Oceana

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Salesian Sister Helps Incarcerated Vietnamese Fishermen to be Freed and Repatriated to their Home Country

By at June 23, 2017 | 9:35 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Sister Ma Theresa Trinh Vu Phuong has been helping Vietnamese fishermen to be freed and repatriated to their home country from their incarceration in Papua New Guinea. More than 130 of these Vietnamese fishermen have been detained in the prisons of Alotau, Giligili and Bomana for illegally fishing and harvesting berche-de-mere in Milne Bay more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Papua New Guinea

EAST TIMOR: Salesian Volunteer Teaches English at Don Bosco Fatumaca School

By at June 19, 2017 | 5:28 am

EAST TIMOR: Salesian Volunteer Teaches English at Don Bosco Fatumaca School

(MissionNewswire) Salesian student Simon Mühlbauer, 19 years old and from Germany, was a recent volunteer with the Don Bosco School in Fatumaca, East Timor. Mühlbauer, who is about to start university in September, had attended a Don Bosco high school in Germany that each year had a day dedicated to social work projects to better his community and those in need. He had more...

East Timor , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian Missionaries Working to Rebuild After 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake

By at June 6, 2017 | 10:30 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian Missionaries Working to Rebuild After 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake

(MissionNewswire) On Jan. 28, 2017, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook the western region of the Solomon Islands, leaving houses destroyed and affecting Salesian programs. Earthquakes of such magnitude are  common in the region, which sits on what is known as the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a hot spot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates. In Nila more...

Disaster Relief , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Solomon Islands

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Salesian Sisters Launch New Technical Secondary School for Girls

By at May 24, 2017 | 9:40 am

The Caritas Sisters of Jesus, part of the Salesian family, recently launched a new technical secondary school for girls in Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. The Salesian sisters opened their first school in the country in East Boroko, Port Moresby in 1996. Now a little more than 20 years later, they are launching this second technical school to educate poor youth in the more...

Papua New Guinea , Uncategorized

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missionaries Complete Water Projects Ensuring Youth Have Access to Clean, Safe Water

By at March 22, 2017 | 7:00 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missionaries Complete Water Projects Ensuring Youth Have Access to Clean, Safe Water

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation, and the international community in celebrating World Water Day. Every year since 1993, the international community has celebrated World Water Day on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for more...

Cambodia , Clean Water Initiative , Congo (Brazzaville) , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Rwanda , Samoa , Zambia

EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Technical School Provides Students Hands-on Broadcasting Education and Experience

By at October 20, 2016 | 2:25 pm

EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Technical School Provides Students Hands-on Broadcasting Education and Experience

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Technical School in Fatumaca, East Timor provides vocational education that helps youth gain an education and prepare for the future. More than 250 students, 11 percent of whom are girls, attend the school taking three-year courses in carpentry, mechanics and electronics. The technical school is part of the broader Salesian complex of more...

East Timor , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SAMOA: Salesian Missions Funds New Water Tank Project at Don Bosco College and Vocational Center

By at September 21, 2016 | 9:35 am

SAMOA: Salesian Missions Funds New Water Tank Project at Don Bosco College and Vocational Center

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco College and Vocational Center in Salelologa, a village district at the east end of Savai'i Island in Samoa, has a new water tank system thanks to funding provided by Salesian Missions, the U.S development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The funding helped to provide water tanks and pumps for water storage necessary for the school especially more...

Clean Water Initiative , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Samoa

EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Orphanage in Need of Funding to Help Repair, Renovate Facility

By at August 24, 2016 | 7:39 pm

EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Orphanage in Need of Funding to Help Repair, Renovate Facility

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are in the process of seeking funding and donor support to help renovate Don Bosco Orphanage, which is located in Lospalos, a city 151 miles to the east of Dili, East Timor’s capital. The orphanage was originally constructed to accommodate the orphans of people who had died in the war against the Indonesian occupation that more...

East Timor , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Don Bosco Rural Training Center Provides Education for More Than 200 Youth

By at January 20, 2016 | 5:24 pm

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Don Bosco Rural Training Center Provides Education for More Than 200 Youth

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco Rural Training Center in Tetere Bay in the Solomon Islands is working to bring educational and workforce development opportunities to poor youth in rural areas. Programs at the center help youth gain a basic education as well as the vocational or technical skills needed to find and retain employment. More than 200 young men more...

Asia & Oceania , In the News , Oceana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Solomon Islands , , , , ,

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian Missionaries Help Youth Learn a Trade at Don Bosco Technical Institute

By at November 9, 2015 | 6:15 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian Missionaries Help Youth Learn a Trade at Don Bosco Technical Institute

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, operate the Don Bosco Technical Institute Henderson and the Laura Vicuna Hostel, a residence for female students at the institute. The institute and hostel work in collaboration to provide education and technical skills training to poor youth to prepare them for more...

Asia & Oceania , Oceana , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Solomon Islands , , , ,