AMERICA/PERU - "Tired of feeling sorry for ourselves", young people overcome poverty through education

Monday, 23 January 2017 youth  


Manchay (Agenzia Fides) - "We are tired of feeling sorry for ourselves", said Father José Chuquillanqui, pastor of Manchay, district of Pachacamac, in the course of the Peruvian program Diálogo de Fe. A note sent to Fides says that the pastor talked about the great commitment of the Church of Manchay, where he conducts the program "Work formation for young people at risk", explaining that the institution does not want to "cry poverty" and seeks to give tools to the needy so that they can achieve their goals with self-employment: "Let us work for their self-esteem". Father Chuquillanqui also explained how his project works and what his goal is: "the social project of Manchay is divided into education, health and human rights, with a strong commitment to combat sexual and domestic violence. We support entrepreneurship in favor of young people, so that they have the tools to get out of poverty through education". (AP) (Agenzia Fides 23/01/2017)