Development Projects

  • Digital Education
    The Digital Education Project was born from Cooperand’s desire to offer academic opportunities to Latin American boys and girls aged 14 years old, who reside in the homes enrolled at the Don Bosco Project, as well as to boys and girls from different homes, students from the Young College of Bolivia, and neighbouring...
  • Casa Maín welcomes 120 girls, teenagers and children who come from unstructured families and environments with severe risks of social exclusion and, in many cases, directly from the streets. All of them are supplied everything they need to be able to grow as human beings and to reintegrate into society, with an acad...

    Therapeutic Support at Casa Maín

    Casa Maín welcomes 120 girls, teenagers and children who come from unstructured families and environments with severe risks of social exclusion and, in many cases, directly from the streets. All of them are supplied everything they need to be able to grow as human beings and to reintegrate into society, with an academic and ethical education, giving them basic needs such as food, clothing, care and different hygiene and health treatments.

    However, all of them have suffered heavy trauma before arriving to the foster home, and must be treated professionally. Otherwise, when they reach adulthood and leave the foster home, and despite the personal and professional preparation they have received, they will fall into the same mistakes that they experienced prior to their entry into the home. They will unconsciously repeat the same behaviour as their parents and end up in their same situations and eventually lose their daughters.

    It is for this reason that Cooperand launched in late 2013 a project aimed at giving psychological support by providing the services of a psychologist who attends the foster home 12 hours a week and treats all the girls who have suffered abuse, exploitation and ill-treatment. We are planning to increase this service to eight hours a day every week, and therefore be able to provide a more appropriate attention suited to the population of girls, teenagers and young adults at the home.

    Since August 2015, Casa Molines Patrimonis has taken on this project, increasing the hours of psychological attention service and starting with a new area of ​​psychopedagogy, which will complement the work of the therapist attending the needs of all girls and children residing at the home.
  • The two wells that serviced Casa Maín were not operational because of years of use (over 10), and the increase in the number of women residing at the home since its construction.

    The situation was uncomfortable and unhealthy since the home would undergo constant surface discharges of sewage. The stagnation of these s...

    Construction Of Septic Tanks

    The two wells that serviced Casa Maín were not operational because of years of use (over 10), and the increase in the number of women residing at the home since its construction.

    The situation was uncomfortable and unhealthy since the home would undergo constant surface discharges of sewage. The stagnation of these sewage waters on the home grounds had as a consequence the appearance of multiple health complications and the dreaded dengue in the summer, a disease that kills hundreds of people every year in the city of Santa Cruz. The proposal was based on expanding the existing wells along with the building of new pipelines and two new wells.
    The deadlines were 1 month of work for each of the two infrastructures at the home. The improvements began on 1 September 2013 and ended on 31 October 2013.
  • It was agreed to implement a platform that would encompass all the modules which needed to be controlled within a solid system customer/server, with the possibility of subsequent extensions, capable of working on different operating systems from different access environments and providing a simple and inexpensive ma...

    Digital Management Of Don Bosco Project

    It was agreed to implement a platform that would encompass all the modules which needed to be controlled within a solid system customer/server, with the possibility of subsequent extensions, capable of working on different operating systems from different access environments and providing a simple and inexpensive maintenance.

    The optimization of staff and economic resources, the centralization of shopping and online management will make the PDB needs for viability easier and more effective to manage. It will also permit to obtain reductions in expenditure and increases in productivity, and a more exhaustive control of all processes.

    In the long term, and integrating the process by phases, we will implement a unified management which controls and optimizes the work of all areas covered by the Project.

    • Control to the educational access for girls and boys
    • Management of the Homes
    • Management of Schools
    • Management of Institutes
    • Management of Training Centres
    • Management of Warehouses
    • Management of the boys
    • Scholar History
    • Medical Records
    • Psychological records
    • Teaching children to save money
    • Sponsors’ chain
    • Welfare : occupational reintegration
    • Management of Customers and Suppliers
    • Staff and wages payment management
    • Treasury Management
    • Budgets Management
    • External International Projects Management
    • Management of the Salesian community
    • Management of the recreational Centre


    The final proposal presented, developed and implemented in the PDB is based on a solution with the following aspects to be highlighted:

    • A solution based in the control team from the Administration department
    • A platform owned by one of the first software developers worldwide (update tool guaranteed and adaptation to new industry standards)
    • RAD development tool. Easy deployment Solution (object-oriented architecture, user design tools, automatization of processes, spiral development, etc.) which results in quick development, integration of graphic interface, GUI, user adaptation, low cost maintenance.
    • Development tool taught at the Institute Mamà Margarita, " Solutions Technician" which will allow those who sign up for it to continue working on the maintenance program in the future.
    • Development platform accessible at the web, with the Windows Operating System, MacOX and mobile devices with iOS system.
    • Data dumping (tables codes, staff, students, children, homes, production facilities, warehouse products, ...) to start the management is included in the solution.
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