(MissionNewswire) Six months after the opening of the biomass production plant at Villa Don Bosco in Santander de Quilichao (in Cauca, Colombia), the first hundred tons of biomass produced was transported to Switzerland in mid December 2012.
The biomass, made up of forest residual matter like
(MissionNewswire) Human Rights Day is celebrated around the globe on Dec. 10. Each year provides an opportunity to focus on a particular human rights issue and gives all people a chance to advocate for the full enjoyment of human rights for everyone. The Universal Declaration of
(MissionNewswire) Each year, on Dec. 5th, International Volunteer Day is celebrated throughout the world. This day was founded to honor and recognize volunteers and volunteer organizations that have committed to making the world a better place by donating their time and talents. This year’s focus is
(MissionNewswire) Since 1988, Dec. 1 has marked World AIDS Day—held to honor AIDS victims and focus on prevention and treatment issues surrounding HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). Salesian Missions is one recipient of the PEPFAR program funding having provided
(MissionNewswire) Last week in Goma, hostilities between the Congolese army (FARDC) and the 23 March Movement (M23) rebel group escalated leaving thousands of men, women and children looking for safety and shelter from the fighting.
According to UNICEF, as of November, more than 2.4 million people have
(MissionNewswire) Salesian-run programs in Bevaneviky, Madagascar are now able to offer youth new computer services and better technology training thanks to a charitable initiative created in collaboration with Computer Buffs Without Frontiers, an organization formed by professional information technology volunteers, and Monclick, one of the
(United Nations) The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Leila Zerrougui, is deeply concerned about the situation of children in the ongoing conflict in eastern Congo.
The advance of the M23 armed group into Goma and Sake have been
(MissionNewswire) On Nov. 7, 2012, the Salesians of Don Bosco in Cambodia celebrated the opening of the Piet de Visser House, also known as the Banteay Srei Women’s Hostel, for female students and teachers at the Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep. Among the dignitaries included
(MissionNewswire) Each year, Nov. 20 marks Universal Children’s Day, which is aimed at having countries focus on the welfare of the world's children. The day also marks the day in which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and