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PORTUGAL: Volunteers Give Back By Helping Poor Youth in Salesian Programs

By at July 12, 2014 | 9:43 am

PORTUGAL: Volunteers Give Back By Helping Poor Youth in Salesian Programs

(MissionNewswire) This summer, six Salesian volunteers from the Portugal based Don Bosco program, Project Life, will participate in programs in Mozambique and in the Cape Verde islands, located 400 miles off the coast of West Africa. Since 2007, the Project Life program has sent volunteer missionaries to aid Salesian projects abroad on both long and short term more...

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SPAIN: Scholarship Funding at Salesian Institute Allows Poor Students Access to Technical Training

By at July 7, 2014 | 10:13 am

SPAIN: Scholarship Funding at Salesian Institute Allows Poor Students Access to Technical Training

(MissionNewswire) Spain, which has been hit hard by the current economic troubles in Europe, now has the greatest inequality of the 27 countries of the European Union. According to the World Bank, close to 25 percent of Spanish workers are unemployed and a growing number of them can’t afford to buy enough food to live. One in five citizens are living below the poverty more...

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SPAIN: Salesian Partnership with Hilton Hotel Provides Training, Work Experience and Hope for Poor Youth

By at July 7, 2014 | 9:55 am

SPAIN: Salesian Partnership with Hilton Hotel Provides Training, Work Experience and Hope for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) Hard hit by the current economic troubles in Europe, Spain now has the greatest inequality of the 27 countries of the European Union. According to the World Bank, close to 25 percent of Spanish workers are unemployed and a growing number of them can’t afford to buy enough food to live. One in five citizens are living below the poverty line and poor more...

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SPAIN: New Initiatives Help Youth in Need through Scholarships and Nutrition Program

By at May 23, 2014 | 2:38 pm

SPAIN: New Initiatives Help Youth in Need through Scholarships and Nutrition Program

(MissionNewswire) Spain has been hit hard by the current economic troubles in Europe and now has the greatest inequality of the 27 countries of the European Union. According to the World Bank, close to 25 percent of Spanish workers are unemployed and a growing number of them can’t afford to buy enough food to live. One in five citizens are living below the poverty 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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SPAIN: Salesian Program Helps Youth Without Families Who Have Outgrown Available Services

By at May 2, 2014 | 2:41 pm

SPAIN: Salesian Program Helps Youth Without Families Who Have Outgrown Available Services

(MissionNewswire) Spain has been hit hard by the current economic troubles in Europe and now has the greatest inequality of the 27 countries of the European Union and one in five citizens living below the poverty line. According to the World Bank, close to 25 percent of Spanish workers are unemployed and a growing number of them can’t afford to buy enough food to more...

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SLOVAKIA: Salesian Program Provides Tutoring, Peer Support to Help Poor Youth Achieve

By at March 26, 2014 | 4:36 pm

SLOVAKIA: Salesian Program Provides Tutoring, Peer Support to Help Poor Youth Achieve

(MissionNewswire) Slovakia is a landlocked country within central Europe with a population of just over five million. The country joined the European Union in 2004 and is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. According to the World Bank, Slovakia’s primarily manufacturing-centered more...

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BENIN: Salesian Youth in Spain Pay it Forward to Help Poor Youth in Benin

By at January 15, 2014 | 11:39 am

BENIN: Salesian Youth in Spain Pay it Forward to Help Poor Youth in Benin

(MissionNewswire) Youth in Benin face overwhelming challenges in combating poverty. According to UNICEF, Benin remains one of the poorest countries in the world with close to 70 percent of its population living in poverty. Almost 20 percent are chronically undernourished and the effects of poverty in rural areas are severe. Child labor and trafficking are also concerns more...

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UNICEF: In Turkey, Teachers Learn How to Work Better with their Syrian Refugee Pupils

By at July 11, 2013 | 11:03 am

UNICEF: In Turkey, Teachers Learn How to Work Better with their Syrian Refugee Pupils

(UNICEF) In a large training room, an instructor asks a group of 200 people to hold a chickpea in their palms and to imagine that it is a tree. She then asks them to draw their imaginary trees on black sheets of paper. All of the participants – Syrian volunteer teachers, men and women, old and young – set about this task with great enthusiasm using the colored 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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