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SOLOMON ISLANDS: Don Bosco Rural Training Center Provides Education for More Than 200 Youth

By at January 20, 2016 | 5:24 pm

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Don Bosco Rural Training Center Provides Education for More Than 200 Youth

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco Rural Training Center in Tetere Bay in the Solomon Islands is working to bring educational and workforce development opportunities to poor youth in rural areas. Programs at the center help youth gain a basic education as well as the vocational or technical skills needed to find and retain employment. More than 200 young men more...

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SAMOA: Don Bosco Technical School Places 85 Percent of Graduates in Workforce

By at December 10, 2014 | 11:05 am

SAMOA: Don Bosco Technical School Places 85 Percent of Graduates in Workforce

(MissionNewswire) Samoa boasts one of the most stable and healthy economies in the Pacific region, according to the World Bank. The poverty rate, once just over 25 percent, has dropped closer to 20 percent as the country strives to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals, a blueprint driving efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Although Samoa has made more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesians Help Young Men Learn Trades, Find Stable Employment

By at March 15, 2014 | 8:50 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesians Help Young Men Learn Trades, Find Stable Employment

(MissionNewswire) The Solomon Islands are one of the poorest countries in the Pacific region with almost 40 percent of the population living in poverty, according to UNICEF. The majority of the country's children live in remote areas where access to education is limited. Close to 25 percent of youth never attend primary school with 30 percent of those attending never more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: New Salesian Partnership Paves Way for Poor Youth to Access Critical Technical Education

By at August 15, 2013 | 6:54 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: New Salesian Partnership Paves Way for Poor Youth to Access Critical Technical Education

(MissionNewswire) A low adult literacy rate and limited access to education in the Solomon Islands perpetuates the cycle of poverty from generation to generation. UNICEF notes that the country has an adult literacy rate of less than 35 percent. In addition, close to 20-25 percent of youth never attend primary school with another 30 percent of those attending never more...

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INDIA: Salesian Program Participates in Earth Hour to Focus on Environmental Concerns in India

By at April 7, 2013 | 5:19 pm

INDIA: Salesian Program Participates in Earth Hour to Focus on Environmental Concerns in India

(MissionNewswire) India’s environmental concerns are growing. From pollution and access to safe water to deforestation and the wildlife trade, India faces critical environmental challenges. And as the country's population and economy grows so does the need to find long-term, sustainable environmental solutions. WWF Global has noted that India faces increasing more...

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AUSTRALIA: Leadership Weekend for Salesian Students in Australia

By at March 7, 2013 | 7:19 pm

AUSTRALIA: Leadership Weekend for Salesian Students in Australia

(MissionNewswire) Secondary students from various Salesian schools and programs in Melbourne and South Australia gathered at Don Bosco Camp in Safety Beach in mid-February for a Leadership Weekend. Led by a group of experienced Salesian leaders, it was a weekend filled with learning and hands-on leadership activities. The participants enjoyed plenty of social time more...

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