Roseland Charter School
Presentation of six scholarships to students at the Roseland Charter School in Santa Monica, California.
Part of this school was destroyed by the wildfires suffered in California in October 2017, which caused thousands of evacuations.
Now, with the help of the Torres Family Foundation, an annex to the public school has been rebuilt and six students have been helped to finish their studies and graduate, with options to go on to University.
Casa Hogar Alegría
Four years after Miguel A. Torres laid the first stone on December 6th, the new shelter was inaugurated for 64 girls from the Casa Hogar Alegría, NGO, which is located in Guadalajara, Mexico, and in which the Torres Family Foundation has collaborated.
Casa Hogar Alegría is a non-profit association founded by three friends in 1997, aware of the huge needs of children, in particular vulnerable girls on the streets of Mexico. Its purpose is to transform the lives of girls in vulnerable situations who lack family care and to provide them with comprehensive training to ensure social and workplace integration in the future. They started by renting a house where 8 girls lived and today they have two offices in Toluca, with a capacity to serve 120 girls and young women, and another in Tlajomulco, Jalisco, which serves 64 girls and young women, in addition to the newly opened house in Guadalajara.
In 2018 we collaborated with TECHO, an organization in Latin America and the Caribbean that seeks to overcome the situation of poverty experienced by thousands of people living in slums through the joint action of residents and young volunteers.
TECHO has the conviction that poverty can be overcome definitively if society as a whole manages to recognize this as a priority problem and actively works to solve it.
As a result of the tragedy of the Fuego volcano, we collaborated in the reconstruction of homes and living quarters to house the affected families. Official data reports that more than 190 people died and 238 disappeared.
Forest fire impact reconstruction
In 2017 the Foundation collaborated in the development of three projects in the central region of Chile.
2017 Chile (Tiaca): Los Pellines Infants School.
2017 Chile (Colmenares): Rural medical care centre.
2017 Chile: The House of Don Florencio Cornejo
The Chilean company's Sustainability and Quality Department asked us to help develop three projects in Chile's central region that were devastated by the wildfires in the summer of 2017. These forest wildfires occurred simultaneously, so the government authorities agreed that the origin of these were anthropogenic and different fire foci spread to an unprecedented extent, which could be explained by the convergence of high wind speed, high temperatures, low humidity and the difficult geography of the areas affected.
The House de Don Florencio Cornejo, a grape supplier, the fire destroyed the house along with all his belongings.
The “Los Pellines" school was assisted in the adaptation of an area for access to children with reduced mobility.
The Rural Health Care Centre "Colmenares", a new building that will provide medical assistance in a high mountain rural area.
ONG Childhood Brazil
The Torres Family challenge to help children at risk due to social exclusion made it possible to participate in 3 projects for Brazil during 2011 and 2012, led by the NGO, Childhood Brazil, through which reception infrastructures were provided and social activities created to assist in childhood protection.
The projects carried out include:
"Casa Vovó Ilza" in Sao Paulo, this is a house sheltering 22 girls (between 12 and 21 years old) and their children. These girls became pregnant through violence, abuse and sexual exploitation, or through abuse within their own family.
The "Casa Terra dos Homens" project serves some 4,000 families in one of the favelas around Rio de Janeiro, providing them with a shelter for children without families and a centre for community activities as well as pedagogical and training support.
Finally, the "Casa Arte de Educar", located in another of these favelas around Rio de Janeiro, which is a civic centre focused on childhood training through dance, music, painting, with the aim of studying and raising awareness among young people in aspects related to Human Rights.
Angelitos de Cristal
In 2008, the Torres Family Foundation began work on behalf of Mexican children with "osteogenesis imperfecta", (brittle bone disease) collaborating in the construction of a care centre in Mexico managed by "Angelitos de Cristal", an institution specialized in the care of people suffering from "brittle bone disease".
Salmon Creek School
Being aware of the importance of early childhood education, in 2007 the Torres Family Foundation collaborated with the Harmony Union School District (California), in the construction of the Salmon Creek school for children and through funding scholarships for English courses and other training activities for Latin American families who had emigrated to the United States.
Construction of a kindergarten for children
The "Los Pastorcitos" kindergarten, built in 2004 by the Torres Family Foundation in Curicó, helps with insertion into the workplace and the social integration of children whose mothers are in difficult circumstances, mostly single, unemployed and without any kind of financial assistance, to give them a better future.