South America

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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ECUADOR: Salesian Polytechnic University Collaboration Provides Training for Community Policing

By at October 28, 2014 | 1:15 pm

ECUADOR: Salesian Polytechnic University Collaboration Provides Training for Community Policing

(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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COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Providing Hope to More Than 83,000 Orphaned Youth

By at September 13, 2014 | 1:29 pm

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Providing Hope to More Than 83,000 Orphaned Youth

(MissionNewswire) According to UNICEF, more than 150 million children worldwide are considered orphaned – living without one or both of their biological parents. Orphaned youth living in poverty have most often lost their parents to natural disasters, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other diseases, war or domestic issues. Some children remain living with a single parent, more...

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PERU: Don Bosco Woodcarvers Cooperative Provides Education and Employment Opportunities for Poor Youth

By at August 11, 2014 | 8:54 am

PERU: Don Bosco Woodcarvers Cooperative Provides Education and Employment Opportunities for Poor Youth

(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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