The workshops have been going very well with the children. A lot of activities worked as a trigger to some issues raised by the children themselves, like drugs addictions, sexual education, hygiene. These topics were brought to the table by the children and our teachers obviously took the opportunity to capitalize them as learning experiences.
For the coming months, the children will receive the visit of 4 local artists that will do special workshops of 2 hours each and the kids will create their own art pieces in all kind of forms: plastic arts, tshirts drawings, paintings, grafitties, etc. At the end of the year all the work of the children will be published in a local design/art magazine and will be exposed in museum, art galleries and communitarian centers; to raise awareness of the children reality.
Mar 31, 2010
Update first quarter 2010
By Mario Raimondi - Executive Director
After the summer holidays in Argentina, the children came back to our activities beggining or March. The Elearning project has been the one with the most attendance of all our programs, and the kids are very motivated to start doing new things this year. We have two new teachers in the program that are experts in new media and education, and they are planning to have gaming activities, teaching the kids to write blogs so they can tell about their life, etc. The use of technology is without doubt an incredible vehicle to connect with the children and we are profiting from it.
We thank all the supporters we had so far, the help is really making a difference in the children's life. But of course all the help we can get to spread our message and get more supporters is more than welcome. We believe that social change is only happening when we all work together and its a result of collective construction and collaboration, and since Argentina is not a 'popular' country in terms of receiving help from big NGO's, companies or funds, so we depend on loyal private donors that support us. Let's keep on building a better future for these children together then!
All the best and thanks again
Dec 30, 2009
By Mario Raimondi - Director
Our project has been fully funded and we will use the extra funds for our elearning program (also in Globalgiving), since the two projects are related to each other.