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SENEGAL: Center Kër Don Bosco Trains 220 in Professional Trades and Literacy Education

By at April 21, 2016 | 8:26 am

SENEGAL: Center Kër Don Bosco Trains 220 in Professional Trades and Literacy Education

(MissionNewswire) A Salesian-run project trained 70 women in professional trades and 150 women in literacy courses at the Center Kër Don Bosco in Dakar, the capital and largest city in Senegal. This training project was aimed at mothers, pregnant women and single women with daughters. The goal was to combat the high unemployment rate of the many vulnerable women with more...

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ITALY: Stop Human Trafficking Campaign is Helping to Prevent Exploitation and Abuse

By at March 16, 2016 | 2:46 pm

ITALY: Stop Human Trafficking Campaign is Helping to Prevent Exploitation and Abuse

(MissionNewswire) In October 2015, Salesian missionaries in Italy kicked off a Stop Human Trafficking Campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of youth migration. With a focus on youth leaving countries in Africa in search of a better life in Europe, the campaign aims to prevent young migrants from becoming victims of crime and exploitation. The campaign is part of an more...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Women’s Education, Empowerment Programs

By at March 8, 2016 | 7:28 pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Women’s Education, Empowerment Programs

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and its international partners in celebrating International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. The 2016 theme for International more...

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SENEGAL: Salesian Educators and Coaches Attend Real Madrid Foundation Socio-Sports Training Course

By at January 19, 2016 | 6:46 pm

(MissionNewswire) The Real Madrid Foundation's technical team recently made a trip to Senegal to provide a training course for Salesian staff based on its “They play, we educate” program model. The training, which was attended by 16 coaches and educators from Salesian-run socio-sports programs across Senegal, was held at the Don Bosco Kër Center in Dakar, the largest more...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Focus on Gender Equality Providing Young Women Education and Workforce Development Programs

By at March 9, 2015 | 12:25 pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Focus on Gender Equality Providing Young Women Education and Workforce Development Programs

(MissionNewswire) Each year, March 8 marks International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. Humanitarian organizations, human rights groups, governments and the United Nations come together around important women’s issues more...

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SENEGAL: New Don Bosco Center Offers Vocational and Literacy Programs for Poor Youth and Women

By at February 24, 2015 | 7:33 am

SENEGAL: New Don Bosco Center Offers Vocational and Literacy Programs for Poor Youth and Women

(MissionNewswire) Center Kër Don Bosco officially opened at the end of January in Dakar, the capital and largest city in Senegal. The new center will provide education, vocational training and apprenticeship opportunities to disadvantaged youth and women living in the Yoff district on the outskirts of the city. The center is part of an ongoing Salesian educational more...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Inspire Change for Young Women through Education, Workforce Development

By at March 7, 2014 | 11:55 am

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missionaries Inspire Change for Young Women through Education, Workforce Development

(MissionNewswire) For more than 100 years, March 8 has marked International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. Humanitarian organizations, human rights groups, governments and the United Nations come together around this more...

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SENEGAL: New Vocational Training Program Brings Opportunities to Girls

By at November 15, 2013 | 12:58 pm

SENEGAL: New Vocational Training Program Brings Opportunities to Girls

(MissionNewswire) Located on the west coast of Africa, Senegal has close to half its population living in poverty. Crop failures due to extreme weather have impacted the economy and, combined with a recent ban on street beggars, has taken away the only source of income from many families. A recent report by the Chronic Poverty Research Center found that not only are 60 more...

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BRAZIL: New Socio-Sports Program is Teaching Youth Teamwork and Social Skills

By at July 15, 2013 | 3:15 pm

BRAZIL: New Socio-Sports Program is Teaching Youth Teamwork and Social Skills

(MissionNewswire) In Brazil, the Salesians continue to develop programs and provide youth opportunities for furthering their education and skills. According to UNICEF, large gaps exist between the rich and poor in the country where one in four people live in poverty. At-risk youth are exposed to drugs and violence on a daily basis and unemployment is a fact of life for 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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