We opened a Youth House in Villa Prat along with the effort to rebuild Chile
Jueves 18 de Noviembre, 2010
Our company, AES Gener, Magma Energy and Lecherías Loncomilla, together with the U.S. Embassy, joined forces to help young people in rural areas, who need this home in order to continue their secondary education.
Talca, November 18, 2010 – A month passed since the start of earth movings until the inauguration of the new building for the Talca Bishop’s Villa Prat Students House, which was destroyed by the earthquake on February 27 and that was rebuilt as part of the country-wide reconstruction effort named Desafío Levantemos Chile.
The amount investment exceeded 105 million Chilean pesos. Funds were provided by Tecno Fast Atco, the U.S. Embassy to Chile, AES Gener, Magma Energy and Lecherías Loncomilla, while the Bishop took over the earth movement and field fencing. By so doing we were able to rebuild this Center, which houses 40 young men and women who come mainly from the rural town of Villa Prat. They commute daily to school in Talca, the capital of the Maule Region.
The new home is a 100% modular 364 m2, one-floor building and the final installation was also conducted by workers from our company. It is subdivided into a dining room, kitchen bathroom, study room and chapel, recreation area and bedrooms with shared bathrooms. The facility was also delivered with all the necessary equipment to be used by students: two story bed bedrooms, dining tables, refrigerator, bedside table and even a table soccer.
The inauguration was attended by Maule Region Mayor, Rodrigo Galilea, the Talca Governor, Jose Arellano, the U.S. Ambassador to Chile Alejandro Wolff D, as well as religious leaders, city representatives and representatives from different companies participating in the project.