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ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Create Action Plan to Assist More Than 42,000 Affected by Earthquake

By at April 28, 2016 | 4:42 pm

ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Create Action Plan to Assist More Than 42,000 Affected by Earthquake

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have made an action plan to assist more than 42,000 people affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16 leaving at least 655 people dead and close to 5,000 injured. According to government reports, close to 30,000 people are living in temporary shelters. The hardest hit areas are in the Manabi Province more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Relief and Assistance to Those in Crisis after Earthquake

By at April 21, 2016 | 6:50 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Relief and Assistance to Those in Crisis after Earthquake

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are assisting more than 7,000 families affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16. According to news reports, the earthquake has killed more than 400 people and injured 2,500. Thousands have been left homeless. Recovery operations are underway to find those who are still missing and thought to be in more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Program Has Rescued More Than 2,300 Street Children

By at September 18, 2015 | 3:41 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Program Has Rescued More Than 2,300 Street Children

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Foundation, Chicos de la Calle, located in Quito, Ecuador's capital city, has rehabilitated more than 2,300 street children through its Acción Guambras project. Street educators who engage in outreach efforts to locate street children focus their efforts within the capital city as well as the surrounding cities of Ambato, San Lorenzo, 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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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Focus on Gender Equality Providing Young Women Education and Workforce Development Programs

By at March 9, 2015 | 12:25 pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Focus on Gender Equality Providing Young Women Education and Workforce Development Programs

(MissionNewswire) Each year, March 8 marks 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 important women’s issues more...

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ECUADOR: Indigenous Students Gain Valuable Education and Employment Skills at Salesian Polytechnic University

By at January 5, 2015 | 5:05 pm

ECUADOR: Indigenous Students Gain Valuable Education and Employment Skills at Salesian Polytechnic University

(MissionNewswire) Ecuador is one of the most inequitable societies in the world, according to UNICEF. The richest 20 percent of the population receives almost 50 percent of the national income, while the poorest 20 percent receives only five percent. According to the World Food Program, almost 26 percent of all children under age five have stunted growth, increasing to more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Polytechnic University Collaboration Provides Training for Community Policing

By at October 28, 2014 | 1:15 pm

ECUADOR: Salesian Polytechnic University Collaboration Provides Training for Community Policing

(MissionNewswire) Ecuador is one of the most inequitable societies in the world, according to UNICEF. The richest 20 percent of the population receives almost 50 percent of the national income, while the poorest 20 percent receives only five percent. According to the World Food Program, almost 26 percent of all children under age five have stunted growth, increasing to 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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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs Around the Globe that Empower Youth Migrants, Shape Brighter Futures

By at August 12, 2013 | 1:05 pm

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs Around the Globe that Empower Youth Migrants, Shape Brighter Futures

(MissionNewswire) Marking International Youth Day, Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in highlighting the plight and the contributions of young migrants, who often face difficult living conditions away from their homes. Celebrated each year on August 12, the day was established by the United Nations to raise awareness more...

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ECUADOR: 125 Years of Salesian Programs for Vulnerable Youth

By at February 16, 2013 | 10:52 am

ECUADOR: 125 Years of Salesian Programs for Vulnerable Youth

(MissionNewswire) This year marks 125 years of Salesian programs in Ecuador. The first missionaries arrived in the country in 1888 in Guayaquil, reaching Quito soon after. Ecuador is one of the most inequitable societies in the world, according to UNICEF. The richest 20 percent of the population receives almost 50 percent of the national income, while the poorest 20 more...

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