(AlertNet) Ethiopia is gearing up to export large amounts of clean power across East Africa in the coming years, starting with neighboring countries Djibouti and Sudan. But the ambitious plans have ignited controversy on several fronts.
Ethiopia wants to increase its electricity exports
(United Nations) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, praising regional and national leaders for striving to improve conditions for the people of Africa, urged the step-up of efforts to reach agreed development goals as he touched on a range of issues in Addis
(UNICEF) UNICEF appealed today for almost US$1.4 billion to meet the immediate, life-saving needs of children in 45 countries and regions gripped by conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies this year. Funds raised by the annual appeal will also go towards
(MissionNewswire) The Laura Vicuña Foundation, managed by the Salesian Sisters in Manila, received the 2012 Stars Impact Award in London under the Protection Category in the Asia Pacific Region. The foundation was selected from 302 short-listed organizations which came from over 1,000 applicants in 14 countries.
(MissionNewswire) Since 2006, Dr. Mauro Giacomi, a dentist and former Salesian student, has been providing free dental work for poor Palestinian youth in Bethlehem. The initiative has been set up and supported by various Christian groups.
Inspired by the education he received at a Salesian-run school, Dr.
(MissionNewswire) India's second annual Ethnique Festival in India took place in early January. After the success of last year’s festival the event was held again and highlighted the culture, music and traditions of the young Mising, an ethnic group in India. The event took place
(MissionNewswire) This January, the Don Bosco Institute in Punta Arenas, Chile celebrated 100 years of service. The Salesian institute provides education and technical skills to youth, helping them find stable employment and a path out of poverty for themselves and their families.
In the early days of
(MissionNewswire) Students at the Salesian-run Don Bosco School in Valencia, Spain have gained a new cultural opportunity thanks to a partnership with the Harare International School in Zimbabwe. The two schools developed the partnership to allow students to learn and practice their English and Spanish. The
(UNICEF) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 14 January 2013 – For the first time since 2005–2006, Haiti has updated data on the situation of children and women, enabling analysis of the earthquake response and helping establish where and who the most vulnerable children are.
The 2012 survey, known by
(MissionNewswire) In 1983 in Santa Cruz, Argentina, former Salesian student Marcos Oliva Day — along with his wife Maria Laura Gaona — started Knowing our House. This nonprofit foundation offers social, educational, environmental and sports programs for youth.
New organization headquarters were opened recently and named Enrique Götz,