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INDIA: Don Bosco University Center for Excellence in Nanotechnology develops innovative solar dryer for food preservation

By at December 7, 2017 | 11:08 am

INDIA: Don Bosco University Center for Excellence in Nanotechnology develops innovative solar dryer for food preservation

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship at the Don Bosco University Assam launched a new low-cost innovative solar dryer, according to a recent article in The Sentinel. The unique dryer was designed by the Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology at the Don Bosco University Assam and jointly developed by the Indian Institute of more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Skill Mission initiative provides skills training and employment placement for 100 percent of graduates

By at December 3, 2017 | 1:05 pm

INDIA: Don Bosco Skill Mission initiative provides skills training and employment placement for 100 percent of graduates

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Skill Mission is an advanced vocational training initiative for the southern regions of India. The goal of the initiative is to provide skills training to poor youth and connect 100 percent of graduates to employment. Salesian Father Antree Kannampuzha is currently responsible for the Salesian center located in Bangalore. The Don Bosco Skill more...

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INDIA: Salesian missionaries hold candle making workshop to help women affected by flooding develop marketable skills

By at December 1, 2017 | 7:34 am

INDIA: Salesian missionaries hold candle making workshop to help women affected by flooding develop marketable skills

(MissionNewswire) On Oct. 28, the Don Bosco Development Society held a two-day workshop on the candle making business for women in the Salesian-run Self-Help Group. Forty women from the slums of Mumbai completed the training course, which was also held as a flood relief project supported by Don Bosco Mondo in Germany. This training was held in association with Dattopant more...

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ITALY/INDIA: “Race of Saints” in Rome raises funds to help promote awareness of child marriage in India

By at December 1, 2017 | 7:30 am

ITALY/INDIA: “Race of Saints” in Rome raises funds to help promote awareness of child marriage in India

(MissionNewswire) In order to raise funds and awareness on the issue of child marriage in India, the 10th edition of “Race of Saints” was held in Rome on Nov. 1, All Saints Day, according to Radio Vatican. Professional athletes, amateurs and fans of all ages participated in three races held on that day. Radio Vatican reports that Don Bosco in the World Foundation more...

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SPAIN/INDIA: Salesian Bosco Centers utilizing new award-winning child app to identify children and access clinical records immediately

By at November 25, 2017 | 9:27 am

(MissionNewswire) The PPa app, which was created by the nonprofit organization Itwillbe, has beaten out more than 300 competitors and won a jury-awarded prize from Talento Digital based on the app’s capacity to digitally transform the work of the nonprofit. Itwilllbe was launched in 2009 by Arancha Martínez, who has lived in India for five years doing humanitarian more...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions Clean Water Initiative brings water to village residents

By at November 9, 2017 | 9:33 am

(MissionNewswire) Gangabai Akolkar, a 55-year-old resident of Marathwadi village, is relieved she no longer has to search for water thanks to a well project supported by the Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” that is bringing water to her village. Three months ago, she had to walk for 2.5 kilometers to fetch water for her family. The project was implemented by more...

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INDIA: Salesian program helps provide safe haven and education for young girl being forced into child marriage

By at October 26, 2017 | 11:35 am

(MissionNewswire) Samkuru Vani escaped being a child bride and is now studying technology at Don Bosco Navajeevan in the city of Vijayawada, located in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. According to an Asia News article, Vani is the youngest of eight children whose father abandoned the family when she was young. Her mother works as a day laborer in the more...

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INDIA: Thanks to Don Bosco Ashalayam former street child now studying at Chicago’s DuPage College

By at October 20, 2017 | 1:46 am

INDIA: Thanks to Don Bosco Ashalayam former street child now studying at Chicago’s DuPage College

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco Ashalayam, operating in India’s capital city of New Delhi, offers a range of programs for disadvantaged youth. Reaching out to street children and others, the organization offers child helplines, shelters, schools and vocational programs. Outreach programs help to meet youth on the street where they are and offer them a fresh more...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions donor funding aids 12 families with tea saplings to start their own tea gardens

By at October 18, 2017 | 3:14 am

INDIA: Salesian Missions donor funding aids 12 families with tea saplings to start their own tea gardens

(MissionNewswire) Donor funding through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has aided 12 families engaged in the Bosco Tea project. The Bosco Tea project is also funded by the Anma Integrated Development Association (AIDA), the development wing of the Dimapur Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco, and was developed in 2008 to help more...

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INDIA: Hockey tournament helps raise awareness and identify migrant youth in need of employment

By at September 23, 2017 | 9:21 am

INDIA: Hockey tournament helps raise awareness and identify migrant youth in need of employment

(MissionNewswire) In July and August, the Salesian-run Bosco Enhancement Services for Tribals (BEST) set up its second hockey league competition exclusively for migrants. The tournament is utilized as a way to engage migrant youth in sports and help identify youth who might be in need of educational and workforce development services. It is also a popular tournament that more...

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