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INDIA: New Teacher Training Program Developed to Help Educate Teachers about Learning Disabilities

By at January 4, 2016 | 11:36 am

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco Egmore, a secondary school located in the city of Chennai, in association with India’s CARE Institute of Behavioral Sciences, recently launched the Don Bosco remedial education services program to provide ongoing teacher training for Salesian teachers. The training will equip teachers to identify, handle and address the more...

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GHANA: Salesian Missionaries Develop Child Protection Center to Aid Victims of Child Trafficking

By at October 28, 2015 | 1:47 pm

GHANA: Salesian Missionaries Develop Child Protection Center to Aid Victims of Child Trafficking

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Blessed Artemide Zatti province in Ashaiman, a large town in the Greater Accra region of south Ghana, have developed the Don Bosco Child Protection Center to provide services to victims of child trafficking. The center is part of a collaboration between missionaries, the local police department and Ghana’s Ministry for Social more...

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EAST TIMOR: Salesian-run Medical Clinic Provided Care for More Than 7,300 People in Poverty

By at October 21, 2015 | 10:42 am

EAST TIMOR: Salesian-run Medical Clinic Provided Care for More Than 7,300 People in Poverty

(MissionNewswire) The Maria Auxiliadora Medical Clinic located in the town of Venilale, East Timor, has been serving poor residents of Venilale and 13 surrounding villages for many years. In 2014, the clinic cared for more than 7,300 patients in need of health services. Placing special emphasis on caring for mothers and babies, employees of the clinic frequently deliver more...

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EAST TIMOR: Donation of Nutritious Rice-Meals by Stop Hunger Now Benefits More than 1,100 Youth

By at July 5, 2015 | 4:56 pm

EAST TIMOR: Donation of Nutritious Rice-Meals by Stop Hunger Now Benefits More than 1,100 Youth

(MissionNewswire) More than 1,100 students participating in Salesian programs run by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians have access to better nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals. Offered at orphanages, boarding homes, schools and a medical facility spread across six towns and villages in East Timor, 11 programs were the recipients of the more...

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PAKISTAN: Former Salesian Student Killed and Two Students Wounded in Recent Church Bombing

By at March 24, 2015 | 9:04 am

PAKISTAN: Former Salesian Student Killed and Two Students Wounded in Recent Church Bombing

(MissionNewswire) On March 15, a suicide bomber killed 17 and wounded 78, including two Salesian students, in attacks against Christian churches in Lahore, Pakistan. The attacks occurred in quick succession outside Catholic and Protestant churches in Youhanabad, one of Pakistan’s biggest Christian neighborhoods. The Salesian Don Bosco Technical Institute for Boys in more...

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MADAGASCAR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Assistance to Those Affected by Flooding from Cyclone Chedza

By at March 4, 2015 | 8:37 am

MADAGASCAR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Assistance to Those Affected by Flooding from Cyclone Chedza

(MissionNewswire) On January 16, Tropical Cyclone Chedza made landfall in Madagascar bringing wind and intense heavy rainfall leading to flooding that affected many areas of the country including Antananarivo, the capital city. According to the country’s National Disaster Risk Management Office, 35 people were killed and 52,936 people were left homeless in the hardest more...

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EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Orphanage Helps Youth Prepare for Academic Achievement

By at January 9, 2015 | 5:08 pm

EAST TIMOR: Don Bosco Orphanage Helps Youth Prepare for Academic Achievement

(MissionNewswire) East Timor has endured a decades-long civil war and is home to 1.1 million people. According to the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Index, in 2014, East Timor ranked 128 out of 187 countries for life expectancy, access to education and standard of living. The World Bank estimates that East Timor has just over 49 percent of its more...

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INDIA: New Agricultural College Increasing Skill Level of India’s Agriculture Workforce

By at November 1, 2014 | 5:33 pm

INDIA: New Agricultural College Increasing Skill Level of India’s Agriculture Workforce

(MissionNewswire) With more than 1.2 billion people, India has the second largest population in the world, the fourth largest agricultural sector and is home to a third of the world’s poor, according to UNICEF. More than 400 million Indians live on less than a dollar a day and 212 million are undernourished. According to the United Nations Development Program's human more...

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MADAGASCAR: New Educational Opportunities Provide Training in High Employment Sectors Helping Youth Escape Poverty

By at April 17, 2014 | 10:55 am

MADAGASCAR: New Educational Opportunities Provide Training in High Employment Sectors Helping Youth Escape Poverty

(MissionNewswire) Madagascar, an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, is one of the poorest countries in the world. In order to help youth break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness, Salesian missionaires in Madagascar operate elementary, middle and high schools throughout the country. The focus of the schools is on providing educational more...

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GHANA: Tractor Donation Increases Capacity for Students at Salesian Center

By at October 5, 2013 | 2:17 pm

GHANA: Tractor Donation Increases Capacity for Students at Salesian Center

(MissionNewswire) While Ghana’s economy continues to improve, nearly 45 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, according to UNICEF. Ghana ranks 135 out of 187 countries on the United Nations Development Program's 2011 Human Development Index, and rural poverty remains widespread in the dry savannah region that covers roughly two thirds of Ghana's more...

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