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EAST TIMOR: Salesian missionaries focus on technical skills training and educational programs for women and young girls

By at October 20, 2017 | 8:26 am

EAST TIMOR: Salesian missionaries focus on technical skills training and educational programs for women and young girls

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in East Timor have been providing programs to help residents recover and rebuild in the wake of a devastating civil war in the country that claimed countless lives, decimated entire communities and resulted in living conditions that are among the worst in the world. Now that the violence has subsided, efforts are being focused on more...

East Timor , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Salesian Missions provides eight new water tanks giving students access to clean water

By at October 19, 2017 | 5:43 am

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Salesian Missions provides eight new water tanks giving students access to clean water

(MissionNewswire) As part of its Clean Water Initiative, Salesian Missions recently donated eight water reservoir tanks to the Don Bosco Araimiri Secondary School in Araimiri, Papua New Guinea. The school is located in a remote area without access to even the most basic necessities. The new water tanks give students access to clean drinking water. Prior to receiving the more...

Clean Water Initiative , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Papua New Guinea

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)