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Five Santafesinas who made history

In this note we remember five Santafesinas who did very important things for the history of the city.

Cinco santafesinas que hicieron historia

Go on this note a historical  recognition  of five Santaphesinas who deserve to be always present. Living in collective memory, they deserve to be remembered in society. In fact, many have streets and spaces named in their honor. But little is known about most of them in  popular knowledge .

These five women left their indelible mark on different facets of Santafesino social development. Some humble, others socially affluent, political and working.

In the rich history of the provincial capital there are many more women whose work deserves to be remembered. These five are just a few, chosen for the purpose of giving visibility to their merits.

 Gladys Senn by Cello (1921-1999) 

He began his teaching career in 1940, at the same school where he attended primary school. Teacher and director of several schools in the city graduated, in 1950, as a teacher of kindergartens at the Coronda Normal School and carried out an active participation in the Association of the Magisterium, today  AMSAFE .

In 1960 he chose to teach in Las Rosas, located in the rural area of the province of Santa Fe, where he tried to capture what was an old personal yearning: to work in a comprehensive manner with students from humble sectors.

It had the purpose of “removing” the school from the building and inserting it into the neighborhood to achieve a totaling effect and thus giving it a realism that it considered vital for any educational project. It promoted children's  creativity  by stimulating the exposure of children's work.

Her role as supervisor allowed her to travel through the province and to get in touch with the different realities of our regions, enriching her work.

He was a columnist for  the newspaper El Litoral  and appeared in the Union for the Disabled. In 1987 she received the Alicia Moreau de Justo distinction for her “attitude in life”.

 Carmen Victoria Rovetti 

“The heroine of Valento” (1921-1990). He lived on a ranch on one of the islands opposite the Centenario neighborhood, better known as the Valento. On August 28, 1949, he was washing his clothes when he saw that a boat had turned around. The boat, in charge of Antonio Pacitti, carried nine people. Carmen took his  canoe  and was able to rescue Antonio, who in his fist was holding one of his sons and six castaways. In the same year, the Government gave him a house in recognition of his heroic actions, saving lives.

 Fryda Schultz of Mantovani 

Born 1912 and died 1978, she was a writer of  children's literature . A storyteller, poet, playwright and essayist, is considered one of the most important cultivators of contemporary children's literature. He directed the children's magazine  Mundo  Infantil  , widely disseminated in the 1950s, in which the most important writers of children's literature collaborated. She shared the feminist space created by the first section Santa Fe of the Union of Argentine Women, chaired by Victoria Ocampo. She co-founded the Sarmiento Pedagogical Library.

 Gabriela Aquilina Ullúa 

He spent his life between 1896 and 1982). She was the only teacher and principal of Barrio Norte school, later named Bartolomé Mitre. An active member of the Association of the Teaching of Santa Fe, she was one of the founders of the House of the Teacher, she was a member of the Study Committee for the restructuring of school No. 8 Almirante Brown and was in charge of the Comprehensive Education section of the Department of University Extension of the UNL Social Institute. Fighter of  women's rights  and promoter of divorce, she defended public school and gender equality.

 Sara Pinasco by Juliera 

He was born in 1943 and died in 2004. Architect and councillor, she focused on various issues of community interest. Health, education, preservation of religious architectural heritage and control of state management. He had other obsessions, such as the preservation of buildings for their historical,  architectural , religious and cultural value. He ended his term of office leaving important projects and ordinances, including the Municipal Register of Sworn Property Declarations of municipal officials and employees.

Publication Date: 06/08/2020

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