El Desafio Foundation

To create an inclusive society with equal development opportunities that fights the root causes of poverty and promotes civic participation.
Jul 14, 2016

Coding with Pro's

In El Desafío we work on Youth Development and all of our activities seek to solve the problems they face by providing them with necessary life- skills. Through coding we seek to develop critical and logical thinking as well as frustration management.

During this period parents were invited to participate in one class so that participants could show them what they had been working on and teach them how to communicate with computers.

Also, a few weeks ago, we were invited to visit a local company that works with programming where participants could see the work that “real coders” do, connect with them and ask them all the questions they had, not only regarding technical issues, but most importantly on how they handled tough situations they face in their jobs, when things don’t work out as they wished.  The visit was a great experience for everyone as they really bonded and got to share lots of stories.

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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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