Juan Carlos Escotet Rodríguez: Banesco and BoscoBus Serving Children in Street Situation
Banesco Banco Universal, leaded by Juan Carlos Escotet, renewed its support to the ARIS Program, which serves children and teenagers in street situation in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary way, through the BoscoBus in the Metropolitan Area of Caracas, Venezuela. This year, the bank contributed with Bs. 5,688,272.70 to the AC Don Bosco Houses Network.
In addition to BoscoBus, the ARIS program has three other support centers located in Sarría, Palo Verde and La Vega, where children and teenagers can receive shelter, food or supervision of various specialists. In these areas, children and teenagers can participate in training workshops in different trades.
It is good to remember that since 2004, when the AC Don Bosco Houses Network became its social partner, Banesco Banco Universal has supported two great and important projects of this NGO:
- Building a network without drugs: this is an Integral Education Project on prevention of using drugs and psychotropic substances, alcohol and tobacco.
- Mobile Unit “BoscoBus”, which provides care and social reintegration of children and teenagers at risk and in street situation.
Through its Corporate Social Responsibility Program, the bank has contributed to these projects with a total amount of Bs. 14,969,093.70.
AC Don Bosco Houses Network is composed of nine care houses distributed in several states and all of them have the objective of ensuring the well-being of children, young people and teenagers living at risk or in street situations; they aim to teach children to perform any trade, re-enter to the education system; they are also cared for medically and psychologically services and are reintegrating into the family. The great group of workers and volunteers at AC Don Bosco Houses Network has representations in Venezuela in:
- and Federal District.