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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: “New Beginnings” Program Expands to Assist Colombian Refugees in Four Countries

By at October 20, 2011 | 12:08 pm

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: “New Beginnings” Program Expands to Assist Colombian Refugees in Four Countries

(MissionNewswire) More than 5,000 Colombian refugees in four countries in Central and South America will receive vocational and human development training as well as job placement services through a Salesian Missions “New Beginnings” program, thanks to external grant funding. The three-year program will focus on Colombian refugees living Ecuador, Venezuela, more...

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