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BRAZIL: Salesians Hold Youth Day in Brazil in Preparation for World Youth Day 2013

By at September 19, 2012 | 3:00 pm

BRAZIL: Salesians Hold Youth Day in Brazil in Preparation for World Youth Day 2013

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Youth Day was held in early September in Brazil in preparation for World Youth Day, an international gathering of the youth of the Catholic Church for a week-long celebration of faith. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will host World Youth Day in July of 2013, and young people are preparing now for this global event. Salesian Youth Day was organized 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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ARGENTINA: 85-Year-Old Agricultural School Teaches Hundreds Necessary Farming Techniques

By at June 5, 2012 | 1:02 pm

ARGENTINA: 85-Year-Old Agricultural School Teaches Hundreds Necessary Farming Techniques

(MissionNewswire) This past May, the Pascual Gentilini Agricultural School celebrated its 85 year history teaching agricultural skills to poor youth in Argentina. The Salesian-run program is one of more than 90 agricultural schools Salesian Missions operates world-wide. Construction of the school began in 1927 through a bequest by the school’s namesake, Pascual 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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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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BRAZIL: President Obama Speaks About Don Bosco During Visit

By at March 23, 2011 | 12:07 pm

BRAZIL: President Obama Speaks About Don Bosco During Visit

(MissionNewswire) During an address to Brazilian businessmen March 19, 2011, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, mentioned Don Bosco’s dream about the city of Brasilia. The president had been on a visit to Brazil to extend and improve political and commercial links between the two countries especially with regard to oil. Toward the end of his talk more...

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BOLIVIA: Muyurina Agricultural School, Multi-Use Center Opens

By at January 6, 2010 | 10:25 am

BOLIVIA: Muyurina Agricultural School, Multi-Use Center Opens

(MissionNewswire) On December 9, 2009, Salesian Missions celebrated the inauguration of the new Muyurina Agricultural School and brand new Multi-Use Center in Bolivia. Funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the generosity of American donors made this project possible. Salesian Missions has been providing agricultural education more...

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