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14 Aug 2018 description
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(MissionNewswire) Alamin Abkar, a married 34 year old father of three, has been able to launch his own business in Egypt thanks to the Salesian Missions Sunrise Project. A refugee from the Sudan who is responsible for caring for his wife and children, Abkar is blind but did not want to let his impairment stop him from earning a living in his new community.

07 Jul 2018 description
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(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Egypt are offering new seed grants to past graduates of the Salesian Sunrise Project for refugees and vulnerable Egyptians. This year, 400 people are receiving support as part of this project. In addition, 80 past graduates were invited to participate in in-depth seed fund grant training. These graduates submitted entrepreneurial projects to the Sunrise team who chose to fund approximately 40 projects. Selected grantees received $500 and six months of mentorship to launch their business.

07 Dec 2017 description
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(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Egypt for more than 100 years. Primary and secondary education, high-quality vocational and technical schools and youth centers are accessed by both Muslim and Christian youth, as well as refugees in need of services.

15 Nov 2017 description
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(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has been funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration for another year of its Sunrise Project for Cairo’s Urban Refugees. The project, which launched in 2014, provides technical skills training for refugees and vulnerable Egyptian host community individuals through Instituto Don Bosco in Cairo. Close to 1,200 individuals have been trained as a result of this project since its inception.

25 May 2017 description
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(MissionNewswire) On a recent visit to Turin, Italy, Father Pier Jabloyan, assistant pastor at the Salesian center in Aleppo, Syria, reported that violence continues in the city and services are sporadic, creating great challenges for the people. Oil remains scarce, which affects the transport, water and electricity supply service. The situation remains challenging, and hardships and suffering for the population continue.

30 Mar 2015 description
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(MissionNewswire) Four years after the outbreak of civil war in Syria, Salesian missionaries continue to operate centers in Kafroun and the particularly high conflict areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Each of the three centers is staffed by three Salesian priests and a deacon and have been in operation since well before the start of the war providing educational classes, meeting space and social development and sporting activities to youth and their families. The centers also offer trauma counseling, emergency shelter, nutritious meals and medical referrals to those in need.

27 Aug 2014 description
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(MissionNewswire) Since the March 2011 outbreak of civil war in Syria, close to 9 million Syrians have fled their homes in search of safety, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). More than 6 million of those affected are children who have been put at risk of violence, a lack of essential supplies and destroyed infrastructure that has closed schools and hospitals. Close to 6.5 million people are internally displaced within Syria.