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ECUADOR: Salesian Youth Volunteering Project has sent 2,206 volunteers to Salesian programs since its inception

By at October 21, 2017 | 7:30 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Youth Volunteering Project has sent 2,206 volunteers to Salesian programs since its inception

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Family Missionary Youth Volunteering Project in Ecuador was established in 1972 at the Mary Help of Christians in Cuenca with just two young people. It was the starting point for this social initiative that began to grow year after year. Over the course of the initiative, 2,206 have volunteered a year of their lives to help society’s most more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Housing and Education Programs for Indigenous Youth Living in the Amazon

By at March 31, 2017 | 10:14 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Housing and Education Programs for Indigenous Youth Living in the Amazon

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate a youth hostel and school for disadvantaged youth in Wasakentsa, an area in the city of Macas in southeastern Ecuador. The Salesian community currently provides housing for 40 boys and girls who attend the local Salesian school, which educates 120 students. Edwin Fernando Cárdenas became a Salesian in 2013 and began his more...

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ECUADOR: Providing New School Supplies to 921 Students

By at December 3, 2016 | 10:28 am

ECUADOR: Providing New School Supplies to 921 Students

(MissionNewswire) At the start of the new school year, the Salesian Foundation, Chicos de la Calle, located in Quito, Ecuador‘s capital city,  provided 921 children new backpacks filled with school supplies to support them in their education. Before the backpacks were presented there was a summary of school support activities carried out in the past year by the more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provides Education, Workforce Development Services to Indigenous Youth Living in the Amazon

By at September 14, 2016 | 1:43 pm

ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provides Education, Workforce Development Services to Indigenous Youth Living in the Amazon

(MissionNewswire) More than 20 years ago, Salesian Father Silvio Broseghini developed the Salesian-run Chankaup Foundation to help educate and provide workforce development services for the Achuar, a group of indigenous people in the Amazon who possess a rich, ancient culture and preserve their environment and community. The foundation is based out of the Wasakentsa more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian University Develops Support Center and Study Room for Students with Visual Impairments

By at August 4, 2016 | 6:40 pm

ECUADOR: Salesian University Develops Support Center and Study Room for Students with Visual Impairments

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Polytechnic University of Guayaquil in Ecuador has opened a support center and study room for visually impaired students thanks to the support of the Academic Group ASU for Free Software and the TICAD Research Group, which focuses on information technologies and communications to help those with disabilities. The support center will provide more...

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ECUADOR: Students Back to School after Earthquake as Missionaries Continue Medical, Food Aid

By at June 23, 2016 | 3:59 pm

ECUADOR: Students Back to School after Earthquake as Missionaries Continue Medical, Food Aid

(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries continue to offer aid and support to those affected by the 7.8 earthquake that killed 660 and left tens of thousands homeless in Ecuador. The earthquake, which struck on April 16, destroyed water systems, collapsed roads, and affected 33 health centers – half of which are still not operational. The hardest hit areas are in the more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Shelter, Ongoing Support to Those Affected by Earthquake

By at May 22, 2016 | 12:10 pm

ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Shelter, Ongoing Support to Those Affected by Earthquake

(MissionNewsire) One month from the 7.8 earthquake that killed 660 and initially left tens of thousands homeless in Ecuador, thousands of people still remain in informal shelters which lack basic services. The earthquake, which struck on April 16, destroyed water systems, collapsed roads, and affected 33 health centers – half of which are still not operational. In more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Create Action Plan to Assist More Than 42,000 Affected by Earthquake

By at April 28, 2016 | 4:42 pm

ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Create Action Plan to Assist More Than 42,000 Affected by Earthquake

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have made an action plan to assist more than 42,000 people affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16 leaving at least 655 people dead and close to 5,000 injured. According to government reports, close to 30,000 people are living in temporary shelters. The hardest hit areas are in the Manabi Province more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Relief and Assistance to Those in Crisis after Earthquake

By at April 21, 2016 | 6:50 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Relief and Assistance to Those in Crisis after Earthquake

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are assisting more than 7,000 families affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16. According to news reports, the earthquake has killed more than 400 people and injured 2,500. Thousands have been left homeless. Recovery operations are underway to find those who are still missing and thought to be in more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Program Has Rescued More Than 2,300 Street Children

By at September 18, 2015 | 3:41 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Program Has Rescued More Than 2,300 Street Children

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Foundation, Chicos de la Calle, located in Quito, Ecuador's capital city, has rehabilitated more than 2,300 street children through its Acción Guambras project. Street educators who engage in outreach efforts to locate street children focus their efforts within the capital city as well as the surrounding cities of Ambato, San Lorenzo, more...

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