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Congresswoman Erika Olivera underscores the need for summer school support

While visiting the Padre André Coindre School, she heard about the activities and sports program offered to the more than 100 students participating in this year’s Summer School, funded by Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores. 


San Antonio, 2024 – This Thursday morning, Congresswoman and President of the Congressional Sports Committee Erika Olivera visited the 2024 Summer School program at Padre André Coindre School in San Antonio’s Bellavista sector.

The initiative began on January 8.  The 100 students currently benefitting have enjoyed various sports, artistic and psychoeducational activities and workshops led by specialists.

Congresswoman Oliviera, a former high-performance athlete, toured with Director Daniel Silva and CSAV Deputy Manager of Sustainability and Communications María Elena Palma.  She talked with the students, sharing some of her experience in the world of sports and the main challenges she faced as a marathon runner and in her current role in the Chamber of Deputies.

During her visit, the congresswoman witnessed the importance of offering this summertime alternative to the students.  In addition to offering sports and educational activities, summer school provides a safe space to spend vacation.  “These instances illustrate corporate social responsibility and its tremendous impact on society.  Compañía Sudamericana’s financial and professional support for this summer school contributes to keeping children away from screens and unhealthy activities.  Above all, it keeps them safe and gives parents peace of mind as the country is experiencing a serious security crisis,” said the congresswoman.

Only three municipal schools received funding for summer school programs this summer.  María Elena Palma commented, “We knew there was significant, unmet demand.  Today, we are making progress on our commitment to this school and its students.  We are certain that opening the doors for them to enjoy these spaces during the summer will directly contribute to their education and help their families.  We really wish this type of program were available to all students.”

The Summer School will run until February 2 and includes workshops such as break dance, gardening, field hockey, yoga, painting, and field trips.