Asia & Oceania

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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PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Research Indicates Salesian Education Deters Youth Crime

By at June 4, 2012 | 11:48 am

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Research Indicates Salesian Education Deters Youth Crime

(MissionNewswire) Shaun Larcom—who holds a research doctorate from the University College of London—studied the relationship between criminal behavior and juridical pluralism in Papua New Guinea with the assistance of staff at the Salesian-run Vunabosco Agro-Technical Secondary School. As Larcom studied youth at the Salesian-run school, he found that access to more...

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CAMBODIA: U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Provides Assistance, Expertise to Salesian Trade School

By at May 7, 2012 | 6:53 pm

CAMBODIA: U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Provides Assistance, Expertise to Salesian Trade School

(United States Navy) Members of the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 volunteered their time and knowledge to students at the Don Bosco Trade School in Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia, Apr. 18. They have been working with the instructors at the Don Bosco Trade School in Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia, providing technical instruction in welding, machining, automotive more...

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INDIA: Salesian Students Advocate for 2015 Millennium Development Goals — and Beyond

By at May 4, 2012 | 11:07 am

INDIA: Salesian Students Advocate for 2015 Millennium Development Goals — and Beyond

(MissionNewswire) As nearly 60 experts came together to discuss how to ensure the Millennium Development Goals are achieved and advanced past 2015, children in India were already taking action. Among the youth were students from Salesian institutions. The “Nine Is Mine” campaign—with the support of a network of nongovernmental organizations including Salesian more...

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Salesian Lay Missioners Program Director Visits India, Cambodia to Assess Needs

By at April 26, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Salesian Lay Missioners Program Director Visits India, Cambodia to Assess Needs

(MissionNewswire) Adam Rudin, director of the Salesian Lay Missioners program of Salesian Missions (and resident of New Rochelle), recently returned from India and Cambodia where he toured a potential new site for lay missioners as well as visited Salesian centers where lay missioners are currently stationed. The purpose of the visit was to assess needs and develop future more...

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SRI LANKA: Giving Child Soldiers an Escape Route, Helping Girl Soldiers Overcome Trauma

By at April 16, 2012 | 8:08 am

SRI LANKA: Giving Child Soldiers an Escape Route, Helping Girl Soldiers Overcome Trauma

(MissionNewswire) Childhood should be a time of innocence and schooling. But that’s not the reality for youth in Sri Lanka being recruited to fight the country’s civil war. For these youth, it’s weapons and war rather than school books and play. While the civil war’s official end came in May 2009, the recruitment of child soldiers continues to rise according to more...

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