Ecuador

ECUADOR: 125 Years of Salesian Programs for Vulnerable Youth

By at February 16, 2013 | 10:52 am

ECUADOR: 125 Years of Salesian Programs for Vulnerable Youth

(MissionNewswire) This year marks 125 years of Salesian programs in Ecuador. The first missionaries arrived in the country in 1888 in Guayaquil, reaching Quito soon after. Ecuador is one of the most inequitable societies in the world, according to UNICEF. The richest 20 percent of the population receives almost 50 percent of the national income, while the poorest 20 more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, State Department Visit “New Beginnings” Program Site

By at June 22, 2012 | 10:27 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, State Department Visit “New Beginnings” Program Site

(MissionNewswire) Edson Timana, program officer with the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, recently returned from a visit to Ecuador to oversee  a site visit from officials from Population, Refugee, and Migration, a department within the U.S. Department of State. Timana visited several Salesian-run sites in anticipation of the Department of State more...

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ECUADOR: Youth Hope to “Bet on the Future” Through Education in Ecuador

By at May 18, 2012 | 10:13 am

ECUADOR: Youth Hope to “Bet on the Future” Through Education in Ecuador

(MissionNewswire) Community members in Esmeraldas, Ecuador are waging that a quality educational alternative will help improve primary school graduation rates. Currently, only half of the population of 400,000 has graduated from primary school, and 76 percent are unable to meet their basic needs. The “Bet on the Future” campaign (Apuestan por su futuro in Spanish) more...

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