Our Mission in Colombia

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A Top Notch Education

One of the most outstanding achievements of our mission in Colombia, established by Fr. Angel Rivero and Fr. Elvis Silva, is its top-notch school, which this past school year furthered its excellence. With the approval of the relevant curriculum by the educational authorities, Colegio Campestre Santo Domingo Savior (St. Dominic Savio Rural School) is now able to expand its services to Media Vocacional (grades 10-11) and bestow the accompanying degree. The school also constructed a proposal for an extra year between Basica Secundaria (grade 1-9) and Media Vocacional which would provide more time for the student’s intellectual and character development, work opportunities, exchange programs with the U.S. and the pursuit of personal interests. The proposal received public recognition at the 4th Latin-American Congress of Rural Education and Psychology.

Students Ages 3-16

Quick Facts

  • Colombia is part of the ring of fire, a group of countries in the Pacific subject to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
  • Colombia is ranked one of the happiest countries in the world.
  • Over 64% of the population lives in poverty.
  • Roman Catholicism brought a huge influence on the culture; family is still a top priority in Colombian culture today.
  • Colombia accounts for 70% of cut flowers imported to the U.S.
  • Colombia produces 60% of the worlds emeralds.
  • 90% of the cocaine in the U.S. comes from Colombia.
  • Drug-related violence is the second largest cause of death after cancer.

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