23 July, 2018

TECHO-Chile celebrates 20 years!

Moved by a mixture of indignation and love, 20 years ago a group of students from the Catholic University began a movement in Chile that would change the lives of thousands of families in the country. Those students, led by Felipe Berrios, a jesuit priest, created Un Techo Para Mi País-Chile, the organization that would later expand to 19 countries and change to TECHO.


On June 20th TECHO-Chile celebrated these 20 years of work and achievements bringing together historic figures of the organization’s history. In the capital Santiago, hundreds of guests enjoyed this reunion that gathered volunteers, former employees and old and current supporters. Besides the celebration the guests also remembered that there is still a lot of work to do. In the words of Gonazalo Rodrigues, Social Director for TECHO-Chile, “There is still plenty of effort to be done to achieve equality, not only of income, but of Rights which is the most important.”