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UGANDA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Agriculture Training to 140 Students

By at April 22, 2016 | 8:30 am

UGANDA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Agriculture Training to 140 Students

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries facilitate an agriculture project on six hectares of land on the grounds of the Don Bosco Children and Life Mission located in the town of Namugongo, just 10 miles northeast of the city of Kampala in Central Uganda. The program provides agriculture education to 140 students who are taught new skills while being encouraged to farm more...

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EAST TIMOR: Salesian-run Medical Clinic Provided Care for More Than 7,300 People in Poverty

By at October 21, 2015 | 10:42 am

EAST TIMOR: Salesian-run Medical Clinic Provided Care for More Than 7,300 People in Poverty

(MissionNewswire) The Maria Auxiliadora Medical Clinic located in the town of Venilale, East Timor, has been serving poor residents of Venilale and 13 surrounding villages for many years. In 2014, the clinic cared for more than 7,300 patients in need of health services. Placing special emphasis on caring for mothers and babies, employees of the clinic frequently deliver more...

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EAST TIMOR: Donation of Nutritious Rice-Meals by Stop Hunger Now Benefits More than 1,100 Youth

By at July 5, 2015 | 4:56 pm

EAST TIMOR: Donation of Nutritious Rice-Meals by Stop Hunger Now Benefits More than 1,100 Youth

(MissionNewswire) More than 1,100 students participating in Salesian programs run by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians have access to better nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals. Offered at orphanages, boarding homes, schools and a medical facility spread across six towns and villages in East Timor, 11 programs were the recipients of the more...

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EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Orphanage Helps Youth Prepare for Academic Achievement

By at January 9, 2015 | 5:08 pm

EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Orphanage Helps Youth Prepare for Academic Achievement

(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’s Human Development Index, in 2014, East Timor ranked 128 out of 187 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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UGANDA: Salesian Missions Coordinates Delivery of Stop Hunger Now Meals to Vulnerable Youth Taking Part in Educational Programs

By at August 12, 2014 | 11:22 am

UGANDA: Salesian Missions Coordinates Delivery of Stop Hunger Now Meals to Vulnerable Youth Taking Part in Educational Programs

(MissionNewswire) More than 1,000 packages of fortified rice-meals have been donated to students in three Salesians programs in Uganda, allowing youth better access to nutrition. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the more...

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UGANDA: Donated Books Help Improve Educational Opportunities for Poor Youth

By at May 21, 2014 | 5:04 pm

UGANDA: Donated Books Help Improve Educational Opportunities for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to a recent donation and coordination efforts of Salesian Missions, four schools in Uganda now have new textbooks. The schools serve vulnerable children and focus on ending the cycle of poverty through education and opportunities. Through primary, secondary and technical schools, Salesian missionaries in Uganda (and around the globe) focus their 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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SIERRA LEONE: New Salesian Program Brings Rehabilitation and Hope to Young Prisoners

By at December 18, 2013 | 1:47 pm

SIERRA LEONE: New Salesian Program Brings Rehabilitation and Hope to Young Prisoners

(MissionNewswire) Prison life in Sierra Leone offers very little hope for rehabilitation or reintegration back into society once a prison term has ended. According to the 2011 Human Rights Watch report, prisons in Sierra Leone face overcrowding and inadequate food as well as lack vital sanitation and health care. Inmates die from overcrowding, illness and violence. All more...

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GHANA: Tractor Donation Increases Capacity for Students at Salesian Center

By at October 5, 2013 | 2:17 pm

GHANA: Tractor Donation Increases Capacity for Students at Salesian Center

(MissionNewswire) While Ghana’s economy continues to improve, nearly 45 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, according to UNICEF. Ghana ranks 135 out of 187 countries on the United Nations Development Program's 2011 Human Development Index, and rural poverty remains widespread in the dry savannah region that covers roughly two thirds of Ghana's more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Developing Countries Experiencing Unprecedented Growth, Says UN Report

By at March 14, 2013 | 7:10 am

UNITED NATIONS: Developing Countries Experiencing Unprecedented Growth, Says UN Report

(United Nations) The rapid growth of developing countries is propelling millions out of poverty on an unprecedented scale and radically reshaping the global system, according to a flagship United Nations report launched today. “The rise of the South is unprecedented in its speed and scale,” says the Human Development Report 2013, which uses the term “South” to more...

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