Archive: Social initiatives

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Jacarandá Community Development Center

Jacarandá Community Development Center

The Jacarandá Center, which includes a school and four other social programs, is a project in Guayaquil, the main port of Ecuador. This social initiative was inspired by the life and teachings of St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei.

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The Centennial Medical Unit

The Centennial Medical Unit

On the occasion of the centennial of the birth of St. Josemaría, the Centennial Medical Unit has been launched in Monterrey, Mexico, to offer free medical care to people with limited means.

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Social cohesion in a multicultural neighborhood

Social cohesion in a multicultural neighborhood

Braval, a social project inspired by the teachings of St. Josemaría, seeks to help young immigrants in Barcelona, Spain, integrate into society and overcome employment difficulties and marginalization. An account of Braval's inaugural year follows.

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Educational project in a marginal barrio in Uruguay

Educational project in a marginal barrio in Uruguay

Scarcity, poverty and misery were what a group of students from Montevideo found when they started teaching catechism in the Casavalle quarter in 1995. From this experience they developed the idea of a social project to alleviate the difficulties. Two years later land and premises were obtained, and thus was born Los Pinos Educational Center.

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Painting for the poor in St. Petersburg

Painting for the poor in St. Petersburg

Each year a group of Irish students organizes a work camp to help needy people in St. Petersburg by refurbishing their dwellings. The work camp has also included students from Finland, the U.S., Lithuania, and Latvia. Joe Flanagan relates his memories of the camp.

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A hospital for the poor

A hospital for the poor

The construction of Aq’on Jay Hospital will bring a new ray of hope to the impoverished farmers of Chimaltenango. Aq’on Jay will be the first ambulatory hospital in the area, one of the poorest provinces of Guatemala.

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Las Garzas Agricultural School (Chile)

Las Garzas Agricultural School (Chile)

Under Blessed Josemaría’s inspiration, Las Garzas Agricultural School opened its doors in 1963 with just eighteen students. The school, located 150 km south of Santiago in the Chimbarongo district, now has 150 students enrolled and offers continuing programs for many more alumni.

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Professional Development of Women in Brazil

Professional Development of Women in Brazil

Morro Velho Social Center began in 1969 in Jardim Taboão, a poor village in the outskirts of São Paulo, with a small group of women from the village. Nowadays some 300 students graduate each year from its course of professional formation.

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Helping the sick and lonely

Helping the sick and lonely

In Madrid, approximately 100,000 of the city's elderly live alone. They face many difficulties in their current situation. The Development and Assistance Foundation coordinates the work of hundreds of volunteers to reach out to those in need.

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