El Desafio Foundation

To create an inclusive society with equal development opportunities that fights the root causes of poverty and promotes civic participation.
Mar 2, 2017

Getting ready for an awesome 2017!

Once again we are getting ready for a new year, in just a few weeks we will be starting the hockey programs to empower a new generation of incredible girls, this means checking our equipment, working as a team on planning the activities and training our whole staff in a series of trainings and workshops. 

But getting ready doesn't mean that there is no "action" going on, for the second time we were invited to participate in a beach hockey championship next to the beautiful Parana river in our city. This was a great opportunity to have a lot of fun with the girls, not only on the sandy field, but also while lying in the sun. 

Exciting things will be happening in the next couple of weeks, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep updated and thank you for making it possible to keep empowering girls!

Jan 17, 2017

Another year full of mini libraries

2016 came to an end with a fantastic balance regarding Public Mini Libraries. We have seen the transformation power that they have on people, families, kids, granparents connecting with the younger ones trough books and storytelling. Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come, and 2017 we are preparing our plans to keep on spreading these little magic houses around the city and -why not- the whole country.

Last year we've installed 6 new minilibraries around Rosario city, attracting schools and students and getting them engage in the process. This positive energy also got attention from media, influencers and others that inspired other cities far away, including Bariloche (Patagonia), 3000km away. Therefore we have developed a set of tools, manuals and instructions which is completely open to everyone at no cost, so everyone can replicate the power of the Minilibraries in their own city or town. Making books accessible to everyone, having activities to do in public space, making parks nicer, colorful and happy are great ways to engage citizens into active participation. And that's the beginning of a solution revolution instead of a passive 'complaining mode'. 

Thanks to your support we made another year possible and we keep on growing, making possitive impact in a world that needs good examples, inspiration, peaceful and safe environment for all and equality. Lets keep on moving in that direction together!

Jan 3, 2017

End of the year Street Party

As the year came to an end and summer arrived in Rosario, we thought it would be nice to celebrate with a street party, so, we did. We talked with our neighbours and for a couple of hours we closed our street for cars and filled it with colour, dance and people. 

During the party, every program had their moment, where they received a diploma and showed off what they had been doing during the year. When it came to our coders, they showed a brillant app they developed to help the staff prepare the afternoon snacks, with recipes and tips. 

The rest of our programs also had their moment during the day to show the results of the year and to have fun playing outside, feeling safe and owning their future!

The next couple of months will mean planing time for our staff as we prepare for an exiciting new year, full of new challenges and with many surprises to come. Stay tunned! 

Thanks for your support, and please continue to follow us through our social media accounts - Facebook - Twitter & Instagram

 
   

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