Europe

UKRAINE: Salesian Missionaries Providing Shelter and Job Placement Services to Those Displaced by Ongoing Conflict

By at March 31, 2015 | 11:20 am

UKRAINE: Salesian Missionaries Providing Shelter and Job Placement Services to Those Displaced by Ongoing Conflict

(MissionNewswire) Although a ceasefire in Ukraine was signed on Feb. 15, fighting has continued and thousands of people are being forced from their homes in search of safety. In early February, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported that fighting in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region is creating new displacements and pushing the number of registered internally displaced more...

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GLOBAL: Schneider Electric Partnership Has Provided Training to More than 10,000 Students and Supported Infrastructure Projects

By at March 13, 2015 | 9:34 am

GLOBAL: Schneider Electric Partnership Has Provided Training to More than 10,000 Students and Supported Infrastructure Projects

(MissionNewswire) Schneider Electric, a European multinational corporation that specializes in electricity distribution, automation management and the production of installation components for energy management, is providing electrical training and equipment support to Salesian programs around the globe as a result of a long-term collaborative partnership with Salesian more...

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SPAIN: More Than 1,100 Women Gain Job Skills and Employment Opportunities through Salesian Initiatives

By at February 12, 2015 | 9:48 am

SPAIN: More Than 1,100 Women Gain Job Skills and Employment Opportunities through Salesian Initiatives

(MissionNewswire) A collaboration of six Salesian institutions, all members of the State Coordination of the Salesian Social Platforms in Spain, has implemented the Empodera-T project aimed at empowering women in vulnerable circumstances and poverty. The project provides socio-educational and workforce development services for women to help them gain employable skills more...

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PORTUGAL: New Vocational Program Gives Struggling Students Second Chance

By at October 2, 2014 | 3:56 pm

PORTUGAL: New Vocational Program Gives Struggling Students Second Chance

(MissionNewswire) Portugal has seen record poverty and unemployment rates in recent years. The World Bank estimates that close to 18 percent of the Portuguese population, roughly 1.8 million people, are living below the poverty line. Nearly 400,000 of Portugal’s total population of 10.5 million benefit from the support of the country’s food banks each month. In 2010, more...

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SPAIN: Salesian-run Pinardi Federation Provides Mentoring and Internships for Students with Visual Impairments

By at August 22, 2014 | 6:01 pm

SPAIN: Salesian-run Pinardi Federation Provides Mentoring and Internships for Students with Visual Impairments

(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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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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