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FOUR YEARS LATER: Salesian Missions Has Not Forgotten Haiti

By MissionNewswire at January 12, 2014 | 12:34 pm | 0 Comment

FOUR YEARS LATER: Salesian Missions Has Not Forgotten Haiti

(MissionNewswire) In the initial aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the Salesians were instrumental in emergency response and relief efforts. An integral part of the infrastructure in Haiti prior to the earthquake, they were among the first responders—providing shelter and medical aid; means to securely transport, store and more...

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HAITI: Reuniting Separated Children with Their Families

By MissionNewswire at October 19, 2012 | 1:08 pm | 0 Comment

HAITI: Reuniting Separated Children with Their Families

(UNICEF / By Suzanne Suh) Seven-year-old Mitchialine Innocent plays with her cousin in the courtyard of their home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. You wouldn’t be able to tell that, only a year ago, she was rescued, half-starved, from an ‘orphanage’, or residential care center. Mitchialine’s is a success story. From an impoverished family, she was abandoned more...

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On World Teachers’ Day, Salesian Missions Remembers Bright Youth Killed in Haiti Earthquake While in Class Studying to Become Teachers

By MissionNewswire at October 5, 2012 | 10:37 am | 0 Comment

On World Teachers’ Day, Salesian Missions Remembers Bright Youth Killed in Haiti Earthquake While in Class Studying to Become Teachers

(MissionNewswire) As the world marks World Teachers’ Day, Salesian Missions remembers the teachers-in-training that were killed when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. Nothing could have prepared the Salesians—or the Haitian people—for the massive devastation and heartbreaking loss that occurred that day. Hundreds of students were more...

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Global Soap Project, Salesian Missions Partner to Deliver Soap to Fight Cholera Epidemic

By MissionNewswire at July 24, 2012 | 9:30 am | 0 Comment

Global Soap Project, Salesian Missions Partner to Deliver Soap to Fight Cholera Epidemic

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to a new partnership with Salesian Missions, Global Soap Project recently distributed its largest donation of soap to date, reaching approximately 5,000 people in Haiti. “The Salesians are on the ground in Haiti working with children in need, so we were able to provide a pathway to bring the soap from the donors directly to the more...

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IN THE NEWS: HuffPost DoGooder Spotlight Highlights 1000jobsHaiti Founder Inspired by Salesian Sisters

By MissionNewswire at July 17, 2012 | 9:56 am | 0 Comment

IN THE NEWS: HuffPost DoGooder Spotlight Highlights 1000jobsHaiti Founder Inspired by Salesian Sisters

(MissionNewswire) The work of Reverend Deacon Leroy S. Close at 1000jobsHaiti was featured in a July 11, 2012,  Huffington Post article by Marc Ozburn, founder and CEO of TheDoGooder.com. Ozburn reports that at age 16, Buck (Close's nickname that he continues to go by today) was introduced to the Salesian Sisters of Haiti by his mother. Close's family, the article more...

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EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Continues Training in Orthopedics in Support of Efforts in Haiti

By MissionNewswire at July 11, 2012 | 9:34 am | 0 Comment

EL SALVADOR: Salesian University Continues Training in Orthopedics in Support of Efforts in Haiti

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Don Bosco University in El Salvador plans to train 32 new professionals in various forms of prosthetic and orthotics, artificial limbs and other medical support and will place them in rehabilitation centers in Haiti. As ongoing support for those injured in the Haiti earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010, this training program was implemented more...

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With Support from UNICEF and Partners, Haiti Begins Intensive Efforts to Improve Children’s Health

By MissionNewswire at May 22, 2012 | 3:06 pm | 0 Comment

With Support from UNICEF and Partners, Haiti Begins Intensive Efforts to Improve Children’s Health

(UNICEF) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 22 May 2012 – Haiti's Ministry of Public Health and Population has accelerated vaccination efforts throughout the country, part of a broader package of intensive activities promoting children’s health. These interventions are supported by UNICEF and its national and international partners, including the Pan American Health more...

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Opening of Salesian Technical School to Provide Skills, Jobs to 2,000 Students in Haiti

By MissionNewswire at May 12, 2012 | 3:09 pm | 0 Comment

Opening of Salesian Technical School to Provide Skills, Jobs to 2,000 Students in Haiti

(MissionNewswire) Two thousand youth in Fort- Liberté, Haiti, will receive training for guaranteed work placement with the opening of the new Don Bosco Technical School. On May 7, 2012, Haiti’s president, Michel Joseph Martelly, its education minister,  Réginald Paul, and other government representatives marked the opening of the new Salesian school with a more...

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Stop Hunger Now Meals Reach Haiti, Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership

By MissionNewswire at April 16, 2012 | 4:53 pm | 0 Comment

Stop Hunger Now Meals Reach Haiti, Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership

(MissionNewswire) In April, 2012, meals from Stop Hunger Now made their way to children in need in Haiti, thanks to a partnership with Salesian Missions. The meals were delivered to the Lakay program for street children where the Salesians feed more than 600 youth every day in Cité Soleil, the poorest slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This indispensable Salesian-run center more...

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Salesian Missions Visits Haiti to Research Possible Agriculture Education, School Feeding Project

By MissionNewswire at March 9, 2012 | 3:50 pm | 0 Comment

Salesian Missions Visits Haiti to Research Possible Agriculture Education, School Feeding Project

(MissionNewswire) Hendrix Pineda, a program officer with the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, recently returned from Haiti where he was exploring a possible food-for-development project to be funded under Title II of the Farm Bill managed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project would focus on agriculture education more...

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