—are recruited by force to fight ongoing battles in their homelands. They are subjected to sexual violence, psychological and physical harm and even death. In April 2012, Watchlist, a network of international non-governmental more...

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Stop Hunger Now Meals Reach Haiti Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership

By at April 16, 2012 | 6:30 pm

Stop Hunger Now Meals Reach Haiti Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership

(MissionNewswire) In April, 2012, meals from Stop Hunger Now made their way to children in need in Haiti, thanks to a partnership with Salesian Missions. The meals were utilized by the Lakay program for street children where the Salesians feed more than 600 youth every day in Cité Soleil, the poorest slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This indispensable Salesian-run more...

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UNHCR: Violence in Colombia Displacing More People into Ecuador

By at April 12, 2012 | 6:32 pm

UNHCR: Violence in Colombia Displacing More People into Ecuador

(UNHCR) – Senor Padilla, his wife and two of their children escaped to San Lorenzo, Ecuador in late February, joining the growing number of people fleeing fresh violence in nearby Colombia. "We came because two paramilitary factions and one guerrilla group were wreaking havoc in the area where we lived. They are killing a lot of the local people," Padilla told more...

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HAITI (USAID): U.S., Brazil Partner to Improve Food Security in the Americas

By at April 9, 2012 | 10:09 am

HAITI (USAID): U.S., Brazil Partner to Improve Food Security in the Americas

(USAID) On April 9, the Governments of the United States and Brazil formalized a partnership to improve food security in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Memorandum of Understanding begins with a trilateral agreement with the Government of Haiti to improve agriculture practices and technologies. “We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with more...

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WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs that Provide Safe Water, Agriculture Training

By at March 22, 2012 | 2:22 pm

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs that Provide Safe Water, Agriculture Training

(MissionNewswire) The international community celebrated World Water Day on March 22, which is recognized annually as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. World Water Day 2012 was coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Each year, more...

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HAITI: Salesian Missions Researches Possible Agriculture Education, School Feeding Project

By at March 9, 2012 | 2:43 pm

HAITI: Salesian Missions Researches Possible Agriculture Education, School Feeding Project

(MissionNewswire) Hendrix Pineda, a program officer with the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, recently returned from Haiti where he was exploring a possible food-for-development project to be funded under Title II of the Farm Bill managed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project would focus on agriculture more...

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HAITI: Salesian Missions Reports on Progress in Haiti Two Years Later

By at January 31, 2012 | 3:29 pm

HAITI: Salesian Missions Reports on Progress in Haiti Two Years Later

(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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