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SUDAN: Salesian Missionaries Provide Education to More Than 1,000 Students in Primary and Technical Education

By at July 6, 2016 | 1:31 pm

SUDAN: Salesian Missionaries Provide Education to More Than 1,000 Students in Primary and Technical Education

(MissionNewsire) A primary school in Khartoum, the capital and second largest city of Sudan, operated by Salesian Sisters from the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, provides education and social development services to 400 children. Nearly 80 percent of the students in the school are victims of the war in South Sudan. Many are deeply wounded, scared, sick and above more...

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MEXICO: Students in Salesian Programs Have Improved Health and are Better Prepared for School after Receiving TOMS Shoes

By at February 20, 2015 | 11:42 am

(MissionNewswire) Students participating in Laura Vicuña A.C., a network of schools and orphanages operated by Salesian Sisters in Mexico, were the recipients of 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 Missions is more...

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HuffPost DoGooder Spotlight Highlights 1000jobsHaiti Founder Inspired by Salesian Sisters

By at July 11, 2012 | 9:52 am

HuffPost DoGooder Spotlight Highlights 1000jobsHaiti Founder Inspired by Salesian Sisters

(MissionNewswire) The work of Reverend Deacon Leroy S. Close at 1000jobsHaiti was featured in a July 11, 2012,  Huffington Post article by Marc Ozburn, founder and CEO of TheDoGooder.com. Ozburn reports that at age 16, Buck (Close's nickname that he continues to go by today) was introduced to the Salesian Sisters of Haiti by his mother. Close's family, the article says, more...

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SRI LANKA: Giving Child Soldiers an Escape Route, Helping Girl Soldiers Overcome Trauma

By at April 16, 2012 | 8:08 am

SRI LANKA: Giving Child Soldiers an Escape Route, Helping Girl Soldiers Overcome Trauma

(MissionNewswire) Childhood should be a time of innocence and schooling. But that’s not the reality for youth in Sri Lanka being recruited to fight the country’s civil war. For these youth, it’s weapons and war rather than school books and play. While the civil war’s official end came in May 2009, the recruitment of child soldiers continues to rise according to more...

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BENIN: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Visits Salesian Programs that Give Hope, Opportunity to At-Risk Youth

By at December 31, 2009 | 1:51 pm

BENIN: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Visits Salesian Programs that Give Hope, Opportunity to At-Risk Youth

(UNICEF) UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo made a two-day visit to Benin, her native country, to witness first-hand the UNICEF supported programs that are helping vulnerable children there. In Cotonou, Ms. Kidjo visited 99 children at the ‘Black Style’ hair dressing center, where she paid tribute to the NGOs that are working with the Government and more...

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