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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...

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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...

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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...

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EAST TIMOR: Salesian-run Medical Clinic Provided Care for More Than 7,300 People in Poverty

By at October 21, 2015 | 10:42 am

EAST TIMOR: Salesian-run Medical Clinic Provided Care for More Than 7,300 People in Poverty

(MissionNewswire) The Maria Auxiliadora Medical Clinic located in the town of Venilale, East Timor, has been serving poor residents of Venilale and 13 surrounding villages for many years. In 2014, the clinic cared for more than 7,300 patients in need of health services. Placing special emphasis on caring for mothers and babies, employees of the clinic frequently deliver more...

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EAST TIMOR: Donation of Nutritious Rice-Meals by Stop Hunger Now Benefits More than 1,100 Youth

By at July 5, 2015 | 4:56 pm

EAST TIMOR: Donation of Nutritious Rice-Meals by Stop Hunger Now Benefits More than 1,100 Youth

(MissionNewswire) More than 1,100 students participating in Salesian programs run by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians have access to better nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals. Offered at orphanages, boarding homes, schools and a medical facility spread across six towns and villages in East Timor, 11 programs were the recipients of the more...

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EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Orphanage Helps Youth Prepare for Academic Achievement

By at January 9, 2015 | 5:08 pm

EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Orphanage Helps Youth Prepare for Academic Achievement

(MissionNewswire) East Timor has endured a decades-long civil war and is home to 1.1 million people. According to the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Index, in 2014, East Timor ranked 128 out of 187 countries for life expectancy, access to education and standard of living. The World Bank estimates that East Timor has just over 49 percent of its more...

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SAMOA: Don Bosco Technical School Places 85 Percent of Graduates in Workforce

By at December 10, 2014 | 11:05 am

SAMOA: Don Bosco Technical School Places 85 Percent of Graduates in Workforce

(MissionNewswire) Samoa boasts one of the most stable and healthy economies in the Pacific region, according to the World Bank. The poverty rate, once just over 25 percent, has dropped closer to 20 percent as the country strives to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals, a blueprint driving efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Although Samoa has made more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian Students Helping Those Affected by Recent Flooding

By at June 24, 2014 | 11:01 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian Students Helping Those Affected by Recent Flooding

(MissionNewswire) The Solomon Islands is one of the poorest countries in the Pacific region with almost 40 percent of its population living in poverty, according to UNICEF. The majority of the country’s children live in remote areas where access to education is limited. Close to 25 percent of youth never attend primary school with 30 percent of those attending never more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian Programs Offer Shelter to Homeless Recovering from Devastating Cyclones

By at April 5, 2014 | 10:27 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian Programs Offer Shelter to Homeless Recovering from Devastating Cyclones

(MissionNewswire) The Solomon Islands are one of the poorest countries in the Pacific region with almost 40 percent of the population living in poverty, according to UNICEF. The majority of the country’s children live in remote areas where access to education is limited. Close to 25 percent of youth never attend primary school with 30 percent of those attending never more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesians Help Young Men Learn Trades, Find Stable Employment

By at March 15, 2014 | 8:50 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesians Help Young Men Learn Trades, Find Stable Employment

(MissionNewswire) The Solomon Islands are one of the poorest countries in the Pacific region with almost 40 percent of the population living in poverty, according to UNICEF. The majority of the country's children live in remote areas where access to education is limited. Close to 25 percent of youth never attend primary school with 30 percent of those attending never more...

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