“Aquí, qué chilero” (how happy). These were the words of one of the many children that participated on Friday, July 27, to celebrate the feast of St. Pedro Poveda in the Socio-Educational Project “Xajanaj Kahalepana” in Chinautla, Guatemala.
The Teresian Association European Volunteering Programme came about in 2008 with the aim of coordinating positive actions in this geographical area.
The Teresian Association recognizes the dignity of each human person and makes a preferential option for those that are in a marginalized situation, particularly women, by offering educational projects and programs for education and advancement. Through its actions it promotes human rights and contributes to the building of societies that value justice, peace, and solidarity.
The Pedro Poveda Chair (PPC) was created on July 28, 2000 through an agreement between the Pontifical University of Salamanca (UPSA) and the Teresian Association (TA). Both institutions subsidize it as well as promote and co-direct the activities associated with it. It is linked to the Department of Theology of the UPSA in Salamanca but the activities may take place at other campuses of this University in Madrid and other Spanish cities.