Salvadoran TV Stars Visit COAR

“This was the greatest day of my life” – remarked Raul! Like so many in the USA, Salvadorans enjoy a bit of Reality TV.  As a huge thrill to the kids, a Salvadoran run reality show much like Ninja Warrior, visited COAR to inspire the kids and encourage them to never give up.  The show […]

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Sponsors Visit COAR & Teach English in the High School

A group of wonderful parishioners from St. Rita Parish, Ohio, traveled to El Salvador to visit their projects in the mountaintop town of Teotepeque and spent one morning teaching English at the COAR high school and visiting with the COAR children.  The day began by teaching four sections of high school English.  But, this was […]

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COAR’s School chosen as Launching Point for Salvadoran Government’s Free Lunch program

COAR’s School was chosen by the Salvadoran Ministry of Education as the launching point for the government’s new initiative to combat child delinquency, gang recruitment and hunger.  Throughout the third world, 7th, 8th and 9th graders attend school for 5 hours each day – usually in the morning starting at 7am.  But, at noon, they […]

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Mother’s Day at COAR Children’s Village

Our director has created a wonderful new tradition at COAR to help build a true sense of family and love among our housemothers and the children that they supervise, mentor, protect and love 24 hours a day! Each Mothers’ Day, the Administration buys small gifts that the housemother will need as part of her life […]

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Gangs Threaten All Civil Society: Worst violence since the WAR

“The violence is terrible.  Gangs occupy every inch of this country.  If you are young and you enter a neighborhood where you don’t live, they will shoot you dead on the spot.  It has not been this bad since the war!  No one is safe” remarked Rebeca (name changed for her protection).   During our last […]

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Serving the Kids at COAR: A Letter of Introduction From the Congregation: Our Lady of the Pillar of Zaragoza

Three years ago, a missionary community from Spain contacted Archbishop Escobar to ask if they could be of service to children in El Salvador.  The Archbishop welcomed them and suggested that they contact COAR Children’s Village.  Since then, COAR has been home to four wonderful Catholic nuns who tutor our children, organize religious formation, lead […]

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Blessed Romero’s Relics Visit COAR’s Chapel & Zaragoza

The Relics of Blessed Romero are traveling across El Salvador and visiting parishes and cathedrals throughout the country. As they pass through La Libertad, COAR Children’s Village was honored to welcome the procession to the COAR Chapel (June 2017). The relics continued through Zaragoza, in a procession in which the entire 900+ students in the […]

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