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BRAZIL: Salesian student with focus on literacy aims to create a library for his community

By at October 20, 2017 | 2:33 am

BRAZIL: Salesian student with focus on literacy aims to create a library for his community

(MissionNewswire) Jeferson Gabriel Ferreira, a 13-year-old student of the Salesian Institute São Gonçalo, is now a finalist for the Good Example Award. The award is a prize offered in the state of Mato Grosso, and promoted by TV "Centro América," an affiliate of the "Rede Globe" of Cuiabá. The award highlights and acknowledges positive individual initiatives that help more...

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BRAZIL: Salesian Professor Develops Educational Programming to Help Students Better Understand Challenges of Physical Disabilities

By at July 7, 2017 | 11:23 am

BRAZIL: Salesian Professor Develops Educational Programming to Help Students Better Understand Challenges of Physical Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Professor Luiz Thimotheo, a physical education teacher at the Salesian Institute María Auxiliadora in Rio do Sul, in the state of Santa Catarina, wanted to teach his students what it was like for other students who are faced with a physical disability. The goal was to both educate them about disabilities and allow them to experience a simulation of it more...

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BRAZIL: Salesian University is Ranked Eighth Best University in all of Brazil

By at April 27, 2017 | 6:58 am

BRAZIL: Salesian University is Ranked Eighth Best University in all of Brazil

(MissionNewswire) According to results released by Brazil’s Ministry of Education, the Salesian-run Catholic University Center of Vitória was ranked as the best university center in the State of Espírito Santo and the eighth best in all of Brazil. The research that confirmed the ranking was conducted by Anísio Teixeira (Inep), the National Institute of Educational more...

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BRAZIL: Salesian Youth Ministry Initiative Donates School Supplies to 320 Children in Poverty

By at March 4, 2017 | 3:45 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian Youth Ministry Initiative Donates School Supplies to 320 Children in Poverty

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Youth Ministry, located in the city of Manaus on the banks of the Negro River in northwestern Brazil, recently implemented a project to collect and donate school supplies for 320 children and older youth in need. This is the second year the Salesian Youth Ministry has facilitated this project to great success. The initiative was carried more...

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BRAZIL: Salesian Missionaries in Brazilian Amazon Help Youth Have Hope for a Better Future

By at February 28, 2017 | 5:03 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian Missionaries in Brazilian Amazon Help Youth Have Hope for a Better Future

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian mission of Iauaretê is located in the deep western part of the Brazilian Amazon at the border with Colombia and is one of the farthest and most difficult missions to reach. It normally takes three days to get there. Visitors must take a motorboat traveling up the Rio Negro and then continuing toward Colombia, sailing the Rio Uaupes. more...

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BRAZIL: Salesian Missionaries Focus on Legal Protections for Street Children

By at August 16, 2016 | 7:59 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian Missionaries Focus on Legal Protections for Street Children

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Jugend Eine Welt – Don Bosco Aktion Austria has raised concerns over the high numbers of street children in Brazil, particularly the city of Rio de Janeiro. One of the organizations primary concerns is the treatment of street children who end up in juvenile detention centers and jail instead of appropriate programs that provide more...

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BRAZIL: Salesian School of São José Affected by Recent Tornado

By at June 7, 2016 | 7:11 am

BRAZIL: Salesian School of São José Affected by Recent Tornado

(MissionNewsire) The Salesian-run São José educational community in Campinas, a Brazilian municipality in São Paulo State in the country's Southeast Region, was affected by a tornado with winds of more than 80 kilometers. The Southeast regions of Brazil experienced high winds, lightening, damaging hail and torrential downpours right before the tornado struck. The more...

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BRAZIL: More than 250 Wells in Villages Built by Traveling Missionary Support Program

By at April 20, 2016 | 11:50 am

BRAZIL: More than 250 Wells in Villages Built by Traveling Missionary Support Program

(MissionNewsire) The Traveling Missionary Support Program, an initiative by Salesian missionaries, has built more than 250 wells in Brazil in the last several years. The program, which is based in Mato Grosso, a large state in west-central Brazil largely covered with Amazon rainforest, wetlands and savanna plains, supports local communities and Salesian programs in the more...

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BRAZIL: Salesian Youth Center Holds Inspirational Talk by Paralympic Champion Pedro Neves

By at February 9, 2016 | 5:48 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian Youth Center Holds Inspirational Talk by Paralympic Champion Pedro Neves

(MissionNewswire) The Mama Margaret Salesian Youth Center in Niterói, a municipality of the state of Rio de Janeiro in the southeast region of Brazil, recently hosted an educational workshop for students given by Pedro Neves, a Brazilian Paralympic athlete and gold medalist at the Pan American Paralympic Games held in Toronto, Canada in August of last year. More than more...

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BRAZIL: Students Participating in Salesian-run Sports for Peace Program Awarded Trip to Madrid, Spain

By at November 11, 2015 | 10:29 am

BRAZIL: Students Participating in Salesian-run Sports for Peace Program Awarded Trip to Madrid, Spain

(MissionNewswire) The Sports for Peace program at a Salesian Youth Center in Niterói, a city that is a short ferry ride across Guanabara Bay from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, sent 10 students to Madrid, Spain to meet with the Real Madrid youth soccer team and compete in soccer games with boys from Chile and Columbia. The trip was awarded to the Salesian students more...

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