Amarateca Boystown


School Facts

Year Opened :

Capacity : 700

Sisters onsite : 9

Teachers onsite : 28

In 2017 the Sisters of Mary started their new Boystown in the Amarateca region. In 2020 a new school building was inaugurated to increase capacity. The Sisters are now able to provide a safe and caring environment for up to 900 boys to live and learn and give them a hope for a bright future.

At Amarateca Boystown, the boys receive full-time care including healthcare and three nutritious meals a day giving them the best possible start to life and a place to thrive. They have access to a variety of facilities for sports and opportunities to develop hobbies.

The boy’s full-time studies cover a range of academic subjects with particular emphasis on sciences and computers. Furthermore, they receive technical training in subjects including computer maintenance, electronics, welding and automotive mechanics. These are skills relevant to local job opportunities, so that the boys will leave school equipped with skills and trades to gain employment once they graduate.
All of this is only possible through the generosity of people like you.

Every child deserves a good start in life and with your help we can continue to make this a reality.

Learn more about the children

The children at our schools come from the poorest of the poor. Each child has their own stories of what their life was before coming to our schools and how their lives are being transformed by the Sisters of Mary programs.  Read the moving stories of our children in their own words. 

Meet Our Graduates

There are 160,000+  graduates from the Sisters of Mary Schools. Many of our graduates went on to live prosperous lives, helping their families and local communities. Read the inspiring stories of our graduates in their own words. 

Life At Our Villages

Learn more about how we help children break free from a life of poverty.