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Enlightening the Lives of Children in Brazil

When an American college student named Joe Czupinski was looking to find purpose in his life, he discovered the Salesian Lay Missioner program. Not sure what to expect, Joe embarked on a year-long journey to Brazil that would touch the lives of impoverished children living in a forgotten corner of...

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India: Innovative Education Program Helps Youth Thrive

In a country where more than 94% of children ages 6-13 have never been to school, non-traditional education offers students the chance for a better life. Salesians in Manipur are working hard to bridge the social and economic gaps that have historically stood in the way of educational opportunity.

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Africa Famine Update: One-Third of Population Remains in Crisis

International agencies have declared an end to the famine that has threatened the horn of Africa since last fall. The hopeful news was the result of a massive humanitarian response from caring individuals and organizations around the globe.Despite improved conditions, however, one-third of the...

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Urgent: Cyclone Devastates Southeast India

In southeast India - an area still struggling from the effects of the 2004 tsunami - the dawn of 2012 arrived with more destruction. Cyclone Thane roared into the districts of Cuddalore, Villupuram and Puducherry on December 31 - leveling homes, uprooting trees, flooding farmlands and killing...

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Hope for Child Laborers in the Brickfields of India

The brickfields in India offer nothing but suffering and hopelessness. There are more than 500 brickfields throughout the country, where millions of children are forced to work because it's the only way they can avoid starvation.

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Haiti Update: Progress, Hope & Need

Two years since a catastrophic earthquake decimated Haiti, the rebuilding process is one of amazing determination, outstanding progress and great hope. We are deeply grateful for the kind and generous support that so many of our caring friends have demonstrated.We are proud to share the...

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Thank You for Making a Difference in 2011!

Your kindness and generosity in 2011 touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of needy children, families and communities around the globe. Thanks to you…-     The Laura Viguna Shelter in Freetown opened its doors to dozens of homeless girls, providing them with safety and protection...

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Help for Families Devastated by Floods

For people who live in poverty, a natural disaster represents much more than a minor setback.  More than 1.5 million Cambodians have been devastated by recent flooding, half of which are children.  Many families have been left without shelter, their crops for the year ruined.

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