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INDIA: Salesian Kindergarten and Elementary School Educates 700 Children in Tribal Settlement

By at April 27, 2017 | 7:52 am

INDIA: Salesian Kindergarten and Elementary School Educates 700 Children in Tribal Settlement

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Garigaon, a small settlement located in a strongly tribal region in the state of Assam, operate an elementary school with a kindergarten program that accommodates up to 700 children. Most of the people living in Garigaon belong to different ethnic groups and came to the settlement as migrants, either because they had abandoned more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Film Festival Awards Prizes to Youth-Created Short Films

By at April 18, 2017 | 11:04 am

(MissionNewswire) In March, the Salesian Rector Major Father Ángel Fernández Artime presented awards to the winners of the National Festival of Short Films: Don Bosco Youth Film Festival of India. The short film "Saavat" by Swapnil Rajashekar, was chosen as the best film among the 24 participants selected for the competition. The film festival gave budding filmmakers a more...

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INDIA: Salesian Priest in India Receives State Award Gold Medal for Excellence in Youth Work

By at April 3, 2017 | 8:59 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Cyriac Pulinthanathumalayil of India’s Dimapur province received a state award Gold Medal for Excellence in Youth Work from the country’s home minister Minister Rajanath Signh at a function on Feb. 20 in the state capital of Itanagar, according to an article on Radio Vatican. The event was attended by several dignitaries from India more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Care Home Provides Medical Care and Education to 62 Boys with HIV

By at March 11, 2017 | 11:05 am

INDIA: Don Bosco Care Home Provides Medical Care and Education to 62 Boys with HIV

(MissionNewswire) In response to the overwhelming need for HIV/AIDS care in India, Salesian missionaries opened the Don Bosco Care Home in the village of Nilavarapatti, located in the district of Salem in Tamil Nadu, in August 2011. The Salesian-run program provides care and assistance for 62 boys ages 7 to 21 who are living with HIV. Salesian Father Daniel Sebastian, the more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs That Empower Girls and Young Women Through Education

By at March 8, 2017 | 8:00 am

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs That Empower Girls and Young Women Through Education

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and its international partners in celebrating International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. Each year, International Women’s more...

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INDIA: Salesian Missionaries Hold Training Programs for More Than 3,000 Women in Rights Education in 2016

By at February 28, 2017 | 5:45 pm

INDIA: Salesian Missionaries Hold Training Programs for More Than 3,000 Women in Rights Education in 2016

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the Bangalore Rural Education and Development Society (BREADS) held trainings and awareness programs in the Indian states of Karnakata and Kerala to educate men, women and youth about the human and legal rights of women in society. More than 3,000 women attended these training programs with more than 1,000 taking part in more...

India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

INDIA: Salesian College Launches First Web Radio Programs in Nepali Language

By at December 22, 2016 | 8:37 am

INDIA: Salesian College Launches First Web Radio Programs in Nepali Language

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at the Salesian College Sonada in Darjeeling, India began regularly scheduled programming for their new radio station on Dec. 8, with 20 different programs produced in the Nepali language. This radio station (90.8 FM) is the first community/campus radio in West Bengal and the entire northeast India to be operated by a college, more...

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INDIA: Salesian Missionaries are Responding to Local Need in Wake of Cyclone Vardah

By at December 20, 2016 | 8:42 am

INDIA: Salesian Missionaries are Responding to Local Need in Wake of Cyclone Vardah

(MissionNewswire) On Monday Dec. 12, Tropical Cyclone Vardah, with winds reaching close to 87 miles per hour, made landfall near Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, and also affected the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh. Cyclone Vardah, equal to a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, forced thousands to evacuate and killed 23, according to the National Disaster more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Tech Offers Career Advancing Technical Education, Workforce Development

By at November 22, 2016 | 12:09 pm

INDIA: Don Bosco Tech Offers Career Advancing Technical Education, Workforce Development

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Tech of Dimapur, the largest city in Nagaland, India, provides technical skills training and workforce development services for poor youth. Don Bosco Tech’s skills training programs serve as a valuable resource for youth who have little access to education. In order to help youth find work most efficiently, the Salesian skills training more...

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INDIA: Close to 800 Youth Participate in Marathon Event to Highlight Substance Abuse Awareness

By at November 9, 2016 | 11:33 am

INDIA: Close to 800 Youth Participate in Marathon Event to Highlight Substance Abuse Awareness

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Anbu Illam in Tiruchy, a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, held a race at the end of the summer to highlight awareness of substance abuse among youth in India. Close to 800 youth from the local athletic club, colleges, schools and institutions in the city and volunteers took part in the 4.8 km run. The event also featured a street play on more...

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