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INDIA: Salesian New Beginnings Program Graduates 840 Sri Lankan Refugees

By at July 21, 2015 | 5:58 am

INDIA: Salesian New Beginnings Program Graduates 840 Sri Lankan Refugees

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run New Beginnings program, operating out of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, recently celebrated 840 Sri Lankan refugees in a graduation ceremony on July 5 at the Don Bosco Secondary School in the city of Thanjavur. The New Beginnings program offers technical and vocational courses and skills training as well as job placement more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

By at June 18, 2015 | 1:32 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills training, workforce more...

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UKRAINE: Salesian Missionaries Providing Shelter and Job Placement Services to Those Displaced by Ongoing Conflict

By at March 31, 2015 | 11:20 am

UKRAINE: Salesian Missionaries Providing Shelter and Job Placement Services to Those Displaced by Ongoing Conflict

(MissionNewswire) Although a ceasefire in Ukraine was signed on Feb. 15, fighting has continued and thousands of people are being forced from their homes in search of safety. In early February, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported that fighting in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region is creating new displacements and pushing the number of registered internally displaced 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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SUDAN: Salesians Provide Education, Give Hope to Youth in Refugee Camp

By at February 22, 2013 | 10:03 am

SUDAN: Salesians Provide Education, Give Hope to Youth in Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) In 2012, Salesian VIS volunteers set up an educational refugee program to support youth in the Mayo Camp in Khartoum. The project was financed by Cerveteri Solidale Onlus and UNICEF. The VIS “Child Friendly Learning Space for Returnee Children of Mayo” Project seeks to educate 600 young refugees from South Sudan and areas which are affected by more...

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