Monday, April 23, 2012

AMERICA : BOLIVIA : HELPING DEAF AND YOUNG IN NEW FACILITY

Agenzia Fides REPORT–Laying the foundation stone of a new facility for the care of children and deaf young people in the city of Cochabamba has recently taken place. The new facility will be called "Don Bosco Salesian Center for the Deaf" and will be built on land granted to the Salesian community and will be managed by Fr. Antonio Díez, a Spanish missionary of the local Salesian community who has been in Bolivia for more than 30 years. About 300 people with deafness, is what is read in the note by Ans sent to Fides will benefit from the new structure, built on land granted by the municipality over an area of 1,040 square meters, which will offer primary and secondary education and, for youth and adults, will include technical formation. Currently, some deaf students already attend traditional courses or evening classes taught at the Salesian facility; but with the construction of the center especially dedicated to their care it will be more specific and will cover a larger number of people. (AP) (Agenzia Fides

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