(MissionNewswire) In early October 2012, more than 3 million Haitian children returned to school. No small feat given it was close to three years ago that a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, destroying 90 percent of schools and 60 percent of hospitals, killing
(MissionNewswire) Earlier this fall, students returned to Salesian-run schools in Cambodia to start a new academic year. Eighty students commenced programs in social communication, front office assistance, housekeeping and tailoring and electricity at Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep. Close to forty of these students are
(UNICEF / By Suzanne Suh) Seven-year-old Mitchialine Innocent plays with her cousin in the courtyard of their home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. You wouldn’t be able to tell that, only a year ago, she was rescued, half-starved, from an ‘orphanage’, or residential care
(MissionNewswire) To mark the 20th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Salesian Missions is proud to report on some of its programs around the globe that fight extreme poverty by providing hope and opportunity. The day is recognized globally with a focus on
(UNESCO) The 10th Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Putting Education to Work, published by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), reveals the urgent need to invest in skills for youth. In developing countries, 200 million people aged 15 to 24 have not
(UNICEF) Undernutrition remains a major killer of children under five years of age, contributing to approximately 50 per cent of the more than 10 million child deaths every year, said UNICEF on World Food Day.
World Food Day brings attention to the plight of
(MissionNewswire) More than 1,400 youth and adults participating in eight different Salesian-run programs in Sierra Leone have better access to nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals from Numana.
The Salesians of Don Bosco in Sierra Leone have used the donation to provide a
(MissionNewswire) Each year, Oct. 16, marks the observance of United Nations World Food Day across the globe. Today, nearly 870 million people around the world are chronically undernourished, or one in eight individuals worldwide, according to a new report published by the United Nations.
(UNITED NATIONS) Amid economic crises, climatic shocks, and high and volatile food prices in a world of plenty where nearly 870 million people still go hungry, the United Nations today marked World Food Day by highlighting agricultural cooperatives as vital weapon in the war on
(MissionNewswire) The first-ever International Day of the Girl Child was recognized on Oct. 11, 2012. Established to promote equal treatment and opportunities for girls, the International Day is an acknowledgment by the world community that there is a disparity in the way the rights of