Europe

BELGIUM: New Games App Helps Salesian Youth Leaders Facilitate Youth Group Activities

By at August 17, 2016 | 7:22 am

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Youth-Net has recently launched a new games app through both Apple iTunes and Google Play for Android. The game app is a fun and interactive tool that can be utilized by leaders and youth workers during youth exchanges, summer camps or training courses as well as an inspiration for playing group games in youth clubs, schools and oratories. The more...

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SPAIN: Salesian Summer Programs Provide Educational, Recreational Activities for Close to 18,000 Youth

By at August 15, 2016 | 9:55 am

SPAIN: Salesian Summer Programs Provide Educational, Recreational Activities for Close to 18,000 Youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian programs across Spain provided summer camps and tours for close to 18,000 youth during the school break in Spain. The summer activities were organized by 2,500 youth leaders and 350 Salesian staff. When school breaks for the summer in Spain thousands of youth enjoy a well-deserved break. While many educational institutions close for the summer, more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Spain

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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POLAND: More Than 5,600 Salesian Youth Attended World Youth Day Events in Krakow

By at July 29, 2016 | 6:54 pm

POLAND: More Than 5,600 Salesian Youth Attended World Youth Day Events in Krakow

(MissionNewsire) World Youth Day, an international gathering of the youth of the Catholic Church in a week-long celebration of faith, was held in Krakow, Poland July 25 – 31, 2016. More than 500,000 youth from around the globe gathered in Krakow in celebration with more than 5,600 youth from Salesian centers worldwide in attendance. Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Superior more...

Global , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Poland

AUSTRIA: Students Participate in Advocacy Training to Assist in Refugee Rights

By at June 20, 2016 | 9:30 am

AUSTRIA: Students Participate in Advocacy Training to Assist in Refugee Rights

(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries and their network of programs across Europe are part of a network of organizations headquartered in Portugal that helps assist European countries with the refugee crisis. Salesian programs provide humanitarian and educational assistance to refugees by helping them become fully-integrated and independent within their new countries and 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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SPAIN: Salesian-run Pinardi Federation’s First Professional Experience Program Placed Close to 75 Percent of its Participants into Employment

By at January 26, 2016 | 5:47 pm

SPAIN: Salesian-run Pinardi Federation’s First Professional Experience Program Placed Close to 75 Percent of its Participants into Employment

(MissionNewswire) The Pinardi Federation of Salesian Social Platforms, in collaboration with the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, launched the First Professional Experience program at the end of 2014. Within the first year, the new program was able to improve the employability of 97 youth and help find employment for 73 of them. The program results were presented in the Fall 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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