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TURKEY: (CNS Video) Salesian center offers haven for Iraqi, Syrian children in Istanbul

By at April 9, 2015 | 1:38 pm

TURKEY: (CNS Video) Salesian center offers haven for Iraqi, Syrian children in Istanbul

By Elie Gardner, Catholic News Service ISTANBUL (CNS) — Basima Toma teaches English to about 40 children at the Don Bosco youth center. A young Iraqi boy stands at the chalkboard with a plastic ruler in his hand and spells out the words W-I-N-T-E-R, S-P-R-I-N-G, S-U-M-M-E-R, A-U-T-U-M-N. Toma and her family have been in Istanbul long enough to see each of more...

Iraq , Middle East , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Syria , Turkey

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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IVORY COAST: Fear, Population Grow at Salesian Compound in Duékoué Where 30,000 Seek Safety

By at April 22, 2011 | 1:06 pm

IVORY COAST: Fear, Population Grow at Salesian Compound in Duékoué Where 30,000 Seek Safety

(MissionNewswire) Ivory Coast – New fears grow along with the number of people seeking safe shelter at a Salesian Missions compound in Duékoué. More than 30,000 displaced civilians are now living there after fleeing their homes when the Carrefour district was looted and houses set on fire on March 29. At least 800 people were killed. "There is no food, people are more...

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