South America

PERU: Salesian Agriculture School Provides Education and Advanced Farming Techniques

By at January 8, 2016 | 6:41 am

PERU: Salesian Agriculture School Provides Education and Advanced Farming Techniques

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries and Sisters with the Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary work together at a Salesian mission to bring education, workforce development services and social programs to more than 13,000 people living in 65 forest communities between Machu Picchu and the Manu National Park in southern Peru. Located in the Yanatile valley, more...

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BRAZIL: Students Participating in Salesian-run Sports for Peace Program Awarded Trip to Madrid, Spain

By at November 11, 2015 | 10:29 am

BRAZIL: Students Participating in Salesian-run Sports for Peace Program Awarded Trip to Madrid, Spain

(MissionNewswire) The Sports for Peace program at a Salesian Youth Center in Niterói, a city that is a short ferry ride across Guanabara Bay from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, sent 10 students to Madrid, Spain to meet with the Real Madrid youth soccer team and compete in soccer games with boys from Chile and Columbia. The trip was awarded to the Salesian students more...

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PERU: Children of Lead Project Launches Environmental Awareness Campaign

By at September 22, 2015 | 2:30 pm

PERU: Children of Lead Project Launches Environmental Awareness Campaign

(MissionNewswire) As part of the Salesian-run Children of Lead project supported by the Don Bosco in the World Foundation, more than 80 youth from Puerto Nuevo, a community in the capital city of Lima, Peru, launched a campaign to reduce environmental pollution. The campaign was named, “Sowing Oxygen”, and in this community it denotes a way of life, relationships 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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COLOMBIA: Food for All Program Trains Disadvantaged Youth for Work as Kitchen Assistants

By at July 31, 2015 | 9:42 am

COLOMBIA: Food for All Program Trains Disadvantaged Youth for Work as Kitchen Assistants

(MissionNewswire) The Food for All program operated at the Don Bosco Training Center in Santiago de Cali, the capital city of the Valle del Cauca department in Southwestern Colombia, provides a training program for students who wish to find work in the food service industry. The program was started in 2008 by the Gases de Occidente Foundation and is run by chefs Vicky more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

By at June 18, 2015 | 1:32 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills training, workforce more...

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BOLIVIA: Salesian University of Bolivia Adds Master’s Degree in Rights of the Child

By at May 14, 2015 | 12:54 pm

BOLIVIA: Salesian University of Bolivia Adds Master’s Degree in Rights of the Child

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian University of Bolivia and the Salesian International Volunteers for Development (VIS), in collaboration with the Bolivian government and with assistance from the Bolivian Episcopal Conference, has achieved recognition for a master’s degree in the rights of the child. Currently, there are more than 230 students enrolled in the program who more...

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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...

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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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