TECHO was born in Chile in 1997, from the work of a group of young people supported by a Jesuit priest. When the decision was made to formalize this project into a Foundation, the Jesuits of Chile supported this initiative both legally and financially.
The Jesuits are a congregation of the Catholic Church that continues to support this project through the presence of the Chaplain who chairs the board of TECHO in Chile. His role is to promote fundamental values such as diversity, the non-denominational character of the institution, the leadership of young people and its fundamental focus on working for and with the most excluded families.
One of the values of TECHO is diversity, which is why everyone, regardless of their origin, creed, gender, orientation or economic situation, has an open door to be part of TECHO.