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GUATEMALA: More Than 800 Indigenous Q’eqchi (Mayans) Receive Technical Training at Don Bosco Center

By at November 16, 2015 | 7:40 pm

GUATEMALA: More Than 800 Indigenous Q’eqchi (Mayans) Receive Technical Training at Don Bosco Center

(MissionNewswire) More than 800 indigenous Q’eqchi (Mayans) in remote mountainous regions of Guatemala are participating in a three-year course at a Salesian-run Don Bosco Center in the area. The course includes basic academic classes in addition to technical training that gives students employable skills to help them find jobs in their communities. Rural life in more...

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TURKEY: Don Bosco Center Provides English Language Classes and Education to More Than 350 Refugee Children

By at September 29, 2015 | 5:58 am

TURKEY: Don Bosco Center Provides English Language Classes and Education to More Than 350 Refugee Children

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center in Istanbul, Turkey, led by Salesian Father Andres Calleja Ruiz, provides special programs for young refugees from Syria as well as for a growing number of families fleeing ISIS persecution in Iraq. Because most refugees do not speak the local language, it is difficult for children to attend school and adults to find work. For this more...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Highlights Humanitarian Efforts on World Humanitarian Day

By at August 24, 2015 | 10:14 am

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Highlights Humanitarian Efforts on World Humanitarian Day

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Humanitarian Day. Celebrated each year on August 19, the day was established by the United Nations to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others and was designated to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the more...

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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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BENIN: Salesian Missionaries Provide Hope and Healing to Victims of Child Trafficking

By at July 1, 2015 | 4:34 am

BENIN: Salesian Missionaries Provide Hope and Healing to Victims of Child Trafficking

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries around the globe are working to end child trafficking and other abuses by addressing their root causes. From identifying traffickers and holding them accountable to educating families about these predatory practices, missionaries are working to change local laws and strengthen legal protections for youth. In 2014, the United 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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TURKEY: Salesian Missionaries Aid Close to 400 Syrian Refugees in Turkey

By at February 1, 2015 | 12:48 pm

TURKEY: Salesian Missionaries Aid Close to 400 Syrian Refugees in Turkey

(MissionNewswire) Sharing a 500-mile-long border with Syria, Southeastern Turkey has more than 1.6 million Syrian refugees, as reported by the United Nations. Salesian missionaries are providing services at three sites within Syria while also providing for Syrian refugees in Turkey. While many Syrian refugees stay in towns on the Turkey-Syrian border, many find their way more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Spaces of Peace Project Helps More Than 1,500 Youth with Nutritious Meals, Sports and Educational Programs

By at January 28, 2015 | 5:29 pm

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Spaces of Peace Project Helps More Than 1,500 Youth with Nutritious Meals, Sports and Educational Programs

(MissionNewswire) After more than a year of ongoing violence, peace is returning to the Central African Republic. Small markets are opening, taxi service is returning and residents are able to move back and forth between locations. Many parents are bringing their children to classes at two Don Bosco centers in the capital city of Bangui because they know their children 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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SOUTH AFRICA: Salesians Collaborate to Open New Don Bosco Center

By at June 10, 2013 | 1:08 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesians Collaborate to Open New Don Bosco Center

(MissionNewswire) Poverty is extensive in South Africa with almost 50 percent of the population living below the poverty line, according to UNICEF. A significant percentage of the population struggles to survive on less than one dollar a day. The country is plagued by high crime rates and gender-based violence against women and girls and has been the hardest hit by the more...

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