The Albina R. de Patiño Child Nutrition Centre in Cochabamba was built in 2002. The Centre plays an essential role in the national campaign against malnutrition, through the care and comprehensive follow-up of affected children, and the development of prevention programmes for families and healthcare personnel.
In 2010, the Patiño Foundation built another Child Nutrition Centre, this time in El Alto. Like our Centre in Cochabamba, this facility is dedicated to playing a major role in the national campaign against malnutrition, again through the care of affected children and the development of prevention programmes.
Albina R. de Patiño Paediatric Centre
Calle Jordán N° 886
esq. Av. Oquendo, Casilla 555
Cochabamba – Bolivia
Tél. : +591-4-4258727, Fax : +591-4-4117023
Albina R. de Patiño Child Nutrition Centre, Cochabamba
C. Llawar Mallcu, esq. C. Yanacuna, Casilla 555
Cochabamba – Bolivia
Tél.: +591-4-4217708, Fax: +591-4-4217737
Albina R. de Patiño Child Nutrition Centre, El Alto
C. Gualberto Villarroel entre Zarate Villca y José Santos Vargas N° 6004
La Paz – Bolivia
Tel. +591-2-2863175 Fax.- +591-2-2862964
Simón I. Patiño and his family settled in Cochabamba. His former properties currently house the Pairumani Model Farm, Pairumani Seed Centre, Educational and Cultural Centre, and Phytoecogenetic Research Centre.
The Patiño Foundation carries out a range of cultural, educational and literary activities at its facility in La Paz, Bolivia’s capital city.
In order to address the needs of the rural population that has moved to El Alto, Bolivia’s second-largest city, our Foundation has built a nutrition Centre there that helps over 220 children each year.
Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Bolivia’s fastest-growing city and largest economic centre. It is home to many petrochemical and agricultural companies. As the city is located in the country’s tropical lowlands, the Foundation plays a pivotal role in educating the local population and farmers to work with the area’s fragile environment. In addition, we provide a hugely-popular programme of cultural and educational activities.
The Foundation’s administrative headquarters has been situated in Geneva since 1958. All our student scholarships are administered from here, as are our wider activities across Bolivia. Throughout the year, we host a series of cultural events in Geneva, aimed at promoting youth talent in Switzerland.