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COLOMBIA: Salesian Missions highlights work with former child soldiers on International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers

By at February 12, 2018 | 8:29 am

COLOMBIA: Salesian Missions highlights work with former child soldiers on International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and international organizations around the globe in honoring International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers. The day was started when the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict entered into force on February 12, 2002. This protocol was more...

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COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City helps youth transition from armed conflict groups to life of peace and stability

By at January 12, 2018 | 12:51 pm

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City helps youth transition from armed conflict groups to life of peace and stability

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Rafael Bejarano, director of the Don Bosco City house in Medellín, has been engaged in development of the “Specialized Protection House-Building Dreams” project for several years. Its aim is to help the social reintegration of Colombian minors recruited by armed groups and deprived and violated of their human rights. Don Bosco more...

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COLOMBIA: Graduate of Don Bosco City returns to give motivational talk to students

By at July 25, 2017 | 7:29 am

COLOMBIA: Graduate of Don Bosco City returns to give motivational talk to students

(MissionNewswire) Salesian graduate Pablo Andrés Velez has a happy family life and is an entrepreneur who runs a chemical products firm that employs 12 people, thanks to the skills and support he received from Don Bosco City in Medellin. Velez, once a former street child, was one of the young boys known as “Gamines,” who at traffic lights would pick cars with lone more...

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WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missionaries Highlight Educational and Social Programs that Combat Child Labor

By at June 12, 2017 | 1:05 pm

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missionaries Highlight Educational and Social Programs that Combat Child Labor

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the International Labor Organization and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Day Against Child Labor. Launched in 2002, the day focuses attention on the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. On this day, the United Nations, governments, employers and workers more...

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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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