Southeast Asia

CAMBODIA: Expanded Youth Hostel and New Water Tower Bring Sustainability and Hope to Youth in Need

By at November 12, 2013 | 2:59 pm

CAMBODIA: Expanded Youth Hostel and New Water Tower Bring Sustainability and Hope to Youth in Need

(MissionNewswire) With Cambodia's long history of violence, almost a quarter of Cambodians still live in poverty, according to the World Bank. Many reside in the country’s most rural areas. Rural Cambodians make up about 80 percent of the population and have the most limited access to education, healthcare and other public services. Today, close to a quarter of more...

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PHILIPPINES: Salesian Tuloy Foundation Gives At-Risk Youth a Chance to Excel

By at September 25, 2013 | 6:55 am

PHILIPPINES: Salesian Tuloy Foundation Gives At-Risk Youth a Chance to Excel

(MissionNewswire) Having access to education is a critical step in overcoming poverty. In the Philippines, drop-out rates double as children reach secondary school and there are more than 11 million out-of-school youth, according to UNICEF. Almost a quarter of the country's population (including a large percentage of children) live in poverty. The Tuloy Foundation, more...

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CAMBODIA: First Graduates of Salesian Vocational School in Battambang Have Brighter Futures

By at September 19, 2013 | 7:11 am

CAMBODIA: First Graduates of Salesian Vocational School in Battambang Have Brighter Futures

(MissionNewswire) Cambodia has a long history of violence and conflict that has driven up poverty rates in the country. Having moved past the troubles of the Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia’s economy has been strengthening with particular growth in construction, tourism and agriculture. However, according to the World Bank, almost a quarter of Cambodians still live in more...

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PHILIPPINES: Salesian Culinary Program Helps Teach Trade Skills to Street Children in the Philippines

By at April 20, 2013 | 5:22 pm

PHILIPPINES: Salesian Culinary Program Helps Teach Trade Skills to Street Children in the Philippines

(MissionNewswire) A Salesian-run educational program at the Tuloy Foundation in the Philippines teaches culinary skills to youth who were once living on the streets. Recently, 20 students began the course in culinary arts run by Chef Jean-Pierre Migné, a well-known chef originally from France who has been living in the Philippines for the past 25 years. Jan Aranillo more...

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PHILIPPINES: Foundation Run by Salesian Sisters Wins 2012 Stars Impact Award

By at January 24, 2013 | 12:34 pm

PHILIPPINES: Foundation Run by Salesian Sisters Wins 2012 Stars Impact Award

(MissionNewswire) The Laura Vicuña Foundation, managed by the Salesian Sisters in Manila, received the 2012 Stars Impact Award in London under the Protection Category in the Asia Pacific Region. The foundation was selected from 302 short-listed organizations which came from over 1,000 applicants in 14 countries. STARS founding Chairman Amr Al-Dabbagh presented the more...

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CAMBODIA: New Salesian Programs, Facilities Open

By at December 15, 2012 | 9:28 am

(MissionNewswire) Late fall saw the addition of several new programs and facilities at Salesian sites in Cambodia. The Salesians have a long history of teaching job skills in Cambodia where one out of every three citizens live below the poverty line and barely survive on less than one dollar a day. According to UNICEF, 40 percent of children are chronically malnourished more...

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CAMBODIA: New Shelter Provides Housing to Young Women Pursuing Vocational Education

By at November 20, 2012 | 4:52 pm

CAMBODIA: New Shelter Provides Housing to Young Women Pursuing Vocational Education

(MissionNewswire) On Nov. 7, 2012, the Salesians of Don Bosco in Cambodia celebrated the opening of the Piet de Visser House, also known as the Banteay Srei Women’s Hostel, for female students and teachers at the Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep. Among the dignitaries included in the opening ceremonies was the program’s benefactor, Mr. Piet de Visser, the namesake of more...

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PHILIPPINES: Donated Educational Books Increase At-Risk Youth’s Chances for Success in School

By at November 1, 2012 | 1:22 pm

PHILIPPINES: Donated Educational Books Increase At-Risk Youth’s Chances for Success in School

(MissionNewswire) Students at Salesian-run programs in the Philippines have greater access to history, science and geography thanks to a recent donation of Pearson educational books from World Vision - the result of a partnership with Salesian Missions. Salesian Missions Tuloy Foundation runs schools, orphanages and residential programs for street children in the more...

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CAMBODIA: Construction Continues, Donations Needed at Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep

By at October 24, 2012 | 12:26 pm

CAMBODIA: Construction Continues, Donations Needed at Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep

(MissionNewswire) Earlier this fall, students returned to Salesian-run schools in Cambodia to start a new academic year. Eighty students commenced programs in social communication, front office assistance, housekeeping and tailoring and electricity at Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep. Close to forty of these students are in their first year of the programs. During most more...

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CAMBODIA: U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Provides Assistance, Expertise to Salesian Trade School

By at May 7, 2012 | 6:53 pm

CAMBODIA: U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Provides Assistance, Expertise to Salesian Trade School

(United States Navy) Members of the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 volunteered their time and knowledge to students at the Don Bosco Trade School in Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia, Apr. 18. They have been working with the instructors at the Don Bosco Trade School in Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia, providing technical instruction in welding, machining, automotive more...

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