The Padre Semeria Foundation considers education the best means of breaking out from the circle of social vulnerability. To this aim, it carries out, with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, the “School Tutoring” project in the town of La Pintana. The main objective is to reduce the rates of school dropout in this deprived area of the city of Santiago de Chile.
Thanks to this program, 72 children and young people are tutored. The participants are taught basic study habits to help their academic development and they learn life values such as the importance of effort. Extra-curricular activities are also offered which allow the children to explore new talents, improve their social skills and increase their self-esteem.
The Padre Semeria Foundation, founded in 1983, considers education a fundamental tool for escaping the poverty to which the most disadvantaged are exposed.