Europe

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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SPAIN: Salesian Missionaries Develop Awareness Campaign to Prevent Migrant Deaths at Sea, Child Trafficking

By at June 30, 2015 | 4:05 am

SPAIN: Salesian Missionaries Develop Awareness Campaign to Prevent Migrant Deaths at Sea, Child Trafficking

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Spain are focusing their efforts on raising awareness of the dangers faced by migrants coming to Europe and child trafficking, two important issues facing the international community. Both issues are rooted in economic inequality and a lack of educational opportunities and social development support. Migrant populations face more...

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SPAIN: Campaign Launched to Highlight Struggles of Youth Unfairly Kept in Juvenile Justice Centers

By at June 24, 2015 | 5:58 pm

SPAIN: Campaign Launched to Highlight Struggles of Youth Unfairly Kept in Juvenile Justice Centers

(MissionNewswire) According to the United Nations, more than 1 million youth across the globe are deprived of their freedom in police stations, prisons and juvenile detention centers. The majority of them do not have previous criminal records and many have been accused of petty crimes like begging or sleeping on the streets. Nearly 60 percent of these juvenile offenders more...

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BURKINA FASO/FRANCE: Salesian Students Facilitate Projects Helping Poor Youth in Burkina Faso

By at May 27, 2015 | 1:27 pm

BURKINA FASO/FRANCE: Salesian Students Facilitate Projects Helping Poor Youth in Burkina Faso

(MissionNewswire) For the last 10 years, students at Costa de Beauregard, a Salesian High School in Chambéry, France, have worked in partnership with Salesian Sisters in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa. A project was initiated by the French students in 2005 with the goal of  helping poor youth and their families from disadvantaged backgrounds in more...

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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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