Undoubtedly 2020 was a very challenging year for the whole world and Fundación Cimientos was not the exception. Our team worked very hard so as to hold all of our programs and actions and continue with the accompaniment of Argentinian vulnerable youth in order to bring them more and better opportunities for their future.
The compulsory quarantine disposed by Argentinian government since March 2020 led us to necessarily review the way we work with young boys and girls who are part of Cimientos´ Graduates Network and participate of the different activities we carry forward with our programs.
We had to set up new challenges and objectives and adapt all of our actions to a virtual modality so as to fulfilling and comply with the commitments assumed with both, our youth and our partners. Well aware of this, we were able to go ahead with all of our planned activities and find new opportunities in the adversity.
We are very pleased to share with you our annual results regarding our project Give Argentine Youth a Chance:
*3296 young boys and girls, from 19 provinces, were assisted with training and job opportunities.
*504 students finished high school during 2020 and were assisted to work on their “life project”.
*2265 participants of our Graduates Network received training.
*We developed 8 training courses oriented to job search in alliance with highly recognized companies.
*92 young boys and girls studied with University scholarships and 2 obtained their graduation.
*61 beneficiaries obtained formal jobs thanks to the intermediation of our Graduates Network.
*11 young boys and girls, participants of our Graduates Network, were volunteers of Cimientos.
*For the first time, in 2020, we organized two National Virtual Meetings and 10 webinars with the participation of more than 1000 young boys and girls from all the country.
*104 organizations/companies offered job opportunities to our youth through Cimientos´Graduates Network.
*441 volunteers from 60 companies and organizations participated from different activities related to training and orientation for young boys and girls. They donated 1546 hours of volunteering.
*A mobile app, which will be launched during 2021, was developed. It aims to enhance our work and communication with young participants of our Program.
For many young boys and girls (who are part of Cimientos´Graduates Network), the possibility of being part of our trainings and courses not only favored their knowledge and learning but it also implied the opportunity of meeting and keeping in contact with others who were going through the same situations. This aspect was highly valued in the satisfaction survey we performed.
Another important matter to mention was the fact that, through virtuality we could reach with our webinars and National Meetings, many young boys and girls from different Argentinian provinces who had not had so much offer before.
2020 was, without no doubt, a very challenging year for Cimientos and for the Graduates Network. It was a year of great learning, innovation and growth which opened new opportunities in our way of working with young boys and girls who need us.
It was thanks to your support and all of our donors that we could keep up with our work and continue accompanying Argentina´s most vulnerable youth so that they can build a better future. We are truly grateful for your kind commitment to Cimientos and hope you renew your support for this difficult year.