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CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Technical School is Providing Accessible Education for Students with Disabilities

By at June 10, 2016 | 3:27 pm

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Technical School is Providing Accessible Education for Students with Disabilities

(MissionNewsire) Don Bosco Technical School Kep/Hatrans, located in southern Cambodia, has been working to make changes to the school’s buildings and dormitories to ensure they are accessible for students with physical disabilities. In January 2015, Don Bosco Tech was awarded a grant from the Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad at the U.S. Agency for more...

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CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Kep Awarded USAID Grant to Provide Greater Access for Students with Physical Disabilities

By at March 17, 2015 | 8:12 am

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Kep Awarded USAID Grant to Provide Greater Access for Students with Physical Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) In January 2015, the Don Bosco Technical School Kep located in southern Cambodia, was awarded a grant from the Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Don Bosco Kep plans to use the funds to transform the school buildings into a fully accessible facility granting greater access and ease more...

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UNITED STATES: Third Grade Students at the Academy of St. Francis of Assisi Host Shoe Drive to Benefit Salesian-run City of Hope in Zambia

By at March 11, 2015 | 9:58 am

UNITED STATES: Third Grade Students at the Academy of St. Francis of Assisi Host Shoe Drive to Benefit Salesian-run City of Hope in Zambia

(MissionNewswire) In February, third grade students at the Academy of St. Francis of Assisi in New Jersey organized a shoe drive to benefit children at the Salesian-run City of Hope in Lusaka, Zambia. The shoe drive was inspired by Robert, a nine year old student at the Academy of St. Francis of Assisi, as part of a Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” community more...

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GUATEMALA: Salesian Students Receive TOMS Shoes, are Healthier and Better Prepared for School

By at February 9, 2015 | 2:51 pm

GUATEMALA: Salesian Students Receive TOMS Shoes, are Healthier and Better Prepared for School

(MissionNewswire) Youth involved with the Salesian-run Foundation for the Development and Education of Indigenous Women in Guatemala, also known as “Talita Kumi”, have new shoes as a result of an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and TOMS, a company that matches every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. Salesian 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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INDIA: 2,500 Sri Lankan Refugees Access New Beginnings Training Program

By at November 14, 2014 | 5:55 pm

INDIA: 2,500 Sri Lankan Refugees Access New Beginnings Training Program

(MissionNewswire) For the fifth year, Salesian Missions has received funding from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration to conduct its New Beginnings program assisting Sri Lankan Refugees in Tamil Nadu, India. To date, close to 2,500 refugees have received vocational training scholarships through the program. Since 1983, ethnic more...

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HAITI: Fortified Rice Meals Help Improve Nutrition for Youth in Salesian Schools

By at May 28, 2014 | 10:05 am

HAITI: Fortified Rice Meals Help Improve Nutrition for Youth in Salesian Schools

(MissionNewswire) Close to 1,000 vulnerable youth and their families who attend Salesian-run centers in Haiti have access to better nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and more...

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LIBERIA: Donations Help Support Education and Health for More Than 2,300 Students and Families

By at April 1, 2014 | 5:42 pm

LIBERIA: Donations Help Support Education and Health for More Than 2,300 Students and Families

(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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HONDURAS: Improving Health and Nutrition in Salesian Programs Thanks to Partnership with Stop Hunger Now

By at March 10, 2014 | 5:26 pm

HONDURAS: Improving Health and Nutrition in Salesian Programs Thanks to Partnership with Stop Hunger Now

(MissionNewswire) An ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now continues fighting hunger and working to end the cycle of poverty in some of the poorest places on the planet, like Honduras. The second largest country in Central America, Honduras is one of the poorest and most crime-ridden countries in the Western Hemisphere with 60 percent of its more...

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INDIA: New Pilot Program Provides Treatment and Hope for Youth with HIV

By at January 16, 2014 | 12:34 pm

INDIA: New Pilot Program Provides Treatment and Hope for Youth with HIV

(MissionNewswire) The first case of HIV/AIDS was reported in India in Tamil Nadu in 1986, and today there are 5.7 million people living with HIV/AIDS in country, according to UNICEF. Close to 38 percent of those infected with HIV are women, and 55,000 to 60,000 children are born every year to mothers who are HIV positive. UNICEF notes that without treatment, these more...

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