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Vocational Education: new hope for Jeruklegi

Published on 29th November 2013.
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The sub-region of Jeruklegi, on the southwestern coast of Java, includes some of the poorest villages in Indonesia. Most people live below the Indonesian poverty line of $0.56 per adult, per day. A dropout rate of over 50% from local high schools is leaving many young people unemployed and disillusioned. People live by subsistence agriculture and fishing. Opala’s rice fetches premium prices in towns like Kisangani, 550 kms down-river, and faraway Kinshasa, but transport is limited to overloaded dugout canoes ('pirogues'), lashed together. The 'rice-boats' make the 2-week journey to market in Kisangani and take a further 3 weeks for the return journey against the flow of the rivers...
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Training in Development, Haiti

Published on 29th November 2013.
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From the viewpoint of long term development and making a lasting difference, perhaps the most important work we have undertaken has been that of providing training courses on aspects of development.
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APPROFEM Project, Democratic Republic of Congo

Published on 29th November 2013.
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Two years ago, Misean Cara granted €97,720 in co-funding for the construction of a Centre dedicated to the education and training of socially and educationally disadvantaged adult women from Bandundu, DRC. APPROFEM, an association that promotes the rights of these women and equips them with the skills to play their full part in family and community life, had already been working for years with these women, but this important work lacked the necessary visibility that a permanent centre could give to it.
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Helping communities prevent and treat Malaria

Published on 29th November 2013.
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Tamatave, the region of Madagascar where most Oblate missions are located, is hot, humid and very wet — ideal breeding conditions for many diseases. Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya are extremely dangerous and a major threat to life and health in the region, especially for people living in the bush. fishermen. Today, Fr Charlie Burrows is busy turning disaster into opportunity for the fishermen of Segara Anakan lagoon who have seen their lagoon fill up with mud and silt.
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Oblate Mission in Central Brazil 1962 - 2012

Published on 15th March 2013.
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On December 8th, the Oblate mission in Central Brazil celebrated its golden jubilee. Begun in 1962 by 4 young Oblates from Ireland, it was a hughly significant development in our province, an initiative that has been attracting widespread support from parish communities and individuals in Britain and Ireland for half a century.
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