Salesian Lay Missioner’s Journal: Theresa Henry

SLM Journal: Sharing the experiences of our Salesian Lay MissionersTheresa Henry graduated from Villanova last year with her sights set on Medical School. With a year in between, she was looking for a way to make a difference. "I wanted to go abroad and work with young people and the Salesian Lay...

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Sierra Leone: A new safe haven for abused girls

The Salesians in Sierra Leone are continuing their response to the Children of the Street Report, which revealed that thousands of homeless children have been the target of abuse and exploitation. Among them are more than 500 young girls who are victims of rape, forced marriage and physical...

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Brazil: Focusing on the future in the wake of tragedy

Brazil struggles with a widening gap between the rich and the poor. While many young people are successfully advancing through life, a staggering number of children are left behind. One in four lives in poverty, where drugs, violence and unemployment are the norm. A recent tragedy – a school...

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BREAKING NEWS: More than 20,000 Ivory Coast Refugees Flock To Salesian Center

The Salesians in Duekoue, Ivory Coast, are working around the clock to accommodate a massive wave of more than 20,000 refugees desperately trying to escape an outbreak of politically-driven violence that occurred in late March.Families from Duekoue have been living in fear for the past four months...

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KENYA: Refugee Youth Find “New Beginnings” with Job Training

The current economic crisis is hitting the world’s youth especially hard, according to the International Labour Organization. This specialized agency of the United Nations—which promotes social justice and internationally recognized human and labor rights—recently published its “Global...

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EGYPT: Amidst Turmoil, Salesians Will Not Retreat

Salesian Missions has released a statement in regarding the situation of the Salesians in Egypt, in response to the turmoil and protests against the government and President Hosni Mubarak.

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One Year Later in Haiti: Hope But Still Great Need

Children who were among Haiti's poorest even before the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, are finally back at school, albeit in temporary structures amidst piles of debris and crumpled buildings. Great suffering still continues.While media attention has shifted away from Haiti and...

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Hope On Wheels For Street Children

Edward's voice crackled as told his story at a recent press conference. The 14-year-old boy described how he and other Sierra Leone street children have been threatened, beaten and jailed by police for no reason.His testimony is consistent with the Children of the Street Report published by Don...

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