El Desafio Foundation

To create an inclusive society with equal development opportunities that fights the root causes of poverty and promotes civic participation.
May 31, 2016

Sports make a difference

In this opportunity we wanted to share some general info on El Desafío, this year we have 15 programs that reaches over 140 kids aged between 7 & 18, where 67% are participating for the first time ever. We are thrilled for the team that is working every day, formed by 59 extremely committed volunteers and 13 staff members.

As for the start of the activities, boys started training as real “Pros” and begun participating in a local competition every Sunday. The group is already becoming a team as they are working on developing their collaboration and Communication skills.

The girls participated in a “Beach Hockey Tournament” it was pretty exciting and challenging since the sand made the situation lot harder. However it was a great excuse to have fun and to enjoy a different afternoon next to Rosario’s famous river “Parana”

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Apr 20, 2016

Coding into a new horizon

2016 Started with many exciting plans as the kids signed in for a new opportunity to start coding their future. We had some classes already and before starting with the basics by using scratch, the first thing was to understand how we talk to computers. We had some funny games and lots of laughter for this.

For the following months we plan to further develop technical skills and for that some “Secret Missions” where assigned for each kid to explore some of the functions of the program in a fun and exciting way. We are also digging in the possibility of including some basic robotics for the program – so be on the lookout for further updates on this.

On a more general note, El Desafío has been working together with the City Council to help implement a mobility plan for the city and our art, music and sports programs have started with a lot of success and many great plans ahead.

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Apr 18, 2016

Moving Rosario forward

Rosario en Bici, El Desafio and city major Fein
Rosario en Bici, El Desafio and city major Fein

We want to move Rosario forward into a sustainable and happy city, this is our goal. A city thought for people, by people. Where everyone can develop, move, be safe and healthy. And our agenda is becoming more imporant every day.

Together with the DRIFT team of Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rosario en Bici (local NGO working on cycling) and the city council, we've launched the urban cycling lab. This will be a platform that will show the city of tomorrow, today. It will make visible how we can use public space in a different way, how cycling can estimulate social cohesion, youth development, safety and health. Rosario mobility is in a transition to a more sustainable one, with a lot of pressure on services and infraestructure due to the fast growth of the city. Thinking of the kind of city we want to build for the future is key, and cycling its an answer for sustainability like we saw in other parts of the world.

During the rest of the year, the Urban Cycling Lab team will work together with bussinesses, NGOs, public institutions, schools, universities and many other actors in order to come up with actions, experiments, ideas and innovative approachs to help the city to move forward in terms of cycling. And we are super excited about it. El Desafio is leading this group of proffesionals and that made us proud, but also we understand that this recognition also forces us to deliver, and we will. It's time to move Rosario forward!


El Desafio with the city officials
El Desafio with the city officials
 
   

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