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South Africa: From Gang Member to Role Model

They are huddled on almost every corner, yet feel mostly invisible -- except for the stares of disgust from passersby who judge them as being inferior, delinquent or criminal. Malnourished, ill and traumatized, their days are awash in alcohol and their hours numbed with sniffing glue, the only...

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Haiti Five Years Later: Your Support is Making a Difference

In early 2010 -- shortly after a devastating earthquake shook Haiti to its core -- Salesian Missions was determined to raise funds for the construction of the Salesian Youth Center at the Politechnique Don Bosco (aka DB Tech) in Fort Liberté. Five years later, that promise has been realized --...

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A Transformative Experience at Don Bosco Kep

In Cambodia, where an estimated 700,000 people are living with a disability -- full inclusion in the educational system, in job training programs and in employment itself -- often remains elusive. Invisible to society, physically challenged youth therefore face an additional task: how to improve...

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Nepal: Salesian Emergency Response

They awaited no official requests. They sought no outside advice. Instead, just moments after a catastrophic earthquake ravaged the region of Kathmandu, Nepal -- and at great peril to their own lives -- Salesian missionaries rushed to assist and tend to the victims.

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Catastrophic Earthquake in Nepal: We Need Your Help

By now, you have heard the heartbreaking news. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the area of Kathmandu, Nepal in the early hours of April 25th -- flattening homes, toppling electrical wires, crumbling water pipes and triggering devastating avalanches.Terrified people are left to cope in the cold...

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A Brighter Future for Ebola Orphans in West Africa

Late last year, as the Ebola crisis was raging in West Africa, a parallel “epidemic” was emerging:  one that stigmatized little girls and boys who lost one or both parents to the disease. Ostracized by society due to fear and misunderstanding, these innocent orphans had nowhere to turn -- and...

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Providing Humanitarian Relief During Disasters

The stories rarely, if ever, make the headlines: news of natural disasters in remote and impoverished communities far from the orbit of entertainment-thirsty attention.  And yet -- whenever and wherever catastrophe strikes -- our Salesian missionaries are among the first to respond.

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Vision for Sustainable Water – and Futures

On March 22, Salesian Missions joined the international community in celebrating World Water Day -- an annual event that focuses attention on the importance of safe, clean water; calls for equitable and just access to water as a basic human right; and advocates for the sustainable management of...

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