South Asia

BANGLADESH: Salesian Missionaries Providing Assistance in Wake of Extreme Flooding Torrential Rains

By at September 27, 2014 | 2:16 pm

BANGLADESH: Salesian Missionaries Providing Assistance in Wake of Extreme Flooding Torrential Rains

(MissionNewswire) Flooding in northern Bangladesh has continued throughout the month of September destroying crops and affecting close to 2 million people. Torrential rains the first two weeks of September left up to half a million homeless, according to a recent IRIN article. According to government figures, 17 people have drowned and there have been 506 cases reported 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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INDIA: Salesians Offer Hope, Education to India’s Child Laborers

By at April 4, 2014 | 6:23 pm

INDIA: Salesians Offer Hope, Education to India’s Child Laborers

(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: Salesian-run Don Bosco’s Prafulta Psychological Services Helps Youth with Emotional Well-Being

By at March 4, 2014 | 5:38 pm

INDIA: Salesian-run Don Bosco’s Prafulta Psychological Services Helps Youth with Emotional Well-Being

(MissionNewswire) India is home to 25 percent of the world’s poor and more than 30 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty, according to the World Bank. 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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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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