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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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BRAZIL: Summer Camps Provide Education for Youth in Brazil

By at February 28, 2013 | 10:46 am

BRAZIL: Summer Camps Provide Education for Youth in Brazil

(MissionNewswire) Since 2005, the Salesian Youth Ministry in Brazil-Recife Province has held summer camp programs for poor youth. Each year a guide is published with advice on developing themes for each day of camp and practical activities for students. This year, the Salesian summer camp theme is “Learning to be Happy.” With a focus on families living in poverty, more...

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Brazil: New Funding Campaign to Support After-School Care for Poor Youth

By at December 19, 2012 | 8:33 am

Brazil: New Funding Campaign to Support After-School Care for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) This December, a new fundraising campaign was launched promoted by Don Bosco in the World Foundation in support of the Happy Youngsters Project, run by Don Bosco City in Corumbá, Mato Grosso, Brazil. This project aims to keep youth off the streets afterschool by providing them a space where they are fed, supervised and kept safe until evening when a more...

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BRAZIL: Salesians Hold Youth Day in Brazil in Preparation for World Youth Day 2013

By at September 19, 2012 | 3:00 pm

BRAZIL: Salesians Hold Youth Day in Brazil in Preparation for World Youth Day 2013

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Youth Day was held in early September in Brazil in preparation for World Youth Day, an international gathering of the youth of the Catholic Church for a week-long celebration of faith. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will host World Youth Day in July of 2013, and young people are preparing now for this global event. Salesian Youth Day was organized more...

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