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ARTS AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL
flag Colombia - (Asociación Comunitaria de Emaús Pereira)


In Columbia, as in the rest of the American continent, both formal and informal education is severely lacking. A good-quality education does not reach the poorest populations or the most marginalised sectors, making people more vulnerable to turning to drug addiction, crime and prostitution as a means to survive. This is why we have started this initiative, providing these people with the opportunity to spend their free time doing something good and healthy, giving them a chance to improve their lives and find work.

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Emmaus Museum
flag Colombia - (Asociación Comunitaria de Emaús Pereira)


Given that within the Emmaus America region there is no museum compiling the movement’s history, we have made use of a 110-year-old structure within the community that is part of the coffee-growing axis, designated by UNESCO to be cultural and architectural heritage of humanity, in which we have created this museum.

Promoting Abbé Pierre’s life, philosophy and works are incredibly important to us because we know that he is ranked on a global level along with Nelson Mandela of Africa, Martin Luther King of the USA, Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Gandhi of India and many more of the most famous figures in history who have fought things that create poverty, exclusion, inequality and other evils on our planet.

Here you can se the history of Emmaus from its creation in Europe to its beginnings in America and then in Colombia.

Here you can see images and the history of its beginnings, important figures in its development such as Lucie Coutaz, Georges Legay, and the presidents of Emmaus International to date.

We also have other permanent exhibitions such as those of items that we recycle and social problems that trouble our city, which make visits educational, helping to teach visitors about the importance of recycling and caring for our planet, and also about recycling rain water which is part of one of the museum’s exhibitions.

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