Asia & Oceania

INDIA: Economically Disadvantaged Youth Find Careers in Hospitality Industry

By at December 9, 2011 | 12:09 pm

INDIA: Economically Disadvantaged Youth Find Careers in Hospitality Industry

(MissionNewswire) A Salesian technical skills training program in India is giving poor youth job opportunities in the service industry. Don Bosco Technical Institute in Trasi, in collaboration with Taj Group of Hotels and India’s ministry of Rural Development has created a new program in Hospitality Management. This program aims to train poor youth -- both boys and more...

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UNICEF: Study Provides New Insight Into How Poverty Affects Children

By at November 22, 2011 | 7:22 am

UNICEF: Study Provides New Insight Into How Poverty Affects Children

(UNICEF) A new UNICEF study analysing child poverty in East Asia and the Pacific emphasizes that poverty affects children in vastly different ways than adults. As a result, policy makers need to look beyond family income indicators to gain a more complete picture of poverty and the deprivations children face. The study entitled Child Poverty in East Asia and the more...

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INDIA: Human Rights Education to Reach 300,000 Schools by August 2011

By at May 4, 2011 | 1:11 pm

INDIA: Human Rights Education to Reach 300,000 Schools by August 2011

(MissionNewswire) Human Rights Education is now being introduced in government schools in Andhra Pradesh, India, with the goal of reaching all 300,000 schools in the state by August 2011. Andhra Pradesh is the first state in India to develop a Human Rights Education program for its government schools. Recently, training in the dynamics of Human Rights Education was more...

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CAMBODIA: Two New Agricultural Schools Planned

By at October 16, 2009 | 10:40 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has announced it is in the planning stages to open two new agricultural schools in Cambodia next year, just as World Food Day and a new report from the United Nations highlight the need for such programs. “Investing in agriculture in developing countries is key as a healthy agricultural sector is essential not only to overcome more...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions provides emergency relief in India, many villages remain unreachable

By at October 8, 2009 | 1:31 pm

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions emergency relief continues in flood-swamped India this week as the worst flooding in decades has displaced at least 1.5 million people and killed more than 300. Salesian Missions is providing emergency shelter and food to thousands of flood victims in their communities even with the limited resources available to them. Bosco Seva more...

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PBS (Frontline): Getting Children off the Streets in India (VIDEO)

By at June 21, 2007 | 11:40 am

India: A New Life Getting children off the streets BY Gita Pullapilly Using money raised from foreign donors and support from the Indian government, Father Koshy, a Catholic Salesian priest, teamed up with his old friend Anu Dasaka, a psychologist and high-caste Hindu, to start the New Life Children's Home (or Navajeevan Bala Bhavan). In the 17 years Dasaka and more...

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