South Asia

UNICEF Condemns Shooting of School Girls in Pakistan

By at October 10, 2012 | 10:50 am

UNICEF Condemns Shooting of School Girls in Pakistan

(UNICEF) UNICEF strongly condemns the attack on Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl from Swat, who was shot with two other children as she was leaving school by bus yesterday. UNICEF is extremely concerned for the well-being of Malala and her school companions who were injured in the same incident. Malala spoke courageously in favor of children's rights – more...

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SRI LANKA: Donations from Salesian Missions Partners Help Orphans, Children with Disabilities

By at October 10, 2012 | 10:44 am

SRI LANKA: Donations from Salesian Missions Partners Help Orphans, Children with Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Two recent shipments of goods are making a major impact on the lives of the most vulnerable youth and their families in communities in Sri Lanka. Recently, a shipment of 250 baby strollers made its way to four Salesian-run sites that serve 811 children in need and provide assistance to needy families. The strollers were provided by Kids in Distressed more...

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INDIA: Salesians Aid Refugees of Ethnic Violence

By at August 1, 2012 | 12:25 pm

INDIA: Salesians Aid Refugees of Ethnic Violence

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is reporting that Salesian-run Don Bosco Institute in Guwahati, India, is providing relief efforts for those displaced by recent ethnic violence. The violence has occurred in the districts of Assam, a northeastern state of India, and has left 56 people dead and thousands more displaced from their homes. According to news reports, the more...

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INDIA: Salesian Students Advocate for 2015 Millennium Development Goals — and Beyond

By at May 4, 2012 | 11:07 am

INDIA: Salesian Students Advocate for 2015 Millennium Development Goals — and Beyond

(MissionNewswire) As nearly 60 experts came together to discuss how to ensure the Millennium Development Goals are achieved and advanced past 2015, children in India were already taking action. Among the youth were students from Salesian institutions. The “Nine Is Mine” campaign—with the support of a network of nongovernmental organizations including Salesian more...

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SRI LANKA: Giving Child Soldiers an Escape Route, Helping Girl Soldiers Overcome Trauma

By at April 16, 2012 | 8:08 am

SRI LANKA: Giving Child Soldiers an Escape Route, Helping Girl Soldiers Overcome Trauma

(MissionNewswire) Childhood should be a time of innocence and schooling. But that’s not the reality for youth in Sri Lanka being recruited to fight the country’s civil war. For these youth, it’s weapons and war rather than school books and play. While the civil war’s official end came in May 2009, the recruitment of child soldiers continues to rise according to more...

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INDIA: Clowns Provide Laughter, Hope to Street Children at Salesian Youth Center

By at March 16, 2012 | 3:49 pm

INDIA: Clowns Provide Laughter, Hope to Street Children at Salesian Youth Center

(MissionNewswire) The German branch of the international nonprofit Clowns Without Borders traveled to India for the first time this month, selecting a Salesian youth center as the perfect place to conduct their program. Clowns Without Borders spreads happiness where it is most needed. The organization brings smiles and laughter to children and adults in need – more...

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INDIA: Salesians Provide Relief, Plans for Future after Cyclone Thane Hits Southeast India

By at February 13, 2012 | 12:54 pm

INDIA: Salesians Provide Relief, Plans for Future after Cyclone Thane Hits Southeast India

(MissionNewswire) Salesians continue relief efforts in local villages devastated by Cyclone Thane. The beginning of the New Year brought destruction to parts of Southeast India. On the evening of Dec. 31, 2011, Cyclone Thane barreled through the districts of Cuddalore, Villupuram and Puducherry. In its wake, residents dealt with leveled homes, uprooted trees, flooded more...

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INDIA: Economically Disadvantaged Youth Find Careers in Hospitality Industry

By at December 9, 2011 | 12:09 pm

INDIA: Economically Disadvantaged Youth Find Careers in Hospitality Industry

(MissionNewswire) A Salesian technical skills training program in India is giving poor youth job opportunities in the service industry. Don Bosco Technical Institute in Trasi, in collaboration with Taj Group of Hotels and India’s ministry of Rural Development has created a new program in Hospitality Management. This program aims to train poor youth -- both boys and more...

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INDIA: Human Rights Education to Reach 300,000 Schools by August 2011

By at May 4, 2011 | 1:11 pm

INDIA: Human Rights Education to Reach 300,000 Schools by August 2011

(MissionNewswire) Human Rights Education is now being introduced in government schools in Andhra Pradesh, India, with the goal of reaching all 300,000 schools in the state by August 2011. Andhra Pradesh is the first state in India to develop a Human Rights Education program for its government schools. Recently, training in the dynamics of Human Rights Education was more...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions provides emergency relief in India, many villages remain unreachable

By at October 8, 2009 | 1:31 pm

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions emergency relief continues in flood-swamped India this week as the worst flooding in decades has displaced at least 1.5 million people and killed more than 300. Salesian Missions is providing emergency shelter and food to thousands of flood victims in their communities even with the limited resources available to them. Bosco Seva more...

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