Social inclusion for children in Argentina



‘Murgas’ are groups in where music, dances and acrobatics are combined.The children have to work together and think as a team to become a ‘Murga’, fostering values of teamwork and solidarity.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The beneficiaries are 35 chidlren from 7 to 13 years old of Rosario, Argentina, living in poverty conditions and at risk situation. In Argentina there are 6 millions children living in this situation. These children have many basic needs unsatisfied and therefore they become socially excluded. The Murga gives them the chance to 'be part' again and help their selfconfidence, staying away from criminality and streets.

How will this project solve this problem?

Weekly, there are workshops of acrobatics, dancing, singing. Also the children make their own customs and yearly they perform in different events.

Potential Long Term Impact

When children see things from other perspective, they realize how much they can achieve and start dreaming. After the first performance in public ever, the children realized they could reach any goal if they would keep working together.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,770

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,770 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Project Leader

Mario Raimondi

Lelystad, Argentina

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