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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03270-A
Date : 11/2021
Country/Region : VENEZUELA
Title : Venezuela : formando el futuro desde una escuela en Petare
Duration : 00:02:04
Editor : BRICEÑO, Juan
Person appearing :
TORRICELLI, Valentina (head of sub-delegation, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
ORTEGA ARCHILA, Cristhian Rafael
Description : Despite the pandemic and other setbacks, the doors of the Guillermina Rickel nursery school remain open to its young pupils. Waiting to greet them is Tamara Cárdenas, an employee at the school, and other women who, collectively, are known as the “Guillermineras”. Together they are responsible for looking after and teaching the children, along with taking care of the school and the community-based canteen.
While talking about the school's history, Tamara recalls that the school experienced a lot of difficulties in 2019. The teachers did not have the means to travel to school, and the school canteen occasionally had to close because of a lack of supplies. Despite this, the team remained close-knit, and they never lost their motivation to improve the situation, which is why Tamara decided to ask the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for help.
"Some people didn't believe that anyone would come to help us, but not long after I had spoken to the ICRC, they visited us, and since then I feel incredibly grateful every time I see them. In 2019, they donated a stove, a refrigerator and a food processor for our school canteen. We always had the enthusiasm, but we didn't have the tools. Now that we have this equipment, we can work better," Tamara recalls emotionally.
The commitment and trust shown by Tamara, the teachers and other people in the community have allowed the ICRC to visit the neighbourhood and work on improving the school. This has included installing electrical wiring and weeding the outdoor areas and school playground, all of which will really help when the children return
Original language : Spanish
Other language : International soundtrack
Spanish title : Venezuela : formando el futuro desde una escuela en Petare
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422