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CHILE: Salesian Missionaries Aid Families Affected by Devastating Wildfires in Southern Chile

By at February 10, 2017 | 9:22 am

CHILE: Salesian Missionaries Aid Families Affected by Devastating Wildfires in Southern Chile

(MissionNewswire)  Salesian missionaries living and working in southern Chile are helping families affected by a chain of wildfires that killed at least 11 and destroyed thousands of homes. The fires, which spread quickly due to historically high temperatures and an ongoing drought, have burned 593,000 acres, about three times the size of New York City, according to a more...

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CHILE: Students Spearhead Successful Fundraising Drive to Launch Youth Band

By at November 8, 2016 | 5:14 pm

(MissionNewswire) Students at La Cisterna (“The Tank”) Youth House in Santiago, Chile spearheaded a fundraising effort in May 2016, to finance the equipment for a youth band. Thanks to their efforts and support of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, their project was a success. Students were able to purchase two electric guitars more...

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CHILE: New Salesian Industrial College Provides Education in the Mining Field for 490 Students

By at April 27, 2016 | 5:47 am

CHILE: New Salesian Industrial College Provides Education in the Mining Field for 490 Students

(MissionNewswire) After a year of planning and construction, Salesian missionaries in partnership with Aurora Williams, the Minister of Mining Activities in Chile, have recently inaugurated the Salesian Industrial Technical College in Calama, a city in the Atacama Desert and capital of El Loa Province in northern Chile. The college is part of the broader Salesian network more...

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CHILE: Salesian University Begins Offering Free Tuition to 1,106 First-Year Students

By at April 18, 2016 | 10:39 am

CHILE: Salesian University Begins Offering Free Tuition to 1,106 First-Year Students

(MissionNewsire) This year, 1,690 new first year students were welcomed at the Salesian-run Silva Henriquez Catholic University located in Santiago, Chile’s capital and largest city. Nearly 64 percent of these students (1,106) were admitted to the university free of charge. Salesian missionaries living and working in the region offer the free university education to more...

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CHILE: Salesian Missionaries Open New School and Technical Training Courses for Disadvantaged Youth

By at February 12, 2016 | 3:00 pm

CHILE: Salesian Missionaries Open New School and Technical Training Courses for Disadvantaged Youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries working in Chile have expanded their reach to the northern region of the country where they recently opened a new school in the city of Calama and began offering a series of professional training courses for disadvantaged youth. A pastoral program is also offered at the school for those interested in entering the Salesian more...

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CHILE: Salesian Missionaries Aid Flood Victims from Recent Torrential Rains

By at April 2, 2015 | 12:28 pm

CHILE: Salesian Missionaries Aid Flood Victims from Recent Torrential Rains

(MissionNewswire) Heavy rains the last week of March turned to intense flooding that caused power outages and blocked roads in the northern desert regions of Chile. The Chilean government has reported that 17 people have been killed and 20 are missing. Communities have been attempting to dig out homes and cars and reopen roads. The military has been deployed and 700 tons more...

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CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation Reopens Building Damaged by 2010 Earthquake

By at February 5, 2015 | 12:17 pm

CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation Reopens Building Damaged by 2010 Earthquake

(MissionNewswire) On January 24, the Don Bosco Foundation in Santiago, Chile officially reopened a building that was destroyed in the February 2010 earthquake that affected more than 2 million people and killed close to 300. The building is utilized as a coordination and service hub for 11 Don Bosco Foundation programs. Salesian Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, more...

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CHILE: After Massive Earthquake, Salesian Missionaries Report Property Damage but No Injuries

By at April 4, 2014 | 10:28 am

CHILE: After Massive Earthquake, Salesian Missionaries Report Property Damage but No Injuries

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries report property damage but no injuries after a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 struck the northern coast of Chile 62 miles from the city of Iquique on April 1. The initial earthquake, followed by at least 10 strong aftershocks, including one with a magnitude of 6.2, generated a tsunami and caused multiple deaths. A 6.9 more...

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CHILE: Salesians Celebrate 100 Years of Providing Education to Poor Youth

By at January 16, 2013 | 1:32 pm

CHILE: Salesians Celebrate 100 Years of Providing Education to Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) This January, the Don Bosco Institute in Punta Arenas, Chile celebrated 100 years of service. The Salesian institute provides education and technical skills to youth, helping them find stable employment and a path out of poverty for themselves and their families. In the early days of Don Bosco Institute, the city of Punta Arenas had close to fifteen more...

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