Asia & Oceania

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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INDIA: Salesian Program Participates in Earth Hour to Focus on Environmental Concerns in India

By at April 7, 2013 | 5:19 pm

INDIA: Salesian Program Participates in Earth Hour to Focus on Environmental Concerns in India

(MissionNewswire) India’s environmental concerns are growing. From pollution and access to safe water to deforestation and the wildlife trade, India faces critical environmental challenges. And as the country's population and economy grows so does the need to find long-term, sustainable environmental solutions. WWF Global has noted that India faces increasing more...

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INDIA: Salesian Homelink/Missing Child Search Network Receives Award

By at March 14, 2013 | 4:59 am

INDIA: Salesian Homelink/Missing Child Search Network Receives Award

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Homelink/Missing Child Search Network was awarded a 2013 Certificate of Appreciation in Social Innovation presented by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in India. The award was given on Feb. 13 at the NASSCOM Forum on Indian Leadership in Mumbai and was received by Father Joe Prabhu of the Salesians of more...

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AUSTRALIA: Leadership Weekend for Salesian Students in Australia

By at March 7, 2013 | 7:19 pm

AUSTRALIA: Leadership Weekend for Salesian Students in Australia

(MissionNewswire) Secondary students from various Salesian schools and programs in Melbourne and South Australia gathered at Don Bosco Camp in Safety Beach in mid-February for a Leadership Weekend. Led by a group of experienced Salesian leaders, it was a weekend filled with learning and hands-on leadership activities. The participants enjoyed plenty of social time more...

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INDIA: Youth Expo 2013 Focuses on Development of Youth Leaders in India

By at March 6, 2013 | 7:38 pm

INDIA: Youth Expo 2013 Focuses on Development of Youth Leaders in India

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Institute in Guwahati in conjunction with the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth of North East India hosted a Youth Expo focused on personal and social development for young leaders from Feb. 8-14 this year. The theme for the Expo was “Capacity Building Training in Life Skills, Citizenship and Peer Education" with the goal of more...

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INDIA: Students at Don Bosco Institute Excel in Business Competition

By at February 20, 2013 | 10:22 am

INDIA: Students at Don Bosco Institute Excel in Business Competition

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Institute of Management won the best B-School award after finishing better than eight other business institutes at this year's QUASOFIESTA, a three day management event organized by the GCC Center of Management Studies in India. The Institute was started in 2009 by the Don Bosco Society at the Assam Don Bosco University. Poverty in India is more...

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USAID: India’s Leadership Furthers Global Child Survival Movement

By at February 7, 2013 | 10:40 am

USAID: India’s Leadership Furthers Global Child Survival Movement

(USAID) At the forefront of the fight against child mortality and morbidity, India is leading the global community in placing a renewed emphasis on this important mission. India’s Call to Action demonstrates leadership and commitment to both the global community and the children of India.  India has an opportunity to make great gains on child survival with increased more...

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TRUSTLAW: Public Education Can End India’s “Rape Epidemic”

By at January 31, 2013 | 2:36 pm

TRUSTLAW: Public Education Can End India’s “Rape Epidemic”

(TrustLaw/Reuters) The Indian government must launch a mass public education campaign to help end the "rape epidemic" in the largely patriarchal country, said campaign group Avaaz, highlighting the recent gang rape and murder of a young woman which sparked a national outcry last month. Public anger over the attack on a 23-year-old student who was beaten, raped and more...

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INDIA: New Salesian Initiative to Provide Human Rights Education to Tens of Thousands of Youth

By at January 30, 2013 | 2:40 pm

INDIA: New Salesian Initiative to Provide Human Rights Education to Tens of Thousands of Youth

(MissionNewswire) The Child Rights Education and Action Movement (CREAM) Project was officially launched in early December at the Don Bosco Provincial House in Bangalore, India. This project aims to reach out to poor youth in both urban and rural Karnataka to create a culture that will support and uphold the protection of children's rights. The goal of CREAM is to more...

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