The National Assembly acknowledged Javier Herran and a Salesian project for social and educational achievements
The Ecuadorian National Assembly recognized the value and the activities carried out by UPS president Javier Herran and thanked him for "his relevant administration to generate opportunities for collective development, in conditions of togetherness, work and adherence to the message of the gospel" by awarding him with the "Asamblea Nacional de la República del Ecuador, Dr. Vicente Rocafuerte". (Condecoración "Asamblea Nacional de la República del Ecuador, Dr. Vicente Rocafuerte".)
This recognition, signed by the president of the assembly, Jose Serrano, says that "During his enriching mission in Ecuador, he has lay the foundations to recover and strengthen human values, seeking common good for everyone in all of his positions, in the salesian inspectorate, church, the Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference and civil organizations of human development."
The national assemby also awarded the "Dr. Vicente Rocafuerte" award to the salesian project "Chicos de la calle". This important recognition was given as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Fundación Proyecto Salesiano Chicos de la Calle that took place on December 7th in the José Mejía Lequerica room of the National Assembly, where the coordinators, educators, children and young people who are part of the programs of the project, as well as members of other works of the Salesian Province met.
The board of directors was presided by Fr. Francisco Sánchez, Inspector of the Salesians and Fr. José Ruiz, director of the Salesian Project "Chicos de la calle". Father Marco Paredes (Guayaquil) gave a meaningful testimony about the work of Salesians in favor of children.
Then, Fr. Javier Herrán, gave the Inspector the study on the impact of the Foundation on Ecuadorian society, work that was coordinated by Professor Viviana Montalvo and other teachers who are part of the Planning and Territorial Development Research Group.
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