Chile – Salesian agricultural school of Catemu and other partner institutions inaugurate first Regional Center for Agro-Ecological Formation

17 November 2020

(ANS - Catemu) - The representatives of the educational community of the Salesian Agricultural School of Catemu, of the Universities of Viña del Mar and "Las Americas", of the National Botanical Garden, the technical teams of Otic Pro Aconcagua, Sinapsis, RMGM, La Semilla Foundation, the Ministerial Regional Secretary for Agriculture, and the Mayor of Catemu have signed a collaboration agreement for the creation of the first Regional Agro-Ecological Formation Center.

The purpose of this agreement is to improve the training curriculum of future agricultural technicians of this important formation center. All the authorities present, in fact, underlined the importance of the Salesian School in the conservation, protection, promotion and enhancement of rural culture and the environment.

During the activity and in alliance with the bodies present, the Council of Experts and Academics was created. It will have the task of managing the improvement process and the participation of the Ministry of the Environment and private entities in this initiative, leaving representatives of the parents and students very satisfied.

After the agreement was signed, the members of the new Council met for the first time to establish guidelines and commitments to advance the construction of the center.

This innovation will make it possible to manage all the processes associated with the teaching of the Salesian Agricultural School - production of milk, cheese, eggs, honey, wine, fruit, jams, fodder, and more - according to a model of circular economy and clean production and become an educational reference point for all rural realities.

The signing of the agreement, which took place in the first week of November, represents a great opportunity for the School, since, as stated by Nataly Araya, Director of the Institute, it is in line with the Salesian Pastoral Education Project (PEPS) and is a demonstration of the good practices carried out by the Salesian institute, also in collaboration with other actors, for the sustainable development of the planet.


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