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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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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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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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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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SRI LANKA: Donations from Salesian Missions Partners Help Orphans, Children with Disabilities

By at October 10, 2012 | 10:44 am

SRI LANKA: Donations from Salesian Missions Partners Help Orphans, Children with Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Two recent shipments of goods are making a major impact on the lives of the most vulnerable youth and their families in communities in Sri Lanka. Recently, a shipment of 250 baby strollers made its way to four Salesian-run sites that serve 811 children in need and provide assistance to needy families. The strollers were provided by Kids in Distressed more...

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INDIA: Salesians Aid Refugees of Ethnic Violence

By at August 1, 2012 | 12:25 pm

INDIA: Salesians Aid Refugees of Ethnic Violence

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is reporting that Salesian-run Don Bosco Institute in Guwahati, India, is providing relief efforts for those displaced by recent ethnic violence. The violence has occurred in the districts of Assam, a northeastern state of India, and has left 56 people dead and thousands more displaced from their homes. According to news reports, the more...

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INDIA: Salesian Students Advocate for 2015 Millennium Development Goals — and Beyond

By at May 4, 2012 | 11:07 am

INDIA: Salesian Students Advocate for 2015 Millennium Development Goals — and Beyond

(MissionNewswire) As nearly 60 experts came together to discuss how to ensure the Millennium Development Goals are achieved and advanced past 2015, children in India were already taking action. Among the youth were students from Salesian institutions. The “Nine Is Mine” campaign—with the support of a network of nongovernmental organizations including Salesian more...

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INDIA: Clowns Provide Laughter, Hope to Street Children at Salesian Youth Center

By at March 16, 2012 | 3:49 pm

INDIA: Clowns Provide Laughter, Hope to Street Children at Salesian Youth Center

(MissionNewswire) The German branch of the international nonprofit Clowns Without Borders traveled to India for the first time this month, selecting a Salesian youth center as the perfect place to conduct their program. Clowns Without Borders spreads happiness where it is most needed. The organization brings smiles and laughter to children and adults in need – more...

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INDIA: Salesians Provide Relief, Plans for Future after Cyclone Thane Hits Southeast India

By at February 13, 2012 | 12:54 pm

INDIA: Salesians Provide Relief, Plans for Future after Cyclone Thane Hits Southeast India

(MissionNewswire) Salesians continue relief efforts in local villages devastated by Cyclone Thane. The beginning of the New Year brought destruction to parts of Southeast India. On the evening of Dec. 31, 2011, Cyclone Thane barreled through the districts of Cuddalore, Villupuram and Puducherry. In its wake, residents dealt with leveled homes, uprooted trees, flooded more...

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INDIA: Economically Disadvantaged Youth Find Careers in Hospitality Industry

By at December 9, 2011 | 12:09 pm

INDIA: Economically Disadvantaged Youth Find Careers in Hospitality Industry

(MissionNewswire) A Salesian technical skills training program in India is giving poor youth job opportunities in the service industry. Don Bosco Technical Institute in Trasi, in collaboration with Taj Group of Hotels and India’s ministry of Rural Development has created a new program in Hospitality Management. This program aims to train poor youth -- both boys and more...

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