Fundacion Cimientos

Cimientos is dedicated to promote equal opportunities in education through programs that encourage school inclusion and improve the quality in education for children and youth from low income families in Argentina.
Dec 26, 2012

Keeping our New Years Resolutions

Tucuman Job Training
Tucuman Job Training

Dear GlobalGiving Friends,

This year we worked hard to keep our New Years resolutions to help our graduates, meaning that in 2012:

  • 1500 participants received useful information about education, employment or job-training opportunities to help them reach their personal and professional goals.
  • 480 graduates are subscribed to our Graduates’ blog and 446 became followers to the Graduates Network Facebook profile.
  • 463 graduates received vital job training such as how to search for a job, computer skills, and accounting lessons.
  • 10 new participants were granted scholarships to further their education so now we have 45 students that were granted scholarships.
  • 11 graduates found jobs thanks to our help help and they obtained personalized mentoring from a human resources specialist during the first 3 months at their new jobs.
  • 39 participants volunteered at Cimientos and other organizations.
  • 6 graduates meetings were held in Buenos Aires, Tucuman and Santiago del Estero where its participants exchanged their experiences about searching for their first job.

Like us, is one of your New Years resolutions to do a good deed for someone else? Now you can! Help us keep our New Year’s resolutions for 2013 and keep yours to give back by supporting us or by spreading the word to your friends about the life-changing work we do today! Consider giving gift cards to your family and friends as a present! Give the gift of giving!

Thanks for making it possible for low income Argentine youth to get jobs and further their education this year!

María and Josefina– Cimientos Graduates Network Team

Oct 4, 2012

College Scholar Testimonies

Greetings, friends!

 As you already know, one of the primary objectives of the Cimientos Graduate Network is to help our high school graduates continue their studies. We are currently supporting 30 students with scholarships that will allow them to study at the college level and ultimately earn professional degrees. So far this year they are all enjoying college life and working very hard to succeed in their studies! We’d like to share some of their personal testimonies with you.

 Hi. Everything went really well this first quarter. I’m taking five subjects, and I’ll be able to advance in all of them except Social Work I (I still have to take the final in December). I’m really happy because this month I started my professional training practicals, which I know will help reinforce my choice of concentrations. At least for the time being I’m really enjoying the material and starting to feel more comfortable. Thanks so much for asking!

Priscila 
Chascomús, Buenos Aires

Hi! I’m doing great. I’m studying accounting at the University of Buenos Aires. This is my third year so I’ve now begun to take the professional courses. I’m super busy this year with lots of extra activities like a health workshop and an internship. Next year I hope to actually start working!!! So luckily everything is going smoothly. Thanks so much for checking in.

Verónica 
CPA candidate, University of Buenos Aires

 Hi! I passed one of my three subjects last quarter, but I am not going to let this get me down. This second quarter I am working very hard to pass all three subjects with flying colors, and I know that I can do it! Thank you very much for thinking of me; I continue to be so grateful for all of your support.

Daniel 
Longchamps, Buenos Aires

I’m doing well in my classes. Lately we’ve been doing lots of practical work, and we’ve been given pre-exams in some courses. I’m taking five classes this quarter, and I have three finals to turn in at the end of the year. I hope to turn in all of them this year, probably some in December and some in February. I really hope I make it!!

Cristian Ariel
Laboratory Technician candidate, Presidente Perón Buenos Aires

Thanks to your contributions we are able to continue helping Argentine children realize their dream of attending college and embarking on a fulfilling career!

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Aug 13, 2012

International Youth Day

Dear Friends:

On Sunday August 12ve, the world celebrates the International Youth Day. In the spirit of this special holiday we’d like to share some of the things we’ve been up to in the past several months.

-On July and August the Cimientos Graduate Network has shared two breakfasts with our young participants. It was a very enriching experience both for the graduates as well as the participating members of the Cimientos team.

- On August 9th we attended the International Young Leaders’ Summit with 5 graduates, who were able to listen to inspiring leaders from different countries and share an enriching day with hundreds of young people from all over Latin America.

“I think it has been a really interesting opportunity because they gave us the possibility of knowing people from different countries, with different professional positions and that gave us another way of seeing things. I think this type of events makes us grow in our professional career.  I am very happy of having assisted to the International Young Leaders” - Belén

 We would like to take this opportunity to share as well this video from one of the members of the Graduate Network:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8NII6W_clQ&list=UUT3Pmsiu2VoNuOwKUHeBqqA&index=4&feature=plcp

Thanks for making it possible for low income Argentine youth to get jobs and further their education this year!

María and Teresa – Cimientos Graduates Network Team

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