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The Salesian Institute in Ciudad Real, south of Madrid, was recently awarded the 2019 Educational Innovation Award in the Best Innovative Experience-Nursery and Primary School category at Simo Educación, an international exhibition of educational technology and innovation. The Salesian Institute was chosen for this honor

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(MissionNewswire) In February 2016, volunteers from the Spanish nonprofit Ayuda Contenedores (Help Containers) and the Salesian-run Youth and Development Center joined together in Pamplona, Spain to load a food container that will be sent to Benin. The container carries 23,000 kilos of non-perishable food which was

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(MissionNewswire) The Pinardi Federation of Salesian Social Platforms, in collaboration with the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, launched the First Professional Experience program at the end of 2014. Within the first year, the new program was able to improve the employability of 97 youth and help find

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(MissionNewswire) Europe is experiencing a maritime refugee crisis of historic proportions, according to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. Already in 2015, more than 300,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea on their way to Europe. At the end of 2014, 59.5 million people

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(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Spain are focusing their efforts on raising awareness of the dangers faced by migrants coming to Europe and child trafficking, two important issues facing the international community. Both issues are rooted in economic inequality and a lack of educational opportunities and social

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(MissionNewswire) According to the United Nations, more than 1 million youth across the globe are deprived of their freedom in police stations, prisons and juvenile detention centers. The majority of them do not have previous criminal records and many have been accused of petty crimes like

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(MissionNewswire) A short documentary film, “Yo no soy bruja” (translated “I’m not a witch”), sponsored by the Salesian Missions office in Madrid, Spain, is one of 21 finalists for the Espiello Awards at the International Festival of Ethnographic Documentaries in Sobrarbe, one of the traditional districts

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(MissionNewswire) Center Kër Don Bosco officially opened at the end of January in Dakar, the capital and largest city in Senegal. The new center will provide education, vocational training and apprenticeship opportunities to disadvantaged youth and women living in the Yoff district on the outskirts of

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(MissionNewswire) A collaboration of six Salesian institutions, all members of the State Coordination of the Salesian Social Platforms in Spain, has implemented the Empodera-T project aimed at empowering women in vulnerable circumstances and poverty. The project provides socio-educational and workforce development services for women to help

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(MissionNewswire) Spain, which has been hit hard by the current economic troubles in Europe, now has the greatest inequality of the 27 countries of the European Union. According to the World Bank, close to 25 percent of Spanish workers are unemployed and a growing number of

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