The project Juventud Adelante, an initiative of Hogares Teresa Toda offers 25 girls the motivation and support needed to finish their studies and, in the future, to take charge of their lives.
San Juan, Loíza and Ponce are the locations in Puerto Rico where projects are carried out with the collaboration of Fundación MAPFRE. Puerto Rico is a free state associated with the United States. Its economy, the most competitive in the Central American and Caribbean region, means that it is considered an industrialized and developed country. Its three and a half million inhabitants are mainly descendants of European immigrants, African Americans and mixed race people.
The children living at the Casa de Niños Manuel Fernández Juncos have been abandoned or abused by their families. These children are today given the chance to form part of a much safer academic environment thanks to scholarships to study in private schools where they can improve their academic prowess and gain social skills at the same time.
This is a scholarship program designed to help abused girls living at the Hogar de niñas de Cupey access a top-quality education.