Colombia

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Releases Documentary on Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers

By at February 8, 2017 | 11:41 am

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Releases Documentary on Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Rafael Bejarano, director of Don Bosco City, and James Areiza, program director for child protection, along with two former child soldiers, recently visited Rome, Italy to present a documentary on former child soldiers’ journeys toward recovery and reintegration, according to a recent article in Crux, an independent Catholic media more...

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COLOMBIA: Creating Safe Spaces for Youth to Study, Play (and Escape Violence)

By at November 17, 2016 | 11:53 am

COLOMBIA: Creating Safe Spaces for Youth to Study, Play (and Escape Violence)

(MissionNewswire) By providing education, workforce development services and social welfare programs across Colombia, missionaries are helping help poor youth have hope for a better life. In neighborhoods within the city of Neiva, missionaries provide safe spaces after school so youth can study and spend their free time productively. The addition of these safe spaces more...

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COLOMBIA: Don Bosco Center Relaunches Successful Pacto Motor Program

By at July 8, 2016 | 7:51 pm

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco Center Relaunches Successful Pacto Motor Program

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center in Ciudad Bolivar, one of the most dangerous areas of Colombia’s capital city of Bogotá, recently relaunched their Pacto Motor’s programs. The program is made possible through Salesian missionaries’ collaboration with the District Secretariat for Economic Development of the City of Bogota. Pacto Motor, which relaunched in more...

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COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Provides Shelter and Education for Homeless Youth for more than 900 Youth

By at April 4, 2016 | 6:48 pm

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Provides Shelter and Education for Homeless Youth for more than 900 Youth

(MissionNewsire) In the capital city of Medellin, violent drug wars routinely tear families apart. To find enough fighters for the county’s brutal civil war, guerilla groups aggressively recruit and often kidnap young boys and girls, some as young as 8 years old. Other youth have left abusive situations in their homes and have turned to the street to earn a meager more...

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COLOMBIA: Food for All Program Trains Disadvantaged Youth for Work as Kitchen Assistants

By at July 31, 2015 | 9:42 am

COLOMBIA: Food for All Program Trains Disadvantaged Youth for Work as Kitchen Assistants

(MissionNewswire) The Food for All program operated at the Don Bosco Training Center in Santiago de Cali, the capital city of the Valle del Cauca department in Southwestern Colombia, provides a training program for students who wish to find work in the food service industry. The program was started in 2008 by the Gases de Occidente Foundation and is run by chefs Vicky more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

By at June 18, 2015 | 1:32 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills training, workforce more...

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COLOMBIA: More than 250 Students Graduate from New Don Bosco Training Center

By at May 8, 2015 | 12:39 pm

COLOMBIA: More than 250 Students Graduate from New Don Bosco Training Center

(MissionNewswire) More than 250 students have graduated from the new Don Bosco Training Center in Armenia, a city in central Colombia. Salesian missionaries have been working in the city since 1999 and last year opened the new training center to provide education and workforce development services to poor youth in the area. Known as the “coffee belt” of Colombia, more...

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COLOMBIA: New Pacto Motor Automotive Training Program Placed 98 Percent of Graduates into Automotive Work

By at January 6, 2015 | 5:07 pm

COLOMBIA: New Pacto Motor Automotive Training Program Placed 98 Percent of Graduates into Automotive Work

(MissionNewswire) Close to 33 percent of Colombians live in poverty, according to the World Bank. One in five children in the country have no access to education and 800,000 children reside in refugee camps. The number of street children has reached epidemic proportions and thousands of at-risk youth have been recruited as child soldiers. Many orphaned youth in more...

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COLOMBIA: New Don Bosco Training Center Developed to Offer Professional and Vocational Training

By at December 14, 2014 | 11:45 am

COLOMBIA: New Don Bosco Training Center Developed to Offer Professional and Vocational Training

(MissionNewswire) Close to 33 percent of Colombians live in poverty, according to the World Bank. One in five children in the country have no access to education and 800,000 children reside in refugee camps. The number of street children has reached epidemic proportions and thousands of at-risk youth have been recruited as child soldiers. Many orphaned youth more...

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COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Receives Recognition for Quality Technical Education, Workforce Development Initiatives

By at November 4, 2014 | 5:43 pm

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Receives Recognition for Quality Technical Education, Workforce Development Initiatives

(MissionNewswire) Close to 33 percent of Colombians live in poverty, according to the World Bank. One in five children in the country have no access to education and 800,000 children reside in refugee camps. The number of street children has reached epidemic proportions and thousands of at-risk youth have been recruited as child soldiers. In Medellin, the second more...

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