Asia & Oceania

PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missionaries Receive Praise from World Bank for Rebuilding Efforts after Typhoon Haiyan

By at September 12, 2014 | 1:23 pm

PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missionaries Receive Praise from World Bank for Rebuilding Efforts after Typhoon Haiyan

(MissionNewswire) Less than a year after Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, Salesian missionaries working in the region are noting steady progress in community rehabilitation and rebuilding. The super typhoon, which struck on November 8, 2013, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones more...

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PHILIPPINES: Don Bosco Technical Institute Selected as Electrolux Partner to Bring New Technology Training to Electrolux Employees

By at August 21, 2014 | 1:45 pm

PHILIPPINES: Don Bosco Technical Institute Selected as Electrolux Partner to Bring New Technology Training to Electrolux Employees

(MissionNewswire) More than one quarter of the population of the Philippines live in poverty, according to UNICEF. Poverty is most severe and widespread in rural areas where 80 percent of the population–close to 88 million people–make their home. The poorest Filipinos are indigenous populations, small-scale farmers who cultivate land received through agrarian reform, more...

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INDIA: Teachers Receive Substance Abuse Awareness Training to Help Address Problem among Youth Served by Salesian Programs

By at August 21, 2014 | 10:15 am

INDIA: Teachers Receive Substance Abuse Awareness Training  to Help Address Problem among Youth Served by Salesian Programs

(MissionNewswire) According to the World Bank, India is home to 25 percent of the world’s poor and 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 been reduced from 25 million to 8 million in the past eight years, India continues to have the largest number of child more...

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CAMBODIA: More Than 2,000 Students Have Better Access to Technical Education Thanks to Recent Book Donation Coordinated by Salesian Missions

By at August 15, 2014 | 9:22 am

CAMBODIA: More Than 2,000 Students Have Better Access to Technical Education Thanks to Recent Book Donation Coordinated by Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) More than 2,000 students in three Salesian-run schools in Cambodia have better access to technical education thanks to a recent book donation coordinated by Salesian Missions. The schools serve vulnerable youth and focus on ending the cycle of poverty through education and workforce development opportunities. Through primary, secondary and technical more...

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BANGLADESH: Youth Center Provides Important Social Development Activities for Poor Youth

By at August 13, 2014 | 9:22 am

BANGLADESH: Youth Center Provides Important Social Development Activities for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) Bangladesh is one of the world's most densely populated countries with a population of 156 million people, close to 30 percent of whom live below the national poverty line of US $2 per day. Despite a growing population, Bangladesh experienced a steady decline in poverty between 2000 and 2010 with a 1.8 percent decline annually between 2000 and 2005 and more...

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INDIA: First Yamaha Technical Skills Training Program Developed at Don Bosco Technical School

By at August 1, 2014 | 9:06 am

INDIA: First Yamaha Technical Skills Training Program Developed at Don Bosco Technical School

(MissionNewswire) With more than 1.2 billion people, India has the world’s fourth largest economy and according to UNICEF, is home to one-third of the world’s poor. Close to 217 million of India’s poor are children. Although more than 53 million people escaped poverty between 2005 and 2010, most remain vulnerable to falling back below the poverty more...

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INDIA: More Than 700 Tea Laborers Have Started Their Own Tea Gardens, Escaping Poverty

By at July 24, 2014 | 10:12 am

INDIA: More Than 700 Tea Laborers Have Started Their Own Tea Gardens, Escaping Poverty

(MissionNewswire) With more than 1.2 billion people, India has the world's fourth largest economy and according to UNICEF, is home to one-third of the world’s poor. Close to 217 million of India's poor are children. Although more than 53 million people escaped poverty between 2005 and 2010, most remain vulnerable to falling back below the poverty line. Lack of more...

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CAMBODIA: Life-changing Don Bosco Children’s Fund Helps Poor Students Thrive in School

By at July 15, 2014 | 10:09 am

CAMBODIA: Life-changing Don Bosco Children’s Fund Helps Poor Students Thrive in School

(MissionNewswire) Cambodia has a long history of violence that 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 limited access to education, healthcare and other public services. Today, close to a quarter of more...

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PHILIPPINES: Salesians Continue Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Efforts in Wake of Super Typhoon

By at July 10, 2014 | 10:00 am

PHILIPPINES: Salesians Continue Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Efforts in Wake of Super Typhoon

(MissionNewswire) On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. This super typhoon was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded and the deadliest typhoon on record in the Philippines killing more than 6,200 people in that country alone. According more...

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INDIA: Salesian Alumni Project Providing Safe Drinking Water for 3,500 Students

By at July 5, 2014 | 9:48 am

INDIA: Salesian Alumni Project Providing Safe Drinking Water for 3,500 Students

(MissionNewswire) With more than 1.2 billion people, India’s growing population is putting a severe strain on all of the country’s natural resources. According to Water.org, close to 104 million people do not have access to safe, clean water and 808 million have no sanitation services. Most water sources throughout the country are contaminated by sewage and more...

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