Venezuelan residents in Chile received certification from the Division of Social Organizations (DOS), in the Formulation of Social Projects and Competitive Funds.
The objective was to provide theoretical and practical knowledge related to the formulation and submission of competitive funds. The instance counted with the participation of the Presidential Commission for the Venezuelan Diaspora.
The presentation of the certificates was held at the Casa del Dirigente and was attended by the Venezuelan citizens who participated and the Venezuelan ambassador to Chile, Guarequena Gutiérrez.
During the ceremony, the Director of the DOS, Javier Acuña Maturana; the Head of the Department of Training and Citizen Participation, Rodrigo Cornejo; and the President of the Presidential Commission for the Diaspora in Venezuela, Isabel Massin Bocca were also present. They were joined by nearly 30 Llanero leaders who were very excited to receive this certification.
“Venezuela and Chile are kin and have supported each other over time, forging a close relationship that continues today more firmly than ever. Because of this, many Venezuelans, due to the situation in their nation, have chosen our country as their second homeland to seek a new opportunity and be able to make their dreams come true,” said Ambassador Gutiérrez through her personal Twitter account.
The Ambassador also thanked the Chilean institution for its support to the Venezuelan community in the country:
“The Directorate of Social Organizations is a marvel. I have seen how they work because they help the common citizen and know first-hand the needs of the population. I have been able to see how they have provided our compatriots with tools to do better social work.”
For his part, Massin explained the advantages of the workshop: “This course consisted in training Venezuelan organizations, encouraging them to take legal personality and, thanks to that, be able to access funds. For me the course has been a success, the participation was very good and we hope it can be repeated in the future. The Venezuelan community is eager to do things.