(MissionNewswire) A touching National Public Radio (NPR) piece tells the story of Maribel Olmedo, the mother of seven children between the ages of 1 and 15 living in Guayaquil, Ecuador. To make a living to support her family, she was a street merchant, an entrepreneur.
(MissionNewswire) Developing countries could double their food production within 10 years with support for ecological agriculture, according a recent United Nations report.
The report, which was presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council, found that “Agroecological” (or “eco-farming”) projects have led to an average crop yield
(MissionNewswire) The current economic crisis is hitting the world’s youth especially hard, according to the International Labour Organization. This specialized agency of the United Nations—which promotes social justice and internationally recognized human and labor rights—recently published its “Global Employment Trends for Youth Report”. According to this
(MissionNewswire) The opening of the new Salesian warehouse in Haiti was cause for celebration for two reasons—not only will it provide new efficiencies for ongoing rebuilding efforts but it is also designed according to Caribbean building standards to withstand future natural disasters. Quality construction standards
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has released a statement regarding the situation of Salesians in Egypt, in response to the turmoil and protests against the government and President Hosni Mubarak.
Initially, a retreat to Alexandria had been planned for the Salesians in Egypt. Given the great uncertainty of
(MissionNewswire) Wide smiles break out on the faces of students crouching in the fields as they examine the crops. They know the vegetables they hold in their hands will provide their communities and country with a quality food source, as well as increase
(MissionNewswire) --- For university students in Haiti, access to technology is a way to stay connected to studies, social networks—and the opportunity to make a difference in their country’s future.
Through the new Salesian University Network, hundreds of university students who have been unable to return
School lunch programs nourish hungry children, giving them the energy and focus to learn. Feeding programs at Salesian Missions educational works all include integrated feeding programs and are designed to give hope and opportunity to the world's poorest children. Salesian Missions has programs in 130+
(MissionNewswire) National Volunteer Week seeks to highlight the good works provided by volunteers and the organizations and causes served. Most people think of volunteering as a morning helping out at a soup kitchen, stuffing envelopes once a month at their churches, or delivering hot meals
(MissionNewswire) On December 9, 2009, Salesian Missions celebrated the inauguration of the new Muyurina Agricultural School and brand new Multi-Use Center in Bolivia. Funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the generosity of American donors made this project possible.
Salesian Missions has