Below is shown, in a general way, the various stages that the FHLV has passed through, from several years ago to this day.
Phase I: Insertion (1987 – 1988)
A group of Christian university students, seeking to be consistent with their faith and enlightened by the doctrine of the Catholic Church known as "Preferential Option for the Poorest" knew the Jaime Roldós neighborhood, and started a job, beginning with the inclusion work with the youth group, organizing a series of activities such as field trips and camps. These and other activities allowed them to get to know the reality of the area and its neediest people: children and youth.
Phase II: The first experience at the Jaime Roldós neighborhood (1989)
One of the first findings made in the neighborhood was that families had bad food. Therefore, the program performed once a week called 'Sunday Community' provided educational support by using the game, and also offered the infants a nutritious meal. This activity was attended by about two hundred children accompanied by an average of 20 volunteers from the university students in the parish of La Dolorosa.
Phase III: The new insertion and start of school (1990-2006)
Faced with the needs identified in children, it was undertaken an academic leveling project, that was carried out on Saturdays, as well as the creation of games that worked on Friday, and it was a space of socialization with children and young people in the neighborhood.
The possibility of creating a school was an option to resolve in a single project, these were the needs that had been from the beginning of work in the neighborhood Jaime Roldós.
Its creation was facilitated after the university group board made contact with a school in Carcelen, which gave them the shelter of law against the Ministry of Education and Culture, so the group does not think twice and began activities as a school with nine children (all black), three teachers and one person in the kitchen.
Phase IV: Our reality and our dreams
The commitment to children is maintained between the authorities and school staff, now more experienced and trained. The project is a recognition in the area and beginning to be recognized in other institutional spaces in the city of Quito.
Our dream is that children and young people who leave our center, and with the support of their sponsors, may give back something they learned in FHLV, and become good people, and their teachers and school staff are proud of the work done, day by day, step by step, but always with a positive attitude towards life and adversity.