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May 22, 2017

Artist Robots

Artist Robot
Artist Robot

Coding is all about 1’s and 0’s, but who said it should be black and white? 

In our “Code your Future” workshop we know that art is a very important thing in youth development as creativity is what will help us discover solutions in the future for problems we still don’t know we will have.

During the sessions, participants started experimenting with basic robotics, and one of their creations was a “Painting Robot”. This activity was definitely not an easy task, first it was deciding what the robot´s purpose was, then, creating the structure and lastly making it work.

For the following months we are planning to visit a couple of companies that work in software creation, experimenting with a 3D printer and to keep on coding and creating cool stuff.

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May 22, 2017

Creating bonds that last

Helping each other up
Helping each other up

 After a couple months of working together, we can now proudly say that we have two teams of amazing women. Girls that have been playing hockey for some time now are teaching their teammates who are just starting and helping them in and out the pitch creating lasting bonds between all of them.

During the following weeks we will be working together with another local NGO on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, talking about this issues with the girls and also training our staff.

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Apr 14, 2017

Why public minilibraries matters?

After a lot of work during the last years, today Rosario city has a network of 14 minilibraries installed. And this are great news. Vandalism, the big 'threat' of the project and fear from some skeptical people, was little. And profits were high, in terms of happiness and well being of the people in contact with them. It is forecasted than by 2030, 70% of people will live in cities. This is an important piece of information since we will need to build cities for people, cities that creates good moments and promote happiness. How do we actually 'feel' about our lifes. Cities can play a big role in this and must be regarded as more than engines of wealth, they must be viewed as systems that should be shaped to improve human well-being.

Public mini libraries promotes trust between the citizens, and trusting our neighbours, police, government and even total strangers has a huge influence on happiness -even more than income does-. There is an incredible amount of data that shows that access to quality public spaces with activities to do and public parks reduces depression, mental illnesses and violence. Therefore, these little libraries may be the top of the iceberg to rethink policy making that prepares cities for the future and puts human well-being in the center of the debate.

 
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