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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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INDIA: Rehabilitating and Bringing Hope to Street Youth

By at September 1, 2013 | 6:45 am

INDIA: Rehabilitating and Bringing Hope to Street Youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian-run 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. A little 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 more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Technical Institute is Preparing Poor Youth for the Workforce in Nagaland

By at August 18, 2013 | 9:38 am

INDIA: Don Bosco Technical Institute is Preparing Poor Youth for the Workforce in Nagaland

(MissionNewswire) Salesian programs are making a huge difference in India, but the need is enormous. According to UNICEF, India is home to 25 percent of the world's poor. In addition, 44 percent of its workforce is illiterate and the country has the largest number of child laborers in the world. A recent report on poverty from the Planning Commission of India has noted more...

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INDIA: Salesian Program Participates in Earth Hour to Focus on Environmental Concerns in India

By at April 7, 2013 | 5:19 pm

INDIA: Salesian Program Participates in Earth Hour to Focus on Environmental Concerns in India

(MissionNewswire) India’s environmental concerns are growing. From pollution and access to safe water to deforestation and the wildlife trade, India faces critical environmental challenges. And as the country's population and economy grows so does the need to find long-term, sustainable environmental solutions. WWF Global has noted that India faces increasing more...

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INDIA: Salesian Homelink/Missing Child Search Network Receives Award

By at March 14, 2013 | 4:59 am

INDIA: Salesian Homelink/Missing Child Search Network Receives Award

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Homelink/Missing Child Search Network was awarded a 2013 Certificate of Appreciation in Social Innovation presented by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in India. The award was given on Feb. 13 at the NASSCOM Forum on Indian Leadership in Mumbai and was received by Father Joe Prabhu of the Salesians of more...

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INDIA: Youth Expo 2013 Focuses on Development of Youth Leaders in India

By at March 6, 2013 | 7:38 pm

INDIA: Youth Expo 2013 Focuses on Development of Youth Leaders in India

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Institute in Guwahati in conjunction with the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth of North East India hosted a Youth Expo focused on personal and social development for young leaders from Feb. 8-14 this year. The theme for the Expo was “Capacity Building Training in Life Skills, Citizenship and Peer Education" with the goal of more...

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INDIA: Students at Don Bosco Institute Excel in Business Competition

By at February 20, 2013 | 10:22 am

INDIA: Students at Don Bosco Institute Excel in Business Competition

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Institute of Management won the best B-School award after finishing better than eight other business institutes at this year's QUASOFIESTA, a three day management event organized by the GCC Center of Management Studies in India. The Institute was started in 2009 by the Don Bosco Society at the Assam Don Bosco University. Poverty in India is more...

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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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