Sep 29, 2021

Accompanying youth for their future

Dear friends,

It is a pleassure to get in touch with you again and let you know about our latest news and projects. On our last report, we shared some of the activities that took place on the first months of the year, in which we accompanied our young students in their transition from school to higher education studies.

In this opportunity, we are very proud to share with you all some of the different actions that we were able to carry out with a lot of effort and commitment in these months:

Webinars: in order to provide tools for those young people who are pursuing their higher education, we held 2 webinars:

*"How to prepare and take a good exam". It was a workshop provided by the Pedagogical Department and the Universidad Tecnica Nacional (UTN) from Concordia. 58 students from different provinces of the country participated.

Together with Virginia Argento (volunteer and specialist in Communications) we held a workshop on Public Speaking for the presentation of exams and assignments. More than 100 young people from Cimientos and other allied organizations participated in it. Topics such as: fear of making oral presentations in public and tips to develop oratory were worked on. The workshop was very well received by participants. We invite you to listen to Virginia´s testimony -> https://fb.watch/8iKb1ZY8ls/

2nd Virtual National Youth Meeting: it was held in July and it was organized together with our “Future Graduates” team. The meeting was designed for students of the last two years of high school and already graduated youth. Professional panels, talks and workshops took place during 4 days addressing different topics in relation to the “day after school”. We had a participation of 284 young people over the four days (and 394 views on YouTube) and the recommendation indicator / Net Promoter Score (NPS) was 84%.(https://www.linkedin.com/posts/fundacioncimientos_somoseducaciaejn-somosfuturo-somosoportunidades-activity-6824467850531500032-7GJT)

We will keep up working hardly so at to continue accompanying youth in their path through high school and in their transition to higher studies or work; bringing close more and better opportunities for their future.

We are very gratefull for your support and hope to keep counting with you to achieve our goals!

Best regards,

Aug 17, 2021

Accompanying students to maintain schooling

Dear friends,

In our last report, we shared our 2020 challenges and results, mentioning all the actions we took to cope with Covid's consequences, especially in the most impoverished.

From the study and evaluation of our scholarship recipients, we were able to determine that in the context of a pandemic, our scholarship not only helped the purchase of supplies and photocopies but also allowed our students to afford internet access to continue with their distance learning and even to buy food in the most vulnerable cases.

In this first half of the year, our main objective was to ensure that all students in our program continue studying, whether the epidemiological situation allowed face-to-face education or online schooling in the regions that experienced an increase in cases. Proudly, we can say that 94% of our program students renewed their scholarship, meaning that the vast majority of those we accompanied last year were able to maintain their commitment to the program and contact with the school.

Also, we incorporated almost 800 new students into our scholarship program and we look forward to exceeding that number in the following weeks. With this, we have doubled the number of students we accompany during 2020, reaching new locations and public schools. Most of the newly incorporated are in their first or second year of high school, this represents a big challenge because it means that, in most cases, they don't know their classmates or schools in person. Therefore, it is essential to work on adaptation to the high school level and peer support.

In this second half of the year, we aim to keep up on accompanying young students ensuring they keep on studying and bringing closer to them more and better opportunities for their future.

We want to especially thank each one of you for your support. Thanks to you we can give more students a chance.

Best regards,

Cimientos Team

Jun 1, 2021

Accompanying youth in university studies

Micaela received her donated computer
Micaela received her donated computer

Dear friends,

On our last report, we shared our 2020 results, mentioning all of the activities and results we could achieve and what we´ve learned while virtualizing our program during the global pandemic.

One of the things we noticed last year is that many of our young people didn´t have neither technological tools nor enough knowledge to keep up with university virtual lessons. Around 27% of the youth who graduated from high school in 2019 and had started tertiary and university careers in 2020 dropped out due to these issues and also, because they didn´t like what they have chosen to study.

That´s why this year we decided to increase the work we do to accompany their transition from high school to universities by these 4 actions:

1) On April, we held a three-day National Virtual meeting where almost 200 hundred youth participated in workshops and talks about the following subjects: Motivation as the key to success to study effectively, The first steps to take when studying a career, Tips for taking virtual lessons, Use of bibliographic resources and digital tools to study and Information on scholarships for tertiary and university studies.

2) We researched whom, of the around 25 youth that thanks to our program obtained a scholarship to start a career in 2021, only had a cell phone to take their virtual lessons and 11 of them didn´t have tablets or computers. We obtained a donation of computers that were delivered to them at the beggining of May to keep up with their studies.

3) We will be leading some other webinars to accompany them during this year. On June we will hold one about how to prepare a good exam.

4) For 300 youth who are finishing high school this year accompanied by Cimientos, we will increase our vocational workshops and talks about different careers and institutions for them to have more information to decide better what and where they can study. 

We hope to keep counting with your support to be able to hold all of these strategies which are so crucial for low income youth.

Best regards,

María

Computer donations, ready to be sent to students
Computer donations, ready to be sent to students
 
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