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SAMOA: Don Bosco Technical School Places 85 Percent of Graduates in Workforce

By at December 10, 2014 | 11:05 am

SAMOA: Don Bosco Technical School Places 85 Percent of Graduates in Workforce

(MissionNewswire) Samoa boasts one of the most stable and healthy economies in the Pacific region, according to the World Bank. The poverty rate, once just over 25 percent, has dropped closer to 20 percent as the country strives to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals, a blueprint driving efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Although Samoa has made more...

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SAMOA: New School Science Lab Brings Students Better Educational Opportunities

By at November 22, 2013 | 12:51 pm

SAMOA: New School Science Lab Brings Students Better Educational Opportunities

(MissionNewswire) According to the World Bank, Samoa boasts one of the most stable and healthy economies in the Pacific region. The poverty rate, once just over 25 percent, has dropped closer to 20 percent as the country strives to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals (a blueprint to drive efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest). Although Samoa has more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: New Salesian Partnership Paves Way for Poor Youth to Access Critical Technical Education

By at August 15, 2013 | 6:54 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: New Salesian Partnership Paves Way for Poor Youth to Access Critical Technical Education

(MissionNewswire) A low adult literacy rate and limited access to education in the Solomon Islands perpetuates the cycle of poverty from generation to generation. UNICEF notes that the country has an adult literacy rate of less than 35 percent. In addition, close to 20-25 percent of youth never attend primary school with another 30 percent of those attending never more...

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SAMOA: Salesian Students Give Back by Building Libraries for Don Bosco Schools

By at May 29, 2013 | 7:23 am

SAMOA: Salesian Students Give Back by Building Libraries for Don Bosco Schools

(Samoa Observer) Don Bosco students have given back to their community in a big way – helping to build and furnish libraries for 117 Upolu primary schools. The school’s Principal Father Chris Ford was thrilled to have his students be a part of what was a Rotary Club of Apia initiative. As a part of the initiative Rotary donated new tools and resources so the more...

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SAMOA: Salesians Worry about Youth Returning to School after Cyclone Evan

By at December 20, 2012 | 1:55 pm

SAMOA: Salesians Worry about Youth Returning to School after Cyclone Evan

(MissionNewswire) Cyclone Evan, a powerful cyclone that hit Samoa Dec. 13-14, left at least four dead and flooding and structural damage in its wake. Another 10 people remain missing and thousands have been left homeless. The Salesian-run programs in the area are working to assist people in local communities. "All the Salesians and the Salesian Sisters are doing more...

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