El Desafio Foundation

To create an inclusive society with equal development opportunities that fights the root causes of poverty and promotes civic participation.
Jul 31, 2013

Showtime for the mini public libraries

For the last months we have been preparing for the launch of the public mini libraries, that will happen second week of August in Rosario. We've called everyone to donate books for this initiative and the response was huge. We've collected more than 300 books that later on were classified by our volunteers and prepared to go on the little libraries.

Also this project have atracted a lot of media attention, which is great because it helps us to put in the agenda the whole concept of respecting public spaces. We are very excited about the launch of the little libraries in the coming days.

Furthermore, we are already preparing new initiatives that will be visible here as projects. Thanks to your generous support and stay tuned for more exciting news soon.  

Jul 29, 2013

Report July 2013- Half Year

We just finished our two weeks winter holidays in Argentina, bust since our last report many things have been going on.

So far the experience of working with girls and boys separately have shown it’s benefits. Through social media, watching on line videos and gaming experiences, the girls see the e-learning workshop as a safe environment to talk about difficult topics such as gender violence, sexual behavior, and how to prevent diseases. Another topic that is permanently analyzed are role models, who are they and what makes them worth imitating.

During this period the boys have been focusing on civic participation and on how their actions have impact on others. They’ve been investigating specifically about traffic rules and recycling, and playing with this subjects in different simulation games.

As I have mentioned on previous reports, you are more than welcome to visit us if you are traveling through Argentina and see with your own eyes what you are making possible with your support. We are very grateful for your help.

For questions, remarks and ideas, please contact me on FacebookTwitter or via mail: luz.amuchastegui@eldesafio.org. You can sign up for our renewed newsletter by clicking here. And of course join our Facebook fanpage in where we share day to day information.

Jul 29, 2013

Report July 2013- Half Year

We just finished our two weeks winter holidays in Argentina, but since our last report many things have been going on. During the past months the kids have been working on trays made out of paper that they took home and as they said will be used when drinking “mate”. They also made beautiful vases out of recycled milk boxes to decorate their homes, and also some quite scary monsters helmets to play with.

As I mentioned on a previous report, last year we implemented a reporting tool based on 34 indicators that allows us to keep track on how the kids are developing, and since we put that into practice, we’ve noticed that the kids made important advances on the way the communicate, their self- esteem  and creativity.

You are more than welcome to visit us if you are traveling through Argentina and see with your own eyes what you are making possible with your support. We are very grateful for your help.

For questions, remarks and ideas, please contact me on FacebookTwitter or via mail: luz.amuchastegui@eldesafio.org. You can sign up for our renewed newsletter by clicking here. And of course join our Facebook fanpage in where we share day to day information.

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