(MissionNewswire) The work of Reverend Deacon Leroy S. Close at 1000jobsHaiti was featured in a July 11, 2012, Huffington Post article by Marc Ozburn, founder and CEO of TheDoGooder.com. Ozburn reports that at age 16, Buck (Close's nickname that he continues to go by today)
(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco University in El Salvador plans to train 32 new professionals in various forms of prosthetic and orthotics, artificial limbs and other medical support and will place them in rehabilitation centers in Haiti. As ongoing support for those injured in the
(MissionNewswire) According to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, the eastern most part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen continued military operations against armed groups which has led to internal displacement and food shortages. A Salesian-run school, Don Bosco Ngangi Center located in
(MissionNewswire) Recently, Julien Levy, a 2011 graduate of Piedmont High School wrote an article published in the Piedmont Post about his volunteer experience at the Tuloy Foundation Orphanage. The orphanage is a Salesian-run establishment that works with the many street children in the Philippines. It
(MissionNewswire) Edson Timana, program officer with the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, recently returned from a visit to Ecuador to oversee a site visit from officials from Population, Refugee, and Migration, a department within the U.S. Department of State.
Timana visited several Salesian-run sites in
(MissionNewswire) The international community celebrated World Refugee Day on June 20 - which is recognized annually as the day to focus on the plight of millions of families around the globe that have lost their homes to violence and war and to advocate on
(UNICEF) On June 14, 2012, more than 80 governments and a multitude of partners from the private sector, civil society, and faith-based organizations gather at the Child Survival Call to Action – a high-level forum convened by the governments of Ethiopia, India
(MissionNewswire) Ten years ago, the International Labor Organization (ILO) established June 12 as World Day Against Child Labor. The ILO, an agency of the United Nations, says on its website: “Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world are engaged in work that
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions staff members recently returned from a visit Kenya, where they toured Salesian-run youth education programs and assisted with the request for financial support for the Girls’ Education Challenge Project—a program funded by the Department for International Development in the United Kingdom. The
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has been working in Liberia since 1979 when they opened their first vocational technical institute there. Nearly two-thirds of Liberia’s 3.5 million residents fall below the poverty line and families are struggling to rebuild in the wake of a devastating civil war.