South America

BRAZIL: Summer Camps Provide Education for Youth in Brazil

By at February 28, 2013 | 10:46 am

BRAZIL: Summer Camps Provide Education for Youth in Brazil

(MissionNewswire) Since 2005, the Salesian Youth Ministry in Brazil-Recife Province has held summer camp programs for poor youth. Each year a guide is published with advice on developing themes for each day of camp and practical activities for students. This year, the Salesian summer camp theme is “Learning to be Happy.” With a focus on families living in poverty, more...

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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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COLOMBIA: Salesian Technical Center Receives Quality Certification

By at February 7, 2013 | 9:57 am

COLOMBIA: Salesian Technical Center Receives Quality Certification

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run San José Technical and Technological Center was given certifications of quality by the Colombian Institute for Technical Legislation and Certification (ICONTEC). These certifications recognize the quality of work achieved by the various school programs that provide education and technical training to poor youth in Ibagué. An award more...

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CHILE: Salesians Celebrate 100 Years of Providing Education to Poor Youth

By at January 16, 2013 | 1:32 pm

CHILE: Salesians Celebrate 100 Years of Providing Education to Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) This January, the Don Bosco Institute in Punta Arenas, Chile celebrated 100 years of service. The Salesian institute provides education and technical skills to youth, helping them find stable employment and a path out of poverty for themselves and their families. In the early days of Don Bosco Institute, the city of Punta Arenas had close to fifteen more...

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ARGENTINA: More than 12,000 Youth Have Received Training Since 1983, Thanks to Salesian Graduate

By at January 10, 2013 | 1:49 pm

ARGENTINA: More than 12,000 Youth Have Received Training Since 1983, Thanks to Salesian Graduate

(MissionNewswire) In 1983 in Santa Cruz, Argentina, former Salesian student Marcos Oliva Day — along with his wife Maria Laura Gaona — started Knowing our House. This nonprofit foundation offers social, educational, environmental and sports programs for youth. New organization headquarters were opened recently and named Enrique Götz, in honor of a key figure in more...

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Brazil: New Funding Campaign to Support After-School Care for Poor Youth

By at December 19, 2012 | 8:33 am

Brazil: New Funding Campaign to Support After-School Care for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) This December, a new fundraising campaign was launched promoted by Don Bosco in the World Foundation in support of the Happy Youngsters Project, run by Don Bosco City in Corumbá, Mato Grosso, Brazil. This project aims to keep youth off the streets afterschool by providing them a space where they are fed, supervised and kept safe until evening when a more...

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COLOMBIA: “Coal of the Future” Manufactured at Salesian Facility

By at December 13, 2012 | 12:59 pm

COLOMBIA: “Coal of the Future” Manufactured at Salesian Facility

(MissionNewswire) Six months after the opening of the biomass production plant at Villa Don Bosco in Santander de Quilichao (in Cauca, Colombia), the first hundred tons of biomass produced was transported to Switzerland in mid December 2012. The biomass, made up of forest residual matter like pine and eucalyptus bark and coffee plant leaves, is compacted into small more...

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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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