Great period we just finished. Many children signed in for the 2013 project and they are making incredible progress. New children signed in this year for the program and they have been working on different activities. They have been making their own puzzles, 'rolled magazines' boxes, painting and drawing. During the activities there is a safe environment where kids feel comfortable to talk about different issues in their lifes. This has been a great platform to help children to build selfesteem needed to face these issues the best way.Meanwhile, we have been renewing our workspace to make it more creative and fun for the children, so we make sure to estimulate them as much as possible so they can unleash their gifts.Thanks to your generous donation we keep in the road of excellence and development, and we will keep on growing with your help and others. Please help us to spread our story, it's a great way to support us. Also join our Facebook fanpage in where we share day to day information please.Thanks a lot again, till next report!
Great period we just finished. Many children signed in for the 2013 project and they are making incredible progress. We decided to split the groups based on gender, in order to tackle some issues in a more convenient environment. With the girls specifically, we are aiming to give them the space and a safe environment in where they can talk of their private issues comfortable. Thanks to the Elearning program many topics showed up and talked in the workshops: gender violence, discrimination, sexual behaviour, health, role models, etc. All these topics were triggered by gaming experiences, watching videos in the social media and interacting with technology. It was amazing to see how the girls could express their issues and develop and sense of community and group support around them.Boys in the other hand, were focus in working other topics like civic participation (using Simcity as a tool), realizing about the impact of own actions in others.Meanwhile, we added 8 laptops to our equipment, and Microsoft and Techsoup donated to us all the licenses for the latest software available in the market. Also, the renewal of our space made great progress and we keep on moving to have the perfect place where children can be properly stimulated and unleash their creativity. Thanks to your generous donation we keep in the road of excellence and development, and we will keep on growing with your help and others. Please help us to spread our story, it's a great way to support us. Also join our Facebook fanpage in where we share day to day information please.Thanks a lot again, till next report!
After holiday season in Argentina (December and January) and well deserved resting period, children and staff are ready to kick off 2013 official activities. But before telling you the renewed plans, a quick update on what happened in the last months.The children finished 2012 in a great way. Attendance rates recorded 83% during the year, which is an all-time record. Thank to the program we could learn more about each child and give them the right tools and environment to develop. We've noticed an improvement in their self esteem and better performances at school. Also, it was quite visible their improvement in communicating to each other with no violence or agrression. Late November we had our yearly presentation in Rosario, Argentina, in where we put together some speakers of our staff, show of the children and volunteers in order to connect with the local public and inspire them to join in our cause. It was a great way to finish the year, nearly 340 people came that day and joined as volunteers or social investors (becoming recurring donors). 2013 is full of new projects: we are renewing our space, adding more children and new objectives too. We are planning to connect even more with parents and the community, and even offering them workshops that give them skills to raise a child in the best possible way (nutrition, cooking classes, urban farming, violence prevention, etc)Thanks to your support we are able to keep on growing every year and children are developing in a healthy environment; avoiding truancy, criminality, early pregnancy and becoming owners of their own destiny. Let's keep on writing together then!