El Desafio Foundation

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

May 15, 2013

Report May 2013 - We keep on moving

New windows identity
New windows identity

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! 

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