Asia & Oceania

CAMBODIA: Students with physical disabilities able to access Don Bosco Kep thanks to modifications completed at school

By at March 19, 2018 | 11:48 am

CAMBODIA: Students with physical disabilities able to access Don Bosco Kep thanks to modifications completed at school

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Technical School Kep/Hatrans, located in southern Cambodia, has completed changes to the school’s buildings and dormitories to ensure they are accessible for students with physical disabilities. In January 2015, Don Bosco Tech was awarded a grant from the Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad at the U.S. Agency for International more...

Cambodia , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , NOT ans

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries develop program to educate ‘future helpers’ in villages affected by earthquakes

By at March 13, 2018 | 12:39 pm

NEPAL: Salesian missionaries develop program to educate ‘future helpers’ in villages affected by earthquakes

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have continued to respond to long-term reconstruction and educational needs after two earthquakes in 2015 caused massive destruction in Nepal. A devastating 7.8 earthquake struck the country on April 25, 2015, followed by a second earthquake that struck on May 12. More than 8,000 people died and close to 20,000 were injured as a more...

ANS , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Nepal

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights health, education programs that empower girls and young women

By at March 8, 2018 | 10:55 am

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights health, education programs that empower girls and young women

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and its international partners in celebrating International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. Each year, International Women’s more...

Burkina Faso , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Ethiopia , India , Sierra Leone , Special Reports

INDIA: Don Bosco College provides university education to more than 1,000 youth

By at March 1, 2018 | 6:40 am

INDIA: Don Bosco College provides university education to more than 1,000 youth

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco College in Yellagiri, located on a plateau over 1,100 meters high between Bangalore and Chennai in India, offers university education to more than 1,000 youth. Almost 500 of them live at boarding houses. The boys house is operated by Salesian missionaries while the girls house is operated by Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. Youth more...

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

NEPAL: Nepal Don Bosco Society provides education and essential services to poor youth and their families

By at February 21, 2018 | 7:10 am

NEPAL: Nepal Don Bosco Society provides education and essential services to poor youth and their families

(MissionNewswire) Nepal Don Bosco Society has a focus on transforming poor communities through social development programs, education and vocational training. The organization was also instrumental in the immediate aftermath and long-term recovery after two earthquakes in 2015 caused massive destruction in the country. A devastating 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April more...

ANS , Nepal , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

MYANMAR: Salesian missionaries launch project to build schools in isolated tribal areas

By at February 9, 2018 | 2:11 pm

MYANMAR: Salesian missionaries launch project to build schools in isolated tribal areas

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Pang Wai, a territory in northeastern Myanmar inhabited by isolated tribes, are planning to develop a network of small primary schools to ensure that youth in the region have access to education. The area is on the border of China and is a region of extremely dangerous rebels. It is a mountainous area, characterized by precious more...

Myanmar , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INDIA: Close to 500 youth from diverse backgrounds come together for peace march

By at February 1, 2018 | 12:11 pm

INDIA: Close to 500 youth from diverse backgrounds come together for peace march

(MissionNewswire) Close to 500 youth from Salesian institutions in the Indian states of West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand, and neighboring country Nepal participated in a peace march held on Saturday, Jan. 27. The peace march was part of four-day international youth festival that highlighted the unity in diversity in spite of racial, ethnic and linguistic differences. more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PHILIPPINES: Salesian missionaries begin humanitarian relief work to help those affected by Mount Mayon volcano eruption

By at January 29, 2018 | 12:26 pm

PHILIPPINES: Salesian missionaries begin humanitarian relief work to help those affected by Mount Mayon volcano eruption

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at Don Bosco Vocational Training Center within the Salesian Legazpi community have already begun relief efforts to aid those affected by the Mount Mayon volcano that has been spewing fire and ash for the last two weeks. The center, which is about 24 km away from the volcano, is out of the danger zone. It is also located 70 meters more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Philippines

MYANMAR: Salesian missionaries provide life-changing education and social programs

By at January 25, 2018 | 7:25 am

MYANMAR: Salesian missionaries provide life-changing education and social programs

(MissionNewswire) While Myanmar as a whole is enjoying some overall economic growth, not all people in the country are enjoying the benefits of this expansion. Many are still living in poverty. Salesian missionaries operate 10 centers throughout Myanmar to help those who are poor, in need of education and are marginalized. In Anisakan and May Myo, approximately 100 more...

Myanmar , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INDIA: Third annual Don Bosco Film Festival shows short films in 100 venues across 20 states in India

By at January 18, 2018 | 7:52 am

(MissionNewswire) The third annual Don Bosco Film Festival of India was held on Jan. 18-19, 2018. The theme for this year was “Youth for Life.” Nearly 100 venues across 20 states in India screened 34 short films that were selected by a panel of experts from hundreds of submissions. The themes of the short films focused on eco-awareness, respect for parents and more...

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