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Nov 2, 2017

Visits that warm our hearts

During this period, we continued to work through hockey on what´s really important- developing life skills that will make the difference in girls life’s. And what a better way to do so, than talking to other people that can share their stories.

First we had the visit of Agustina Bouza, a former “Leona” (National team player) who is also a local city council member. She shared her experience playing sports at the highest level, and how what she learnt helped her shape her life now, and what it means to be a city council member.

After that, we received a team visit from the UK – Spanish students who were visiting Rosario and wanted to share an afternoon with us. At the beginning language was an issue, but after a while, the common language of sports bonded everyone, and just like that, after an hour, it seemed that they all new together for so long.

On another note, our Happy Cities Festival was a total success- two days of inspiration to share knowledge and exchange ideas on how to create a better city for all.

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Nov 2, 2017

Coding and Company Visit

During the last month the kids where coding with an ideal user in mind. The purpose was that their code should help someone solve a problem they had. With that in mind they worked with different ideas and made a special visit to a software company.

During the visit to the company they had the opportunity to interact with coders that create different apps and systems. One of the highlights of the visit was when one of our host told us that they’ve created an app for taxi drivers- that one of our participants new- cause her dad used it as he is a taxi driver.

Among the questions that the kids made, one specially caught our attention, they asked the employees from the firm “How do they handle frustration when they are not allowed to do what they want?”

On another note, our Happy Cities Festival was a total success- two days of inspiration to share knowledge and exchange ideas on how to create a better city for all.

As I always mention, please follow us on FacebookTwitter and don´t hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts or comments. 

Oct 12, 2017

Last report for Minilibraries!

Everything evolves, and for some time now you've seen that our Public Minilibraries project grew bigger and bigger with other civic engagement initiatives, like the Happy Cities Festival or the Mobility Lab. At the end of the day, it's about how we can rebuild social capital. What happens between people within society and how we can build trust and confidence to unleash creative solutions. The Public Minilibraries were the start of it and they will continue to be an important part on that mix, but not the only one.

So in two weeks we will host our 3rd Happy Cities Festival in Rosario, with the visits of amazing speakers and inspiring people around the country and the world, like Margaret Heffernan, Gil Peñalosa, Lauren Anderson and LJ Flancers. During two days we will offer the public -completely free for everyone- 4 inspiring kinda TED talks and 24 workshops that will provide tools, ideas and the energy we need to create a solution revolution. Urbanism, mobility, youth development, civic engagement, social impact projects, open data, mindfulness and urban cycling will be some ot the topics that will ignite positive energy. 80 volunteers and staff are working hard to host around 2000 people from all over the country!

Thanks to your support we are able to keep on offering excellence and innovative programs to the city and its inhabitants, keep tuned for more info!

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