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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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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: More than 65,000 Youth Gained a Second Chance at Education Thanks to Salesian Program

By at February 6, 2015 | 10:22 am

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in the Dominican Republic are getting youth working on the streets back to school through Boys and Girls with Don Bosco, a network of educational and social programs operating out of 12 Salesian centers, eight of them located in Santo Domingo, the country's capital city. To date more than 65,000 impoverished youth have accessed more...

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EL SALVADOR: University Students, Faculty Benefit from Furniture Donated by Institution Recycling Network

By at November 6, 2014 | 5:45 pm

EL SALVADOR: University Students, Faculty Benefit from Furniture Donated by Institution Recycling Network

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco University in San Salvador, El Salvador has new school and office furniture thanks to a recent donation made possible by an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and the Institution Recycling Network (IRN), an organization that matches surplus items with organizations and people who need them. Close to 35 percent of more...

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Youth-Centered Services Aid School Attendance and Preparation for the Future

By at July 28, 2014 | 10:03 am

(MissionNewswire) Nearly half of youth under the age of 18 live in poverty in the Dominican Republic, according to UNICEF. Even though the country’s economy has been steadily improving since 1996, the country’s poor still struggle to get enough food to eat and access safe drinking water and adequate housing. Only 30 percent of youth finish primary school and only 18 more...

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LIBERIA: More Than 1,000 Students Benefit from New School Furniture

By at May 10, 2014 | 4:33 pm

LIBERIA: More Than 1,000 Students Benefit from New School Furniture

(MissionNewswire) Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world with 64 percent of its population of 3.5 million people living below the poverty line, according to the World Bank. The 2008 Human Development Index ranks Liberia in the bottom five of countries in the world. Still recovering from the effects of a 14 year civil war that ended in 2003, Liberians more...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Inspire Change for Young Women through Education, Workforce Development

By at March 7, 2014 | 11:55 am

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Inspire Change for Young Women through Education, Workforce Development

(MissionNewswire) For more than 100 years, March 8 has marked 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 this 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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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Partners with Institution Recycling Network, Benefitting Programs Around the Globe

By at April 26, 2013 | 2:00 pm

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Partners with Institution Recycling Network, Benefitting Programs Around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) Salesian programs around the globe have received school and office furniture as well as workstations thanks to a new partnership between the Institution Recycling Network (IRN) and Salesian Missions. In recent months, IRN has sent shipments of furniture and workstations to Salesian sites in Haiti, the Philippines, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic. more...

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, PUERTO RICO: Past Salesian Pupils Association Growing

By at March 1, 2013 | 8:30 am

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, PUERTO RICO: Past Salesian Pupils Association Growing

(MissionNewswire) The Antilles Province Past Pupils of Don Bosco Association is growing, especially in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Started in 2011, the association has grown to include 1,740 alumni, who are working to give back locally and pay the lessons they learned forward to other poor youth currently being educated in Salesian-run programs. The more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Elections, Jobs Critical for Haiti’s Current and Future Stability, Says Outgoing UN Envoy

By at February 1, 2013 | 12:14 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Elections, Jobs Critical for Haiti’s Current and Future Stability, Says Outgoing UN Envoy

(United Nations) The outgoing head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti says that during his 20-months tenure, security had greatly improved in the Caribbean country, but delayed elections and unemployment still threatened stability. In an interview with UN Radio shortly before the end of his term on 31 January, Mariano Fernández, who served as the more...

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