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Eulalia Torres Cabrera, founded the Institution with the endorsement of the Escolapian Fathers: Father Antonio Alonso, Father Jesús Vásquez and Father Jaime Guerra, managers of the Pious Schools or Schools for the Poor and the support of distinguished friends and educational authorities of Quito: Eduardo Toral Vizuete (+), Minister Mario Jaramillo Paredes, Minister Juan Cordero Iñiguez and Dr. Franklin Ramírez (+), advisor at Unesco.

An occupational centre was created in 1996 in the city of Cuenca to train young people with disabilities with limited financial resources.

Two years later a school was opened and since 2001 a basic handicraft cycle has been in operation.

The school is attended by students between the ages of 7 and 40, with moderate cases of cerebral palsy, physical and intellectual disability, Down syndrome and hearing impairment, under the responsibility of 26 persons, including teachers, workshop teachers and specialists for cases requiring greater attention and care.

Specialization workshops are: Bakery, Marquetry and Home Ornaments (Painting, Ceramics and Sewing). In eighth grade, his inclinations and talents are discovered, which are perfected for four more years.

In FCT (Training and Training for Work) classrooms, daily practice is maintained and techniques and competitiveness of students are improved.

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