Italy

ITALY: Salesian Missionaries Ensure Youth Have Access to Sports and Recreation

By at March 31, 2017 | 8:21 am

ITALY: Salesian Missionaries Ensure Youth Have Access to Sports and Recreation

(MissionNewswire) Sports and recreational activities are an essential part of Salesian educational programs in Italy. They give youth a time to connect with their peers and help them work on problem solving and team building. Father Mimmo Madonna, rector of the Salesian House in the city of Locri, wanted to ensure youth had access to leisure, play and creativity. Part of more...

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ITALY: New Training Program Aims to Improve Skills to Help 185 Youth Access Employment

By at January 28, 2017 | 5:53 pm

ITALY: New Training Program Aims to Improve Skills to Help 185 Youth Access Employment

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Turin, Italy recently launched the “Space over Time, Places of Work, and Paths to Growth” project, which aims to engage various Salesian programs in promoting work placement for disadvantaged youth. The project brings together the Department for Vocational Training and Salesian Youth Ministry of the Special Circumscription of more...

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ITALY: New Salesian Semi-Residential Program Aims to Help Youth Living in Challenging Home Environments

By at January 23, 2017 | 4:40 pm

ITALY: New Salesian Semi-Residential Program Aims to Help Youth Living in Challenging Home Environments

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco Boys’ Town in Rome, Italy has started a new program to assist youth in need of extra support. The semi-residential community is aimed at youth 10 to 16 years old who are living in difficult conditions and have been referred to the program by social service departments in the area. Salesian missionaries are working to more...

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ITALY: Salesian House Provides Home and Basic Needs for Young Men Attending School and Gaining Employable Skills

By at January 5, 2017 | 5:27 pm

ITALY: Salesian House Provides Home and Basic Needs for Young Men Attending School and Gaining Employable Skills

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian family community known as “The Dream” was developed in Naples, Italy in December 2006. The Salesian House was developed to provide shelter, basic needs and education to young men living in poverty and new to the community. Over its 10-year history, hundreds of young men have found a home at the Salesian program as well as discovered new more...

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ITALY: Missionaries Provide Shelter, Support to Those Affected by Recent Central Italy Earthquakes

By at November 9, 2016 | 11:39 am

ITALY: Missionaries Provide Shelter, Support to Those Affected by Recent Central Italy Earthquakes

(MissionNewswire) On Oct. 30, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, destroying buildings and leaving more than 15,000 people seeking temporary shelter, according to a news report from CNN. There are no reported deaths from the quake but many non-life threatening injuries. Salesian missionaries living and working in the area were quick to respond offering more...

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ITALY: New Salesian Fabrication Laboratory Provides Technology Workshops for Unemployed Youth

By at October 26, 2016 | 2:57 pm

ITALY: New Salesian Fabrication Laboratory Provides Technology Workshops for Unemployed Youth

(MissionNewswire) A new fabrication laboratory known as the “FabLab” has been built at the Don Bosco House in Taranto, Italy. The aim of the new lab is to enable youth to be able to access the most modern technological resources to develop their creativity and concrete products. This cutting-edge technology is not only a requirement within the most developed more...

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ITALY: Salesian Project Provides Afterschool Tutoring and Activities for Disadvantaged Youth

By at August 3, 2016 | 6:41 pm

ITALY: Salesian Project Provides Afterschool Tutoring and Activities for Disadvantaged Youth

(MissionNewsire) The Salesian Emera project, operated by the Salesian Small Steps Big Dreams Association, provides services to youth to aid them in their studies and provides enjoyable after school activities. There are 130 youth between the ages of 6 and 17 years who participate in the project including six youth who had dropped out of school for more than a year and are more...

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ITALY: Stop Human Trafficking Campaign is Helping to Prevent Exploitation and Abuse

By at March 16, 2016 | 2:46 pm

ITALY: Stop Human Trafficking Campaign is Helping to Prevent Exploitation and Abuse

(MissionNewswire) In October 2015, Salesian missionaries in Italy kicked off a Stop Human Trafficking Campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of youth migration. With a focus on youth leaving countries in Africa in search of a better life in Europe, the campaign aims to prevent young migrants from becoming victims of crime and exploitation. The campaign is part of an more...

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ITALY: Salesian Vocational Center Develops New Agricultural Machinery Laboratory

By at March 1, 2016 | 1:28 pm

ITALY: Salesian Vocational Center Develops New Agricultural Machinery Laboratory

(MissionNewswire) In December 2015, the Salesian-run Teresa Gerini Vocational Training Center in Rome, Italy opened the first agricultural machinery laboratory for professional training. The new laboratory is part of TechPro2, a leading technical training project aimed at providing a skilled workforce of highly qualified personnel for the car and commercial vehicles more...

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EUROPE: Salesian Missionaries Providing Shelter and Education to Refugees Arriving in Europe

By at October 14, 2015 | 5:59 am

(MissionNewswire) Europe is experiencing a maritime refugee crisis of historic proportions, according to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. Already in 2015, more than 300,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea on their way to Europe. At the end of 2014, 59.5 million people worldwide, the highest level on record, were forcibly displaced as a more...

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