Asia & Oceania

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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PHILIPPINES: Foundation Run by Salesian Sisters Wins 2012 Stars Impact Award

By at January 24, 2013 | 12:34 pm

PHILIPPINES: Foundation Run by Salesian Sisters Wins 2012 Stars Impact Award

(MissionNewswire) The Laura Vicuña Foundation, managed by the Salesian Sisters in Manila, received the 2012 Stars Impact Award in London under the Protection Category in the Asia Pacific Region. The foundation was selected from 302 short-listed organizations which came from over 1,000 applicants in 14 countries. STARS founding Chairman Amr Al-Dabbagh presented the more...

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INDIA: Community Learns about Mising Culture at “Ethnique” Festival

By at January 22, 2013 | 1:26 pm

INDIA: Community Learns about Mising Culture at “Ethnique” Festival

(MissionNewswire) India's second annual Ethnique Festival in India took place in early January. After the success of last year’s festival the event was held again and highlighted the culture, music and traditions of the young Mising, an ethnic group in India. The event took place over a three day period and was held in buildings at Don Bosco-Life Plus. The opening more...

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SAMOA: Salesians Worry about Youth Returning to School after Cyclone Evan

By at December 20, 2012 | 1:55 pm

SAMOA: Salesians Worry about Youth Returning to School after Cyclone Evan

(MissionNewswire) Cyclone Evan, a powerful cyclone that hit Samoa Dec. 13-14, left at least four dead and flooding and structural damage in its wake. Another 10 people remain missing and thousands have been left homeless. The Salesian-run programs in the area are working to assist people in local communities. "All the Salesians and the Salesian Sisters are doing more...

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CAMBODIA: New Salesian Programs, Facilities Open

By at December 15, 2012 | 9:28 am

(MissionNewswire) Late fall saw the addition of several new programs and facilities at Salesian sites in Cambodia. The Salesians have a long history of teaching job skills in Cambodia where one out of every three citizens live below the poverty line and barely survive on less than one dollar a day. According to UNICEF, 40 percent of children are chronically malnourished more...

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CAMBODIA: New Shelter Provides Housing to Young Women Pursuing Vocational Education

By at November 20, 2012 | 4:52 pm

CAMBODIA: New Shelter Provides Housing to Young Women Pursuing Vocational Education

(MissionNewswire) On Nov. 7, 2012, the Salesians of Don Bosco in Cambodia celebrated the opening of the Piet de Visser House, also known as the Banteay Srei Women’s Hostel, for female students and teachers at the Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep. Among the dignitaries included in the opening ceremonies was the program’s benefactor, Mr. Piet de Visser, the namesake of more...

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INDIA: Salesian School Joins “Go Green” Movement

By at November 8, 2012 | 5:05 pm

INDIA: Salesian School Joins “Go Green” Movement

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Technical School Krishnagar launched an ambitious “Go Green” project planting 12,000 high yielding timber saplings. The project consisted of planting saplings of high quality timber using local varieties of trees like Mahagani, Akashmuni, Teak, and Kodam. The school was eager to become part of India's Go Green movement while also using the more...

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PHILIPPINES: Donated Educational Books Increase At-Risk Youth’s Chances for Success in School

By at November 1, 2012 | 1:22 pm

PHILIPPINES: Donated Educational Books Increase At-Risk Youth’s Chances for Success in School

(MissionNewswire) Students at Salesian-run programs in the Philippines have greater access to history, science and geography thanks to a recent donation of Pearson educational books from World Vision - the result of a partnership with Salesian Missions. Salesian Missions Tuloy Foundation runs schools, orphanages and residential programs for street children in the more...

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