Asia & Oceania

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Helping More Than 4,100 Youth Stay in School This Year

By at January 1, 2014 | 12:40 pm

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Helping More Than 4,100 Youth Stay in School This Year

(MissionNewswire) Cambodia’s long history of violence has resulted in a quarter of Cambodians living in poverty and surviving on less than $1 per day, according to the World Bank. About 80 percent of the country’s population resides in rural areas and has the most limited access to education, healthcare and other public services. Today, close to a quarter of more...

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PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missions Supports Programs to Help 200,000 Families Affected by Typhoon

By at November 26, 2013 | 12:57 pm

PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missions Supports Programs to Help 200,000 Families Affected by Typhoon

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is supporting programs in the Philippines targeted to assist 200,000 families in the aftermath of the super typhoon. Salesian missionaries were already working with vulnerable children and their families through their schools, youth centers and other community programs—making them immediately on the front lines of the relief more...

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INDIA: New Members of Salesian Society Teach English to 500 Children in After School Program

By at November 25, 2013 | 1:09 pm

INDIA: New Members of Salesian Society Teach English to 500 Children in After School Program

(MissionNewswire) India is home to 25 percent of the world’s poor. According to the World Bank, more than 8 million youth are out-of-school down from more than 25 million in 2003. Lack of educational opportunities in the country are often due to issues of caste, class and gender and with 44 percent of the workforce illiterate, there is much work to be done. At more...

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SAMOA: New School Science Lab Brings Students Better Educational Opportunities

By at November 22, 2013 | 12:51 pm

SAMOA: New School Science Lab Brings Students Better Educational Opportunities

(MissionNewswire) According to the World Bank, Samoa boasts one of the most stable and healthy economies in the Pacific region. The poverty rate, once just over 25 percent, has dropped closer to 20 percent as the country strives to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals (a blueprint to drive efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest). Although Samoa has more...

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CAMBODIA: Expanded Youth Hostel and New Water Tower Bring Sustainability and Hope to Youth in Need

By at November 12, 2013 | 2:59 pm

CAMBODIA: Expanded Youth Hostel and New Water Tower Bring Sustainability and Hope to Youth in Need

(MissionNewswire) With Cambodia's long history of violence, almost a quarter of Cambodians still live in poverty, according to the World Bank. Many reside in the country’s most rural areas. Rural Cambodians make up about 80 percent of the population and have the most limited access to education, healthcare and other public services. Today, close to a quarter of more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: Australian Rotary Brings Support to Don Bosco Rural Training Center, Hope to Students in Need

By at October 28, 2013 | 11:59 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Australian Rotary Brings Support to Don Bosco Rural Training Center, Hope to Students in Need

(MissionNewswire) With almost 40 percent of the population living in poverty, the Solomon Islands is one of the poorest countries in the Pacific region, according to UNICEF. About 20 to 25 percent of youth in the country never attend primary school with 30 percent of those attending, never completing. Limited access to education and an adult literacy rate of less than 35 more...

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WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Partnerships that Fight Hunger Around the Globe

By at October 16, 2013 | 2:02 pm

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Partnerships that Fight Hunger Around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Everyday, more than 840 million people go hungry in a world of plenty. Additionally, two billion people lack the vitamins and minerals needed to live healthy lives according to the World Food Program and the United Nations. Each year, Oct. 16th marks the observance of World Food Day aimed at bringing attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and more...

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EAST TIMOR: Providing Educational Opportunities and Hope to Youth with Disabilities

By at October 10, 2013 | 10:47 am

EAST TIMOR: Providing Educational Opportunities and Hope to Youth with Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Without reliable estimates of the number of youth with disabilities in Timor-Leste, the number is suspected to be high, particularly for those with physical disabilities as a result of  violent clashes during the country’s struggle for independence that culminated in the establishment of East Timor in 2002. According to the recent UN Report on the more...

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EAST TIMOR: Salesian Medical Clinic Provides Health Services to Thousands of Poor Patients

By at October 2, 2013 | 2:18 pm

EAST TIMOR: Salesian Medical Clinic Provides Health Services to Thousands of Poor Patients

(MissionNewswire) East Timor has endured a decades-long civil war and is home to 1.1 million people. According to the United Nations Development Program Human Development Index, in 2007, East Timor ranked 162 out of 182 countries for life expectancy, access to education and standard of living. The World Bank estimates that East Timor has just over 49 percent of its more...

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INDIA: New Salesian Scholarship Programs Help Poor Youth Acquire University Educations

By at September 30, 2013 | 6:33 am

INDIA: New Salesian Scholarship Programs Help Poor Youth Acquire University Educations

(MissionNewswire) Building the skills of India’s rapidly rising workforce is a key focus for reducing poverty, according to the World Bank. More than 30 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty while nearly 44 percent of the work force is illiterate and only 17 percent attend secondary schooling. The Salesians in India have been working to make a more...

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