Dear GlobalGiving Friends,
This year we worked hard to keep our New Years resolutions to help our graduates, meaning that in 2012:
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
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 ArielLaboratory Technician candidate, Presidente Perón Buenos Aires
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:
María and Teresa – Cimientos Graduates Network Team