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ARGENTINA: Argentine President Signs Decree for Creation of New Salesian University

By at April 28, 2014 | 5:34 pm

ARGENTINA: Argentine President Signs Decree for Creation of New Salesian University

(MissionNewswire) More than a quarter of people in Argentina live in conditions of poverty with no formal employment and poor quality education, according to the World Bank. The country’s high school dropout rate is close to 37 percent and youth account for a third of those unemployed. Almost 12 percent of children aged five to 17 are working instead of in school and 20 more...

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ARGENTINA: Salesian Agricultural Programs Receive Local Recognition for Training Expertise

By at September 19, 2013 | 6:44 am

ARGENTINA: Salesian Agricultural Programs Receive Local Recognition for Training Expertise

(MissionNewswire) Although viewed as a relatively wealthy country, Argentina has a poverty rate of just over 26 percent, according to the World Bank. Close to 4.4 million people live below the poverty line and the country’s high school dropout rate is close to 20 percent. Youth account for one in three of those unemployed. The Salesians have a long history 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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ARGENTINA: New Salesian University in Bahía Blanca Receives Accreditation

By at May 14, 2013 | 2:04 pm

ARGENTINA: New Salesian University in Bahía Blanca Receives Accreditation

(MissionNewswire) Close to 4.4 million people are living below the poverty line in Argentina. The World Bank estimates that a third of Argentina’s population or 34.9 percent are poor. The country’s high school dropout rate is close to 20 percent and youth account for one in three of those unemployed. Access to education and training in critical job skills provides a more...

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ARGENTINA: 85-Year-Old Agricultural School Teaches Hundreds Necessary Farming Techniques

By at June 5, 2012 | 1:02 pm

ARGENTINA: 85-Year-Old Agricultural School Teaches Hundreds Necessary Farming Techniques

(MissionNewswire) This past May, the Pascual Gentilini Agricultural School celebrated its 85 year history teaching agricultural skills to poor youth in Argentina. The Salesian-run program is one of more than 90 agricultural schools Salesian Missions operates world-wide. Construction of the school began in 1927 through a bequest by the school’s namesake, Pascual more...

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