South Asia

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...

Asia & Oceania , In the News , India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , , , , , , , ,

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...

Asia & Oceania , Nepal , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , ,

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...

Afghanistan , Asia & Oceania , Central Asia , East Asia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Pakistan , South Asia , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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...

Asia & Oceania , Featured on slider , India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , , ,

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...

Asia & Oceania , India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , ,

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...

Asia & Oceania , India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , , , , ,

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...

Asia & Oceania , India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , , , ,

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...

Asia & Oceania , India , Related News , , , , ,

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...

Asia & Oceania , Featured on slider , India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , , , , , ,

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...

Asia & Oceania , India , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , , , , , ,