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Portugal – "Don Bosco Programme - Project Life": Salesian Youth Volunteering
14/7/2014 12:47:1


Italy – "Education and Religion," a new course at UPS
14/7/2014 12:50:51


Indonesia – Youth Serving Youth
14/7/2014 12:52:16


Brazil – World Cup 2014: what the children had to say
14/7/2014 12:53:34


Indonesia – Youth Serving Youth: Youth Camp in Sumba
14/7/2014 13:9:32


Portugal – Vocations Meeting
14/7/2014 14:26:0


Brazil – World Cup 2014: what the children had to say
14/7/2014 14:27:52


Peru – 2nd National Meeting of Salesian Communicators
15/7/2014 9:27:52


Spain – Pinardi Social Services: a second chance for young people
15/7/2014 12:50:30


United States – Missionaries share life saving stories
15/7/2014 12:55:17


India – First Human Rights Activists Congratulated
15/7/2014 14:36:50


RMG – The journey ends: death of Bishop William Leaden, SDB, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Buenos Aires
15/7/2014 14:38:22


RMG – Letter of the Rector Major to Salesian Superiors
16/7/2014 12:46:33


Palestine – Gaza Emergency, VIS cooperating with Italian NGOs to provide Medicines
16/7/2014 12:52:39


RMG – Letter of the Rector Major to Salesian Superiors
16/7/2014 13:2:13


Palestine – Volunteer from VIS: "The international community cannot stand idly by"
16/7/2014 13:16:13


Syria – Building a space of peace and joy in Aleppo
17/7/2014 14:42:28


Italy – Twelve hours of continuous prayer for peace in the Holy Land
17/7/2014 14:43:5


Vatican – Change of Diocese for Bishop Scaramussa and other Salesian appointments
17/7/2014 14:45:37


Myanmar – Fr Klement visits Myanmar
17/7/2014 14:53:29


RMG – Volunteer Stories: young Americans and Portuguese
17/7/2014 14:56:37


El Salvador – Children and young people fighting violence with music
17/7/2014 14:58:50


India –Life time honour for serving Mising tribe to Fr Thomas Kalapurackal, SDB
18/7/2014 12:31:56


Dominican Republic –In 30 years “Red Don Bosco” has changed the lives of 25,000 children at risk
18/7/2014 12:39:35


Italy – Salesian Youth Cine-circles at Giffoni Film Festival
18/7/2014 13:2:53


Portugal - Vocational Training, a successful response
21/7/2014 14:23:27


Kenia –Spotkanie międzynarodowe poświęcone “Don Bosco Tech Africa” oraz Biurom Planowania i Rozwoju
21/7/2014 14:41:33


Kenya – International meeting on Bosco Tech Africa and PDO
21/7/2014 14:43:6


Palestine – "Violence is not overcome with violence. Violence is overcome with peace! "
21/7/2014 14:47:54


Philippines – Students from Salesian College in India at the International Service-Learning Conference
21/7/2014 15:14:24


RMG – COMMUNIQUE FROM THE DIREZIONE GENERALE OPERE DON BOSCO
21/7/2014 15:27:57


Portugal – Vocational Training, a successful response
21/7/2014 15:56:43


Portugal – Vocational Training, a successful response
21/7/2014 15:57:3


Portugal – Vocational Training, a successful response
22/7/2014 9:19:24


Philippines – Students from Salesian College in India at the International Service-Learning Conference
22/7/2014 9:24:13


Palestine – "Violence is not overcome with violence. Violence is overcome with peace! "
22/7/2014 9:28:21


Dominican Republic –In 30 years “Red Don Bosco” has changed the lives of 25,000 children at risk
22/7/2014 9:34:14


Palestine – War in Gaza: letter from a volunteer
22/7/2014 15:8:4


Costa Rica – National Youth Day 2014: Live Your Faith
22/7/2014 15:9:43


India – Death of Fr Karotemprel, eminent Salesian theologian
22/7/2014 15:11:12


Belgium – Stories of Volunteering: "A journey that shaped my youth"
22/7/2014 15:31:19


Belgium – Stories of Volunteering: "A journey that shaped my youth"
22/7/2014 15:31:52


Palestine – War in Gaza: letter from a volunteer
22/7/2014 20:47:30


RMG – Letter from the Rector Major on the Venerable Servant of God Joseph Augustus Arribat
23/7/2014 12:49:39


Brazil – Inauguration of new headquarters of Cesam-MG
23/7/2014 12:56:27


Central African Republic – The security situation continues to be of concern to the Salesians
23/7/2014 12:58:46


India – BOSCO improves child protection service in Bangalore Railway Station
23/7/2014 13:2:26


Central African Republic – The security situation continues to be of concern to the Salesians
23/7/2014 13:27:29


Brazil – Inauguration of new headquarters of Cesam-MG
23/7/2014 13:28:42


Brazil – Inauguration of new headquarters of Cesam-MG
23/7/2014 16:43:20


Palestine – Medicines for Gaza from Italian NGOs
24/7/2014 12:38:40


India – “Rice Advocacy and Justice Award” to Bharat Kumar from BOSCO
24/7/2014 12:42:7


Mongolia – 26th International Young Volunteers Programme in Darkhan
24/7/2014 12:43:38


Palestine – Medicines for Gaza from Italian NGOs
24/7/2014 12:48:8


India – “Rice Advocacy and Justice Award” to Bharat Kumar from BOSCO
24/7/2014 19:50:6


RMG – Letter from the Rector Major on the Venerable Servant of God Joseph Augustus Arribat
24/7/2014 19:56:41


Italy – Bicentenary of Don Bosco: several projects begin
25/7/2014 14:45:22


Brazil – Eighth National Meeting of RESAS
25/7/2014 14:46:58


Italy – Bicentenary of Don Bosco: several projects begin
25/7/2014 14:59:29


RMG – The Rector Major on Facebook: "Be Where Most of the Young People are”
25/7/2014 15:33:1


Brazil – Eighth National Meeting of RESAS
25/7/2014 15:37:24


RMG – The Rector Major on Facebook: "Be Where Most of the Young People are”
25/7/2014 15:39:45


Italy – Bicentenary of Don Bosco: several projects begin
25/7/2014 15:40:22


RMG – The Rector Major on Facebook: "Be Where Most of the Young People are”
25/7/2014 18:13:54


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Replacing Carbon, the Solar Way
By BREADS
Bangalore, Mar. 18. It was an occasion of hope for the people of Deodurga as Solar Lighting was installed in about 40 houses. Deodurga is a Taluk of the Raichur District in Karnataka and known for its backward conditions of living, education and livelihood.
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A walk through the villages of Deodurga is a heart touching experience. The poverty of the people is visible in their houses and the conditions that they live in. In collaboration with Selco Solar Light Pvt. Ltd, BREADS was looking at working out the possibility of reaching Solar Lighting facility to the poor families in the villages through Don Bosco, Deodurga.

But with the condition of the houses and the people here, we were not sure of the viability. There are no brick walls leave alone concrete roofs on which the solar panels and accessories could be mounted. Moreover, the people could not think of paying the 25% of costs asked of them which would amount to above Rs. 2000 /- per family.

The personnel from SELCO after assessing many possible areas for offering this help declared ````if anybody deserves these installations, it should be the families around Deodurga``.  They had realized in their assessment and evaluation that these families would not have any possible access to electricity in the near future as they live in isolated areas.

With the generous support of carbon offset funds from ``Lemelson Foundation``, SELCO decided to go ahead with the installations and face the physical challenge of setting up the panels on these very feeble structures of sticks and leaves. They worked for more than a week and installed solar lights in all the 40 houses. The people were happy yet worried about the maintenance. They were informed by the company about the guarantee details of the lights, batteries and panels.

The system was found to be very useful especially for the poor families who are living far away from the villages and in the farms. They now have light, children can have the hope of education under these lights, there is a feeling of security and safety, there is no need to purchase kerosene any more.

The ramshackle huts are easy to be destroyed by nature or by vested interests. But the proud owners of these ``wonder lights`` are keen on protecting their new found treasure and exploit the facility to their advantage. We already see a change in the quality of life for these forty families. You are welcome to view the photo album

We at BREADS have a dream of making this technology available to many more such families. We do hope more people will come forward to join us. For any further information you can write to director@breadsbangalore.org

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