Peru

PERU: New boat helps Salesian missionaries travel to hard to reach communities in the Amazon

By at January 2, 2018 | 9:32 am

PERU: New boat helps Salesian missionaries travel to hard to reach communities in the Amazon

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Luigi Bolla has traveled thousands of kilometers in the Amazon jungle between Peru and Ecuador, often sailing aboard a small boat known as “Pekepeke.” Fr. Bolla first arrived in Peru in 1984 and settled in Kuyuntsa, a city located in the district of Barranca, province of Datem del Marañon, Loreto region. “Yankuam Jintia,” or more...

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PERU: Technical training center helps prepare youth in the Amazon for long-term employment

By at January 1, 2018 | 8:22 am

PERU: Technical training center helps prepare youth in the Amazon for long-term employment

(MissionNewswire) The Yankuam Jintia Training Center for Intercultural Education was developed by the Don Bosco Foundation to meet the needs of poor youth living in the Peruvian Amazon. The center was launched in August 2016, after support was provided by the German government through Don Bosco Mondo. Salesian Father Diego Clavijo and Father Nelson Vera have made the more...

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PERU: Don Bosco Foundation offers free medical and dental clinic for poor youth and their families

By at December 4, 2017 | 12:28 pm

PERU: Don Bosco Foundation offers free medical and dental clinic for poor youth and their families

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the Don Bosco Foundation of Peru recently launched a free medical, surgical and dentistry clinic in the cities of Pucallpa and Ucayali in the Amazonian rainforest.  The initiative was made possible by the support of ULYSSES, a humanitarian organization providing professional medical assistance, the Lions Club of Pucallpa, the more...

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PERU: Red de Casas Don Bosco and Don Bosco Foundation launch fundraising to aid more than 600 youth in Salesian-run boarding homes

By at November 21, 2017 | 1:52 pm

PERU: Red de Casas Don Bosco and Don Bosco Foundation launch fundraising to aid more than 600 youth in Salesian-run boarding homes

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries, through Red de Casas Don Bosco, serve hundreds of children and older youth, offering them a home, food, education, and spiritual and psychological support. Red de Casas Don Bosco includes 11 boarding homes in the cities of Ayacucho, Arequipa, Cusco, Huancayo and Lima (Breña and Rímac), and the Cusco Alto Andinas missions more...

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PERU: Emergency Food Aid from Rise Against Hunger Helps Flood Victims Receiving Support from Salesian Programs

By at July 30, 2017 | 3:30 pm

PERU: Emergency Food Aid from Rise Against Hunger Helps Flood Victims Receiving Support from Salesian Programs

(MissionNewswire) Youth, the elderly and families affected by the devastating floods that have affected Peru since December 2016 now have access to better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), an international relief organization that provides food and life-saving aid to the world’s most more...

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PERU: Salesian Center Provides Educational Programs for Students with Disabilities

By at June 23, 2017 | 12:56 pm

PERU: Salesian Center Provides Educational Programs for Students with Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at the CETPRO Santo Domingo Savio Technical Center in Lima, Peru, provide training for young people with disabilities. They have also launched an awareness campaign to bring more attention to the abilities of those living with a disability in the country.  According to the National Council for the Integration of People with more...

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PERU: Salesian Missionaries Respond with Food and Medical Aid to Those Affected by Intense Flooding and Mudslides

By at April 18, 2017 | 10:44 am

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Respond with Food and Medical Aid to Those Affected by Intense Flooding and Mudslides

(MissionNewswire) Rains and heavy thunderstorms have continued to exacerbate already flooded conditions in Peru. The latest information from the National Emergency Operations Center reports deaths from flooding at more than 80 since the beginning of December 2016. More than 650,000 citizens have been affected with more than 145,000 properties damaged. The flooding and more...

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PERU: Salesian Missionaries Respond to Devastating Flooding, Prepare to Launch Health Project in Wake of Water Systems Collapse

By at March 21, 2017 | 2:47 pm

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Respond to Devastating Flooding, Prepare to Launch Health Project in Wake of Water Systems Collapse

(MissionNewswire) Devastating flooding caused by extreme weather since the start of 2017 has caused landslides in cities across Peru. According to the Associated Press, at least 72 people have died and 11 more are missing. More than 500,000 people have been affected with thousands left homeless after a series of storms struck the country in the last few weeks. At least more...

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PERU: Salesian Sol Bosco Program Provides Recreation Activities, Skills Training to More Than 100 Youth

By at March 9, 2017 | 11:15 am

PERU: Salesian Sol Bosco Program Provides Recreation Activities, Skills Training to More Than 100 Youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Breña, a district within the capital city of Lima, Peru, facilitate a project each year known as Sol Bosco. This program provides educational lessons and a safe space for youth to enjoy time with their peers and develop skills and expertise in various disciplines. Youth can access skills training in courses such as guitar, more...

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PERU: Salesian Missionaries Hold Technical and Business Congress to Help Youth Find Employment

By at January 14, 2017 | 10:16 am

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Hold Technical and Business Congress to Help Youth Find Employment

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Peru have worked to improve the standards for technical education and opportunities for youth around the country, and in particular, at the Salesian-run SALESTEC Institute. Each year Salesian missionaries hold a large education, technical and business Congress. In 2016, the 22nd Congress was attended by thousands of young people, more...

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