Sr. Carmen Belén Vergara, Daughter of wisdom
The Laura Vergara Institution wholeheartedly thanks the Roncalli Foundation for their assistance. This will help attain the goal of the Institution which is to continue to welcome women "heads of families" and their children.
Firstly, this funding will allow the on going formation of 14 of the 16 women already welcomed. For these women, access to academic and technical training will enable them to acquire skills in order to be employed. In this way, they will be able to support their families both economically and educationally and to grow in self reliance in caring for them.
This funding will also address the need to upgrade and modernize existing housing for women and vulnerable children who reside at the Institution, and also for all "out-of-school" children who have access to the Institute’s educational services; it will improve the safety of all.
This participation is a great help to continue the mission of the Institution to help women and children to overcome the marginalization, exploitation and violence with which they are confronted.