India

INDIA: Salesian Child Rights Awareness Campaigns Highlight World Day Against Child Labor

By at June 12, 2014 | 10:51 am

INDIA: Salesian Child Rights Awareness Campaigns Highlight World Day Against 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 life 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. more...

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INDIA: Salesians Provide Protection and Rehabilitation for Street Youth

By at June 12, 2014 | 9:55 am

INDIA: Salesians Provide Protection and Rehabilitation for Street Youth

(MissionNewswire) According to the World Bank, India is home to 25 percent of the world’s poor and more than 30 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty. While progress has been significant and the number of out-of-school children has been reduced from 25 million to 8 million in the past eight years, India continues to have the largest number of child more...

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INDIA: Salesians Offer Hope, Education to India’s Child Laborers

By at April 4, 2014 | 6:23 pm

INDIA: Salesians Offer Hope, Education to India’s Child Laborers

(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 life 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. more...

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INDIA: Salesian-run Don Bosco’s Prafulta Psychological Services Helps Youth with Emotional Well-Being

By at March 4, 2014 | 5:38 pm

INDIA: Salesian-run Don Bosco’s Prafulta Psychological Services Helps Youth with Emotional Well-Being

(MissionNewswire) India is home to 25 percent of the world’s poor and more than 30 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty, according to the World Bank. While progress has been significant and the number of out-of-school children has been reduced from 25 million to 8 million in the past eight years, India continues to have the largest number of child more...

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INDIA: Salesians in India Adopt Child Protection Policies to Protect Vulnerable Youth

By at February 10, 2014 | 4:09 pm

INDIA: Salesians in India Adopt Child Protection Policies to Protect Vulnerable Youth

(MissionNewswire) While public awareness has been raised about sexual violence against women in India, much less is known about the sexual abuse of children, according to the organization, Human Rights Watch. A recent Human Rights Watch report, Breaking the Silence - Child Sexual Abuse in India 2013, documents studies suggesting that more than 7,200 children, including more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Institute Helps Youth Access Employment in High Growth Job Sectors

By at January 29, 2014 | 9:41 am

INDIA: Don Bosco Institute Helps Youth Access Employment in High Growth Job Sectors

(MissionNewswire) India, with close to 1.2 billion people, has the world’s fourth-largest economy and will soon have the largest and youngest workforce the world has ever seen, according to the World Bank. With more than 400 million poor people, or one-third of the world’s poor, generating growth and employment opportunities is a priority in the country. Although more...

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INDIA: New Pilot Program Provides Treatment and Hope for Youth with HIV

By at January 16, 2014 | 12:34 pm

INDIA: New Pilot Program Provides Treatment and Hope for Youth with HIV

(MissionNewswire) The first case of HIV/AIDS was reported in India in Tamil Nadu in 1986, and today there are 5.7 million people living with HIV/AIDS in country, according to UNICEF. Close to 38 percent of those infected with HIV are women, and 55,000 to 60,000 children are born every year to mothers who are HIV positive. UNICEF notes that without treatment, these more...

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INDIA: Salesian Program Provides Hope and Education for Street Youth

By at January 9, 2014 | 1:46 pm

INDIA: Salesian Program Provides Hope and Education for Street Youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian programs are making a difference in the lives of poor youth in India, but the need continues to grow. According to the World Bank, India is home to 25 percent of the world’s poor and more than 30 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty. While progress has been significant and the number of out-of-school children has been more...

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INDIA: New Salesian Scholarship Programs Help Poor Youth Acquire University Educations

By at September 30, 2013 | 6:33 am

INDIA: New Salesian Scholarship Programs Help Poor Youth Acquire University Educations

(MissionNewswire) Building the skills of India’s rapidly rising workforce is a key focus for reducing poverty, according to the World Bank. More than 30 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty while nearly 44 percent of the work force is illiterate and only 17 percent attend secondary schooling. The Salesians in India have been working to make a more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Tech Network Brings Hope and Advanced Employment Training to Poor Youth

By at September 2, 2013 | 6:47 am

INDIA: Don Bosco Tech Network Brings Hope and Advanced Employment Training to Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) Building the skills of India’s rapidly rising workforce is the key to reducing poverty, according to the World Bank. The country is home to 25 percent of the world's poor. Close to 44 percent of the workforce is illiterate, and India has the largest number of child laborers in the world. However, progress has been significant. The number of more...

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