The University of Carthage honors the socio-educational institution Ciudad de los Niños, run by the Augustinians Recollects

The IX Educational Cultural Meeting 2019 promoted by the University College of Carthage (CUC) was dedicated to the Cuidad de los Niños, Carthage, Costa Rica for its more than 60 years in the task of training young people whose families are socio-economically disadvantaged.
News | 2019 Nov 04

The Board of Community Education and Technical Assistance of the CUC honored the social work carried out by the Augustinians Recollects in Cuidad de los Niños for their more than 60 years dedicated to the education of young people. For this reason, on Saturday, the 26th and Sunday October 27th the IX Edition of the Educational Cultural Meeting bore the seal of Cuidad de los Niños.

From 9 a.m. on Saturday until 5:00 p.m. the fair offered different spaces for the presentation of the different projects of the students of the CUC  and the projects of the San Augustin Technical College of Cuidad de los Niños in their different professional technical areas such as cabinetry, metalworking, agro-industry, precision mechanics and the other specialties offered in the educational center.

At 10:00 am the IX Encuentro opened a space for the commemoration and delivery of the recognition to the Cuidad de los Niños, in which Don Rodrigo Muñoz, director of technical studies of the CUC, Don Daniel Flores, director of the CUC, and don  Rolando Rodríguez Brenes, mayor of Carthage, addressed a few words of thanks to the Institution. It was followed by a Marimba musical performance at a cultural event by the youth of Cuidad de los Niños.

After the cultural event, the recognition was given to the Cuidad de los Niños by the CUC, which was received by the Augustinian Alberto Valecillos, representative of the Board of Directors of Cuidad de los Niños, by the hands of the Daniel Flores, director of CUC. After the award of the recognition, the religious addressed a few words to the audience gathered, thanking God and congratulating the CUC and other institutions present that are dedicated to the promotion of the most vulnerable in Costa Rican society. This ceremony was also attended by the mayor of Cartago, Rolando Rodríguez and Don Rodrigo Muñoz.

After the presentations, Friar Alberto Valecillos cut the ribbon, officially opening the Fair, he was accompanied by the collaborators of Cuidad de los Niños and some of his students.

Once the inaugural protocol was concluded, the visit of the exhibition space was given by the mayor and other representatives of the CUC. The dynamics of the rest of the day focused on the exhibition and promotion of the institution to visitors.

On Sunday, October 27, the Fair focused on the exhibition of the educational opportunities of the Institution and the cultural presentation of the artistic workshops offered in Cuidad de los Niños to young people.

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