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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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INDIA: More Than 700 Tea Laborers Have Started Their Own Tea Gardens, Escaping Poverty

By at July 24, 2014 | 10:12 am

INDIA: More Than 700 Tea Laborers Have Started Their Own Tea Gardens, Escaping Poverty

(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 line. Lack of more...

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INDIA: Salesian Alumni Project Providing Safe Drinking Water for 3,500 Students

By at July 5, 2014 | 9:48 am

INDIA: Salesian Alumni Project Providing Safe Drinking Water for 3,500 Students

(MissionNewswire) With more than 1.2 billion people, India’s growing population is putting a severe strain on all of the country’s natural resources. According to Water.org, close to 104 million people do not have access to safe, clean water and 808 million have no sanitation services. Most water sources throughout the country are contaminated by sewage and more...

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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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