Argentina

ARGENTINA: Salesian Students Launch Service Project to Help City Kindergarten Clean and Repair After Flooding

By at July 21, 2017 | 12:26 pm

ARGENTINA: Salesian Students Launch Service Project to Help City Kindergarten Clean and Repair After Flooding

(MissionNewswire) Students at the Domingo Savio Salesian Institute located in the city of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, recently took part in a service project to give back to their community. The students cleaned and repaired the city’s kindergarten facilities after it was affected by floods that took place in the city in April 2017. Not only did mud and water enter more...

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ARGENTINA: Don Bosco Boys Provides Shelter, Nutrition and Education to Assist the Poor and Homeless

By at November 2, 2016 | 3:09 pm

ARGENTINA: Don Bosco Boys Provides Shelter, Nutrition and Education to Assist the Poor and Homeless

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Boys program located in Bahía Blanca, a city in the southwest province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has grown considerably since it was first started in 2001. The program was started initially to provide shelter and food for the homeless in order to address the city’s growing homeless population and people who made a meager living more...

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ARGENTINA: Salesian Students Make Blankets for Poor Families for the Winter Months

By at June 4, 2016 | 6:45 pm

ARGENTINA: Salesian Students Make Blankets for Poor Families for the Winter Months

(MissionNewsire) Don Bosco Institute in Rawson, the capital city of the Argentine province of Chubut, a sparsely populated region located at the southern end of South America, collected blankets that were donated to poor families in the neighboring communities within the province. In addition, for the first time, Salesian volunteers manufactured bricks from recycled paper more...

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ARGENTINA: Salesian Campaign Provides School Supplies to 1,500 Students in Need

By at May 31, 2016 | 11:57 am

ARGENTINA: Salesian Campaign Provides School Supplies to 1,500 Students in Need

(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital, launched their sixth campaign to collect school supplies in order to provide poor youth the necessities they need to focus on school and advance in their educational studies. In March 2016, students attending Salesian schools collected and then donated school supplies to 1,500 more...

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ARGENTINA: Don Bosco School Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence in Winemaking and Viticulture

By at February 5, 2016 | 9:55 am

ARGENTINA: Don Bosco School Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence in Winemaking and Viticulture

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco School of winemaking and viticulture in the city of Mendoza in Argentina recently marked its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1965 in the heart of Argentina’s wine country, the world-renowned school has consistently maintained high standards in the science and art of winemaking. Started by Father Francisco Oreglia, a Salesian more...

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ARGENTINA: Argentine President Signs Decree for Creation of New Salesian University

By at April 28, 2014 | 5:34 pm

ARGENTINA: Argentine President Signs Decree for Creation of New Salesian University

(MissionNewswire) More than a quarter of people in Argentina live in conditions of poverty with no formal employment and poor quality education, according to the World Bank. The country’s high school dropout rate is close to 37 percent and youth account for a third of those unemployed. Almost 12 percent of children aged five to 17 are working instead of in school and 20 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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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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ARGENTINA: New Salesian University in Bahía Blanca Receives Accreditation

By at May 14, 2013 | 2:04 pm

ARGENTINA: New Salesian University in Bahía Blanca Receives Accreditation

(MissionNewswire) Close to 4.4 million people are living below the poverty line in Argentina. The World Bank estimates that a third of Argentina’s population or 34.9 percent are poor. The country’s high school dropout rate is close to 20 percent and youth account for one in three of those unemployed. Access to education and training in critical job skills provides a more...

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ARGENTINA: More than 12,000 Youth Have Received Training Since 1983, Thanks to Salesian Graduate

By at January 10, 2013 | 1:49 pm

ARGENTINA: More than 12,000 Youth Have Received Training Since 1983, Thanks to Salesian Graduate

(MissionNewswire) In 1983 in Santa Cruz, Argentina, former Salesian student Marcos Oliva Day — along with his wife Maria Laura Gaona — started Knowing our House. This nonprofit foundation offers social, educational, environmental and sports programs for youth. New organization headquarters were opened recently and named Enrique Götz, in honor of a key figure in more...

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