Bolivia – Japanese embassy donates equipment for "C.E.A. Don Bosco - El Prado "

22 March 2021

(ANS - La Paz) – On 12 March, in the premises of the Embassy of Japan in the city of La Paz, several donation contracts were signed by the embassy towards various realities, including one that benefits from the Salesian initiative of the “Don Bosco Center for Alternative Education (CEA) - El Prado”. Present at the signing ceremony were the second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, Takeshi Sakurai, the Chief Councilor of the Chancellery, Takahiro Ogihara, members of the "Non-refundable Financial Cooperation Program for assistance to human security community projects A.P.C. of the Embassy", and the National Director of the “Don Bosco Popular Schools” (EPDB, in Spanish), Fr Luis Adolfo Tórrez Sanjinés, together with several other municipal authorities who have benefited from donation projects.

During this event, Fr Tórrez Sanjinés said he was very happy and grateful to receive the generous donation from the Japanese people, which will be used to equip the workshops of the Gastronomy area of ​​the “C.E.A. Don Bosco” in the city of La Paz and thus form young people with scarce economic resources through technical training.

The aim of the work is and will be to make young people develop their skills and competences, in line with the needs of the labor market, to obtain their professional integration and thus improve their living conditions and those of their families and communities.

The project provides for an important donation of almost 21,000 euros to equip the workshops of the CEA gastronomic area, funds that will be used for the acquisition of refrigerators and freezers, industrial kitchens, gas ovens, pans and crockery, industrial blenders, industrial mixers, stainless steel dishwashers and in-line fans.

For over 20 years, since 2000, the Embassy of Japan has been helping EPDBs through the "Non-Refundable Financial Cooperation Program for assistance to human security community projects A.P.C". In total, it has supported 28 projects indicated by the Projects Area of the National Directorate of Popular Schools, for the construction of classrooms, bathrooms, libraries, perimeter walls and the equipment of various technical training centers, for the benefit of hundreds and hundreds of girls, children, young people, and parents of Salesian educational units.


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