(PanAm Post) Scholas Ocurrentes, an education non-profit started by Pope Francis with presence in 190 countries, is in the public eye since Argentinean journalists revealed irregularities in its workings.
On July 3, Journalism for Everyone, a popular TV show of investigative journalism, pointed out irregularities in the construction of Scholasâ€™ local branch in Argentina.
Argentinean journalist Jorge Lanata revealed that, during former President Cristina Kirchnerâ€˜s rule, the Planning Ministry financed the works to the tune of ARS$10 million (US$663,400).
However, the building, which should have been finished nine months ago, is only 40 percent complete and the expenses already exceed the budget.
The president of Scholas Ocurrentes, JosÃ© MarÃa del Corral, said he was not aware of the buildingâ€™s construction and claimed he was even asking the current Macri administration help to build one.
But the Sunday TV show aired images of a half-finished building with a sign clearly indicating the construction of Scholas Ocurrentesâ€™ headquarters.
Furthermore, the former Planning Minister, Julio de Vido, had publicly announced the construction as part of the state program â€œEnamorar,â€ a AR$260 million (US$17.2 million) investment that also included other buildings and artistic and educational projects. [More]