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GLOBAL: New UN Resolution Includes Protection of Schools During Armed Conflict

By at July 12, 2011 | 2:25 pm

GLOBAL: New UN Resolution Includes Protection of Schools During Armed Conflict

(MissionNewswire) In many of the world’s poorest countries – where hunger and hopelessness is a daily reality for so many children – providing life-saving meals and educational opportunities is hampered by threats of violence. Security is one of the top concerns for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate schools in places where there would otherwise more...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions, Fordham University Study to Identify Best Practices for Vocational Schools

By at June 7, 2011 | 12:11 pm

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions, Fordham University Study to Identify Best Practices for Vocational Schools

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has teamed up with students and professors from Fordham University to carry out a multi-country study to identify “best practices” at Salesian technical vocational training schools around the globe. The Salesians are widely regarded as the largest single provider of technical vocational training in the world. Don Bosco – the more...

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WORLD WATER DAY: Customized Solutions Required to Improve Water Supply in Developing Countries

By at March 22, 2011 | 2:31 pm

WORLD WATER DAY: Customized Solutions Required to Improve Water Supply in Developing Countries

(MissionNewswire) According to UNICEF, almost 50 percent of the developing world’s population – 2.5 billion people – lack improved sanitation facilities, and more than 884 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every more...

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UN Report Highlights Importance of Eco-Farming to Feed World’s Hungry

By at March 22, 2011 | 10:24 am

UN Report Highlights Importance of Eco-Farming to Feed World’s Hungry

(MissionNewswire) Developing countries could double their food production within 10 years with support for ecological agriculture, according a recent United Nations report. The report, which was presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council, found that “Agroecological” (or “eco-farming”) projects have led to an average crop yield increase of 80 percent in 57 more...

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VIDEO: School Lunch Programs Nourish Hungry Children in Poorest Countries

By at November 22, 2010 | 9:03 pm

VIDEO: School Lunch Programs Nourish Hungry Children in Poorest Countries

School lunch programs nourish hungry children, giving them the energy and focus to learn. Feeding programs at Salesian Missions educational works all include integrated feeding programs and are designed to give hope and opportunity to the world's poorest children. Salesian Missions has programs in 130+ countries around the globe. To learn more, go to more...

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Providing More Than 400 Years of Combined Service to the World’s Poorest Children

By at April 23, 2010 | 10:02 am

Providing More Than 400 Years of Combined Service to the World’s Poorest Children

(MissionNewswire) National Volunteer Week seeks to highlight the good works provided by volunteers and the organizations and causes served. Most people think of volunteering as a morning helping out at a soup kitchen, stuffing envelopes once a month at their churches, or delivering hot meals to the elderly once a week. All noble and commendable acts. But, there is a more...

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