Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA: Salesian Missionaries Assisting Victims of Intense Flooding and Landslides

By at May 20, 2016 | 12:05 pm

SRI LANKA: Salesian Missionaries Assisting Victims of Intense Flooding and Landslides

(MissionNewsire) Floodwaters and landslides across Sri Lanka have forced more than 500,000 people to leave their homes in search of safety and shelter after three days of incessant rains and destructive landslides. ABC news is reporting that at least 60 people have died and more than 130 are missing and presumed trapped by the rising flood waters. Emergency workers have more...

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SRI LANKA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Technical Training to Poor Youth to Help Them Gain Employment in Difficult Labor Market

By at December 3, 2015 | 5:45 pm

SRI LANKA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Technical Training to Poor Youth to Help Them Gain Employment in Difficult Labor Market

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Vocational Training Center, located in the city of Nochchiyagama in northern Sri Lanka, is providing underprivileged youth an opportunity to gain the skills necessary to find and retain employment in Sri Lanka’s difficult job market. More than 160 students completed their training this year and are confident they will find work. Youth more...

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INDIA: Salesian New Beginnings Program Graduates 840 Sri Lankan Refugees

By at July 21, 2015 | 5:58 am

INDIA: Salesian New Beginnings Program Graduates 840 Sri Lankan Refugees

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run New Beginnings program, operating out of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, recently celebrated 840 Sri Lankan refugees in a graduation ceremony on July 5 at the Don Bosco Secondary School in the city of Thanjavur. The New Beginnings program offers technical and vocational courses and skills training as well as job placement more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

By at June 18, 2015 | 1:32 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills training, workforce 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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