In May 2014, 11 students accompanied Fr. Arthur Unachukwu and Campus Minister Celina Basaldu to Quito, Ecuador for an 11-day mission trip.
During the trip, they joined the Working Boys Center team to build a cinder block house for a family that won a lottery for the house and has gained job skills and financial acumen that will sustain the family.
While in Quito, our students also helped prepare meals for families, toured the center’s technical skills programs, as well as visited a few tourist sites in the city.
“I’ve been able to grow spiritually and serve others. I’ve been humbled in so many ways on this trip, ” said Chris Carrillo ‘15 (Environmental Engineering)
Despite an over 90% literacy rate in Ecuador, most people live in poverty. During its 50 years of service, Working Boys Center, a Catholic organization, has helped more than 6,000 families, providing education, food, and health services.