Bolivia

BOLIVIA: Salesian Radio Station Has Been Informing and Connecting Rural Communities for 25 Years

By at March 24, 2017 | 9:35 am

BOLIVIA: Salesian Radio Station Has Been Informing and Connecting Rural Communities for 25 Years

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Radio Sariri was launched 25 years ago, and still operates from Escoma in the La Paz Department in Bolivia. In the 1990s, the rural area of La Paz was an isolated highland. There was no means of communication and people were left uninformed. To better educate local people about services available, inform them what was happening in the more...

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BOLIVIA: Youth Volunteers Help Support the Activities of the Don Bosco Project

By at March 21, 2017 | 4:10 pm

BOLIVIA: Youth Volunteers Help Support the Activities of the Don Bosco Project

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Bolivia encourage youth volunteerism as a way to give back to local communities. Each year in January, youth come together with a desire to serve others. This year, 54 youth gathered in the city of Santa Cruz as part of the Don Bosco Project. They met initially to obtain their volunteer assignments, learn more about being a more...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs That Empower Girls and Young Women Through Education

By at March 8, 2017 | 8:00 am

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs That Empower Girls and Young Women Through Education

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and its international partners in celebrating International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. Each year, International Women’s more...

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BOLIVIA: Don Bosco Project Reaches More Than 700 Homeless and At-Risk Youth Each Year

By at January 28, 2017 | 5:10 pm

BOLIVIA: Don Bosco Project Reaches More Than 700 Homeless and At-Risk Youth Each Year

(MissionNewswire) Through outreach, tutoring, technical training and school programs, Salesian missionaries in Bolivia have been working to support many homeless and poor youth throughout the country. Each year, the Don Bosco Project in Santa Cruz helps more than 700 youth, most of them homeless with nowhere else to turn. The goal of the Don Bosco Project is to provide more...

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BOLIVIA: Women Empowerment Project Aims to Reduce Physical Violence in Families

By at December 1, 2016 | 4:28 pm

BOLIVIA: Women Empowerment Project Aims to Reduce Physical Violence in Families

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Solidaridad Don Bosco have been collaborating and coordinating a project with the Machaqua Amawta Foundation, with the support of Extremadura for International Development Cooperation (AEXCID), to facilitate a project that aims to reduce violence against women in the rural municipalities of Chuma, Ayata and Aucapata, in the more...

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Bolivia: Salesian Missionaries Restore Water, Electricity to Village Improving Living Conditions and Local Economy

By at May 17, 2016 | 12:16 pm

Bolivia: Salesian Missionaries Restore Water, Electricity to Village Improving Living Conditions and Local Economy

(MissionNewsire) Salesian Father Serafino Chiesa, in collaboration with other non-governmental organizations and volunteer groups, has worked to connect the village of Kami back to Bolivia’s national power grid. The refurbished turbines supply light and technology to students, improved medical care to patients, and power to a new sawmill facility and other businesses. more...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Women’s Education, Empowerment Programs

By at March 8, 2016 | 7:28 pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Women’s Education, Empowerment Programs

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and its international partners in celebrating International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. The 2016 theme for International more...

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BOLIVIA: Salesian Missionaries Educate 80,000 Youth in 230 Salesian Schools and Educational Programs in Bolivia

By at March 3, 2016 | 7:11 pm

BOLIVIA: Salesian Missionaries Educate 80,000 Youth in 230 Salesian Schools and Educational Programs in Bolivia

(MissionNewswire) Nearly 3,000 teachers educate 80,000 youth in 230 Don Bosco schools and educational programs across Bolivia. These Salesian schools and programs were founded to educate poor and disadvantaged youth and seek to counter the socioeconomic factors that negatively impact education such as low wages, politicization of educational guidelines, high rates of more...

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BOLIVIA: Salesian University of Bolivia Adds Master’s Degree in Rights of the Child

By at May 14, 2015 | 12:54 pm

BOLIVIA: Salesian University of Bolivia Adds Master’s Degree in Rights of the Child

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian University of Bolivia and the Salesian International Volunteers for Development (VIS), in collaboration with the Bolivian government and with assistance from the Bolivian Episcopal Conference, has achieved recognition for a master’s degree in the rights of the child. Currently, there are more than 230 students enrolled in the program who more...

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BOLIVIA: Salesian Casa Maín Girl’s Home Provides Technology Training to Girls

By at February 19, 2015 | 9:17 am

BOLIVIA: Salesian Casa Maín Girl’s Home Provides Technology Training to Girls

(MissionNewswire) Young students learning and residing at the Salesian-run Casa Maín girl’s home in Santa Cruz, Bolivia attended a three-week workshop to learn basic computer skills including typing, word processing and drawing. Following the training, the students were able to present what they learned at a school expo. The goal of the workshop was to help young more...

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