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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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EAST TIMOR: New Television Project Gives Students Media Training for Later Employment

By at February 12, 2014 | 11:15 am

EAST TIMOR: New Television Project Gives Students Media Training for Later Employment

(MissionNewswire) East Timor is home to 1.1 million people and according to the United Nations Development Program Human Development Index, the country ranked 162 out of 182 for life expectancy, access to education and standard of living in 2007. The World Bank estimates that East Timor has close to 49 percent of its population living in poverty with over one-third of more...

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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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