El Desafio Foundation

To create an inclusive society with equal development opportunities that fights the root causes of poverty and promotes civic participation.
Oct 28, 2013

Q3 2013 - Moving on

Our last quarter has been full of challenges. We had to say goodbye to our program coordinator since he is moving abroad seeking for new adventures, and of course the children were sad to see him go. But as always someone new comes full of new energy and enthusiasm. Our new program coordinator brought new ideas and inspired the kids to  innovate and go beyond their limits. The result was a blog in where all children create, edit and produce content about their reality and their social issues. To do that they had to become 'reporters' covering other events organized by their peers in other programs. Was very fun to see how they built stories, interview their classmates and took pictures in order to make things 'news-worthy'.

Meanwhile in the US, our program director Luz Amuchastegui took part of the Global Mentoring program of the US Government for Emerging women leading for development (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IHXop_mie4&feature=youtu.be). During her participation on the program she had the chance to improve her skills and plan some new strategies for the future, and even meeting Oprah and tell our story.

Thanks to your support we could have another quarter of quality activities and we are able to look to the future with more challenges and dreams!

All the best to you and looking forward to our next contact.

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Oct 28, 2013

Spring time

Spring is finally in Argentina and children are happy to be outdoors. We've celebrated 'spring day' last September with games and a nice picnic at the park. The group have been doing great progress and working on many different art-fields: painting, crafts and recycled-magazines objects for day to day life. The school year in Argentina is winding up and everyone is getting prepared for a long summer holidays, and therefore we have to pay special attention to not lose movitation within the group. To do that we organized once every two weeks a 'game day' in where children have to make a conventional classroom into a playground in where they can play later on. As you can imagine, creativity exploded and children came up with the most amazing ideas in order to play.

Meanwhile in the US, our program director Luz Amuchastegui took part of the Global Mentoring program of the US Government for Emerging women leading for development (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IHXop_mie4&feature=youtu.be). During her participation on the program she had the chance to improve her skills and plan some new strategies for the future, and even meeting Oprah and tell our story.

Thanks to your support we could have another quarter of quality activities and we are able to look to the future with more challenges and dreams!

All the best to you and looking forward to our next contact.

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.  

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