Verónica Díaz Núñez de Ferrero ’69 Recognized for Civic Engagement Efforts in Perú

Posted September 4th, 2014 at 12:12 pm.

Verónica Díaz Núñez de Ferrero ’69 was recognized by the National Institute of Social Action and Development in Perú for her achievements toward alleviating poverty among her countrymen. “It was gratifying to receive this award, together with civic leaders such as the president of the National Elections Jury and former president of the Supreme Court, the ambassadors of Morocco, Malta, and others,” Díaz Núñez de Ferrero says.

After starting  her career in academics as a sociology professor at the Catholic University of Perú, Díaz Núñez de Ferrero later turned her attention to social development in some of the poorest communities in Perú. As chief of the training and social development division for USAID Perú, she worked development issues for Peruvian women and managed several programs designed to provide leadership training for low-income Peruvians.

Díaz Núñez de Ferrero played a key role in the development of community centers in 25 shanty towns around Lima. Created in concert with Violeta Belaúnde, the wife of Former President, this project provided integrated social services for each community: basic education, day care center services for the working mothers, technical training to women, health care, etc.

Filed under: 1960s,awards Tags: by Diana Campeggio

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