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Preventing Violence Among Youth

El Salvador has the sad title of ‘most violent country in the world’ due to its excessive murder rate and epidemic of crime. In response, the government has implemented ‘zero tolerance’ policies with youth gangs who are at the root of the problem.  However, due to a lack of attention to...

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Hope for Refugees and Disaster Victims

Queen Sophia of Spain visits Haiti to officially open the new Salesian educational center

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“New Beginnings” for Colombian Refugees

More than 450,000 people have fled the violence of Colombia to neighboring Ecuador, Venezuela, Panama and Costa Rica.  The volatile situation in their home country means that they often arrive with no job skills, making resettlement in their new country nearly impossible.Even more challenging,...

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A Substantial Grant for Swaziland

In Swaziland, the statistics for poverty and related problems are staggering.  The country has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS infection in the world – with one in every four people afflicted.  There are more than 80,000 orphans and 15% of all households are headed by children. And more than 40%...

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Don Bosco Tech Opens A New World Of Opportunity

In the remote regions of Cambodia, children suffer in isolation with little or no chance to break free from poverty and despair. It's an endless cycle that continues generation after generation.Now, for the first time ever, there's reason for hope. The new Don Bosco Technical School in Kep...

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Clinton Bush Haiti Fund To Invest in Salesian School

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti two years ago, the Salesian Professional School lay in ruins. Destroyed was the oldest and largest vocational training school in the country, and one of the few to hold accredited status.Today, reconstruction is nearly complete. And thanks to...

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A Brighter Future For Child Laborers

Bala (not her real name) is only eight years old. She spends her days in a dusty, dirty brickfield in India working alongside her parents and 11-year-old brother. Together, the family of four makes 1,000 bricks a day and earns $5.56. It's barely enough to feed themselves and avoid...

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SUCCESS STORY: From Misery to Med School

At the impressionable age of three, Teddy's life was turned upside down. His parents split up, and his mother was left alone to fend for the young family. They struggled to make ends meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a city plagued by poverty and despair.Teddy, as it turned out, was a highly...

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