South America

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Provide Aid after Avalanche Levels Homes and Destroys Infrastructure

By at April 2, 2015 | 12:51 pm

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Provide Aid after Avalanche Levels Homes and Destroys Infrastructure

(MissionNewswire) Peruvian authorities announced a state of emergency in Chosica, Peru, a small town northeast of the capital city of Lima, which was hit by an avalanche of mud and rocks. Two hours of intense rain loosened car-sized boulders that came crashing through the town along with mud and water, sweeping away homes, vehicles, furniture and animals. The BBC reports more...

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CHILE: Salesian Missionaries Aid Flood Victims from Recent Torrential Rains

By at April 2, 2015 | 12:28 pm

CHILE: Salesian Missionaries Aid Flood Victims from Recent Torrential Rains

(MissionNewswire) Heavy rains the last week of March turned to intense flooding that caused power outages and blocked roads in the northern desert regions of Chile. The Chilean government has reported that 17 people have been killed and 20 are missing. Communities have been attempting to dig out homes and cars and reopen roads. The military has been deployed and 700 tons more...

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BOLIVIA: Salesian Casa Maín Girl’s Home Provides Technology Training to Girls

By at February 19, 2015 | 9:17 am

BOLIVIA: Salesian Casa Maín Girl’s Home Provides Technology Training to Girls

(MissionNewswire) Young students learning and residing at the Salesian-run Casa Maín girl’s home in Santa Cruz, Bolivia attended a three-week workshop to learn basic computer skills including typing, word processing and drawing. Following the training, the students were able to present what they learned at a school expo. The goal of the workshop was to help young more...

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CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation Reopens Building Damaged by 2010 Earthquake

By at February 5, 2015 | 12:17 pm

CHILE: Don Bosco Foundation Reopens Building Damaged by 2010 Earthquake

(MissionNewswire) On January 24, the Don Bosco Foundation in Santiago, Chile officially reopened a building that was destroyed in the February 2010 earthquake that affected more than 2 million people and killed close to 300. The building is utilized as a coordination and service hub for 11 Don Bosco Foundation programs. Salesian Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, more...

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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...

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ECUADOR: Indigenous Students Gain Valuable Education and Employment Skills at Salesian Polytechnic University

By at January 5, 2015 | 5:05 pm

ECUADOR: Indigenous Students Gain Valuable Education and Employment Skills at Salesian Polytechnic University

(MissionNewswire) 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 percent receives only five percent. According to the World Food Program, almost 26 percent of all children under age five have stunted growth, increasing to more...

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PERU: Award-Winning Salesian Winery Teaches Art of Winemaking

By at December 22, 2014 | 4:56 pm

PERU: Award-Winning Salesian Winery Teaches Art of Winemaking

(MissionNewswire) Peru has high levels of income inequality and more than a quarter of its population living in poverty, according to the World Bank. Poverty levels are significantly higher in rural areas but urban areas struggle most with inequality, most notably metropolitan Lima, the capital city of Peru. Poverty in the country is made worse by a shortage of more...

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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...

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PERU: Salesian Students Put Baking Skills into Practice Making Breads and Sweets

By at December 12, 2014 | 11:07 am

PERU: Salesian Students Put Baking Skills into Practice Making Breads and Sweets

(MissionNewswire) Peru faces high levels of income inequality and has more than a quarter of its population living in poverty, according to the World Bank. Poverty levels are significantly higher in rural areas but urban areas struggle most with inequality, most notably metropolitan Lima, the capital city of Peru. Poverty in the country is made worse by a shortage of more...

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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...

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