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EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University offers degree programs and continuing professional development on renewable energy systems

By at February 14, 2018 | 8:00 am

EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University offers degree programs and continuing professional development on renewable energy systems

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco University in San Salvador, El Salvador provides opportunities for advanced education and employment for disadvantaged youth. Approximately 6,000 students are enrolled at the university, which maintains a strong link to the local employment sector through research, technology transfer programs, continuing education courses and consultancy more...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Highlights Girls Education and Empowerment Programs for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

By at December 8, 2015 | 9:26 am

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Highlights Girls Education and Empowerment Programs for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the international community in honoring the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence which began on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) and will conclude on International Human Rights Day (December 10). This year’s theme “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make more...

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CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Kep Awarded USAID Grant to Provide Greater Access for Students with Physical Disabilities

By at March 17, 2015 | 8:12 am

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Kep Awarded USAID Grant to Provide Greater Access for Students with Physical Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) In January 2015, the Don Bosco Technical School Kep located in southern Cambodia, was awarded a grant from the Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Don Bosco Kep plans to use the funds to transform the school buildings into a fully accessible facility granting greater access and ease more...

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MALAWI: Donated Supplies for New Library Reach Salesian School

By at December 5, 2014 | 8:42 am

MALAWI: Donated Supplies for New Library Reach Salesian School

(MissionNewswire) In Malawi, more than 50 percent of the population lives in poverty and the majority of households are female-headed, according to the World Bank. Located in southeast Africa, Malawi is a landlocked country bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast and Mozambique to the east, south and west. Agriculture is a central part of more...

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USAID: Ending Child Labor

By at June 12, 2014 | 5:47 am

USAID: Ending Child Labor

(USAID) Global social movements have proven we can end child labor. An ambitious social movement to eradicate child labor globally came together two decades ago – and has enjoyed unprecedented success. Civil-society organizations in over 100 countries on every continent launched a Global March Against Child Labor in 1998. The march crossed 103 countries and more...

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ETHIOPIA: Salesian Programs Help Break Cycle of Poverty and Give Youth Hope for the Future

By at February 1, 2014 | 10:23 am

ETHIOPIA: Salesian Programs Help Break Cycle of Poverty and Give Youth Hope for the Future

(MissionNewswire) Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world with more than 38 percent of its population living in poverty, according to Feed the Future. Close to 85 percent of the country’s workforce is employed in agriculture but frequent droughts severely affect the agricultural economy leaving more than 12 million people chronically, or at least more...

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USAID: Malaria is a Marathon, Not a 50-Yard Dash

By at April 24, 2013 | 8:42 am

USAID: Malaria is a Marathon, Not a 50-Yard Dash

(USAID) Each year, World Malaria Day (April 25) commemorates the global fight toward zero malaria deaths and mobilizes action to combat malaria. This year’s theme is “Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria.” I used to call them “disease du jour” bills. As a staffer on the U.S. Senate committee with jurisdiction over public health issues, every time a more...

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UNITED STATES: Alliance for Global Food Security Suggests Changes in Opposition to President Obama’s Food Aid Reforms

By at April 10, 2013 | 12:16 pm

UNITED STATES: Alliance for Global Food Security Suggests Changes in Opposition to President Obama’s Food Aid Reforms

(MissionNewswire) The Alliance for Global Food Security is opposed to current reforms proposed in President Obama’s “Food Aid Reforms” presented in the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal. Instead, the Alliance supports greater flexibility and efficiency in food aid programs that maximize benefits without jeopardizing the availability of food aid and has put forth a more...

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EL SALVADOR: Youth Leadership Training Helps Salesian Alumni Give Back to Local Communities

By at April 3, 2013 | 5:17 pm

EL SALVADOR: Youth Leadership Training Helps Salesian Alumni Give Back to Local Communities

(MissionNewswire) Many youth in El Salvador are influenced by gangs, violence and drugs. They struggle to cope with deplorable conditions and overwhelming despair that has plagued impoverished communities for generations. In addition, El Salvador suffers from a weak educational system. According to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), less than 50 more...

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USAID: Saving Mothers: A New Initiative to Address Maternal Mortality

By at March 14, 2013 | 7:01 am

USAID: Saving Mothers: A New Initiative to Address Maternal Mortality

(USAID) “In Zambia, when women have delivered, we say ‘Oh, you have survived.’” This chilling reminder of the impact of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa came from Professor Elwyn Chomba, a Zambian government public health official interviewed by CSIS for a new video about the challenges of maternal mortality and a new initiative to address more...

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