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COLOMBIA: Food for All Program Trains Disadvantaged Youth for Work as Kitchen Assistants

By at July 31, 2015 | 9:42 am

COLOMBIA: Food for All Program Trains Disadvantaged Youth for Work as Kitchen Assistants

(MissionNewswire) The Food for All program operated at the Don Bosco Training Center in Santiago de Cali, the capital city of the Valle del Cauca department in Southwestern Colombia, provides a training program for students who wish to find work in the food service industry. The program was started in 2008 by the Gases de Occidente Foundation and is run by chefs Vicky more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

By at June 18, 2015 | 1:32 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills training, workforce more...

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COLOMBIA: More than 250 Students Graduate from New Don Bosco Training Center

By at May 8, 2015 | 12:39 pm

COLOMBIA: More than 250 Students Graduate from New Don Bosco Training Center

(MissionNewswire) More than 250 students have graduated from the new Don Bosco Training Center in Armenia, a city in central Colombia. Salesian missionaries have been working in the city since 1999 and last year opened the new training center to provide education and workforce development services to poor youth in the area. Known as the “coffee belt” of Colombia, more...

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COLOMBIA: New Pacto Motor Automotive Training Program Placed 98 Percent of Graduates into Automotive Work

By at January 6, 2015 | 5:07 pm

COLOMBIA: New Pacto Motor Automotive Training Program Placed 98 Percent of Graduates into Automotive Work

(MissionNewswire) Close to 33 percent of Colombians live in poverty, according to the World Bank. One in five children in the country have no access to education and 800,000 children reside in refugee camps. The number of street children has reached epidemic proportions and thousands of at-risk youth have been recruited as child soldiers. Many orphaned youth in more...

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INDIA: 2,500 Sri Lankan Refugees Access New Beginnings Training Program

By at November 14, 2014 | 5:55 pm

INDIA: 2,500 Sri Lankan Refugees Access New Beginnings Training Program

(MissionNewswire) For the fifth year, Salesian Missions has received funding from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration to conduct its New Beginnings program assisting Sri Lankan Refugees in Tamil Nadu, India. To date, close to 2,500 refugees have received vocational training scholarships through the program. Since 1983, ethnic more...

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COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Receives Recognition for Quality Technical Education, Workforce Development Initiatives

By at November 4, 2014 | 5:43 pm

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Receives Recognition for Quality Technical Education, Workforce Development Initiatives

(MissionNewswire) Close to 33 percent of Colombians live in poverty, according to the World Bank. One in five children in the country have no access to education and 800,000 children reside in refugee camps. The number of street children has reached epidemic proportions and thousands of at-risk youth have been recruited as child soldiers. In Medellin, the second more...

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COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Providing Hope to More Than 83,000 Orphaned Youth

By at September 13, 2014 | 1:29 pm

COLOMBIA: Don Bosco City Providing Hope to More Than 83,000 Orphaned Youth

(MissionNewswire) According to UNICEF, more than 150 million children worldwide are considered orphaned – living without one or both of their biological parents. Orphaned youth living in poverty have most often lost their parents to natural disasters, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other diseases, war or domestic issues. Some children remain living with a single parent, more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

By at June 20, 2014 | 1:31 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

To mark World Refugee Day 2014, Salesian Missions is proud to highlight Salesian programs around the globe that provide life-changing education, medical care and support for refugees and internally displaced people in need. Each year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a day that honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people around the globe. 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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COLOMBIA: NPR Tells Story of Salesian Center Helping Former Child Soldiers Start New, Positive Lives

By at May 30, 2013 | 1:37 pm

COLOMBIA: NPR Tells Story of Salesian Center Helping Former Child Soldiers Start New, Positive Lives

(MissionNewswire) A Morning Edition piece on National Public Radio (NPR) tells the story of two young people who are receiving help from a Salesian youth center in Cali, Colombia, after spending years living through the horrors of war as child soldiers. The piece—Years Of Combat Experience, and Just Turning 20—reveals the often untold story about the reality facing more...

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