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GUATEMALA: Rice Meal Donation Provides Healthy Nutrition to Indigenous Children Attending Salesian Community Centers

By at November 29, 2016 | 12:04 pm

GUATEMALA: Rice Meal Donation Provides Healthy Nutrition to Indigenous Children Attending Salesian Community Centers

(MissionNewswire) Children participating in the Community Centers of Opportune Stimulation of Talita Kumi project facilitated by the Salesian-run Foundation for the Development and Education of Indigenous Women in Guatemala have received access to better nutrition thanks to a recent shipment of fortified rice meals. The donation was made possible through an ongoing more...

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GUATEMALA: More Than 800 Indigenous Q’eqchi (Mayans) Receive Technical Training at Don Bosco Center

By at November 16, 2015 | 7:40 pm

GUATEMALA: More Than 800 Indigenous Q’eqchi (Mayans) Receive Technical Training at Don Bosco Center

(MissionNewswire) More than 800 indigenous Q’eqchi (Mayans) in remote mountainous regions of Guatemala are participating in a three-year course at a Salesian-run Don Bosco Center in the area. The course includes basic academic classes in addition to technical training that gives students employable skills to help them find jobs in their communities. Rural life in 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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GUATEMALA: Salesian Missions, Feed My Starving Children Delivery Arrives Just in Time to Help Flood Victims

By at August 20, 2013 | 9:16 am

GUATEMALA: Salesian Missions, Feed My Starving Children Delivery Arrives Just in Time to Help Flood Victims

(MissionNewswire) Rural poverty hasn’t changed much in Guatemala during the last 20 years, according to the World Bank. Close to 75 percent of the population is estimated to live below the poverty line and almost 58 percent live below the extreme poverty line which the World Bank defines as struggling to afford even a basic basket of food. For the country’s more...

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GUATEMALA: Teacher Training Program Gives Youth Second Chance

By at February 21, 2013 | 10:38 am

GUATEMALA: Teacher Training Program Gives Youth Second Chance

(MissionNewswire) Under the leadership of Salesian missionary, Father Anthony De Groot, education for poor male youth is thriving in Guatemala thanks to a teacher training program made possible by the Don Bosco Center. Fr. De Groot came to the Carchá mission in the Alta Verapz region in 1975, and has worked to help youth break the cycle of poverty and improve their more...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs that Empower Women Through Education, Opportunity

By at March 8, 2012 | 3:30 pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs that Empower Women Through Education, Opportunity

(MissionNewswire) International Women’s Day—created by the United Nations and celebrated by organizations and countries around the globe—is observed each year on March 8. According to the United Nations, “it is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or more...

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