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.
Sep 24, 2011

Celebrating important dates!

Graduates at International Young Leaders Summit
Graduates at International Young Leaders Summit

*Versión en español a continuación

Dear Friends:

The months of August and September are full of important dates to be observed around the globe and on both sides of the equator: International Youth Day (8/12), Children’s Day (8/21 in Argentina), Labor Day (9/5 in the US), Student’s Day and Teacher’s Day (9/11 and 9/21, respectively, in Argentina), and of course, these months mark the beginning of a brand new school year in the US.

In the spirit of these special holidays, we’d like to share some of the things we’ve been up to in the past several months as well as relevant testimonies from the children, themselves:

- On August 12th we attended the International Young Leaders’ Summit with 13 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 would like to thank Cimientos again for this incredible opportunity – I’m thrilled to have participated; the testimonies and advice shared by all of the speakers has motivated and inspired me! MANY THANKS!!!” – Daisy

- Today there are already more than 50 young people who have found employment in less than a year, and we are still collaborating with more than 20 businesses to continue providing opportunities to young people of minimal resources who are fighting to overcome poverty.

“Thank you, Cimientos, for helping me find a new job, and for always supporting me! I am truly happy!!” – Luciana

- We began negotiating university scholarships in collaboration with Argentine universities of the highest caliber, with the hope that in 2012, there will be more young people who will have access to a quality education at the college level.

“I am currently studying to be a surgical technician at an excellent school. Thank you again.” – Marcelo

Thank you for continuing to support equal opportunities in education for children from low-income families in Argentina, and also for supporting the professional development of our graduates as they enter the workforce. 

María Hilaire

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Queridos amigos:

En agosto y septiembre se están celebrando fechas importantes: el Día Internacional de la Juventud (12/8), el Día del Niño (21/8 en Argentina), el Día del Trabajo (5/9 en USA), el Día del Maestro y del Estudiante (11/9 y 21/9 en Argentina) y el comienzo de clases (septiembre, en USA).

Para celebrar estas fechas, les compartimos algunas de las cosas que hicimos durante estos meses así como testimonios de los propios jóvenes:

-El 12/8 asistimos a la Cumbre Internacional de Jóvenes Líderes con 13 egresados, quienes pudieron escuchar a líderes de diferentes países y compartir un día muy enriquecedor con cientos de jóvenes de América Latina.

“Nuevamente doy gracias a Cimientos por esta gran oportunidad, me gustó mucho haber participado y el testimonio y los consejos que nos dieron todos los expositores me sirvieron para motivarme e inspirarme. ¡¡MUCHAS GRACIAS!!”, Daisy.

- Hoy ya son más de 50 los jóvenes que consiguieron trabajo en menos de un año y seguimos trabajando junto a más de 20 empresas para continúen brindando oportunidades a jóvenes de bajos recursos que están peleando por salir de la pobreza.

“¡¡Gracias Cimientos!! ¡¡Por ayudarme a cambiar de empleo!! ¡¡Y por apoyarme siempre!! ¡¡Estoy feliz!!!”, Luciana.

- Comenzamos a gestionar becas universitarias junto a universidades argentinas de primer nivel, a fin de que en 2012, haya más jóvenes que puedan estudiar una carrera y acceder a docentes y una educación de calidad.

“Yo estoy estudiando Instrumentación Quirúrgica, es muy buena la facultad, gracias nuevamente.”, Marcelo.

Gracias por seguir apoyándonos para trabajar por la igualdad de oportunidades educativas de niños y jóvenes de bajos recursos socioeconómicos de Argentina así como por la inserción laboral de nuestros egresados.

María

Aug 12, 2011

Help us win $ 1.000 by “liking” our picture in FB!

Photo which is finalist on the GG´s contest
Photo which is finalist on the GG´s contest

Dear friends,

Our 'Jobs, Training and Education for Argentine Youth' has been selected for the first time as a finalist in GlobalGiving's Photo Contest! Whoever gets the most “likes”  wins $1000 and this would help us organize Job-Training courses for more tan 400 low-income youth who are about to graduate from school!

To like our photo, first click “like” GlobalGiving ´s Facebook page and then click “like” on our picture, which you can find on this link:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150282554958749&set=a.10150282554713749.352286.5878048748&type=1&pid=7794883&id=5878048748  in the Give Knowledge category.  Please spread the Word among your family and friends!
 

We've got until 8/17 to gather as many "likes" as we can!

Thank you so much for making the difference!! 

 

María Hilaire- Cimientos Graduates Network Coordinator

PS You can check all of the project´ pictures we´ve been uploading if you go to http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/job-training-education-argentine-youth-alumni/photos/ Hope you like the new ones!! :)

Jul 21, 2011

On behalf of the freedom of our youth…

Antonela´s testimony as a Cimientos scholar- 05.11
Antonela´s testimony as a Cimientos scholar- 05.11

*Versión en español a continuación

Dear friend:

On the 4th and the 9th of July, respectively, both the United States and Argentina observed Independence Day. These are days on which we celebrate Liberty, pausing to gratefully remember the individual liberties we all enjoy – just as our nations won the right to pursue their own destinies and our forefathers won the freedom to choose how they wanted to live and who they wanted to be. Please collaborate with us so that every child in Argentina can also have the opportunity to choose his or her path in life.

In this issue, we’re sharing photos of some of the activities in which Cimientos graduates have volunteered their time and energy to help raise funds and brainstorm new projects. Also included are photos of the Graduate Network’s first meeting of the year, which was held in May and attended by 20 graduates.

Best regards,

María Hilaire (Cimientos Graduate Network Coordinator)

Querido amigo:

El 4 y 9 de Julio EEUU y Argentina respectivamente festejaron su Día de la Independencia. Son días en que se rinde homenaje a la libertad… Nuestros países tuvieron la libertad de elegir su camino, qué y quiénes querían ser y qué querían hacer…Ayudá a que los chicos de Argentina puedan tener la misma oportunidad de elegir su camino, colaborando con la Red de Egresados de Cimientos.

En esta edición, les presentamos fotos de algunas actividades en las que los egresados participaron como voluntarios para diseñar nuevos proyectos o recaudar fondos, así como otras del primer encuentro de egresados que realizamos en mayo y contó con 20 jóvenes participantes.

Saludos,

María Hilaire (coordinadora de la Red de Egresados de Cimientos)

Graduate volunteers at annual fundraising dinner
Graduate volunteers at annual fundraising dinner
Graduate 1st. assembly in Buenos Aires- 05.2011
Graduate 1st. assembly in Buenos Aires- 05.2011
Sharing a mate at their first get-together- 05.11
Sharing a mate at their first get-together- 05.11

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