VILLA EL SALVADOR, Peru.
The Teresian School in Dublin (Ireland) celebrates now eleven years working with the Teresian group of Villa El Salvador, Peru. The project began eleven years ago when Inés Neira, the Teresian School Manager, in conjunction with Janett Ramirez from Solydes, proposed to bring a group of students to Peru to raise awareness about the poverty in that area of the country. Since that year, 2006, nine groups of students have passed through Villa El Salvador accompanied by teachers and and former mothers and past pupils. The experience now continues with the Centro Cultural Guadix team.
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea.
"San Pedro Poveda makes me dream and, again, here in Malabo. My dreams awaken: attend to children with special educational needs," says Mª Dolores Moreno Medina, when sharing about the experience.
Pedro Poveda school in León has received the National Monte de Piedad 2017 award for its educational approach to form "autonomous, critical, and reflective people who are committed to their community."
QUEZON CITY, Philippines.
St. Pedro Poveda College, Quezon City (Philippines) was the venue for an international conference from April 1-3, 2017 on the theme “Critical Personnel Issues. Asia: Today’s Challenges and Perspective”. It was a important endeavor in these times as the Church in Asia undergoes deep and significant change. The gathering included 82 participants from Australia, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines.
A meeting on Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration was held last April 13 at the UN Headquarters in Geneva.
In the afternoon of May 20, the auditorium of Colegio Mayor Poveda in Madrid was filled with people interested in a subject that, at first glance, does not seem to have much appeal today. The event was the presentation of a book by Anabela Neves Rodrigues, member of the Teresian Association in Portugal, titled "La luz que nosilumina” (The light that illuminates us.)
VATICAN CITY, Italy.
“Fear not, for I am with you (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time” is the theme of the Pope’s message for the 51st World Communications Day, celebrated by the Catholic Church on May 28, feast of the Assumption.
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea.
On May 6, Our Lady of Africa Center in Malabo opened its doors to celebrate the Second Gathering of Alumni with the theme "United to do good" in a festive and welcoming atmosphere.
Through Pedro Poveda Foundation, Blanca Estela Fuentes Maldonado has rescued about two thousand children and adolescents who were victims of poverty in the red zone of San Julián colony, Chinautla, Guatemala. This note was published in the digital newspaper Prensa Libre.
KIKWIT, Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the city of Kikwit in the South West region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the film POVEDA was shown to an audience of about 150 people on May 13 at Victoria Díez Center.
Pedro Poveda Secretariat published its bulletin number 17, which offers testimonies and information on Saint Pedro Poveda, Blessed Victoria Díez and Josefa Segovia. In this edition, people from different countries write about aspects of the charism of the Teresian Association that have specific meaning in their context.
The film POVEDA was chosen by the public as best film at the second International Festival of Religious Films of Buenos Aires and Tandil, Argentina (Arfecine) and was awarded the Best Musical Score at the International Christian Film Festival in Orlando, Florida, USA (ICFF 2017). It was also broadcast on television in Venezuela and chosen among the best films with Christian content. The film continues to be shown in many auditoriums, cultural centers, schools, parishes, etc.
CORIA DEL RÍO, Seville, Spain.
On March 16, the wish of a large group of former students of Ana Mª Saborido Gómez was fulfilled: seeing the name of their teacher immortalized in a public place approved by the City Council of Coria del Río, Seville, a city where she had served as Principal.
The film POVEDA continues to attract viewers and is very well received in several countries a year after its premiere in Spain. On March 26, it was shown in Fatima, Portugal, during a national meeting of the Teresian Association. It was a rainy day but it did not prevent people from attending.