El Desafio Foundation

To create an inclusive society with equal development opportunities that fights the root causes of poverty and promotes civic participation.
Jul 13, 2015

More books!

So our plan of installing new libraries is happening. Slower than we expected due to some operational problems, but happening after all. In the last period we've installed new mini libraries, and one specially is to highlight, since it's a close by city of Rosario, called Funes. Funes its a small town that has been growing fast in the last decade. The rythm of the town reminds you of a holiday and relaxed place, so it's perfect to have books nearby. In the main square of Funes now you can take (or donate) books from our minilibraries.

Since the amount of minilibraries is increasing, we are launching an initiative in where we call people, schools, clubs and any group to 'adopt' a library and take responsibility for it. The idea is that the community gets even more commited with the concept than before, by a sense of ownership. So far so good, many schools have reacted positively to our call.

Thanks for your support, we are creating social change in bigger scale every month. We are accelerating our impact, and if we keep on getting your support to promote our cause great things will come!

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.

 

 

 
   

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