Asia & Oceania

INDIA: Rehabilitating and Bringing Hope to Street Youth

By at September 1, 2013 | 6:45 am

INDIA: Rehabilitating and Bringing Hope to Street Youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian-run programs are making a difference in the lives of poor youth in India, but the need continues to grow. According to the World Bank, India is home to 25 percent of the world’s poor. A little more than 30 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty. While progress has been significant and the number of out-of-school children has more...

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EAST TIMOR: Partership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now Feeds School Children, Improves Education

By at August 27, 2013 | 1:09 pm

EAST TIMOR: Partership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now Feeds School Children, Improves Education

(MissionNewswire) In a country such as East Timor, that has endured a decades-long civil war and is home to 1.1 million people, close to half of whom live in poverty, nutrition and education are essential ingredients for a sustainable society and optimistic future. The World Bank estimates that East Timor has close to 49 percent of its population living in poverty with more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Technical Institute is Preparing Poor Youth for the Workforce in Nagaland

By at August 18, 2013 | 9:38 am

INDIA: Don Bosco Technical Institute is Preparing Poor Youth for the Workforce in Nagaland

(MissionNewswire) Salesian programs are making a huge difference in India, but the need is enormous. According to UNICEF, India is home to 25 percent of the world's poor. In addition, 44 percent of its workforce is illiterate and the country has the largest number of child laborers in the world. A recent report on poverty from the Planning Commission of India has noted more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: New Salesian Partnership Paves Way for Poor Youth to Access Critical Technical Education

By at August 15, 2013 | 6:54 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: New Salesian Partnership Paves Way for Poor Youth to Access Critical Technical Education

(MissionNewswire) A low adult literacy rate and limited access to education in the Solomon Islands perpetuates the cycle of poverty from generation to generation. UNICEF notes that the country has an adult literacy rate of less than 35 percent. In addition, close to 20-25 percent of youth never attend primary school with another 30 percent of those attending never more...

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NEPAL: New Program Helps Poor Youth Gain Employment Skills

By at July 25, 2013 | 3:26 pm

NEPAL: New Program Helps Poor Youth Gain Employment Skills

(MissionNewswire) Although there has been some recent growth in the country, Nepal remains one of the poorest in the world according to the World Bank. In the 2013 United Nations Human Development report, Nepal ranked 157th out of 187 countries. On average about one in four people live in poverty in Nepal. That rates rises sharply to close to 50 percent for those living more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Life-Changing Educational Programs for Refugees around the Globe

By at June 20, 2013 | 10:24 am

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Life-Changing Educational Programs for Refugees around the Globe

To mark World Refugee Day 2013, Salesian Missions is proud to highlight Salesian programs around the globe that provide life-changing education and support for refugees in need. Each year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a day that honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people around the globe. The United Nations noted that at the end of more...

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SAMOA: Salesian Students Give Back by Building Libraries for Don Bosco Schools

By at May 29, 2013 | 7:23 am

SAMOA: Salesian Students Give Back by Building Libraries for Don Bosco Schools

(Samoa Observer) Don Bosco students have given back to their community in a big way – helping to build and furnish libraries for 117 Upolu primary schools. The school’s Principal Father Chris Ford was thrilled to have his students be a part of what was a Rotary Club of Apia initiative. As a part of the initiative Rotary donated new tools and resources so the more...

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PAKISTAN: U.S. State Department Extends Funding for Salesian Missions Program for Afghan Refugee School Children

By at May 2, 2013 | 1:25 pm

PAKISTAN: U.S. State Department Extends Funding for Salesian Missions Program for Afghan Refugee School Children

(MissionNewswire) The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration has renewed funding for a Salesian Missions program serving Afghan refugee children and their families in Quetta, the capital of the Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. The program—which initially received funding for 12 months in February 2012—centers on reinforcing more...

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UNICEF: Nutrition Campaign Helps Make Cambodia’s Children Strong, Healthy and Clever

By at April 24, 2013 | 9:41 am

UNICEF: Nutrition Campaign Helps Make Cambodia’s Children Strong, Healthy and Clever

(UNICEF) It is 8:00 a.m. in Ponleak village, Kampong Thom, and the sun is already high in the sky. A line of oxen amble down the dry dirt road past Vath Ngim’s house on stilts. Ngim and her neighbor Roeun Heourn sit on a large wood-slatted bed in the shade beneath her home, chatting and laughing, chopping ingredients with Ngim’s aunt for their babies’ morning more...

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PHILIPPINES: Salesian Culinary Program Helps Teach Trade Skills to Street Children in the Philippines

By at April 20, 2013 | 5:22 pm

PHILIPPINES: Salesian Culinary Program Helps Teach Trade Skills to Street Children in the Philippines

(MissionNewswire) A Salesian-run educational program at the Tuloy Foundation in the Philippines teaches culinary skills to youth who were once living on the streets. Recently, 20 students began the course in culinary arts run by Chef Jean-Pierre Migné, a well-known chef originally from France who has been living in the Philippines for the past 25 years. Jan Aranillo more...

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