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Young people around the world are in crisis.

Even before the global pandemic, their prospects for finding and retaining long-term employment were bleak … especially for those already living in poverty. Of an estimated 1.3 billion youth between the ages of 15 and 24 worldwide, 13.6 percent—or 67.6 million—are unemployed. And the vast majority live in developing countries, where there are few opportunities to overcome educational barriers.

Since 1859, our Salesian missionaries have been providing countless marginalized youth around the world with the practical training they need to transform their futures—and their lives.

With nearly 1,000 vocational, technical, professional and agricultural schools around the world, our dedicated missionaries help students like Mohamed beat the odds. This former high school dropout looks forward to starting his own renewable energy business very soon, thanks to the solar energy installation course and other professional training he’s receiving at the Don Bosco Vocational Technical College in Dodoma, Tanzania.

Salesian programs like these match job-skills training to local workforce needs with impressive results. Despite current statistics, the students graduate equipped with the valuable hands-on knowledge and skills they need to find employment in sectors that are stable and growing.

With your help, we can educate more disadvantaged youth. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity today!

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India: Transformative Opportunities

Millions of youth across India struggle to receive an education—and the stable employment opportunities it provides—due to persistent issues surrounding caste, class and gender.

Samoa: Blazing the Path Toward Brighter Futures

In Samoa, a significant number of rural residents struggle with wealth inequality, a lack of livable-wage employment, and gender-based job discrimination.

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With support from our compassionate and generous donors, vulnerable and at-risk youth in poor communities around the world have the opportunity to enter Salesian-run vocational training programs, where they learn the skills and receive the tools they need to help transform their lives and their futures. 🙏🏫

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