El Desafio Foundation

To create an inclusive society with equal development opportunities that fights the root causes of poverty and promotes civic participation.
Jun 9, 2015

A great start

Our first Skateboard training day was full of excitement. Eleven children (4 girls, 7 boys) got together right on time at our place and chose one of the brand new skateboard for the day. They met our new trainer, Bautista, a pro skater with years of experience. And of course they already knew  Andy, one of our young leaders of 20 years old that's also a football trainer and success story of El Desafio.

After a brief introduction, the group headed to the nearby district park, where they practice their first moves in a hard court. The fear of falling and getting hurt dissapeared quite quickly, and we could only see smiles and concentration in the faces of the children. Two months after the first lesson, they are ready to use small ramps and jumping devices. 

Besides the techniques obviously needed to master the skateboard, children are developing skills to face fears, cooperate with each other, build confidence and selfesteem.

Thanks for your support on this brand new project!


May 11, 2015

Fresh Start

Every year as the kids arrive for our workshops there is a first period of knowing each other and making new friends. This 2015 was no exception! And to help that process we made sure that many fun ice breaking games went on.

Then it was time to put our hands to work, and start creating amazing things, the first thing they created where cool personalized notebooks to take to school. Then, they created beautiful center pieces to decorate their homes that go together with recycled paper trays.

 

As always, you are welcome to visit us anytime to see first- hand how your support is making this project possible, and please if you have any questions, remarks or ideas, contact me on FacebookTwitter or via mail: luz.amuchastegui@eldesafio.org. Also you can sign up for our newsletter by clicking here. And of course join our Facebook fanpage in where we share day to day information.

 

 

May 11, 2015

Code your future

As we told you in our previous reports, during the last time of 2014 we were focused on planning the coding program that we developed thanks to the knowledge shared by our friends at Harvard University and the Digital Literacy Program.

Coding is a completely new thing for our kids, so the first thing they needed to understand that coding is just another way of communicating, in this case, communicating with a computer so that it can follow our instructions.

After going through some dynamics, to understand how each of us communicate, it was time to start coding. By using “Scratch” a coding platform developed my MIT the kids are writing their first codes and discovering a new world.

Amazing things are happening on this program, and thousands more will come!

As always, you are welcome to visit us anytime to see first- hand how your support is making this project possible, and please if you have any questions, remarks or ideas, contact me on FacebookTwitter or via mail: luz.amuchastegui@eldesafio.org. Also you can sign up for our newsletter by clicking here. And of course join our Facebook fanpage in where we share day to day information

Links:

donate now:

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $10
    give
  • $25
    give
  • $100
    give
  • $300
    give
  • $10
    each month
    give
  • $25
    each month
    give
  • $100
    each month
    give
  • $300
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?