South Asia

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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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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NEPAL: New Program Helps Poor Youth Gain Employment Skills

By at July 25, 2013 | 3:26 pm

NEPAL: New Program Helps Poor Youth Gain Employment Skills

(MissionNewswire) Although there has been some recent growth in the country, Nepal remains one of the poorest in the world according to the World Bank. In the 2013 United Nations Human Development report, Nepal ranked 157th out of 187 countries. On average about one in four people live in poverty in Nepal. That rates rises sharply to close to 50 percent for those living more...

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PAKISTAN: U.S. State Department Extends Funding for Salesian Missions Program for Afghan Refugee School Children

By at May 2, 2013 | 1:25 pm

PAKISTAN: U.S. State Department Extends Funding for Salesian Missions Program for Afghan Refugee School Children

(MissionNewswire) The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration has renewed funding for a Salesian Missions program serving Afghan refugee children and their families in Quetta, the capital of the Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. The program—which initially received funding for 12 months in February 2012—centers on reinforcing more...

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