Southeast Asia

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Foundation Donates Books Ensuring More Students Have Access to Education

By at April 7, 2015 | 2:05 pm

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Foundation Donates Books Ensuring More Students Have Access to Education

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Foundation, located in Phnom Penh, the capital and largest city of Cambodia, recently donated books to a new school library and a literary center for indigenous children in the Ratanakiri Province of northern Cambodia. The literacy center, founded by a Salesian graduate, offers lessons in mathematics, the English language and Khmer, the more...

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CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Kep Awarded USAID Grant to Provide Greater Access for Students with Physical Disabilities

By at March 17, 2015 | 8:12 am

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Kep Awarded USAID Grant to Provide Greater Access for Students with Physical Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) In January 2015, the Don Bosco Technical School Kep located in southern Cambodia, was awarded a grant from the Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Don Bosco Kep plans to use the funds to transform the school buildings into a fully accessible facility granting greater access and ease more...

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PHILIPPINES: Don Bosco Direct Partnership with EMotors Provides New Electric Tricycles to Increase Access to Transportation

By at March 6, 2015 | 10:13 am

PHILIPPINES: Don Bosco Direct Partnership with EMotors Provides New Electric Tricycles to Increase Access to Transportation

(MissionNewswire) More than one year after Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, Salesian missionaries continue to work in the region to assist those who lost their homes and their livelihoods. While missionaries have successfully completed many community rehabilitation and rebuilding projects more...

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PHILIPPINES: Tuloy Foundation and Capital One Partner to Bring Technical Training and Employment Opportunities to Youth

By at December 4, 2014 | 4:54 pm

(MissionNewswire) In the Philippines, there are more than 11 million out-of-school youth with drop-out rates doubling as children reach secondary school, according to UNICEF.  Almost a quarter of the country’s population, including a large percentage of children, live in poverty. The Tuloy Foundation, founded in 1993 by Father Marciano "Rocky" G. Evangelista of the more...

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PHILIPPINES: One Year after Typhoon Haiyan Salesian Missionaries Have Aided Close to 3,000 Families in Rebuilding Homes While Beginning Construction on 11 New Schools

By at November 17, 2014 | 1:08 am

PHILIPPINES: One Year after Typhoon Haiyan Salesian Missionaries Have Aided Close to 3,000 Families in Rebuilding Homes While Beginning Construction on 11 New Schools

(MissionNewswire) One year after Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, Salesian missionaries working in the region have successfully completed community rehabilitation and rebuilding projects allowing survivors to return to their normal lives. The super typhoon which struck on Nov. 8, 2013, more...

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CAMBODIA: Life-changing Don Bosco Children’s Fund Helps Poor Students Thrive in School

By at July 15, 2014 | 10:09 am

CAMBODIA: Life-changing Don Bosco Children’s Fund Helps Poor Students Thrive in School

(MissionNewswire) Cambodia has a long history of violence that has resulted in a quarter of Cambodians living in poverty and surviving on less than $1 per day, according to the World Bank. About 80 percent of the country’s population resides in rural areas and has limited access to education, healthcare and other public services. Today, close to a quarter of more...

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PHILIPPINES: Salesians Continue Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Efforts in Wake of Super Typhoon

By at July 10, 2014 | 10:00 am

PHILIPPINES: Salesians Continue Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Efforts in Wake of Super Typhoon

(MissionNewswire) On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. This super typhoon was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded and the deadliest typhoon on record in the Philippines killing more than 6,200 people in that country alone. According more...

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THAILAND: Salesian Program Provides Education and Employment Skills for the Blind

By at June 13, 2014 | 1:42 pm

THAILAND: Salesian Program Provides Education and Employment Skills for the Blind

(MissionNewswire) Thailand has shown considerable economic growth over the last 20 years, reducing the poverty rate from 21 percent in 2000 to 13.2 percent in 2011, according to the World Bank. Although the country has made strides in reducing poverty, improving nutrition and meeting basic needs of its residents, inequality is still pervasive. One of the more more...

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CAMBODIA: Making Access to Education Possible for Youth with Disabilities

By at March 31, 2014 | 5:12 pm

CAMBODIA: Making Access to Education Possible for Youth with Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Cambodia’s long history of violence and conflict has led to almost a quarter of Cambodians living in poverty, according to UNICEF. Since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia’s economy has been strengthening with particular growth in construction, tourism and agriculture. However, Cambodians are still struggling and particularly those living more...

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PHILIPPINES: Salesians and Porsche Collaborate to Educate and Employ Poor Youth

By at February 3, 2014 | 10:59 am

PHILIPPINES: Salesians and Porsche Collaborate to Educate and Employ Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) More than one quarter of the population of the Philippines live in poverty, according to UNICEF. Poverty is most severe and widespread in rural areas where 80 percent of the population--close to 88 million people--make their home. The poorest Filipinos are indigenous populations, small-scale farmers who cultivate land received through agrarian reform, more...

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