Last Friday, April 10th, we enjoyed a whole day with our graduates at our “Annual Fall Meeting”.
In the morning, everyone attended a talk where they learnt about studying technics, important skills for youths who are just starting University and will soon prepare their first exams.
During lunch we could all share our first jobs experiences and the older youths guided the younger about their first year at University. Cimientos had prepared some gifts to raffle among the assistants, and these were given away during dessert time.
In the afternoon, the assistants could choose between two workshops: Job seeking orientation and First steps at University.
If you donate on, Microsoft’s Youthspark Bonus Day starts tomorrow Tuesday, April 18th at 9am EDT. Donations will be matched 50% up to $1,000 USD/£600 GBP per unique donor per project until matching funds run out.
My name is Catalina, I have recently joined Graduates Network team, replacing Josefina. I am very happy to be part of this team and work to support teenagers who have finished high school to broaden their educational and labor opportunities.
Through education, we construct a better future for youth of our country and develop a fairer and more equal Argentina.
Financial support is very important to achieve our goals.
Next 19th March, we have Cimientos XV Annual Fundraising dinner. This year the motto is “We are education”. It invites people to think about the impact of their education in their lives. Education is a key factor to promote changes in our society and to decide our future.
It is the most important event we conduct in the year, where we present our organization and look forward to receiving donations which will be assigned to Cimientos’ programs.
60 organizations and 500 people, will be participating in this event on Thursday. Among them, business people, authorities, diplomats, faculty, politicians and journalists,
Also, graduated students will be participating as volunteers to collaborate with the organization and be in contact with the guests.
We invite you to be part of this Fundraising event and hope we can count with your support to continue helping Argentine youth building a better future.
If you donate on Wednesday, March 18th from 9:00 EDT to 23:59 EDT GlobalGiving will match you donation up to $1,000 at 30%, per donor per Project. There is $60,000 available in matching.
Last Wednesday (12/17) we held the last Graduates meeting of the year with 35 low- income youth. December is a really special month to us because school classes finish in Argentina to then start holidays so it´s a great month to celebrate the graduation of new children. This year we had more than 400 youth that finish high school and many of them got excellent grades and were the best pupils of their whole class!!!!!
On the morning, we invited 8 volunteers who gave incredible "TED talks" to the new graduates, sharing their stories and also useful advice to achieve their goals.
After lunch, we organized a raffle with prices donated by different firms and all of them were able to win something so they were thrilled. On the afternoon, each of them participated in different workshops to help them choose what to keep on studying after high school or how to start looking for a job.
December is also a special month because all over the world people celebrate Christmas and New Year and like to give special presents to their beloved ones. Please consider giving a gift card of our project to your family and friends. This can make a huge difference to our project, increasing our impact in low-income youth lives!
Happy Holidays and best regards,