Colombia

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...

Colombia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , South America , , , , , , , , ,

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...

Americas & Caribbean , Colombia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , , , , ,

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...

Americas & Caribbean , Colombia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , , , ,

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...

Americas & Caribbean , Colombia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , ,

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Providing Hope to More Than 83,000 Orphaned Youth

By at September 13, 2014 | 1:29 pm

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Providing Hope to More Than 83,000 Orphaned Youth

(MissionNewswire) According to UNICEF, more than 150 million children worldwide are considered orphaned – living without one or both of their biological parents. Orphaned youth living in poverty have most often lost their parents to natural disasters, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other diseases, war or domestic issues. Some children remain living with a single parent, more...

Americas & Caribbean , Colombia , Featured on slider , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , ,

COLOMBIA: NPR Tells Story of Salesian Center Helping Former Child Soldiers Start New, Positive Lives

By at May 30, 2013 | 1:37 pm

COLOMBIA: NPR Tells Story of Salesian Center Helping Former Child Soldiers Start New, Positive Lives

(MissionNewswire) A Morning Edition piece on National Public Radio (NPR) tells the story of two young people who are receiving help from a Salesian youth center in Cali, Colombia, after spending years living through the horrors of war as child soldiers. The piece—Years Of Combat Experience, and Just Turning 20—reveals the often untold story about the reality facing more...

Americas & Caribbean , Colombia , In the News , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , , ,

COLOMBIA: Salesian Technical Center Receives Quality Certification

By at February 7, 2013 | 9:57 am

COLOMBIA: Salesian Technical Center Receives Quality Certification

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run San José Technical and Technological Center was given certifications of quality by the Colombian Institute for Technical Legislation and Certification (ICONTEC). These certifications recognize the quality of work achieved by the various school programs that provide education and technical training to poor youth in Ibagué. An award more...

Americas & Caribbean , Colombia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , , , ,

COLOMBIA: “Coal of the Future” Manufactured at Salesian Facility

By at December 13, 2012 | 12:59 pm

COLOMBIA: “Coal of the Future” Manufactured at Salesian Facility

(MissionNewswire) Six months after the opening of the biomass production plant at Villa Don Bosco in Santander de Quilichao (in Cauca, Colombia), the first hundred tons of biomass produced was transported to Switzerland in mid December 2012. The biomass, made up of forest residual matter like pine and eucalyptus bark and coffee plant leaves, is compacted into small more...

Americas & Caribbean , Colombia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , , , , , , , ,

COLOMBIA: Watch List Report Highlights Needs of “At Risk” Youth, Salesians Provide Recommended Services

By at April 25, 2012 | 8:47 am

COLOMBIA: Watch List Report Highlights Needs of “At Risk” Youth, Salesians Provide Recommended Services

(MissionNewswire) Children should not have to face the perils of war. But in many countries around the globe, children—both boys and girls—are recruited by force to fight ongoing battles in their homelands. They are subjected to sexual violence, psychological and physical harm and even death. In April 2012, Watchlist, a network of international non-governmental more...

Americas & Caribbean , Colombia , Featured on slider , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , , , , , , ,

UNHCR: Violence in Colombia Displacing More People into Ecuador

By at April 12, 2012 | 6:32 pm

UNHCR: Violence in Colombia Displacing More People into Ecuador

(UNHCR) – Senor Padilla, his wife and two of their children escaped to San Lorenzo, Ecuador in late February, joining the growing number of people fleeing fresh violence in nearby Colombia. "We came because two paramilitary factions and one guerrilla group were wreaking havoc in the area where we lived. They are killing a lot of the local people," Padilla told more...

Americas & Caribbean , Colombia , Related News , , , , , , , ,