(MissionNewswire) Salesians in Argentina are joining efforts to help the victims of a massive explosion that happened just four blocks away from their headquarters in San José, Rosario.
The Aug. 6 explosion—which destroyed apartment buildings filled with tenants—is being called the worst disaster in the history
(MissionNewswire) Reuters photographer Thomas Mukoya captured a day in the life of abandoned children and at-risk youth at a Salesian-run center in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mukoya initially traveled to the area to cover stories related to the proposed disarmament
(United Nations) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today held an interactive dialogue with young people across the world and launched an online United Nations Platform for Youth in conjunction with his Special Envoy on this issue.
“Your generation is the largest the world has ever
(MissionNewswire) Although there has been some recent growth in the country, Nepal remains one of the poorest in the world according to the World Bank. In the 2013 United Nations Human Development report, Nepal ranked 157th out of 187 countries. On average about one in
(MissionNewswire) In Brazil, the Salesians continue to develop programs and provide youth opportunities for furthering their education and skills. According to UNICEF, large gaps exist between the rich and poor in the country where one in four people live in poverty. At-risk youth are exposed to
(UNICEF) In a large training room, an instructor asks a group of 200 people to hold a chickpea in their palms and to imagine that it is a tree.
She then asks them to draw their imaginary trees on black sheets of paper. All
(MissionNewswire) In the Sudan, educators are forced to tackle more than teaching basic coursework. The Sudan remains one of the poorest countries in the world and according to UNICEF, has close to 46 percent of its population living in poverty. Low-incomes and food deficiencies remain the norm
(MissionNewswire) Daily life for youth in El Salvador is a constant struggle. Dealing with poverty, instability and high levels of violence, youth without access to educational opportunities face an impossible climb out of poverty. According to the World Bank, close to
(UNICEF) July 18 is Nelson Mandela Day, when UNICEF will join millions of people around the world celebrating his achievements.
This year’s day is especially poignant as the great champion for children battles illness in his native South Africa.
Mr. Mandela established the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund
(MissionNewswire) Refugees often face overwhelming challenges adapting to a new country. Many leave almost all of their possessions and everything familiar behind. Language barriers, difficulties integrating into a new community, handling distrust on the part of others and a lack of recognition of their qualifications and competence are often