Garabato artistic workshop

Feb 24, 2011

First quarter 2011 report

After a fantastic end of the year, children are ready to start again activities after holiday season in Argentina. During January it was time to maintain our classroom and for that we've invited local artists that, together with the children, made a beautiful painting on one of the walls. It was fun and exciting, the kids were amazed by the freedom they have to actually paint in a wall.

This year we are planning to add some activities to the program, inviting more diverse artists that can show the children new things and open their mind. We have received a lot of offers from all type of volunteers ready to help us out, which shows the raising awareness and support we are getting from local communities.

Without your help and generous donations all this couldn't be possible, therefore we ask you to keep on supporting us by spreading the message or making your donation a monthly-recurring one. This way we will be able to plan better our resources trough the year and we can maximize the impact

Thanks a lot again and all the best!

Dec 8, 2010

Update 4th quarter

  The children have been participating in the workshops with lot of enthusiasm. Besides the ongoing activities they do in the program, they had a sexual education and drugs prevention workshops that were lead by professionals in the areas. Also, our psychologists had a workshop with the mothers to try to revalue the role of women in the families and district, that a lot of times are not considered as equals.

Coming to the end of the year, the children are presenting their work in our annual event the 14-Dec, called "Gigantes"(Giants). The theme is a way of telling the stories of this small and big giants that are the children, facing challenges every day and breaking barriers.

Help us out to keep on developing the children!

Thanks a lot for all our supporters, without you would not be possible. 

Sep 8, 2010

Update 3rd quarter

After two weeks of winter holidays and incredible low temperatures in Argentina during July, our 35 children came back to the programs with lot of happiness. They even received some guests in the workshops, mostly local artists that created with them different art pieces that the children will expose in galleries, schools and local museums. We have received more support from donors and that's great, we can keep on doing this fantastic action with the community.

Check our website for pics and more!


Jun 9, 2010

Report June 2010

The workshops have been going very well with the children. A lot of activities worked as a trigger to some issues raised by the children themselves, like drugs addictions, sexual education, hygiene. These topics were brought to the table by the children and our teachers obviously took the opportunity to capitalize them as learning experiences.

For the coming months, the children will receive the visit of 4 local artists that will do special workshops of 2 hours each and the kids will create their own art pieces in all kind of forms: plastic arts, tshirts drawings, paintings, grafitties, etc. At the end of the year all the work of the children will be published in a local design/art magazine and will be exposed in museum, art galleries and communitarian centers; to raise awareness of the children reality.

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El Desafio Foundation

Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands

Project Leader

Mario Raimondi

Lelystad, Netherlands

Where is this project located?

Map of Garabato artistic workshop