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SAMOA: New School Science Lab Brings Students Better Educational Opportunities

By at November 22, 2013 | 12:51 pm

SAMOA: New School Science Lab Brings Students Better Educational Opportunities

(MissionNewswire) According to the World Bank, Samoa boasts one of the most stable and healthy economies in the Pacific region. 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 to drive efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest). Although Samoa has more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: Australian Rotary Brings Support to Don Bosco Rural Training Center, Hope to Students in Need

By at October 28, 2013 | 11:59 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Australian Rotary Brings Support to Don Bosco Rural Training Center, Hope to Students in Need

(MissionNewswire) With almost 40 percent of the population living in poverty, the Solomon Islands is one of the poorest countries in the Pacific region, according to UNICEF. About 20 to 25 percent of youth in the country never attend primary school with 30 percent of those attending, never completing. Limited access to education and an adult literacy rate of less than 35 more...

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EAST TIMOR: Providing Educational Opportunities and Hope to Youth with Disabilities

By at October 10, 2013 | 10:47 am

EAST TIMOR: Providing Educational Opportunities and Hope to Youth with Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Without reliable estimates of the number of youth with disabilities in Timor-Leste, the number is suspected to be high, particularly for those with physical disabilities as a result of  violent clashes during the country’s struggle for independence that culminated in the establishment of East Timor in 2002. According to the recent UN Report on the more...

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EAST TIMOR: Salesian Medical Clinic Provides Health Services to Thousands of Poor Patients

By at October 2, 2013 | 2:18 pm

EAST TIMOR: Salesian Medical Clinic Provides Health Services to Thousands of Poor Patients

(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 Human Development Index, in 2007, East Timor ranked 162 out of 182 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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EAST TIMOR: Partership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now Feeds School Children, Improves Education

By at August 27, 2013 | 1:09 pm

EAST TIMOR: Partership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now Feeds School Children, Improves Education

(MissionNewswire) In a country such as East Timor, that has endured a decades-long civil war and is home to 1.1 million people, close to half of whom live in poverty, nutrition and education are essential ingredients for a sustainable society and optimistic future. The World Bank estimates that East Timor has close to 49 percent of its population living in poverty with more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: New Salesian Partnership Paves Way for Poor Youth to Access Critical Technical Education

By at August 15, 2013 | 6:54 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: New Salesian Partnership Paves Way for Poor Youth to Access Critical Technical Education

(MissionNewswire) A low adult literacy rate and limited access to education in the Solomon Islands perpetuates the cycle of poverty from generation to generation. UNICEF notes that the country has an adult literacy rate of less than 35 percent. In addition, close to 20-25 percent of youth never attend primary school with another 30 percent of those attending never more...

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SAMOA: Salesian Students Give Back by Building Libraries for Don Bosco Schools

By at May 29, 2013 | 7:23 am

SAMOA: Salesian Students Give Back by Building Libraries for Don Bosco Schools

(Samoa Observer) Don Bosco students have given back to their community in a big way – helping to build and furnish libraries for 117 Upolu primary schools. The school’s Principal Father Chris Ford was thrilled to have his students be a part of what was a Rotary Club of Apia initiative. As a part of the initiative Rotary donated new tools and resources so the more...

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AUSTRALIA: Leadership Weekend for Salesian Students in Australia

By at March 7, 2013 | 7:19 pm

AUSTRALIA: Leadership Weekend for Salesian Students in Australia

(MissionNewswire) Secondary students from various Salesian schools and programs in Melbourne and South Australia gathered at Don Bosco Camp in Safety Beach in mid-February for a Leadership Weekend. Led by a group of experienced Salesian leaders, it was a weekend filled with learning and hands-on leadership activities. The participants enjoyed plenty of social time more...

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SAMOA: Salesians Worry about Youth Returning to School after Cyclone Evan

By at December 20, 2012 | 1:55 pm

SAMOA: Salesians Worry about Youth Returning to School after Cyclone Evan

(MissionNewswire) Cyclone Evan, a powerful cyclone that hit Samoa Dec. 13-14, left at least four dead and flooding and structural damage in its wake. Another 10 people remain missing and thousands have been left homeless. The Salesian-run programs in the area are working to assist people in local communities. "All the Salesians and the Salesian Sisters are doing more...

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Research Indicates Salesian Education Deters Youth Crime

By at June 4, 2012 | 11:48 am

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Research Indicates Salesian Education Deters Youth Crime

(MissionNewswire) Shaun Larcom—who holds a research doctorate from the University College of London—studied the relationship between criminal behavior and juridical pluralism in Papua New Guinea with the assistance of staff at the Salesian-run Vunabosco Agro-Technical Secondary School. As Larcom studied youth at the Salesian-run school, he found that access to more...

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