Local August 27, 2013 | 9:11 am

Knives for books in Cristo Rey

Santo Domingo.- With the objective of increasing citizenawareness of education as the essential element for ending criminal activity, the VargasAlmonte Foundation launched a program for exchanging knives and other weaponsfor notebooks in the Cristo Rey neighborhood.

Orlando Vargas Almonte, president of the Foundation and anative of Cristo Rey, said that the idea was to take education and health tothe community so their members may grow up far away from crime and vice.

Hundreds of weapons were collected during the event,including knives, machetes and other deadly tools, which will be handed over tothe National Police Chief Major General Manuel Castro Castillo.

Thousands of notebooks were distributed during thesession.

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