Spain’s Ambassador to Ecuador visits Fe y Alegría
Torres had arrived in the country to inspect the projects on which Spanish Cooperation invests jointly with the Manabí Province Development Agency (APDM). This collaboration with the Spanish government, according to the APDM director Jakeline Jaramillo, has been taking place for the last five years.
Amongst the projects that the ambassador and the OTC coordinator got to see, there is the Fe y Alegría Las Cumbres School, providing primary education in one of the Portoviejo slums. There is also a Textile Workshop managed by the community mothers, and a Solidarity Centre for Education and Sport that receives financing since 3 years ago from the Barcelona Football Club Foundation.
After this, Torres y Piqueras went to the Employment Training Centre that, as its name indicates, tries to generate the right conditions for social and work insertion of the young and adult population in situations of vulnerability. The visit finalized in the Wilfrido Loor Crafts Centre, that offer the carpentry and plumbing specialities, and that has given many youths the opportunity to integrate themselves socially and job wise in Portoviejo.