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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Women’s Education, Empowerment Programs

By at March 8, 2016 | 7:28 pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Women’s Education, Empowerment Programs

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and its international partners in celebrating International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. The 2016 theme for International more...

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BOLIVIA: Salesian Missionaries Educate 80,000 Youth in 230 Salesian Schools and Educational Programs in Bolivia

By at March 3, 2016 | 7:11 pm

BOLIVIA: Salesian Missionaries Educate 80,000 Youth in 230 Salesian Schools and Educational Programs in Bolivia

(MissionNewswire) Nearly 3,000 teachers educate 80,000 youth in 230 Don Bosco schools and educational programs across Bolivia. These Salesian schools and programs were founded to educate poor and disadvantaged youth and seek to counter the socioeconomic factors that negatively impact education such as low wages, politicization of educational guidelines, high rates of more...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Highlights Girls Education and Empowerment Programs for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

By at December 8, 2015 | 9:26 am

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Highlights Girls Education and Empowerment Programs for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the international community in honoring the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence which began on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) and will conclude on International Human Rights Day (December 10). This year’s theme “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make more...

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WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missions Reports on Efforts to Eliminate Child Labor around the Globe

By at June 11, 2015 | 5:23 pm

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missions Reports on Efforts to Eliminate Child Labor around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Access to education and opportunity is the key to fighting the child labor epidemic, which effects the world's most vulnerable children in some of the poorest places on the planet. With more than 70 colleges and 700 vocational training programs in more than 130 countries, Salesian missionaries are truly on the front lines. Salesian Missions, the U.S. more...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Focus on Gender Equality Providing Young Women Education and Workforce Development Programs

By at March 9, 2015 | 12:25 pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Focus on Gender Equality Providing Young Women Education and Workforce Development Programs

(MissionNewswire) Each year, March 8 marks International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. Humanitarian organizations, human rights groups, governments and the United Nations come together around important women’s issues more...

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BOLIVIA: Salesian Casa Maín Girl’s Home Provides Technology Training to Girls

By at February 19, 2015 | 9:17 am

BOLIVIA: Salesian Casa Maín Girl’s Home Provides Technology Training to Girls

(MissionNewswire) Young students learning and residing at the Salesian-run Casa Maín girl’s home in Santa Cruz, Bolivia attended a three-week workshop to learn basic computer skills including typing, word processing and drawing. Following the training, the students were able to present what they learned at a school expo. The goal of the workshop was to help young more...

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PERU: Don Bosco Woodcarvers Cooperative Provides Education and Employment Opportunities for Poor Youth

By at August 11, 2014 | 8:54 am

PERU: Don Bosco Woodcarvers Cooperative Provides Education and Employment Opportunities for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) Peru faces high levels of income inequality and has more than a quarter of its population living in poverty, according to the World Bank. Poverty levels are significantly higher in rural areas but urban areas struggle most with inequality, most notably metropolitan Lima, the capital city of Peru. Poverty in the country is made worse by a shortage of more...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Focuses Efforts on Clean Water Initiatives

By at June 5, 2014 | 3:10 pm

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Focuses Efforts on Clean Water Initiatives

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has launched a special fundraising initiative to address the need safe water and sanitation to support its work in countries around the globe. From drinking water and healthy sanitation to agriculture,  water is essential for life. According to a leading water charities, more than 750 million people do not have access to clean water more...

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BOLIVIA: Don Bosco Project Brings Youth in Off the Streets and Provides Hope for the Future

By at March 10, 2014 | 3:47 pm

BOLIVIA: Don Bosco Project Brings Youth in Off the Streets and Provides Hope for the Future

(MissionNewswire) Bolivia is the poorest country in South America and also has the most unequal income distribution on the continent. According to UNICEF, 60 percent of Bolivians live below the poverty line with 40 percent of those living in extreme poverty. The poverty rate is higher in rural areas where the rate increases to 75 percent of the population. It is common more...

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WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs Providing Clean Water for Healthy Living, Agriculture

By at March 22, 2013 | 1:41 pm

WORLD WATER DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs Providing Clean Water for Healthy Living, Agriculture

(MissionNewswire) From safe drinking water and healthy sanitation to agriculture, water is essential for life. Six to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases, according to the United Nations. Furthermore, 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate more...

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