The Toledo Blade featured International Samaritan today in an article by Reporter David Yonke titled International Samaritan granted consultative status by U.N. In the article, I.S. Executive Director Oscar Dussan, talks about the special recognition from the United Nations and how it will impact International Samaritan’s work for garbage dump dwellers across the globe.

Above, Fr. Vettese is thanked by the recipient of an I.S. Step by Step Educational Scholarship in the garbage dump community of Guatemala City. I.S. was awarded consultative status in part for its work aligning with the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, one of which is achieving universal primary education.