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BRAZIL: Salesian Youth Center Holds Inspirational Talk by Paralympic Champion Pedro Neves

By at February 9, 2016 | 5:48 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian Youth Center Holds Inspirational Talk by Paralympic Champion Pedro Neves

(MissionNewswire) The Mama Margaret Salesian Youth Center in Niterói, a municipality of the state of Rio de Janeiro in the southeast region of Brazil, recently hosted an educational workshop for students given by Pedro Neves, a Brazilian Paralympic athlete and gold medalist at the Pan American Paralympic Games held in Toronto, Canada in August of last year. More than more...

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BRAZIL: Students Participating in Salesian-run Sports for Peace Program Awarded Trip to Madrid, Spain

By at November 11, 2015 | 10:29 am

BRAZIL: Students Participating in Salesian-run Sports for Peace Program Awarded Trip to Madrid, Spain

(MissionNewswire) The Sports for Peace program at a Salesian Youth Center in Niterói, a city that is a short ferry ride across Guanabara Bay from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, sent 10 students to Madrid, Spain to meet with the Real Madrid youth soccer team and compete in soccer games with boys from Chile and Columbia. The trip was awarded to the Salesian students 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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BRAZIL: Salesian Publisher Brings Digital Learning Opportunities to Students and Teachers in Salesian Schools

By at June 20, 2014 | 1:43 pm

BRAZIL: Salesian Publisher Brings Digital Learning Opportunities to Students and Teachers in Salesian Schools

(MissionNewswire) Brazil has one of the strongest economies in Latin America and is an important agricultural and industrial power in the region. Just over 15 percent of Brazilians live in poverty, with the majority living in the rural northeast of the country, according to the World Bank. While Brazil is making positive changes, there are still large gaps between the 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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BRAZIL: Four Teachers Return from Month-Long Sports Program in Haiti

By at October 4, 2013 | 3:01 pm

BRAZIL: Four Teachers Return from Month-Long Sports Program in Haiti

(MissionNewswire) Last year, more than 3 million Haitian children returned to school with 200,000 of them educated in Salesian-run institutions. The country’s educational system is continuing to be rebuilt after the devastating January 2010 earthquake that destroyed 90 percent of schools and 60 percent of hospitals, killed thousands of people and left more than 350,000 more...

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EAST TIMOR: Salesian Medical Clinic Provides Health Services to Thousands of Poor Patients

By at October 2, 2013 | 2:18 pm

EAST TIMOR: Salesian Medical Clinic Provides Health Services to Thousands of Poor Patients

(MissionNewswire) East Timor has endured a decades-long civil war and is home to 1.1 million people. According to the United Nations Development Program Human Development Index, in 2007, East Timor ranked 162 out of 182 countries for life expectancy, access to education and standard of living. The World Bank estimates that East Timor has just over 49 percent of its more...

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BRAZIL: New Socio-Sports Program is Teaching Youth Teamwork and Social Skills

By at July 15, 2013 | 3:15 pm

BRAZIL: New Socio-Sports Program is Teaching Youth Teamwork and Social Skills

(MissionNewswire) In Brazil, the Salesians continue to develop programs and provide youth opportunities for furthering their education and skills. According to UNICEF, large gaps exist between the rich and poor in the country where one in four people live in poverty. At-risk youth are exposed to drugs and violence on a daily basis and unemployment is a fact of life for more...

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HAITI: Salesian Educators from Brazil Bring New Sports Program to Youth in Haiti

By at June 25, 2013 | 11:16 am

HAITI: Salesian Educators from Brazil Bring New Sports Program to Youth in Haiti

(MissionNewswire) Education is a sign of future progress in Haiti. The country’s educational system is continuing to be rebuilt after the devastating January 2010 earthquake that destroyed 90 percent of schools and 60 percent of hospitals, killing thousands of people and leaving more than 350,000 injured. Last year, more than 3 million Haitian children returned to more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Developing Countries Experiencing Unprecedented Growth, Says UN Report

By at March 14, 2013 | 7:10 am

UNITED NATIONS: Developing Countries Experiencing Unprecedented Growth, Says UN Report

(United Nations) The rapid growth of developing countries is propelling millions out of poverty on an unprecedented scale and radically reshaping the global system, according to a flagship United Nations report launched today. “The rise of the South is unprecedented in its speed and scale,” says the Human Development Report 2013, which uses the term “South” to more...

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