Europe

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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MALTA: Learning Social Entrepreneurship to Combat Youth Unemployment

By at May 8, 2013 | 8:09 am

MALTA: Learning Social Entrepreneurship to Combat Youth Unemployment

(MissionNewswire) According to UNICEF, despite the wealth associated with many countries in the European Union, close to 16 percent of its population live in poverty. Children are more vulnerable with child poverty rates more than 19 percent, resulting in close to 30 million children living in poverty across 35 developed countries. Youth at risk of poverty or social more...

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SPAIN: New Program Helps Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in the Canary Islands

By at March 25, 2013 | 8:20 am

SPAIN: New Program Helps Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in the Canary Islands

(MissionNewswire) Once older youth age out of foster care they are often left without resources, little support and no idea where to go next. It can be difficult to find a place to live and locate and maintain stable employment. Very often these young people do not have an existing or adequate social network to provide them the support they need to live life fully as an more...

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SPAIN: Youth Forum Focuses on Sharing the Educational Experience in Madrid

By at March 6, 2013 | 7:35 pm

SPAIN: Youth Forum Focuses on Sharing the Educational Experience in Madrid

(MissionNewswire) More than 135 students and 45 teachers of Salesian-run professional training programs recently participated in a forum organized at the Salesian Center in Carabanchel, Madrid. This was the fourth year of the event and its theme was, “To share to educate.” The purpose of the forum was to facilitate discussion between youth and educators in order to more...

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SPAIN: Salesian Coaching Program Helps Youth with Job, Interviewing Skills

By at February 28, 2013 | 11:21 am

SPAIN: Salesian Coaching Program Helps Youth with Job, Interviewing Skills

(MissionNewswire) The fourth coaching program run by the Salesian Pinardi Federation, in collaboration with the BLC Group, has commenced for students in Madrid. The program, made up of one-on-one coaching and group work, aims to help poor youth develop job selection and interviewing skills to advance their likelihood of success in the business world. Spain has been more...

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ALBANIA: Salesians Celebrate 20 Years Providing Education to Youth

By at February 10, 2013 | 9:53 am

ALBANIA: Salesians Celebrate 20 Years Providing Education to Youth

(MissionNewswire) Jan. 31, 2013, marked the 20th Anniversary of the Salesian-run Don Bosco Social Center in Tirana. The Center provides education and technical training to poor youth in Albania. The anniversary event was preceded by a series of activities involving the city's schools in which national and international civic leaders participated. Youth from the more...

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SPAIN: Salesian Youth Raise Money for Families in Need

By at January 30, 2013 | 12:31 pm

SPAIN: Salesian Youth Raise Money for Families in Need

(MissionNewswire) More than 3,000 families were provided food, toys and clothing this past holiday season thanks to efforts by Salesian Youth Centers in Spain. Each year the centers focus on raising money and acquiring donated goods for families in need. With the ongoing financial crisis in Spain there were many families in need this past year and by all accounts more was more...

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