Asia & Oceania

SAMOA: Salesians Worry about Youth Returning to School after Cyclone Evan

By at December 20, 2012 | 1:55 pm

SAMOA: Salesians Worry about Youth Returning to School after Cyclone Evan

(MissionNewswire) Cyclone Evan, a powerful cyclone that hit Samoa Dec. 13-14, left at least four dead and flooding and structural damage in its wake. Another 10 people remain missing and thousands have been left homeless. The Salesian-run programs in the area are working to assist people in local communities. "All the Salesians and the Salesian Sisters are doing more...

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CAMBODIA: New Salesian Programs, Facilities Open

By at December 15, 2012 | 9:28 am

(MissionNewswire) Late fall saw the addition of several new programs and facilities at Salesian sites in Cambodia. The Salesians have a long history of teaching job skills in Cambodia where one out of every three citizens live below the poverty line and barely survive on less than one dollar a day. According to UNICEF, 40 percent of children are chronically malnourished more...

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CAMBODIA: New Shelter Provides Housing to Young Women Pursuing Vocational Education

By at November 20, 2012 | 4:52 pm

CAMBODIA: New Shelter Provides Housing to Young Women Pursuing Vocational Education

(MissionNewswire) On Nov. 7, 2012, the Salesians of Don Bosco in Cambodia celebrated the opening of the Piet de Visser House, also known as the Banteay Srei Women’s Hostel, for female students and teachers at the Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep. Among the dignitaries included in the opening ceremonies was the program’s benefactor, Mr. Piet de Visser, the namesake of more...

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INDIA: Salesian School Joins “Go Green” Movement

By at November 8, 2012 | 5:05 pm

INDIA: Salesian School Joins “Go Green” Movement

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Technical School Krishnagar launched an ambitious “Go Green” project planting 12,000 high yielding timber saplings. The project consisted of planting saplings of high quality timber using local varieties of trees like Mahagani, Akashmuni, Teak, and Kodam. The school was eager to become part of India's Go Green movement while also using the more...

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PHILIPPINES: Donated Educational Books Increase At-Risk Youth’s Chances for Success in School

By at November 1, 2012 | 1:22 pm

PHILIPPINES: Donated Educational Books Increase At-Risk Youth’s Chances for Success in School

(MissionNewswire) Students at Salesian-run programs in the Philippines have greater access to history, science and geography thanks to a recent donation of Pearson educational books from World Vision - the result of a partnership with Salesian Missions. Salesian Missions Tuloy Foundation runs schools, orphanages and residential programs for street children in the more...

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CAMBODIA: Construction Continues, Donations Needed at Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep

By at October 24, 2012 | 12:26 pm

CAMBODIA: Construction Continues, Donations Needed at Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep

(MissionNewswire) Earlier this fall, students returned to Salesian-run schools in Cambodia to start a new academic year. Eighty students commenced programs in social communication, front office assistance, housekeeping and tailoring and electricity at Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep. Close to forty of these students are in their first year of the programs. During most more...

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UNICEF Condemns Shooting of School Girls in Pakistan

By at October 10, 2012 | 10:50 am

UNICEF Condemns Shooting of School Girls in Pakistan

(UNICEF) UNICEF strongly condemns the attack on Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl from Swat, who was shot with two other children as she was leaving school by bus yesterday. UNICEF is extremely concerned for the well-being of Malala and her school companions who were injured in the same incident. Malala spoke courageously in favor of children's rights – more...

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SRI LANKA: Donations from Salesian Missions Partners Help Orphans, Children with Disabilities

By at October 10, 2012 | 10:44 am

SRI LANKA: Donations from Salesian Missions Partners Help Orphans, Children with Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Two recent shipments of goods are making a major impact on the lives of the most vulnerable youth and their families in communities in Sri Lanka. Recently, a shipment of 250 baby strollers made its way to four Salesian-run sites that serve 811 children in need and provide assistance to needy families. The strollers were provided by Kids in Distressed more...

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INDIA: Salesians Aid Refugees of Ethnic Violence

By at August 1, 2012 | 12:25 pm

INDIA: Salesians Aid Refugees of Ethnic Violence

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is reporting that Salesian-run Don Bosco Institute in Guwahati, India, is providing relief efforts for those displaced by recent ethnic violence. The violence has occurred in the districts of Assam, a northeastern state of India, and has left 56 people dead and thousands more displaced from their homes. According to news reports, the more...

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HuffPost DoGooder Spotlight Highlights 1000jobsHaiti Founder Inspired by Salesian Sisters

By at July 11, 2012 | 9:52 am

HuffPost DoGooder Spotlight Highlights 1000jobsHaiti Founder Inspired by Salesian Sisters

(MissionNewswire) The work of Reverend Deacon Leroy S. Close at 1000jobsHaiti was featured in a July 11, 2012,  Huffington Post article by Marc Ozburn, founder and CEO of TheDoGooder.com. Ozburn reports that at age 16, Buck (Close's nickname that he continues to go by today) was introduced to the Salesian Sisters of Haiti by his mother. Close's family, the article says, more...

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