Argentina – What is the situation in Comodoro Rivadavia? A service experience

07 June 2017

(ANS - Comodoro Rivadavia) - As part of the "Service Experience" project, the students of the "Domingo Savio" Salesian Institute of Comodoro Rivadavia have carried out the cleaning and repairs of the city's kindergarten facilities, hit by floods during the month of April.

The "Los Grillitos" kindergarten, located in the upper area of ​​the Pietrobelli district, was damaged by April rains. Not only did mud and water enter the building, but they also damaged the roof, forcing the school to suspend activities for two days, and to leave the 20 children attending the center at home.

While the institution made efforts to return to normal, and staff waited for a visit by municipal and provincial officials, students from the "Domingo Savio" Institute, who  as part of their "Experience of Service "project were visiting homes and neighborhood institutions to assist people hit by the flood damage, appeared to help.

"Basically, we came to clean up and paint the children's games and remove the piles of mud from the yard behind the garden," said Ramiro Cárdenas, one of the students who participated in the activity.

Luis Goitea, the Asylum Director, said he was moved by the students' gesture. "The floods hit us hard, the whole institute flooded. Unfortunately this was not the answer we would have liked, since the problem was quite significant in Comodoro. Now, however,  there is a feeling of deep joy because sometimes the way we speak about young people is wrong, and this has shown me that we have a healthy youth," said the Director.

For his part, Jorge Mango, who accompanied the students in carrying out the "Service Experience," emphasized that the work "is done voluntarily by students who help people however they can: to fix a fence, clean up, paint ... The kids are committed. "


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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