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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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BRAZIL: Salesian Publisher Brings Digital Learning Opportunities to Students and Teachers in Salesian Schools

By at June 20, 2014 | 1:43 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian Publisher Brings Digital Learning Opportunities to Students and Teachers in Salesian Schools

(MissionNewswire) Brazil has one of the strongest economies in Latin America and is an important agricultural and industrial power in the region. Just over 15 percent of Brazilians live in poverty, with the majority living in the rural northeast of the country, according to the World Bank. While Brazil is making positive changes, there are still large gaps between the more...

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BRAZIL: Four Teachers Return from Month-Long Sports Program in Haiti

By at October 4, 2013 | 3:01 pm

BRAZIL: Four Teachers Return from Month-Long Sports Program in Haiti

(MissionNewswire) Last year, more than 3 million Haitian children returned to school with 200,000 of them educated in Salesian-run institutions. The country’s educational system is continuing to be rebuilt after the devastating January 2010 earthquake that destroyed 90 percent of schools and 60 percent of hospitals, killed thousands of people and left more than 350,000 more...

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BRAZIL: New Socio-Sports Program is Teaching Youth Teamwork and Social Skills

By at July 15, 2013 | 3:15 pm

BRAZIL: New Socio-Sports Program is Teaching Youth Teamwork and Social Skills

(MissionNewswire) In Brazil, the Salesians continue to develop programs and provide youth opportunities for furthering their education and skills. According to UNICEF, large gaps exist between the rich and poor in the country where one in four people live in poverty. At-risk youth are exposed to drugs and violence on a daily basis and unemployment is a fact of life for more...

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