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CHILE: Salesian missionaries open new home – Nueva Luz – for homeless youth thanks to public-private partnerships

By at July 5, 2018 | 9:41 am

CHILE: Salesian missionaries open new home – Nueva Luz – for homeless youth thanks to public-private partnerships

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Santiago, Chile inaugurated a new home for youth called, Nueva Luz (New Light). The home can accommodate eight people and was created thanks to a public-private collaboration between the Don Bosco Foundation of Chile, the construction company Sodimac and the Chilean government. This is good news for the community after a fire more...

Chile , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uncategorized

EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University students join with other university students in San Salvador to design and present new water filtration project

By at June 25, 2018 | 12:23 pm

EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University students join with other university students in San Salvador to design and present new water filtration project

(MissionNewswire) Strategic design students attending the Mónica Herrara School of Communication joined together with industrial and graphic design students from Don Bosco University to present their “Design for Vulnerability” water filtration project in New York in May 2018. Their project was presented at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and won a prize more...

El Salvador , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Uncategorized

ITALY: Salesian vocational training ensures youth access skills training and successfully enter the workforce

By at May 9, 2018 | 9:10 am

ITALY: Salesian vocational training ensures youth access skills training and successfully enter the workforce

(MissionNewswire) Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco in Rome, Italy is one of several Salesian vocational training centers across the country. The schools provide youth the skills they need to enter the workforce and find and retain stable employment. This ensures that youth are able to escape conditions of poverty and live a productive life. Yden is one young student who benefited more...

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VENEZUELA: Two Salesian Past Pupils Killed During Ongoing Political and Social Unrest

By at May 25, 2017 | 1:49 pm

The Salesian Family in Venezuela has been affected by the recent political and social strife happening the country. A recent BBC article reports that Venezuela has been gripped by an ever-deepening economic and political crisis that has triggered almost daily anti-government protests since April. On April 19, peaceful demonstrations took place in the country to deliver to more...

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SPAIN: Don Bosco Foundation Project is Helping Youth Connect in School and Excel

By at May 25, 2017 | 8:22 am

The Don Bosco Foundation Project, based at the San Isidro Salesian Institute in de La Orotava, Spain, has for many years carried out education and social development programs for young children and older youth, improving their lives and offering them a change at a brighter future. In 2016, the Foundation helped more than 450 children and obtained access to employment more...

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Salesian Sisters Launch New Technical Secondary School for Girls

By at May 24, 2017 | 9:40 am

The Caritas Sisters of Jesus, part of the Salesian family, recently launched a new technical secondary school for girls in Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. The Salesian sisters opened their first school in the country in East Boroko, Port Moresby in 1996. Now a little more than 20 years later, they are launching this second technical school to educate poor youth in the more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Mobile Outreach Provides Counseling and Medical Care to Street Children in Freetown

By at May 23, 2017 | 6:41 am

Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations, launched surveys in Sept. 2016 and Feb. 2017 to better understand the reality of street children’s lives in Freetown, the capital city. As a result, Salesian missionaries have noted that close to 2,000 children are living on the streets facing physical suffering and emotional and sexual abuse more...

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MOZAMBIQUE: Salesian Vocational Training Programs Helps Gain the Skills Needed for Employment

By at May 22, 2017 | 8:38 am

Opened by Salesian missionaries to meet the needs of poor youth, the Don Bosco Institute at Maputo provides vocational and technical training to poor youth in Mozambique. The institute offers youth a chance to gain skills needed to find and retain long-term employment once they graduate. This vocational training builds off primary and secondary schooling Salesian more...

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VIETNAM: Salesian Lay Missioners Teach English Language to Students in Salesian Programs

By at May 19, 2017 | 12:44 pm

Michael Gordon is one of seven international volunteers from the Salesian Lay Missioners program teaching English language to students across five centers in Vietnam. Gordon is teaching at Don Rua in the city of Da Lat. He spends his day teaching one-on-one with students and in small groups. Salesian Lay Missioners volunteer their time in several countries around the more...

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MEXICO: Salesian Missionaries Assist Haitian Migrants and Mexicans Deported from the United States

By at May 18, 2017 | 9:54 am

Between May 2016 and January 2017, Salesian missionaries faced a wave of Haitian migrants at its Salesian center, Desayunador Salesiano, in Tijuana. Haitian migrants arrived dizzy, exhausted, cold, hungry, and broke after their three-month land journey from Brazil. Some were sick. Some had delivered babies or miscarried along their route. Others had family and friends die more...

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