Solomon Islands

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Bishop Luciano Capelli flies across dozens of islands bringing food and medicine to those in need

By at March 5, 2019 | 9:01 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Bishop Luciano Capelli flies across dozens of islands bringing food and medicine to those in need

(MissionNewswire) Italian Bishop Luciano Capelli visits Catholics across dozens of islands in the small airplane he pilots to deliver food and medicine, according to a Crux article. Locally, he is known as the “flying bishop” of the Solomon Islands, a nation of nearly 1,000 islands in Oceania. According to the article, Bishop Capelli was a Salesian missionary in more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Solomon Islands

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Don Bosco Rural Training Center provides educational initiatives and partnerships to ensure youth find and retain employment

By at November 23, 2018 | 2:09 pm

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Don Bosco Rural Training Center provides educational initiatives and partnerships to ensure youth find and retain employment

(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 are working to address needs of poor youth and their families living in Ranadi landfill

By at October 20, 2018 | 10:01 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian missionaries are working to address needs of poor youth and their families living in Ranadi landfill

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are working to help families that are living in the vicinity of a landfill in Ranadi, a suburb of Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands. Many families, including children and older youth, live near the landfill so they can dig and collect plastic to survive. Father Srimal Priyanga, rector of the Don Bosco Technical more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Solomon Islands

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

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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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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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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