Italy

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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ITALY: Salesian Sisters Highlight Mico-Entrepreneurship Projects that Help Women Gain Skills and Employment

By at September 24, 2015 | 6:33 pm

ITALY: Salesian Sisters Highlight Mico-Entrepreneurship Projects that Help Women Gain Skills and Employment

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Sisters with The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians presented Female Entrepreneurship as part of this year’s World Expo that is being held from May through October in Milan, Italy. Casa Don Bosco, the Salesian facility at the expo, is hosting conferences, events, exhibitions and shows by members of the Salesian Family. The Salesian Family more...

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ITALY: Salesian Campaign Hopes to Raise Awareness of Poor Youth in Italy

By at May 3, 2014 | 4:17 pm

ITALY: Salesian Campaign Hopes to Raise Awareness of Poor Youth in Italy

(MissionNewswire) In Italy, Europe's third-largest economy, close to 2 million children live in poverty, according to UNICEF. With more than 25 percent of the country's children living in poverty, Italy has the highest percentage of child poverty out of all 25 European countries. The poverty rate has risen in the wake of Europe’s economic crisis and unemployment is at more...

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ITALY: Refugee Program in Rome Helps Youth Find Work, Overcome Integration Barriers

By at July 2, 2013 | 3:04 pm

ITALY: Refugee Program in Rome Helps Youth Find Work, Overcome Integration Barriers

(MissionNewswire) Refugees often face overwhelming challenges adapting to a new country. Many leave almost all of their possessions and everything familiar behind. Language barriers, difficulties integrating into a new community, handling distrust on the part of others and a lack of recognition of their qualifications and competence are often daily challenges. One of more...

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