Asia & Oceania

INDIA: Don Bosco Skill Mission initiative provides skills training and employment placement for 100 percent of graduates

By at December 3, 2017 | 1:05 pm

INDIA: Don Bosco Skill Mission initiative provides skills training and employment placement for 100 percent of graduates

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Skill Mission is an advanced vocational training initiative for the southern regions of India. The goal of the initiative is to provide skills training to poor youth and connect 100 percent of graduates to employment. Salesian Father Antree Kannampuzha is currently responsible for the Salesian center located in Bangalore. The Don Bosco Skill more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INDIA: Salesian missionaries hold candle making workshop to help women affected by flooding develop marketable skills

By at December 1, 2017 | 7:34 am

INDIA: Salesian missionaries hold candle making workshop to help women affected by flooding develop marketable skills

(MissionNewswire) On Oct. 28, the Don Bosco Development Society held a two-day workshop on the candle making business for women in the Salesian-run Self-Help Group. Forty women from the slums of Mumbai completed the training course, which was also held as a flood relief project supported by Don Bosco Mondo in Germany. This training was held in association with Dattopant more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

ITALY/INDIA: “Race of Saints” in Rome raises funds to help promote awareness of child marriage in India

By at December 1, 2017 | 7:30 am

ITALY/INDIA: “Race of Saints” in Rome raises funds to help promote awareness of child marriage in India

(MissionNewswire) In order to raise funds and awareness on the issue of child marriage in India, the 10th edition of “Race of Saints” was held in Rome on Nov. 1, All Saints Day, according to Radio Vatican. Professional athletes, amateurs and fans of all ages participated in three races held on that day. Radio Vatican reports that Don Bosco in the World Foundation more...

India , Italy , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SPAIN/INDIA: Salesian Bosco Centers utilizing new award-winning child app to identify children and access clinical records immediately

By at November 25, 2017 | 9:27 am

(MissionNewswire) The PPa app, which was created by the nonprofit organization Itwillbe, has beaten out more than 300 competitors and won a jury-awarded prize from Talento Digital based on the app’s capacity to digitally transform the work of the nonprofit. Itwilllbe was launched in 2009 by Arancha Martínez, who has lived in India for five years doing humanitarian more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Spain

USA / SRI LANKA: Long Island University post-graduate students help raise money, donated soccer equipment for poor students in Don Bosco programs in Sri Lanka

By at November 20, 2017 | 11:07 am

USA / SRI LANKA: Long Island University post-graduate students help raise money, donated soccer equipment for poor students in Don Bosco programs in Sri Lanka

(MissionNewswire) In May 2017, two Long Island University (LIU) post-graduate students, Jake Murphy and Thomas Schoen, presented at an international marketing conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. During their trip, their group visited Don Bosco High School to better understand the socio-economic situation in the country. The Sri Lankan government has asked more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sri Lanka , United States

CAMBODIA: Donor funding helps launch new Don Bosco Hatrans Kindergarten

By at November 17, 2017 | 12:35 pm

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to donor funding, through the Don Bosco Children’s Fund office in Kep, Salesian missionaries officially opened the Don Bosco Hatrans Kindergarten on Oct. 28. Donor funding was used to secure the location and for construction of the new building. Currently, 40 children are attending the kindergarten, which means so much to local parents who are more...

Cambodia

INDIA: Salesian Missions Clean Water Initiative brings water to village residents

By at November 9, 2017 | 9:33 am

(MissionNewswire) Gangabai Akolkar, a 55-year-old resident of Marathwadi village, is relieved she no longer has to search for water thanks to a well project supported by the Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” that is bringing water to her village. Three months ago, she had to walk for 2.5 kilometers to fetch water for her family. The project was implemented by more...

Clean Water Initiative , India

THAILAND: Don Bosco Technological College develops partnership with BMW Group Thailand for service apprentice program

By at November 3, 2017 | 6:54 am

(MissionNewswire) BMW Group Thailand and Don Bosco Technological College in Bangkok recently announced a partnership to launch the BMW service apprentice program. The partnership will help foster the potential of vocational students in achieving automotive skills and knowledge at an international standard. The goal is to elevate Thai vocational education to match the more...

Thailand

INDIA: Salesian program helps provide safe haven and education for young girl being forced into child marriage

By at October 26, 2017 | 11:35 am

(MissionNewswire) Samkuru Vani escaped being a child bride and is now studying technology at Don Bosco Navajeevan in the city of Vijayawada, located in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. According to an Asia News article, Vani is the youngest of eight children whose father abandoned the family when she was young. Her mother works as a day laborer in the more...

India

MYANMAR: Salesian programs provide hope and education for poor youth and their families

By at October 26, 2017 | 11:23 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Giordano Piccinotti with the Opera Don Bosco Foundation recently made a trip to Myanmar to discover the country’s areas of vulnerability and visit the Salesian programs working to address these issues. One of the programs he visited was the Don Bosco Friend Youth Center, which was opened in 2013 in Mandalay, the second largest city in more...

Myanmar