house SAN LUIS
During years 2003-2004, Manos y Naturaleza worked with only a few children, in a 3x6 mt room, located inside a site inhabited by a family.
Thanks to TVN's "La Misión" program, at the end of 2004, it was possible to acquire an approx. 150 m2 new house. This house stands in a communal site, belonging to the Municipality, in which other social centers are located. The site is loaned to Manos y Naturaleza. This new, bigger house contributed to consolidate the concept that Manos y Naturaleza Houses should be part of the social structure of the community.
Currently, more than 60 children attend house San Luis. Little by little, the Manos y Naturaleza model has been developed here, though some necessary changes needed to be made, due to the fact that this is an extreme poverty area.
TRAINING CENTER "MUNDO VIVO"
The land was delivered in usufruct to Hands and Nature by Mr. Luis Calvo. Thanks to a donation from Minera Leonor, Mundo Vivo was built, a training and meeting center with and in Nature, located in Quebrada de Macul.
The children of Manos y Naturaleza work regularly in Mundo Vivo, to be in contact with nature, learn organic farming, environmental awareness and sports.
During the month of January the summer camp is developed here with all the children.
This allows them to enjoy a healthy vacation in a natural environment, where they learn to know and respect nature, which helps them to develop healthily and to create a deeper relationship with their uncles tutors.
At the same time we have opened ourselves to the community. In partnership with Fundación Ilumina, the Naturalizar project is developed here, which provides training to vulnerable kindergarten teachers.
In our center we receive the directors and nursery schools so that they can train and in that way they can replicate what they have learned to the children in their kindergartens.