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INDIA: Don Bosco Center in Navajeevan Helps Rescue More than 200 Children from Child Labor

By at February 3, 2015 | 11:27 am

INDIA: Don Bosco Center in Navajeevan Helps Rescue More than 200 Children from Child Labor

(MissionNewswire) India has the largest number of child laborers under the age of 14 in the world, according to UNICEF. Many are engaged in dangerous occupations and live on the streets. As part of Operation Smile, a month long program initiated by India’s Home Ministry, more than 200 children engaged in child labor in Hyderabad, the capital of the southern Indian more...

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INDIA: Salesian Volunteer Program Rescued 6,400 Runaway Youth in 2014

By at January 14, 2015 | 5:18 pm

INDIA: Salesian Volunteer Program Rescued 6,400 Runaway Youth in 2014

(MissionNewswire) In Bengaluru, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka and third-most populous city in India with over 8.4 million residents, a Salesian non-governmental organization called, Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO), has been working with the young at risk since 1980. The organization serves youth who are living on the streets, child laborers, victims more...

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SRI LANKA: Salesian Missionaries Aid Flood Victims, More Than 500,000 Affected Across Sri Lanka

By at December 30, 2014 | 5:04 pm

SRI LANKA: Salesian Missionaries Aid Flood Victims, More Than 500,000 Affected Across Sri Lanka

(MissionNewswire) Heavy rains across Southeast Asia have killed dozens of people and displaced tens of thousands in Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. The area is bracing for more flooding as heavy rain is expected to continue over the next few days. According to an Associated Press report, at least nine people were killed and 10 others were missing in mudslides more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Center for Learning Develops Collaborative Training Partnership with Ford India

By at December 29, 2014 | 4:58 pm

INDIA: Don Bosco Center for Learning Develops Collaborative Training Partnership with Ford India

(MissionNewswire) According to the International Labor Organization’s Global Employment Trends 2014 Report, the unemployment rate in India has been gradually increasing since 2011 when the rate was at 3.5 percent. The rate rose to 3.6 percent in 2012 and again climbed in 2013 to 3.7 percent. The unemployment rate is expected to continue to grow in 2014, according the more...

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INDIA: Salesian Child Rights Clubs Highlight Success at “Right to be Heard” Event

By at December 19, 2014 | 11:13 am

INDIA: Salesian Child Rights Clubs Highlight Success at “Right to be Heard” Event

(MissionNewswire) Recently, 140 school children representing 63 human rights clubs from 55 schools participated in a two-day event in collaboration with juvenile justice professionals from the police and courts in the Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh. The event focused on the children’s right to be heard, a basic right established in India’s more...

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INDIA: Salesian Missionaries are Working to Eliminate Child Labor through Education and Rehabilitation

By at December 9, 2014 | 11:03 am

INDIA: Salesian Missionaries are Working to Eliminate Child Labor through Education and Rehabilitation

(MissionNewswire) India has the largest number of child laborers under the age of 14 in the world, according to UNICEF. Many are engaged in dangerous occupations and live on the streets. In 2010, India passed a landmark law mandating that all children between the ages of 6 and 14 be in school, but according to UNICEF, millions of children remain in the workforce. Full more...

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INDIA: Salesian Missionaries Develop Awareness Campaign for Prevention of Sexual Abuse

By at November 24, 2014 | 4:51 pm

INDIA: Salesian Missionaries Develop Awareness Campaign for Prevention of Sexual Abuse

(MissionNewswire) Millions of girls in India face discrimination, exploitation and sexual and physical abuse because of their age and their gender, according to UNICEF. A recent UNICEF report, “Hidden in Plain Sight 2014”, details the incidence and prevalence of interpersonal violence against children and highlights global figures and data from 190 countries. The more...

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INDIA: Salesians Expand Partnership Opening Second Yamaha Training Center at Don Bosco Technical School

By at November 12, 2014 | 6:00 pm

INDIA: Salesians Expand Partnership Opening Second Yamaha Training Center 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: New Agricultural College Increasing Skill Level of India’s Agriculture Workforce

By at November 1, 2014 | 5:33 pm

INDIA: New Agricultural College Increasing Skill Level of India’s Agriculture Workforce

(MissionNewswire) With more than 1.2 billion people, India has the second largest population in the world, the fourth largest agricultural sector and is home to a third of the world’s poor, according to UNICEF. More than 400 million Indians live on less than a dollar a day and 212 million are undernourished. According to the United Nations Development Program's human 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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